summer activities

SWENext Newsletter – K-8 SWENext – Society of Women Engineers It’s Summertime! Hey, SWENexters! Happy summer! Even the SWENext Newsletter takes the summer off, so this is our last newsletter issue of the school year. Since we won’t be back until September, we’ve included lots of ideas for what you can do this summer. Enjoy your summer, be safe and keep engineering! Here are three STEM activities you can try at home. Think like a Civil Engineer and make a tower you can eat! Snack Time Edible Structure Instructions Think like a Mechanical Engineer and make a roller coaster for … Continue reading summer activities

make a mobile

You can dangle anything you want from string to make a mobile – thread spools, keys, buttons, cut out shapes, shells or even bits of wood. The objects will spin lazily in the air and appear as if they are floating. The trick in making a mobile is to make sure the objects are balanced. To make a mobile you need: a coat hanger one long and two short sticks thread scissors 5 small objects to dangle Directions: Tie a piece of thread in the middle of the long stick and tie it to the middle of the coat hanger … Continue reading make a mobile

crash safety, drones with hands

Researchers take two steps toward green fuel — ScienceDaily An international collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into t… Inside IIHS | IIHS in the Classroom “Inside IIHS: Crash Test photography (4:41)Explore what it takes to produce the high-quality, slow-motion footage needed to learn exactly what happened in a crash test and to communicate those… Teaching STEM Though Crash Safety with IIHS in the Classroom – Lab Out Loud Griff Jones back to the show to close out season 12. Working with … Continue reading crash safety, drones with hands

make a rainbow

Rainbows have fascinated people for ages, and are pretty to look at. Some people pretend to believe that there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You can only make a rainbow if there is some sunshine. So don’t try this on a cloudy day. To make a rainbow you need: a shallow pan, such as a cake pan some water a mirror sunlight Directions Fill the pan halfway with some water. Place the pan of water in some sunshine Angle the mirror in the water. Move it around until it reflects the sunlight back up … Continue reading make a rainbow