BrainSTEM Blog

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

STEM Activity for Kids – Solar Oven

STEM Activity for Kids: Solar Oven Here is a fun STEM activity for kids to do outside on a sunny day! This STEM activity challenges kids to build a solar oven - an oven powered by the sun. Reuse Friday's pizza box as a solar oven to make delicious s'mores. Materials...

Touchable Bubble

What are touchable bubbles? Making touchable bubbles is an easy STEM activity you can try at home! If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles! Now, it's still possible to break these bubbles, but they are much...

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.

STEM at Home: Balloon Car

STEM at home: balloon car. Learn how air pressure powers a bottle car across the floor. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how you can build your own race car and then use air pressure to zip it across a surface.

Introducing The Metaverse: How VR Is Redefining Online Learning

How VR is Redefining Online LearningNow more than ever, as we grapple with the effects of living with a pandemic, virtual reality is a breath of fresh air that would foster human reconnection while following safety protocols. Perhaps the most significant effects of...

BrainSTEM Partners with JCPS to Host Hour of Code in the Metaverse

Louisville, KY, Dec. 14, 2021 -- BrainSTEM partners with Jefferson County Public Schools to host Hour of Code in the metaverse. Teachers, students and parents in Kentucky’s largest school district became some of the first to experience BrainSTEM Metaversity: a VR...

STEM Activity for Kids – Solar Oven

STEM Activity for Kids: Solar Oven Here is a fun STEM activity for kids to do outside on a sunny day! This STEM activity challenges kids to build a solar oven - an oven powered by the sun. Reuse Friday's pizza box as a solar oven to make delicious s'mores. Materials...

Touchable Bubble

What are touchable bubbles? Making touchable bubbles is an easy STEM activity you can try at home! If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles! Now, it's still possible to break these bubbles, but they are much...

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...