Blooming Paper Flower

Decorate a flower with Miss Rice, place it in water and watch it "bloom"! Watch the video to learn how!

Supplies Needed:

  • Flower Template
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Container/Sink filled with 1-2 inches of water
  • Scissors

What happened when your flower touched the water?

Visit The Maternal Hobbyist for the original activity!

Craft Stick Harmonica

Use sticks, straws, and rubber bands to build and play a harmonica with Mr. Roberts! By making simple adjustments to the harmonica, you can change the pitch and make different sounds. Watch the video to learn how!

Supplies Needed:

  • (2) Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • (1) Large Rubber Band
  • (2) Small Rubber Bands
  • (2) 1.5″ Straw Pieces
  • Scissors

Can you change the pitch by blowing softer or harder? How about changing the shape of your mouth?

Visit The Exploratorium for the original activity!

Water Clock

Build one of the oldest time-measuring systems with Ms. Shier! Watch the video to learn how.

Supplies Needed:

  • (1) Small Craft Stick
  • (1) Jingle Bell
  • (1) Piece of String
  • (1) Pony Bead
  • (1) Small Plastic Condiment Cup
  • (1) Small Styrofoam Cup
  • (1) Toothpick
  • (1) Clear Jar
  • Scissors

Would a thicker liquid, like oil, take longer or shorter time for the bell to ring?

Visit STEAM Powered Family for the original activity!

Straw Rocket

Mrs. Armbruster will direct you in how to make and launch a rocket using a straw! Watch the video to learn how.

Supplies Needed:

  • Rocket Template
  • Markers or Crayons
  • (1) Plastic Pipette
  • (1) Straw
  • Tape
  • Scissors

How does the angle you launch your rocket affect the distance it travels?
How does it affect the flight of your rocket if you add another fin?

Visit Buggy and Buddy for the original activity!

Bee Hummer

Make a stick, rubber band, and index card sound like a swarm of bees with Mrs. Gjurasic! Watch the video to learn how.

Supplies Needed:

  • (1) Small Craft Stick
  • (1) Index Card
  • (2) Pencil Cap Erasers
  • (1) Wide Rubber Band
  • (1) 2-ft Length of String
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

What happens when the index card is slit, curved, or folded?
How does the sound change if you change the size of the rubber band?

Visit The Exploratorium for the original activity!

Oxbow Farm Mason Bee Video

Oxbow Farm is a local nonprofit organization located in the Snoqualmie River Valley near Carnation. They have more educational videos on their website. Oxbow researches and practices regenerative farming methods, grows food and native plants, and educates people of all ages about agriculture and the environment. Oxbow inspires and connects to the public through workshops & tours, field trips & in-class lessons, special events and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Visit Oxbow Farm!