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Phases of the Moon

Phase of the Moon Model

The solar system contains lots of mysteries, and this activity will help campers understand how and why the moon appears to change shape in the night sky. About the Moon Although it looks like  to be changing each day, the moon

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Oil Spill

Oil Spill Clean-up

Oil spills are a devastating human-caused form of pollution that has lasting effects on the environment and marine wildlife. Oil spills can be very tricky to clean up – try out this experiment to see just how tricky it can

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Dandelion in the wind

How Clean Is Your Air?

In this activity we’ll do a simple experiment to see what little objects are floating through the air, to learn a bit about air pollution.  What is Air Pollution? Air pollution occurs when gases, dust, smoke, or odour get into

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The Magic of Static Electricity

Here we’ll explore the power of static electricity with TWO activities: we’ll separate pepper from salt, and bend water! What is Static Electricity? A static charge occurs when there is an imbalance between positive and negative charges on the surface

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Make a Balloon-mobile

Cars that we drive on the road are most often powered by gasoline. But how does that gas turn into the energy that makes a car move? In this activity we’ll learn about forms of energy, and use a balloon

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Minecraftpalooza: What a Success!

STEM Camp’s free March Break Minecraftpalooza event was a tremendous success! We were so proud of the creations our campers made! Take a look at just a few of the amazing creations they built, individually and together. Below, our Moderators

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Make Your Own Kaleidoscope

What is the light theory that allows you to see yourself in the mirror? Reflection! Discover how reflection works by building your own kaleidoscope with this fun activity. Materials Empty Pringles can or tissue paper roll Mylar sheets or aluminum foil

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gardening soil and scoop

Which Soil Is Best for Planting?

The scientific method is a way of gaining knowledge by testing things and taking observations. It involves asking questions, making predictions (a hypothesis), testing, recording observations, analyzing results, then drawing conclusions. In this activity, we’ll use the scientific method to

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Lava Lamp

Erupting Lava Lamp

Watching a lava lamp’s coloured bubbles rise and sink involves more science than meets the eye! The different densities and polarities of the various components of a lava lamp show a fantastic phenomenon that you can recreate at home. Let’s

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