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BrainSteam STEAM Projects is a comprehensive guidebook featuring a collection of engaging and educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) projects. The PDF offers a diverse range of hands-on activities and experiments designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in learners of ages 4-12. It also provides step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and insightful explanations to make your summer learning experience both enjoyable and enriching.

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  • yeast-STEAM Experiment

    Yeast Balloon Experiment

    Teach kids about fermentation with this simple experiment. Mix yeast, warm water, and sugar in a bottle, then place a balloon over the top. As the yeast consumes the sugar, it will release carbon dioxide, inflating the balloon.

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  • Oobleck DIY STEAM


    Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid made by mixing cornstarch and water. This means it can act like a solid when you apply a force (like tapping it) but flows like a liquid when you let it sit or pour it. This experiment can introduce kids to states of matter and the idea that some substances don't fit neatly into categories.

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    The Catapult Challenge

    Using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a spoon, kids can build a small catapult. This project provides an introduction to the physics of motion and mechanical engineering.

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  • Celery_Capillary_Action_Experiment

    Celery Capillary Action Experiment

    Cut the end of a celery stalk and place it in a cup of colored water. Over a few hours, the celery will start to change color as it absorbs the water, demonstrating capillary action and teaching kids about how plants get water and nutrients from the ground.

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  • Bubble_Painting Experiment

    Bubble Painting

    Mix dish soap, water, and food coloring, then blow bubbles onto paper to create interesting art. It's a fun way to combine science with color and pattern exploration.

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  • Floating_Egg experiment

    Floating Egg

    Teach kids about density by placing an egg in regular tap water (it should sink) and then in salty water (it should float). By adding salt to the water, you increase the water's density, allowing the egg to float.

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