How cool is a liquid magnetic slime? This STEM experiment adds a scientific twist to the slime kids everywhere all know and love. You would need white glue, liquid starch, iron oxide powder and a strong magnet to make this slime.
Your child can learn of the properties of magnetism with this unique activity.
Mix ¼ cup of white glue with 2 tablespoons of iron oxide powder.
Mix in ⅛ cup of liquid starch. If you added too much liquid starch, rinse the slime with cold water for a few seconds.
Use your hands and knead until it becomes a slimy texture.
Your child can experiment with the slime using a magnet!
Is your child fascinated by bridges? This STEM activity challenges children to use different weight-bearing materials to create a bridge. All you need is some household items such as spaghetti, marshmallows, toothpicks, chopsticks etc.
This activity challenges children to think like an engineer and solve problems with limited resources!
Let your child use different household materials to build a bridge between two gaps! Encourage them to think creatively.
Now, use a toy car or something else to test the bridge’s strength. Challenge your child to build a long and strong bridge!
Enough about electric cars, how about air-power cars? This STEM activity challenges children to use recycled materials and the power of air pressure to create a moving “balloon car”! All you need is some used plastic bottles, some skewers, a plastic straw and a balloon!
Your child can learn about the properties of air pressure while racing others and their cars!
A postcard you won’t forget! This STEM activity combines arts and circuits to create a one-of-a-kind light-up postcard. You would mainly need some LEDs, a coin battery, copper tape, card paper and anything else to decorate!
Children can express their creativity while learning about electricity and circuits!
Let your child creatively design their postcard
Place the LED anywhere on the postcard and poke the legs through the paper. The longer leg is positive, the shorter leg is negative.
3. With copper tape and a coin battery, create the circuit below on the back of the card.
4. Fold the copper tape onto the coin battery to complete the circuit. This is the postcard’s switch.
Category: Engineering (Electricity)
Key concepts: Circuit, Electricity, Conductor, Insulator, Battery, LED
You’ve heard of “cloud in a jar” – get ready for “rainbow in a jar”! This STEM experiment challenges children to use concepts of density and viscosity to create the perfect rainbow. All you need is liquids with different viscosities (e.g water, oil, glycerin), food colouring and a glass jar!
Children will have the opportunity to experiment with different liquids until they perfect their own “rainbow in a jar”
There’s more than one way to blow a balloon! Have your child test out an acid-base reaction with this STEM experiment! All you need is some baking soda, citric acid (from vitamin C tablets), a bottle and a balloon.
Let your child hypothesise the results and learn the principle behind the chemical reaction!
Pour 1 cup of vinegar or a citric acid solution into the bottle
Add ¼ cup of baking soda and instantly fit a balloon onto the mouth of the bottle
Observe as the balloon inflates! This is caused by an acid-base reaction, which releases carbon dioxide.
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