Oobleck is a well-known guest at the party when it comes to science projects. It's very easy to make, and even easier to play with. However, many people don't know what makes oobleck the way it is -- and what it means to be a non-Newtonian fluid.
Interested in sampling some DNA? Putting aside the fact that you do it all the time (most of the food we eat has it), with this project, you can build your own tasty model of your favorite molecule!
52 Weeks of GUST brings a classic to you this week: a good old-fashioned engineering challenge! Float Your Boat can be done with basic household items: less time needed for getting supplies means more time for building!
I'm kicking off 52 Weeks of GUST with my personal favorite experiment from when I was a kid! This is my go-to experiment for small groups; while it is fairly straightforward, it requires a lot of adult assistance, especially with younger kids. However, nothing can beat the end product -- try out this experiment and see it for yourself!
Happy new year! Here's to a year of continued exploration, learning, and creativity. This past year has been my second full year working on GUST, and I'm proud of all we have accomplished! Running our summer camp, working at exciting events, and partnering with some amazing organizations were all wonderful steps that GUST took over the past two years. In the spirit of the new year, I'm so excited to announce our new series, 52 Weeks of GUST!
52 Weeks of GUST will feature weekly posts on a variety of STEM experiments/activities that are accessible, whether it be used in a classroom setting or just an activity for your home. If you follow along with us, you can complete one activity every week for an entire year! The activities can be used to start a weekly STEM club at your own school, do something fun with your friends, or even just to learn some cool things during your spare time. New posts will come out every Sunday, so keep an eye out for them!
(Also, we're aware that 2020 actually has 53 weeks. Since we're doing new posts every Sunday, it'll actually be 52 weeks overall :)