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Hands on STEM
Are you ready to get your hands on STEM? This action-packed event empowers the next generation of STEM solution seekers with the skills they need to take on some of the planet’s greatest sustainability challenges.
Our host Brandon Okpalobi will introduce students to a local or global issue, explore why it is happening, connect with inspiring people who are working to find solutions, and help student solution seekers uncover their own potential with exciting Hands-On STEM activities.
Brandon Okpalobi, Host - Hands On STEM
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Move That Can: Static Electricity
Have you ever heard the phrase “opposites attract?” In science, this means that two things that are opposite from one another like to be close to each other. Because of the way atoms are made, when you bring a positive charge near a negative charge, they are attracted to each other! This means they will stick as close together as possible.
Bubble Trouble: Static Electricity
We see static electricity every day. It can even build upon us! You might have experienced it when, after shuffling your feet over a carpet, you touched a doorknob and got zapped! In this lesson, we will learn about static electricity, which is the buildup of an electrical charge on the surface of an object. It is called "static" because the charges remain in one place for a while, rather than flowing to another area, as in current electricity.
Slime: Polymers & Monomers
Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything you can see around you, and even lots of things you can’t see, like the air that you breathe. Atoms are so small that about 5 million hydrogen atoms could fit on the tip of a pin. Atoms joined together make a molecule (the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.) When similar molecules join, they form polymers. A polymer is a substance that has a molecular structure consisting mostly or entirely of many similar units bonded together. Examples of polymers include wool, silk, and plastic.