Activities

Jitterbug Activity

This Activity, designed by the Exploratorium, participants will create a motorized toy that seems to dance,
using a recycled CD and a DC motor.

Visit http://www.exploratorium.edu/afterschool/activities/index.php?activity=136 for the activity plan and videos of how to build your own!

STEM Identity

Introduction
Get kids working together on a surprisingly challenging task. Kids will think critically, stay engaged and even get a little silly! Enjoy bringing out the importance of careful observation, drawing and note taking with this yummy activity!

Objective
Practice observation skills. Communicate clearly for a purpose. Write descriptively.

Materials

Get Animated

Objective
Explore the concept of the persistence of vision and explore the relationship between frames and time. 

Activity Idea
Make short animated projects using freeware

Materials & Equipment
Flipbooks (samples)
Sam Animation freeware
Laptop computer
Webcam
Basic recycled materials e.g. Bottle Caps, Paper Cups, yogurt containers, foil

Activity Steps

Puff Cars

Objective 
Experience a hands-on activity that blends STEM and youth development.

Activity Idea
Building an air powered car

Materials & Equipment
3 straws
50 cm. of masking tape (you measure)
1 piece of paper
2 paper clips
4 Lifesavers
Tape ruler

Activity Steps
Your challenge, as a table, is to build an air powered car using only the materials provided and within the limited timeframe. 

You Are What You Eat

 Objectives 
Experience a hands-on activity that enables them to sort, classify, and interpret their findings.  

Activity Idea 
Participate in a zany archaeological dig through a preselected pile of everyday trash.

Materials & Equipment
Trash
Butcher block paper
Markers
Plastic gloves
Glue sticks
Tape

Activity Steps

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