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STEM Hands On

22February

Hands-On Wednesday

Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates

You may know that some animals (like ourselves) are called vertebrates due to the presence of a backbone, while other animals (like insects) are invertebrates because they do not have a backbone. In this investigation, you will use play dough, a pipe cleaner, and some small weights to see why our spines are so important!

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15February

Hands-On Wednesday

Underwater Paper

Defy the laws of nature with this refreshing experiment! Solve the question: How in the world does paper stay dry when submerged under water? Use these three easy household items to figure it out: paper towel, clear cup, and clear bowl.  

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08February

Hands-On Wednesday

Bucket Towers

Collect all the pennies you can to get ready for this activity! The challenge is to create a tall and sturdy tower using only straws, tape, string, and a dixie cup as your bucket. After you design your tower, test it to see just how many pennies it can hold. Be sure to revise your prototype after to see if you can make it even sturdier!

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01February

Hands-On Wednesday

Water Slides

Paper towel rolls get a new and exciting use in this activity. Using paper towel rolls and other household items, engineer an exciting water slide prototype. How steep can you make your slide? Make sure that there’s no leaks, and you’ll have a fun summer activity in the middle of winter!

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