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STEM Boxes for National Science Week

We are offering an exciting STEM Box full of activities prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Health & Medicine.

Thank you for your interest in the STEM Boxes program. Due to high demand, we are no longer accepting registrations to recieve a STEM Box for National Science Week.

The boxes will arrive to your school in early August, for you to use during National Science Week 2020, 15-22 August. To be eligible to receive a box, you need to be teaching high school, years 7-12.

Each box includes written instructions, a video of one our students or teachers performing the activity to guide you, and all the materials you need for each activity. Please note that for the Strawberry DNA extraction activity, we do require you to source your own strawberries as we cannot post them, and also provide some liquids for the pH testing activity.

Some of the activities included in the ANU STEM Box are:

  • Psychology concept formation
  • Strawberry DNA extraction
  • Bubble activities: Blowing cube-shaped bubbles and how to blow bubbles in a bubble
  • Measuring the size of the sun (we encourage you to recycle the box your STEM box arrives in for this activity)
  • Investigating the pH of substances
  • Binary Telephone
  • The compass: An adventure in time
  • Ice melting race
  • Spaghetti Triginometry
  • Engineering Challenge
  • ISBN Challenge.

We will also include some resources for additional challenges and activities for your class if you are interested.

We would love to see you and your class using the boxes, so please take a photo or two and send them to us at science@anu.edu.au or tag us on Facebook or Instagram @ScienceANU.

Thank you for your interest in the STEM Boxes program. Due to high demand, we are no longer accepting registrations to recieve a STEM Box for National Science Week.

We reserve the right to change the activities included in the boxes at any time. Limit of 2 boxes per school.

Resources:

Psychology concept formation

Strawberry DNA extraction

Glitterbug Handwashing

Bubble activities: Making a cube bubble wand instructions and videoblowing cube-shaped bubbles instructions and video and how to blow bubbles in a bubble instructions and video

Measuring the size of the sun

Investigating the pH of substances

Binary Telephone

The compass: An adventure in time

Ice melting race instructions and video

Spaghetti Triginometry instructions and video 

ISBN Challenge

Earthquake and Earthquake Hazard Teaching Modules

Error detection and correction instructions and flipcards