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Turn a Video Phenomenon into a Student Science Project
You probably have seen or heard about Mark Rober's Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap video in the last few days. After spotting a package being swiped from his porch, the former NASA engineer rigged a fake package to let loose a bunch of glitter when opened. His high-tech gag package also included multiple phones for GPS-tracking and video…
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... building and playing with air cannons.
Letting My Child Lead the Way
Have I mentioned that I'm a bit of an obsessive planner? That hasn't been working out so well for me lately. We've had to throw away the plan a number of times. So, I…
Join Science Buddies this summer for virtual summer camp! Each week, we'll highlight fun STEM themes for kids of all ages, including suggestions for simple hands-on activities, book picks, and more. We'll keep you inspired all summer with creative and innovative science and engineering activities — for free. This week: gadgets and gizmos for makers, inventors, and innovators.
Gadgets & Gizmos Maker-style STEM
Some of the best toys and tools are…
Science Fair Project Idea
Have you ever seen a video of a glitter prank package? They usually show an unsuspecting person opening a package or a gift, only to be sprayed by a shower of glitter. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober got tired of thieves stealing packages off his porch, so he decided to build an elaborate decoy glitter package*, as he shows in this video. Mark's device involves a lot of custom software, electronics, and 3D printing, so might seem a little intimidating if you are new to engineering. This video…