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Presented in partnership with Popular Mechanics - Engineering Design Challenge in every groovy box! #STEMists do the "E" in #STEM Ages 8+
Presented in partnership with Popular Mechanics - Engineering Design Challenge in every groovy box! #STEMists do the "E" in #STEM Ages 8+
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FEBRUARY'S BOX🚀Lunar Launch🚀Order by 02/28! http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/

Lunar Launch - a rocket-themed Groovy Lab in a Box ships to all groovy subscribers this month! Click GROOVY SUBSCRIPTIONS on our website.

Rockets take people, spacecrafts and payload into space. On 16 July 1969, the Saturn V rocket launched astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins, the Eagle spacecraft, and groovy payload onward to the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission was the first to perform a manned lunar landing and return to Earth successfully.

Engineering Design Challenge: You are a groovy aerospace engineer and the head of Project Apollo contracted by NASA during the Apollo era in 1969. Using only the materials in your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design, build, and launch a rocket which travels the farthest vertical distances to the Moon?

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM

#NationOfMakers #STEMEducation #ProjectBasedLearning #ElemEd #homeschooling #NGSS #MakerEd #Apollo11 #NASA #STEMist #weareteachers #teachingideas #teacherideas #teachingelementary #teacherstuff #instascience #3rdgrade #charterschool #4thgrade #homeschoolscience #5thgrade #homeschool #lessonplans #elementaryteacher #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #instateacher
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Saturn as seen from Titan by Chesley Bonestell, the Father of Modern Space Art http://owl.li/maDD308v2e2

#NASA #NASASocial #starstuff #startalk 🚀

#NationOfMakers#STEMforKids#STEMEducation#STEMist#unschooling#elemed#girlsinstem#homeschoolscience#monthlysubscription#subscriptionboxfind#unboxing#subscriptionbox#subscriptionboxes#subscriptionaddiction#subscriptions#subscriptionboxaddict#subscriptionservice#homeschooling#subscriptionboxjunkie#bblogger#subscribe#MakerEd
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JANUARY'S BOX 🌎 Shake It Up 🌎 Groovy's #GoogleChallenge: Which spring demonstrates a P-wave, the top or bottom spring? Which spring demonstrates a S-wave, the orange or blue spring?

STEMists will investigate groovy waves in action using a spring coil (think slinky) with our earthquake-themed Groovy Lab in a Box which ships to all groovy subscribers this month. Click GROOVY SUBSCRIPTIONS on our website.

There are two main types of seismic waves which can travel through the inner layers of the Earth. Each wave travels at a different speed and has a different impact. Rocks are very brittle and under stress will suddenly fail along a fault. When an earthquake occurs, two blocks of rock on either side of the fault suddenly slip and release energy in the form of seismic waves. The energy released travels in Primary or P-waves (longitudinal) and Secondary or S-waves (transverse.) Primary or P-wave, Longitudinal Wave

The first type of wave to propagate (travel) outwards is the Primary or P-wave (longitudinal.) P-waves have a push–pull action on the solid rock or liquid interior of the Earth that it is moving through. P-waves travel the fastest (about 10 km/s) due to their longitudinal shape.

Secondary or S-wave, Transverse Wave

The second type of wave to propagate (travel) outwards is the Secondary or S-wave (transverse). S-waves have an up and down or side-to-side action and cannot move through liquids, only through solid rock. They move pieces of rock perpendicular to the direction the wave is traveling. The S-waves travel more slowly than the P-waves, about 5 km/s.

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#STEMists know: The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLK

#NationOfMakers #education #edchat #edu # weareteachers #STEMEd #makered #growthmindset 
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JANUARY'S BOX - Shake It Up 🌎 http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/ Order by 01/31! 🌎

Design Challenge – A Lesson in Earthquakes:  You are a groovy earthquake engineer who has been contracted by the city of Los Angeles. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build the tallest skyscraper that can withstand the next BIG quake?

During your ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS, you will investigate what causes earthquakes while constructing a groovy seismograph and shake table. Explore S and P waves, the different types of fault planes, and famous earthquake proof structures around the world. Acquire various science and engineering practices aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and much, much more.

