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April Showers | Rainy Day Science Activity

Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2018

It’s time to bid farewell to the snowflakes and get out our umbrellas -- spring is finally here! And as we all know, with April showers come May flowers...but where do those April showers come from, anyway?  We’re here to help you out with a quick refresher on the water cycle just in time to make the most of those rainy days -- along with a few activities to make the time go by faster!

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Topics: DIY, Rainy Day Activity, science experiments, weather, water, Building Up STEAM

Building Up STEAM | DIY Activities and Experiments

Posted on Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Here are all seven videos in our Building Up STEAM series of DIY projects and activities for you and your kids, perfect for a rainy day, an in-school activity, or an after-school enrichment.  Make your own ice cream, levitate a ping pong ball, seemingly defy the laws of physics, and more!

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Topics: Building Up STEAM, STEAM Activity, ideas for STEAM, DIY, ideas for STEM, science experiments

Music Maker | The Stations of STEAM

Posted on Wed, Oct 18, 2017

We're really putting the A in STEAM with the Music Maker!  This exhibit gets kids working together to create cool music without needing to know how to play an instrument.  Check it out!

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Topics: science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, science experiments, STEAM, STEAM Museum, Music Maker

Build a Rocket | Fun Science Project

Posted on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Here's a super fun project you can make this weekend!  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and his sidekick Junkbot will show you how you can turn some common household items into an awesome rocket.  Watch this video to learn how to blast off into the atmosphere in no time!

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Topics: science fair projects, science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, DIY, science experiments, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity

Programmable Robot | The Stations of STEAM

Posted on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Another terrific robotics exhibit at the STEAM Museum features a classic robot that has been teaching kids the basics of programming logic for decades.  See how effective this robot from the 1980's will be with your modern students in this quick video.  If you've never programmed a robot before, this is the best place to start!

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Topics: science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, science experiments, STEAM, STEAM Museum, robots, robotics, programming

Line Tracking Robots | The Stations of STEAM

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

We have several robotics exhibits at the STEAM Museum, including line tracking robots that work with tablet computers.  Kids of all ages can program these tiny robots not with lines of code, but with lines of color!  See how they work in this video.

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Topics: science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, science experiments, STEAM, STEAM Museum, robots, robotics, programming

Bike Generator | The Stations of STEAM

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Let's take a look at one of the most popular stations at STEAM Museum - the Bike Generator!  Your kids (and even the adults!) will have a blast converting their energy into electricity at this exciting exhibit.  Check it out!

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Topics: science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, science experiments, STEAM, STEAM Museum

Build-An-Arch | The Stations of STEAM

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

In "The Stations of STEAM" we're going to be exploring some of the stations of Mobile Ed's STEAM Museum, beginning with one of the most popular - the Build-An-Arch!  See how much fun your kids will have learning to build (and knock down!) this amazing piece of ancient engineering.

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Topics: science fair projects, science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments

How to Make Your Own Water Density Display | Fun Science Activity

Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Visually learn about water density with this easy-to-do experiment with beautiful results.  By "stacking" sugar water of varying densities in a test tube you can create a stunning display of science in action.  Check it out!

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Topics: science fair projects, science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream | Science Activity for Kids

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Here's a tasty activity perfect for these last few weeks of summer.  Watch this video to learn how to make your own delicious homemade ice cream!  With just a few ingredients and our technique, you'll be scooping up your own frosty treats in no time.

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Topics: science fair projects, science enrichment, Teaching Science, Hands On Science, making science exciting, DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments