STEM

DIY Lava Lamps -Figment Creative Labs

Today at Figment summer camp we made DIY Lava Lamps.  It was a super easy and fun activity, that teaches kids about molecules and density, in a pretty fantastic way.  Here is a quick How To! -Please note that this has been edited.  We realized after the lesson that more […]

Simple Science Experiment- It’s guaranteed to be a BLAST!

Want to explore a scientific reaction that ends with a BANG?  Try this simple experiment. What you need: A  gallon plastic bag  (I recommend the kind with a slider.) Clear packing tape (Just to be safe.) White Vinegar Baking Soda Food Coloring Clothes Pin safety goggles What to do: Put a […]

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What Is The Magic Behind 3D Glasses?

The other day I read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses to my art class.  It is a sweet little book.  Poor Pete is in a mood and feeling quite grumpy.  He had the blues.  His friend Toad gave him some cool blue, magic sunglasses to make his blues […]

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STEAM Ahead- Nature Raft Craft

This nature raft craft came about through trial and error, born like most of the projects we do around here.  When you’re working in a maker space / STEAM lab, you’re constantly examining, questioning, and then tweaking your designs.  Something may start out as one thing, but then it evolves […]