Course Detail: STOM - STEM DIY Sampler Kit 1 - States of Matter / Electromagnet / Flight 101 | age 8+ with adult supervision

Have fun with three STEM topics -- chemistry, aerospace and electricity. Explore the three most common states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Discover the four forces that allow planes and rockets to fly: thrust, drag, weight and lift. Build and test an electromagnet and learn how the electromagnetic field was first discovered. Your kit is mailed to your house and contains nearly everything you need to perform cool experiments -- all you add is water!

You supply: water, measuring cups, a bowl or tray, 3 clear cups, tape and a table.

Parents/Guardians: Kit includes baking soda, citric acid, popcorn kernels, paper clips, batteries, compass, wire, a steel nail, plastic zip bag, spoon, a set of color tablets (red/blue/yellow), a paratrooper with rubber band, a glider with nose cone, a disk launcher, crayons, miscellaneous supplies, and activity guide. All activities should be performed under adult supervision.

Please note: Items in this kit are for external use only. Do not eat or drink any substance contained in this kit. Keep out of eyes, nose, and mouth. Kit contains citric acid, which is a naturally-occurring weak acid found in fruit. Wash hands after conducting experiments. If left on hands, can cause skin irritation. Kit contains small parts and plastic bag, which may present a choking hazard. Kit contains item with functional sharp point. Not for children under 4 years of age. Please be aware: The metal parts of the electromagnet can sometimes become warm or hot to the touch. If this happens, turn the electromagnet off. Allow the electromagnet to cool down before using again.

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