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More About Motion

More About Motion

How can a simple balloon power a toy car or a rocket? Learn more about the science of balloons, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and how to build your very own balloon-powered rocket with items found around your house. This fun hands-on STEM experience will have you thinking like an engineer as you test your designs to see how far and how fast they can go.

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Thinking Computationally

Thinking Computationally

What is computational thinking? Learn how to break down a problem, recognize patterns, eliminate abstractions, and write algorithms to solve everyday tasks. This module features unplugged STEM activities that will expose students to basic computer programming and logic. By the end, you will be equipped to create algorithms for tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, and more.

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Up Up in the Air

Up, Up, in the Air!

How do birds continue to inspire the science of human flight? In this module, we’ll explore the early origins of flying machines as well as learn about Newton’s Third Law of Motion, the Bernoulli Principle, and the four forces of flight: lift, thrust, drag, and weight. Hands-on STEM activities throughout help bring each concept to life.

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Machines at Work

Machines at Work

How do simple machines and mechanisms make our lives easier? Levers and pulleys make it possible to lift heavy objects, ramps make it easier to move objects, and screws allow us to exert much greater force than would be possible by hand. Learn more about the six types of simple machines and experiment by making your own Rube Goldberg’s machine to perform a simple action.

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Energy in Motion

Energy in Motion

Did you know energy is all around us? Even though it’s invisible, it takes energy to clap your hands, peddle your bike, and cook your breakfast. In this module, we’ll explore energy, friction, momentum, and inertia. This hands-on STEM experience includes a toy car race, spinning eggs, a marshmallow catapult, and more.

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A World of Sounds

A World of Sounds

What would life be like without sound?  How do we use sounds to communicate? How do musical instruments produce different sounds? This module explores how sound waves and vibrations are used to create sound. We’ll learn how the eardrum works, explore sign language, and generate sound by making a DIY wind instrument.

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STEM Starters

Create a Cipher Wheel

Make a Flyer

Build a Skimmer

Share your STEM designs and builds #saestemathome

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Resource Spotlight: GM


General Motors and SAE International have teamed up to provide K–college students with immersive, hands-on STEM educational experiences guided by industry experts. These programs aim to inspire curiosity in STEM education for all students regardless of gender, ethnicity, or economic status-- ultimately transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers.

We are happy to share these additional STEM@Home activities from GM that will help young learners thrive this year — in school or at home.

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