Learn to solder to be able to build electric circuit projects. With adult supervision, this project can be successfully done by sixth graders and up. Modern electronics involve printed circuit boards and components such as LEDs, resistors, and capacitors. Solder is a soft metal alloy that is melted to make joints to connect metal pieces….
Rubber band car – 6 STEM design ideas
Making a rubber band car is fun for experiments and learning about potential and kinetic energy. It’s fun and easy to build a rubber band car. It’s a great opportunity to try some engineering design. Safety note: Be sure to explain safety precautions to children. These experiments use rubber bands under tension and sharp skewers….
7 electric motor activities for kids – STEM labs
Electric motor activities are good for introducing electricity and magnetism to children. These topics are not always taught in depth because of their difficulty. These 7 fun and easy motor activities will make the concepts concrete and hands-on! Safety note: Be sure to explain safety precautions to children. These experiments use batteries and magnets. Eye…
Shoe friction experiment
The shoe friction experiment helps children do an activity that has a practical application. You can measure the friction for various types and sizes of shoes with equipment or estimate it by using a board at an incline. Safety note: Be sure to explain safety precautions to children. Disclaimer: All information provided on this site…
Episode 7 Podcast: The Tattooed Physicist
The Tattooed Physicist is a podcast hosted by Rosa Wallace, a physics student at University of Colorado Denver. This episode: Libby Talks Leadership Episode 7 features Libby Booton, who is a senior student leader, a runner and cheerleader, and an all around physics superwoman at the Colorado School of Mines. Libby’s graduating soon, so Rosa wanted to have her on…