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STEM at Home!

For kids K-12, Rose‑Hulman Alumni Relations is offering a chance to keep your STEM-cells working and win cool prizes!

Get in the Game!

With many students home from school right now, we've collected some fun STEM activities to keep your brain cells working full force! 

To make it even more fun, we’re offering prizes!

future rosie challenge

How to play: 

1. Based on your age and interest, select from the project lists below and get creating! 

2. Then, for each project you complete, make a short video or take a photo and post it to social media with the hashtag #futurerosies, and be sure to tag Rose-Hulman Alumni Relations. 

Social Media Instructions: 

Facebook: @Rose-HulmanAlumni 
  • Be sure to adjust your post settings to "public" before posting your photo or video with #FutureRosies and tagging @RoseHulmanAlumni. If you don't want your post to be public, please just post your photo or video in the comments section of our weekly project announcement post.
Twitter: @RoseHulmanAlums
  • Set your account to "public" before posting your photo or video with the #FutureRosies and tagging @RoseHulmanAlumns. 
Instagram: @RHITalumni
  • Set your account to "public" before posting your photo or video with #FutureRosies and tagging @RHITalumni.
 
Every Monday, we'll draw a winner at random and then announce the winner by 4 p.m. on the Rose-Hulman Alumni social media pages -- so tell your folks to be on the lookout!

 

Projects

WEEK 2, STATES OF MATTER

This week, there are still 15 activities to choose from only we reorganized them to make things a little more clear.  You can self-select which activities you would like to participate in.

Before diving into the activities this week, check out Bill Nye’s explanation of the 3 States of Matter.

Basic Level

Moderate Level

Experienced Level

Solid, Liquid, Gas

Magic Inflating Balloons

Thermal Flower Power

Oobleck

Ice Cream Science

Hot Ice

Melting Crayons

Ice Hands

Egg in a Bottle

On the Hunt!

Cloud in a Jar

Evaporation

Bonus:  Did you know there’s a 4th State of Matter?  Check out Plasma here!

Week 2 Prizes:

  • A+ Kids Chemistry
  • Candy Chemistry
  • Colour Chemistry

After the last week of STEM at Home, all of your entries will go back in the drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize -- the new LEGO Education Spike Prime Set! 

WEEK 1, MACHINES

Here’s the first week of project plans. Choose any project from any day. Do as many or as little as you like.

Skill Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Basic

Build a Pully

Inclined Plane

Explore Screws and Wedges

Lego Zipline

Conveyer Belt

Moderate

Model Elevator

Simple Catapult

Roller Coaster Made of Straws

Bubble Blower Machine

Build a Racecar

Some Experience

Rubber Band Powered Lego Car

Archimedes Screw

Rube Goldberg Machine

Continue Rube Goldberg Machine

Continue Rube Goldberg Machine

Week 1 Prizes 

The winner can choose one of the below:

  • Simple Machines Set by Lego
  • NEX Education: STEM Explorations, Swing Ride Building Set
  • STEM Newton’s Laws Engineering Kit

After the last week of STEM at Home, all of your entries will go back in the drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize -- the new LEGO Education Spike Prime Set!

Rules for Playing:

1. After you complete your project and take a photo or make a video, post your entry by 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday evening on at least one of our social media channels to be eligible for the Monday drawing. If you post after 8 p.m., don't worry, you'll just be entered into the next week's drawing.

2. Prizes are limited to projects from the project menu above. However, feel free to share some of the interesting STEM activities you’ve completed on your own by using the hashtag.

3. All participants are welcome to self-assign skill categories and complete projects from more than one skill category.

4. It’s okay to get adults to help with your planning, but the projects should be completed by K-12 students.

We love to see how creative all our Rosebuds are!

Note: Just like everything else right now, we’re taking the contest week by week. The current week’s activities will be posted on Monday mornings by 10:00 a.m. Eastern.

After the last week of STEM at Home, all of your entries will go back in the drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize -- the new LEGO Education Spike Prime Set! 

Graphic: Homework Hotline, Turning 'Huh?' Into 'Aha!' 877-ASK-ROSE or askrose.org

Turning ‘Huh?’ Into ‘Aha!’

For 25 years, the Ask Rose Homework Hotline has been providing an academic lifeline to Indiana students in grades 6-12 with free math and science tutoring. Its tutors are Rose-Hulman students who can help your students understand STEM concepts through friendly, one-on-one tutoring sessions via phone or live chat.

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