Groovy Lab in a Box is hands-on STEM, project based learning made FUN!

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM!

Engineering Design Challenge in every groovy box!

#weareteachers #teachingideas #teacherideas #teachingelementary #teacherstuff #STEMEd #3rdgrade #3rdgradescience #4thgrade #4thgradescience #5thgrade #5thgradescience #iteach #iteach3rd #iteach4th #iteach5th #iteach345 #homeschoolscience #scienceteacher #scienceteachers #earthscience #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #growthmindset #teachersoftpt #giftedteacher 
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JANUARY'S BOX - Shake It Up 🌎 http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/ Order by 01/31! 🌎

Rich·ter scale /ˈriktər ˌskāl/ noun
describes how much energy is released by
an earthquake. The more destructive earthquakes typically have magnitudes between about 5.5 and 8.9.

Shake It Up - an earthquake-themed Groovy Lab in a Box ships to all groovy subscribers this month! Click GROOVY SUBSCRIPTIONS on our website.

Design Challenge – A Lesson in Earthquakes:  You are a groovy earthquake engineer who has been contracted by the city of Los Angeles. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build the tallest skyscraper that can withstand the next BIG quake?

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM

#Seismograph #Earthquakes #Science #Technology #Engineering #STEMEd #Kids #KidActivities #Create #kidscience #HomeSchool #Teacher #NationOfMakers #Maker #ScienceRocks #StayCurious #STEMEducation #HomeSchooling #unschooling #FutureEngineer #MakerEd #EdChat #ScienceRocks #DIY #Parenting #Inquiry #GirlsInSTEM #FutureEngineer #homeschoolscience #Richter #RichterScale #CharlesRichter 
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JANUARY'S CHALLENGE - Shake It Up 🌎 http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/ Order by 01/31! 🌎

Design Challenge – A Lesson in Earthquakes:  You are a groovy earthquake engineer who has been contracted by the city of Los Angeles. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build the tallest skyscraper that can withstand the next BIG quake?

During your ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS, you will investigate what causes earthquakes while constructing a groovy seismograph and shake table. Explore S and P waves, the different types of fault planes, and famous earthquake proof structures around the world. Acquire various science and engineering practices aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and much, much more.

Groovy Lab in a Box is hands-on STEM, project based learning made FUN!

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM!

Engineering Design Challenge in every groovy box!

#Seismograph #Earthquakes #Science #Technology #Engineering #STEMEd #charterschool #KidActivities #Create #homeschool #kidscience #teacher #NationOfMakers #Maker #ScienceRocks #StayCurious #growthmindset #ngss #makerspace #HomeSchooling #unschooling #FutureEngineer #MakerEd #EdChat #DIY #Parenting #Inquiry #GirlsInSTEM #homeschoolscience
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JANUARY'S BOX - Shake It Up 🌎 http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/ Order by 01/31! 🌎

Earthquake /' e rTH' kwāk/ (noun) a sudden rapid shaking of the ground caused by a sudden movement of rock and release of energy beneath the Earth’s surface.

Shake It Up - an earthquake-themed Groovy Lab in a Box ships to all groovy subscribers this month! Click GROOVY SUBSCRIPTIONS on our website.

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM

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Today we honor Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest #STEMists that ever lived. He was born in England on December 25, 1643.

#isaacnewton #STEMist #newton
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Make a toggle switch with this month's Groovy box! http://www.groovylabinabox.com/groovy-shop/

tog•gle switch (noun) an electric switch operated by a lever that is moved up and down.

Stitch-A-Circuit - an electronic-themed Groovy Lab in a Box ships to all groovy subscribers at the end of this month! Click GROOVY SUBSCRIPTIONS on our website.

Design Challenge: You are a wearable technology engineer and an avid groovy reader. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build a LED book light that doubles as a bookmark and a fashionable e-cuff?

#STEMists do the "E" in #STEM

#STEMed #STEMist #edtech #elemed #MakerEd #MakerSpace #Maker
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