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30December

Guest Blog Courtesy of Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Create Ice Cores

Scientists at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research, of The Ohio State University, share their expertise investigating ice core samples. BPCRC's Education and Outreach team created and field-tested a comprehensive lesson plan designed to provide students with a simulation of the process that scientists use when analyzing ice cores. 

Click here for the complete ice core lesson plan.

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

29December

Color Mixing

Have you ever been to a show and seen colored lighting? Make your own colored gel lighting overlays to explore what happens when you add or subtract a particular color gel. Determine the best colors to make your very own light show!

Click here for a DeSTEMber activity!


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

28December

Robot Prototype

Robots build cars, clean houses, help soldiers and doctors, are played with by kids, and explore other planets. Use your creativity and some common craft materials to design your own robot prototype. What will your robot do to help the world?

Click here for a DeSTEMber activity!


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

27December

Tech Tuesday

Vibrating Dinosaur

Harness the power of the sun to create a vibrating dinosaur! Learn how to solder, connect a circuit, and discover how solar panels absorb the sun’s rays to make your dinosaur move.

Click here for a DeSTEMber activity!

*Solar kits for this activity can be purchased from our friends at Brown Dog Gadgets here. (Girlstart has no affiliation with Brown Dog Gadgets. We just think they are a reputable company that offers cool technology products for kids.)

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

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