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STEM has no age limits! Trying is half the fun and failing forward is highly encouraged.
Our Try This kits encourage design, creativity, engineering, and more.
And YOU can create your own version of the Try This kit at home!
Engineer your own sail car with cardboard, popsicle sticks, paper, straws, or other recycled materials. Set it in front of a fan and see how far it goes. Re-engineer to go faster or farther!
Got some tissue paper and string? Construct a parachute, attach a weight, and drop from a high-ish distance. Change the weight and time the fall to see the effect.
Pipe cleaners and straws. That’s all you need. Make 3-D shapes. Look up regular and semiregular polyhedra and build your favorite one. BONUS – Look up Euler’s formula too!
Toothpicks, tape, glue, waxed paper, and a space to build will have you creating a toothpick bridge in no time. Draw out a design and lay waxed paper over it. Glue your toothpicks.
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