This video shows a project we made from the Smithsonian Maker Lab Book. We made the rubber band planets. Watch the video to find out more and look for the link below to purchase this book. This is a wonderful resource for STEM and STEAM craft projects for kids aged 8 - 12.
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The planets are easy to make with paper and colored rubber bands. We made these planets in a few hours. The planets can be put onto a mobile to hang in a child's room.
We will be sharing a few projects we make from this book. I purchased this book because it has 25 great STEM crafts for kids. The book has full color instructions on how to make each craft. This is a great STEAM craft projects too.
A lot of the projects can be completed with items you have around the house. Young makers can build an exploding volcano, race balloon rocket cars, construct a solar system, make a lemon battery, and more. Photographs and facts carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles applied.
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Step-by-step activities for kids ages 8-12 for creating 28 kid-safe STEM projects and crafts
by Jack Challoner
- Published 2016
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