These are activities we created for the STEAM Room workshop at NerdCon. There were 5 science tables and 5 art tables. A PDF of the instruction manual for the science activities can be found here and below. The art tables were based off of The Art Assignment prompts. A playlist of Art Assignment prompts can be found here. Thank you to all the other channels who help run the event: ARTiculations, Developmental Enthusiast, Maia Ledesma, High-Waisted Pantaloons, Matt Palka, ActOutGames, Animal Wonders, and Practical Poppins.
The playlist below explores programming a Lego Robot using graphics based software. It progresses to programming sensors, like the ones used on the robot. We use hobbyist electronics equipment and programs. No previous knowledge of programming is required.
This is footage from the STEAM Room workshop at NerdCon. Thank you to everyone for creating art and exploring science with us!
This video outlines the construction of a paper rocket. Step-by-step instructions can also be found in this packet. The launcher at the event was made form PVC and a fireplace bellows. You can use PVC and a water bottle.
Below is a playlist with explanations of basic circuits and a few activities you can do at home with batteries, wires, and a speaker.
This activity was brought to us by ActOutGames. She gives a wonderful explanation of how to create bracelets that spell out words and phrases in binary. Electronics read binary by looking at the voltage level of a component. We added videos that discuss voltage levels and binary code.
There are currently no SciJoy videos on tower building. Instructions are found in the PDF.
This is a playlist of ViHart's Hexaflexagon videos. They are fun math and art project.
Participants played with Snatoms. They are a magnetic molecular modeling kit. Below is the the How-to playlist for Snatoms.
They created a station called "Guess That Poo." Their YouTube channel explores all types of animals. Below is my personal favorite video.