Halloween is right around the corner, and with all the cool/fun things going on, kids may forget about the cool/fun things they learn about in school. The best way to reiterate what’s going on in school is to combine STEM and Halloween! Do these awesome STEM Halloween activities to get your kids excited about Halloween AND school!
Glow in the dark jack o’ lanterns are super cool!
For this experiment, you will need to purchase Glow Powder to add to your pumpkins, but the students will learn all about illumination.
What you need to do for this experiment is simple – make your pumpkin and add adhesive and glow powder!
Afterwards, your students will be able to connect fluorescence and phosphorescence to the activity they just completed!
Make oozing pumpkins with your students to teach them about chemical reactions!
These pumpkins are jack o’ lanterns that have foam oozing out of their mouths, eyes, and noses through the use of easy household ingredients.
The reaction of hydrogen peroxide and a yeast mixture causes the foam to form. The yeast acts as a catalyst which speeds up the reaction. Students will learn all about reactions and catalysts through this cool experiment!
Make a Screaming Cup with your students. Students will learn about sound transmission through vibrations. The materials used for this experiment are simple: a plastic cup, a piece of string, and violin rosin!
The procedure is also simple – cut a hole in the cup, thread the string in and tie it, and wet the string with violin rosin. When you rub your fingers along the string, there will be a screaming noise!
Students will learn that the vibration from your fingers causes the amplification of the sound inside the cup which causes the screaming sound!
Not only will they learn about sound and vibrations, they will also be able to relate it to Halloween!
We hope you and your family have a great and safe Halloween! Don’t forget to do these cool STEM activities and learn something new along with the festivities!