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We share STEM content for K-12 teachers and students as well as updates on BrainSTEM in the news.

Defy Gravity with Magnets STEM Activity

Fun Facts Most metals such as copper, silver, aluminium, platinum, magnesium and gold are not magnetic. Gravity makes waves that move at light speed. When you throw a ball, the force of your throw moves it forwards, the force of gravity pulls it down and the force of...

Holiday Stick Candle Electricity STEM Activity

Fun Facts You can make a battery out of potatoes; it’s not strong enough to power an LED flashlight though. Gold is used in electronics. It has low resistance, but is very expensive. Gold is used to coat the contact of the processor in computers to make them corrosion...

Constellation Cup STEM Activity

Fun Facts There are 9,096 stars visible to the naked eye in the entire sky. The only star in our solar system is the sun. When you look at a star (or any object in space) you are seeing how it looked in the past. The more massive a star, the shorter its lifespan....

Forming Friendships and Developing Digital Skills Through BrainSTEM Metaversity

After two long years of being stuck at home, you’re desperate to get your kids off video games.  And let’s face it, you can’t waste another minute or their brain cells might actually start dying off one by one like you’ve been threatening they would this entire time....

Touchable Bubble

How can I make bubbles that don't pop? To make bubbles that don't pop, add dish soap and sugar to your bubble solution. Adding glycerin to the water and dish detergent helps make the bubbles last by slowing down how quickly the bubbles dry out. Sugar also makes the...

STEM at Home: DIY Bath Bomb

STEM at Home: DIY Bath Bomb What if you could use chemistry to create a bath-time treat that incorporated both fizzing bubbles and soothing salts? Well you can! This activity is easy and fun for all ages. Keep reading to learn how to make your own bath bombs. Key...

STEM Experiment Little Detective

STEM Experiment: Little Detective Ever wonder how detectives find people’s fingerprints at a crime scene? With some simple supplies and techniques, you can have fun with dusting for fingerprints. Key Concepts Dactyloscopy Latent fingerprints What you'll need A glass...

Make a Dam

Make a dam using materials you already have at home. Try this at-home STEM activity with your little ones! What is a dam? Around 2950-2750 B.C, the ancient Egyptians built the first known dam to exist. A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of surface...

Parachute Engineering Challenge

Take the parachute engineering challenge! A parachute works by forcing air into the front of it and creating a structured wing under which the canopy pilot can fly. Materials One plastic grocery bag Scissors String Ruler One small figurine (such as plastic army...

STEM at Home: Epsom Salt Crystals

STEM at Home is a series by BrainSTEM to encourage families to do fun experiments and learn from the world around them. This week, we’re learning how to make epsom salt crystals.

Defy Gravity with Magnets STEM Activity

Fun Facts Most metals such as copper, silver, aluminium, platinum, magnesium and gold are not magnetic. Gravity makes waves that move at light speed. When you throw a ball, the force of your throw moves it forwards, the force of gravity pulls it down and the force of...

Holiday Stick Candle Electricity STEM Activity

Fun Facts You can make a battery out of potatoes; it’s not strong enough to power an LED flashlight though. Gold is used in electronics. It has low resistance, but is very expensive. Gold is used to coat the contact of the processor in computers to make them corrosion...

Constellation Cup STEM Activity

Fun Facts There are 9,096 stars visible to the naked eye in the entire sky. The only star in our solar system is the sun. When you look at a star (or any object in space) you are seeing how it looked in the past. The more massive a star, the shorter its lifespan....

Touchable Bubble

How can I make bubbles that don't pop? To make bubbles that don't pop, add dish soap and sugar to your bubble solution. Adding glycerin to the water and dish detergent helps make the bubbles last by slowing down how quickly the bubbles dry out. Sugar also makes the...

STEM at Home: DIY Bath Bomb

STEM at Home: DIY Bath Bomb What if you could use chemistry to create a bath-time treat that incorporated both fizzing bubbles and soothing salts? Well you can! This activity is easy and fun for all ages. Keep reading to learn how to make your own bath bombs. Key...