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Simple and engaging STEM activities that come in all colours | altdotlife: Build your own village

Simple and engaging STEM activities that come in all colours

Ivory soap experiment | Popcorn Soap in the microwave!We’ve got mixed feelings about GoldieBlox, but we love how it’s making everyone think about how science play can be fun. If you’re looking for ideas on how to engage kids in exploring the world around them, check out some of these ideas from the thread Simple and engaging STEM activities that come in all colours.

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Simple STEM Activities

  1. Find a stream, and have a leaf race
  2. Catch fireflies
  3. Making paper air planes
  4. Yeast+water in soda bottle with balloon on top (balloon blows up)
  5. Soap in the microwave (check out the difference between Ivory soap and other brands)
  6. Growing salt crystals
  7. Put unopened/tight mushroom on paper until it opens up and release spores
  8. Make a pH indicator: cook red cabbage, add baking soda to some of the juice, vinegar to another jar
  9. Build a marble run out of toilet paper tubes
  10. Sprinkle salt on ice cubes, add food coloring
  11. Experiment with different soap bubble recipes
  12. Soak an egg in vinegar

Looking for more ideas? Got your own ideas to share? Check out the thread Simple and engaging STEM activities that come in all colours.

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