STEAM Fair 2020 Wednesday


Welcome to STEAM Fair 2020, in a Box version, where kids get to experience all the wonderful things about STEAM Fair from home! Click on the day below for a complete schedule. Links to videos and project instructions will go live on the day of the event. Get the complete supply list here.

STEAM Fair- Wednesday, October 21

Check out the schedule below for the events on Wednesday, October 21st. Videos will be available on the day of the event or after the live presentation. Please check back regularly for any schedule changes.

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LIVE interview and presentation will begin here at 6:30:

* = in the box activity

Green = LIVE Presentation

6:30 PM

Anne Arundel Community College

Tammy Domanski, Ph.D. Director Environmental Center Anne Arundel Community College will explore the ins and outs of science- combining work in the lab and out in the field.

Video: Coming Soon

6:50 PM

Creating a Rope Grommet

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Video: Coming Soon

Learn how to create a rope grommet

What you need:

  • -3-strand rope
    • 3.5x-4x longer than desired circumference of finished grommet.
    • Recommended diameter range is 3/8″ to 1″ –
    • 55″ length is usually plenty
    • Natural fiber rope is highly preferred due to its “memory” of the lay, making the project much easier. Hemp, Manila, Sisal, etc. Stiffer poly or nylon rope will also work.
  • Roll of masking/painter’s tape
  • Knife/scissors to cut rope

Activity Instructions added day of event

More Wednesday STEAM Fair projects:

Balloon Hovercraft*

Severn School

Make your own hovercraft with just a few household materials! This balloon-powered toy will give a new meaning to “zoom.” As air flows out of the balloon, it’ll start to hover! Try giving it a push and watch it slide around. You can even pass it across the table with your family and keep blowing the balloon up for endless fun!

What you need:

  • balloon
  • cds
  • pop-up bottle cap
  • hot glue

Robotic Hand*

Chesapeake Family Life

Use engineering techniques to make fingers move.

What you need:

  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock paper
  • Standard drinking straws
  • Pearl drink straws or bigger diameter straws
  • Yarn or twine

Grow Your Own Geode*

Chesapeake Family Life

Here’s a basic recipe to make beautiful Geodes in your kitchen. The color of the pipe cleaner will determine the color of the geode.

What you need:

  • 3 Tablespoons Borax
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Large jar, glass or pitcher
  • Dish cloth
  • Skewer, butter knife, chop stick
  • Fishing line or curling ribbon (not string)
  • Patience – the longer

Puking Pumpkins

Chesapeake Family Life

Carve your pumpkin, add a little baking soda and vinegar to see a great reaction.

What you need:

  • Carved pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • Food coloring (for the puke)

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