Water Bottle Submarines

These simple upcycled water bottle submarines are a great way to explore buoyancy, air pressure, and density. When placed in water, the bottle fills with water, pulling it down below the surface, then, by blowing air through an attached straw, the water is forced out and the submarine rises again. Not only is this a…

Fun with WeDiscoverGeeks

WeDiscoverGeeks was founded by Kat Mahoney in 2013. A mother, computer scientist, and mental health expert, Kat wanted to flip the script on how video games and social media were viewed. The result was an organization devoted to S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and MAKING), video game education, creative thinking, cosplay, community engagement, and entertainment.…

Live Streams!

Hi all! With schools and libraries closed here in NJ, I’ve been live streaming lots of maker and STEM content. It’s been so exciting learning the ins and outs of the technology. I’ve created projects for Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, Warren County Library System, and Make: as part of Family Maker Camp. I’ve put all of…

Light Up Peace Candle

This year I was very excited to be invited to participate in Aaron Maurer’s 25 Days of Making on his fantastic Coffee for the Brain site. The idea was to feature at least twenty-five different STEM, STEAM and maker projects by different educators from all over the globe so that teachers could use the projects with their students.

World Space Week Coding Challenges

Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.