Water Pollution Cleanup

Water Pollution Cleanup

Back to STEM Activities Water Pollution Cleanup Small teams receive a cup of “contaminated” water and must come up with a plan to remove the pollutants. Teams learn about and choose water treatment options and then test their treated sample for cleanliness...
Rocket Challenge

Rocket Challenge

Back to STEM Activities Rocket Challenge Participants work in teams to build an Alka-Seltzer rocket that can carry a payload of clay and hit a target several feet away. They observe the chemical reaction that occurs when a base and an acid mix and consider Newton’s...
Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

Back to STEM Activities Ocean Acidification Teams design and build a system that uses bubbles to reduce the amount of dissolved carbon dioxide in water, changing the water from acidic to neutral. Participants learn how reducing seawater acidity combats the negative...
Creepy Putty

Creepy Putty

Back to STEM Activities Creepy Putty Participants explore the properties of materials as they manipulate homemade Silly Putty to have different degrees of viscoelasticity. Print Overview STEM careers Materials Science Grade level 3-5 6-8 Topic Mixtures & Solutions...
Soap Boat

Soap Boat

Back to STEM Activities Soap Boat Students experiment with different soap products to see which one moves a cardboard boat across the water most effectively. Print Overview STEM careers Mechanical Chemical Grade level K-2 Topic Mixtures & Solutions Forces, Motion...