Have you ever heard that plastic can be made out of milk? If this sounds like something made-up to you, you may be surprised to learn that from the early 1900s until about 1945, milk was commonly used to make many different plastic ornaments, including buttons, decorative buckles, beads and other jewelry, fountain pens, the backings for hand-held mirrors, and fancy comb and brush sets. Milk plastic (usually called casein plastic) was even used to make jewelry for Queen Mary of England! In…
These 16 activities combine creativity, science, and engineering to make unique STEM gifts students can make to keep or to give!
Science and Engineering to Make and Give
Do your students like to do projects that give them a take-away at the end? Many students especially enjoy projects that result in a finished product they can use, display, keep, or share. All of the projects and activities below provide opportunities for STEM learning and result in a…
Combine crafty ideas for Mother's Day with STEM for creative gifts moms will love. With a few simple materials, kids can do one of these science activities to make something thoughtful or unique to give mom or another special person.
STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!
Whether made surreptitiously at home or made in the classroom and set aside to take home, Mother's Day is often marked with "I made this" gifts for kids to proudly present to Mom or…
Use these free chemistry lesson plans, experiments, and activities to teach and explore chemical reactions with K-12 students.
A chemical reaction occurs when two or more substances (reactants) are mixed together and result in one or more new substances (products). When teaching about chemical reactions, educators show chemical reactions in action and, when possible, let students get hands-on exploring reactions. With classroom science experiments,…
Science Buddies' STEM videos are now available in Spanish! Subscribe to the Science Buddies en Español YouTube channel.
Science Buddies' Science and Engineering Videos Now Accessible to More Students
Science Buddies' main YouTube channel contains hundreds of original STEM videos for independent viewing, edutainment, or to supplement projects, activities, and lessons available on the Science Buddies website.
To support the needs of even more educators,…