STEM at Home

Density Diver Lab

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Density Diver Lab

A scuba diver in a bottle! A fun experiment to set up and investigate density, diving and more. Explore the science of Cartesian divers and density while having fun with this cool toy you can make.  This experiment is named after Rene Descartes (1596-1650), a French scientist and mathematician who used the diver to demonstrate gas laws and buoyancy. Squeezing the bottle causes the diver to sink because the increased pressure forces water up into the straw compressing the air inside. This reduced volume decreases the density, of the diver causing it to sink. Releasing the squeeze allows the water...

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Engineering Challenge

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Engineering Challenge

STEM at Home: Next up in the STEAM at Home series is our moving vehicle challenge. Put your engineering skills to the test to design, create and race and air powered machine. The balloon powered machine is pushed forward by air escaping from a balloon. Unleash your creativity and decide how you would like a car to look - it is fun and easy to build with materials from around your house. Can you design a car that will travel as far as possible? You can even measure your car's speed. Click Here for Free Lesson  and a short video to help...

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Earth Day - All About Air!

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Earth Day - All About Air!

The perfect Earth Day STEM activity to try at home. Wind Energy – the power of air. Students learn the basics of airflow, wind energy and are introduced to the concept of renewable energy. The challenge is to design, create and investigate the workings of a model wind turbine. This project based activity allows students get hands on with STEM subjects and understand real world application of science concepts. Click HERE for FREE activity guide or check out our short video guide:    

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Easter STEAM Activity

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Easter STEAM Activity

Looking for some egg-citing Easter activities to try at home! Check out our STEAM creative makers guide. A really lovely mix of science with art designed for curious kids. Using red cabbage and some common household items work together to create some impressive Easter decorations. Perfect for young scientists, easy to carry out and serious fun.   Click Here for Activity Guide  and our short video guide blow  Happy Making x    

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Spinning Retro Toy Activity

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Spinning Retro Toy Activity

A little toy from the past that is fun, fast and addictive. A classic that has been around for centuries but also explores some cool physics concepts.  This fun, EASY-TO-MAKE machine can be constructed with some common household items such as paper, card and string. An excellent STEAM activity suitable for all ages. A huge hit here, we are giving it a big thumbs up.   Click here for instant lesson and activity guide      Difficulty:  easy to make, while the spinning takes a bit to master but worth itAge range: 4+ with some adult helpSafety : Kids will need help poking...

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