Polymers

How are growing gummy bears, exploding diapers, and making water disappear all related? The Curious Crew explores the world of polymers! STEM Challenge: Making slime; Curious About Careers: Zookeeper Annie Marcum.

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Buoyancy

Sinking stones, aluminum boats, Cartesian diver, scuba action figures, hot air balloons and more! Explore buoyancy, which is an object's ability to float. STEM Challenge: Making a hovering balloon. Curious About Careers: Microbiologist Joan Rose discusses the workings of a water research lab.

  • 2019-10-19T00:30:16-07:00
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Skeletal System

Broken bones, tendon tricks, acidic exoskeletons and more! Explore the human skeletal system including bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and joints; and how it stores calcium and phosphorous and produces blood cells. STEM Challenge: Making a no-hands crutch. Curious About Careers: Orthopedic surgeon and baseball team physician Julie Dodds on her career in sports medicine.

  • 2019-10-20T00:30:20-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T00:30:00-07:00
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Rockets

Multi-staging balloons, water bottles, air rockets and more! Explore how rockets can lift off the ground through an imbalance of forces. STEM Challenge: Designing a water bottle rocket. Curious About Careers: Astrophysicist Shannon Schmoll at Abrams Planetarium and technology manager Mary Palkovich.

  • 2019-10-27T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-02T00:30:00-07:00
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Candy Chemistry

Buoyant candy, marshmallow melee and more! Candy and science? It's funny to think that candy is related to science, but it's true! STEM Challenge: Making sugar stained glass. Curious About Careers: Audiologist Brooke Tudor explains how to properly test and care for our hearing.

  • 2019-11-03T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-08T23:30:00-08:00
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Inertia

Spinning eggs and more! Explore how an object that is still or at rest will stay at rest, while an object in motion will keep moving unless another force acts on it. STEM Challenge: Making 'eggciting' safety restraints. Curious About Careers: Technology coordinator Michelle Massey and pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha.

  • 2019-11-09T23:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-15T23:30:00-08:00
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Electric Batteries

Human batteries, electric lemon, potato possibilities and more! The Curious Crew learns that batteries are used to change chemical energy into electrical energy. STEM Challenge: Designing a better battery. Curious About Careers: Scientist Tonya Matthews and Nuclear physicist Artemis Spyrou.

  • 2019-11-16T23:30:00-08:00
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