deSTEMber Experiment with 2011 Google Science Fair Finalist

“Join +Google Science Fair 2011 Finalist and senior at Phillips Academy Andover – +Skanda Koppula – as he dives into “the force” of electricity and magnetism. He will be demonstrating the interconnection between these forces. Using these household items (a wire, a magnet and a light bulb) he will test some of the theories principles governing the connection. Bring your questions and curiosity to follow along with Skanda and the other #deSTEMber participants at 10 AM PST / 12PM CST / 1 PM EST. Keep tuning into the 31 days of #deSTEMber with +Girlstart and +Google Science Fair for more at-home experiments and STEM activities.”   Quote taken from Google Event Page created by Google Science...

In The Field with a Chemical Engineer

“What does a day in the life look like for a chemical engineer? Do they play with chemicals all day or sit behind their desks doing chemical equations? Join +Girlstart and the +Google Science Fair as #deSTEMber kicks off In the Field Fridays with a first hand look into the life of chemical engineer — +Jamin Bennett. As a recent graduate from Lehigh University, Jamin has been working with Air Products & Chemicals Inc. as a project engineer specializing in designing and building chemical and gas distribution systems for the semiconductor world. Make sure to follow along from the +Google Science Fair page with Jamin and the other #deSTEMber participants on Friday, December 7 at 12PM CST. There will be surprise on the hangout you won’t want to miss! Keep tuning into the 31 days of #deSTEMber with +Girlstart and +Google Science Fair for more at-home experiments and STEM activities. *For a full list of events, check out Girlstart’s calendar (http://goo.gl/fP810).*”   Quote taken from the Google Event Page created by Google Science...

Accuweather.com Hangout on Air Pressure

“Ever wonder why the wind blows without any apparent change? It’s because of air pressure. Air always flows from higher to lower pressure, since the atmosphere is constantly trying to reach a balance or equilibrium. Join the +Google Science Fair and our partner +AccuWeather.com‘s  meteorologist +Meghan Evans as we explore how air pressure changes with an “Egg”speriment. It’s an at-home experiment as part of the 31 days of #deSTEMber . We’ve added the materials list for you to follow along with the participants. This is a great experiment to do with your kids to explain why meteorologists analyze the air pressure to help forecast the weather. Materials Needed: – Matches – A peeled hard-boiled egg – A glass bottle (glass milk bottles and carafes work well) – A paper towel (Please note: using matches and lighting things on fire requires supervision from a parent or adult)”   Quote taken from the Google Event Page created by Google Science...

San Diego Zoo: Boa Constrictor Hangout

“This December, Girlstart and Google Science Fair are celebrating the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with a series of Hangouts on Air–and we’re taking part! For our first DeSTEMber hangout, we’re focusing on the importance of all animals–including snakes. You may think snakes are scary, but we really need them on our planet. Join San Diego Zoo Global Ambassador +Rick Schwartz and his eight-foot boa constrictor friend to learn how snakes have adapted to survive with no arms or legs, and why snakes are very important to the ecosystems that they are native to. Photo by Nathan Rupert (http://ow.ly/fJcN5)”   Quote taken from the Google Event Page created by San Diego...

NatGeo Hangout With An Inventor

December 3, 2012 “What could you make with a scouring pad, a paper towel, drain cleaner, and an aluminum can tab? Join our Hangout with National Geographic emerging explorer and Google Science Fair judge TH Culhane at his laboratory in Germany for a do-it-yourself event, as part of #deSTEMber. Find out what supplies you’ll need to participate in our build-along...