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  • STEM at Home

    Discover science and connect to the natural world while staying safe and healthy at home!

    Check out our virtual programming schedule and browse through our list of resources, activities, crafts, videos, and more to help continue to bring science into your world.

STEM at Home

 


Member's Virtual STEM Workshops

Join one of our staff members through a live video stream as we learn about all aspects of science!

Current members will receive weekly emails with links to register to upcoming workshops.

  Tue, Aug 4th Tue, Aug 11th Tue, Aug 18th Tue, Aug 25th
3-4pm Animal Anatomy Paleontology Power The Forces of Flight Brain Science

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Free, open for all live workshops

Not a member yet? Don’t fret! Every Friday we offer a virtual STEM workshop for any and all participants to join. Check weekly for the theme and click the link below to register for this virtual program!

  Fri, Aug 7th Fri, Aug 14th Fri, Aug 21st Fri, Aug 28th
12-1pm Wonderful Water Kitchen Science Michiganology Tremendous Trees

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Our Unity In Learning Partner, Yankee Air Museum, has created the Creativity Hanger! Check out their online activities such as storytime, games, crafts, puzzles, oral histories and more so that you and your children can learn about aviation no matter where you are!

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Video Clips, DIY Science, and Teacher Resource List

STEM at Home

Video Clip - Imagining Life

Adapted from NISEnet’s activity “Imagining Life”, Life on Earth comes in many different forms. Kids will be encouraged to take a walk and observe local wildlife and think about the questions: What would life look like on another planet? What adaptations would be needed to survive?

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Video Clip - Seed Dispersal

Understand the adaptations plants possess for their seeds to spread, thrive, and grow. Program Manager Andrea Reynold takes you through some common adaptations, as well as a way to make your own seed helicopter right at home!

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Video Clip - Finding Fossils

What are fossils? Where can you find them? Learn answers to these questions while we show off some cool fossils of our own!

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Video Clip - DIY Play Dough

Ever wanted to create your own play dough? Not sure what ingredients to use? Join Program Manager Cristina Tamer as she takes you through the kitchen science behind making your own play dough!

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Video Clip - The Basics of Recycling

Ever wonder how you can be more sustainable to help keep our earth healthy? Recycling is a great first step! Learn the basics of what it takes to become a recycling expert.

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Video Clip - Mind on Magnets

Magnets are all around us, but how do they work? We’ll challenge each other to find magnetic and non-magnetic materials, talk about magnet strength, and find ways we can study magnetism right at home.

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Video Clip - Snakes and the Scientific Method

The Scientific Method is a simple, step-by step process on how scientists can best answer their questions or spark curiosity. What better way to learn about this process than through studying wildlife like snakes? Let’s go over the six basic steps to the scientific method, all while learning about a specific animal and where they are found.

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Video Clip - DIY Lava Lamps

Have you ever wondered how lava lamps work? Want to make one of your very own? Learn how to make your own lava lamp using simple materials at home, all while exploring the science behind the chemical reactions that make the lava inside the lamp move!

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Video Clip - Introduction to Food Chains

Learn about the interaction of living things through an introduction to food chains! Program Manager, Lannis Smith, takes you through what an example food chain could look like, and then challenges you to create your own using different living things found in nature!

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Video Clip - Introduction to Life Cycles

What is a life cycle? Do all living things have one? Join us as we go through how living things look different throughout their life cycle and why. We'll also learn more about three main components to a life cycle: The stages, the traits, and why it's all about survival!

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Video Clip - Mother's Day Virtual Wildflower Hike

Join us as we explore different natural areas in Michigan to ID some common, native wildflowers! Enjoy this year's Mother's Day with this virtual experience, and we hope those that are watching get the chance to take their own outdoor wildflower hike!

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Video Clip - Slime Time & the States of Matter

Is it a solid, liquid or a gas? Get an introduction to the three states of matter through the use of SLIME! Learn how to make one type of slime using glue and borax solution.

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Video Clip - The Stroop Effect

How well does our brain process different information at once? How about information that has no relation to each other? Join Senior Program Manager Andrea Reynolds as she takes you the steps of a Stroop Test, and see how these different exercises test how our brain processes different information!

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Teacher Resource - Videos (K-12th)

List of Video Resources for teachers. 

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Still not sure we have the experience you want?

Visit unityinlearning.org to open a gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight.

Through the Unity in Learning partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science and Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum we provide over 100 different  programs at our facilities, on site at your location, or through interactive video conferencing.


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