Simple Machines Wedge

Splitting logs, building canoes, and "uplifting" wedges! From axes to canoes to the forks we eat with, the Curious Crew gets a "cutting edge" look at the simple machine, the wedge! STEM Challenge: Design a Mini-Canoe; Curious About Careers: Architectural Designer Tiffany Brown.

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  • 2020-10-24T00:30:00-07:00
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Simple Machines Wedge

Splitting logs, building canoes, and "uplifting" wedges! From axes to canoes to the forks we eat with, the Curious Crew gets a "cutting edge" look at the simple machine, the wedge! STEM Challenge: Design a Mini-Canoe; Curious About Careers: Architectural Designer Tiffany Brown.

  • 2020-10-24T00:30:00-07:00
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Waves

Sloping slinky and wiggly water! The Curious Crew gets an "earful" from Dr. Rob on the science behind sound waves! STEM Challenge: Design a Gumdrop Wave Machine. Curious About Careers: Ultrasound Engineer Lalita Udpa.

  • 2020-10-24T01:00:00-07:00
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Bowling Science

Strikes, spares, and SCIENCE! Dr. Rob "strikes" up a Curious Crew lesson on the science of bowling! STEM Challenge: Design Bowling Shoe Soles. Curious About Careers: Professional Coach and Bowler Aleta Sill.

  • 2020-10-24T01:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-25T01:00:00-07:00
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Rocks

Floating, freezing, and fizzing rocks! The Curious Crew goes "digging" into the makeup and science of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks! STEM Challenge: Design a Wax Model to Explain the Rock Cycle; Curious About Careers: Hydrologist Cynthia Rachol.

  • 2020-10-25T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-31T00:30:00-07:00
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Center of Gravity

Quirky corks, leaning towers, defying gravity and more! The Curious Crew explores different centers of gravity. STEM Challenge: Making a balanced sculpture. Curious About Careers: Physical Therapist Jill Marlan.

  • 2020-10-25T01:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-31T01:00:00-07:00
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Pulleys

Hoist a grown-up, a tug of war, compound pulleys and more! The Curious Crew hoists Dr. Rob off the ground as they explore how pulleys make physical work easier. STEM Challenge: Design a miniature crane. Curious About Careers: Equine Diagnostician Dr. Stephanie Valberg.

  • 2020-10-31T01:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-11-01T01:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-11-07T00:30:00-08:00
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Soapy Science

Sudsy science, homemade soap, and repulsive pepper! The Curious Crew learns all about the science of soap with a lesson on saponification and surfactants. STEM Challenge: Making Homemade Soap; Curious About Careers: Water Chemist Daveda Quinn.

  • 2020-11-01T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-11-06T23:30:00-08:00
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Collisions

Bouncy Balls and Bumper Cars! The Curious Crew explores elastic and inelastic collisions! STEM Challenge: Designing Better Bumper Cars. Curious About Careers: Meteorologist Emily Wahls.

  • 2020-11-01T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-11-07T00:00:00-08:00
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Circulatory System

The Curious Crew gets pumped exploring the circulatory system! Dr. Rob uses balloon valves and tennis balls to explain how the heart pumps blood throughout the body and has the Curious Crew design and build stethoscopes! STEM Challenge: Design a Working Stethoscope; Curious About Careers: Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician Dr. Penny Wilton.

  • 2020-11-07T23:30:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-13T23:30:00-08:00
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Bubble Science

Bubbling Over with Bubbles! Dr. Rob and the Curious Crew are "bubbling over" with investigations into the science behind soapy, sudsy bubbles! STEM Challenge: Design and Build a Bubble Wand. Curious About Careers: Soap Maker Julie Konkle.

  • 2020-11-08T00:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-14T00:00:00-08:00
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Kinetic Energy

Stubborn cans, racing spools, yo-yos and more! The Curious Crew learns when something moves, it has kinetic energy. STEM Challenge: Designing a marble rollercoaster. Curious About Careers: Orthopedic Researcher LeeAnn Kaiser.

  • 2020-11-08T00:30:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-14T00:30:00-08:00
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Bioplastics

Bags that dissolve, potatoes that turn into plastic, and silverware you can eat! The Curious Crew learns all about the chemical makeup of bioplastics. STEM Challenge: Design a Bioplastic Sculpture; Curious About Careers: Packaging Engineer Karen Keeder.

  • 2020-11-14T23:30:00-08:00
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Muscular System

Get Moving with Muscular Electricity! The Curious Crew "exercises" their minds when it comes to understanding the complexity of the muscular system! STEM Challenge: Design a Bicep Support Device. Curious About Careers: Athletic Trainer LouAnne Jefferson.

  • 2020-11-15T00:00:00-08:00
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Central Nervous System

Uncontrollable hands, knee-jerk reflex, reaction times and more! The Curious Crew explores how our body's system of nerves help us make quick decisions. STEM Challenge: Designing a sensory fidget toy. Curious About Careers: Kinesiologist Dr. Janet Hauck.

  • 2020-11-15T00:30:00-08:00
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