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    Backyard Explorer: Bird Watch - At Home STEM Kit

    Invite budding naturalists to head outside for a walk to spot feathered friends - in the woods, a park, or right in their backyard. Backyard Explorer: Bird Watch leads kids through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and listening for bird songs. Includes activity ideas such as building a bird nest, matching games, and simple discovery about food chains/life cycle of birds. Build a wooden birdhouse, gelatin bird feeders and observe the wonders of the world outside with clipboard and working binoculars. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Backyard Explorer: Bubbles - At Home STEM Kit

    Can bubbles be different shapes? Why do bubbles pop? Head outside and get bubbling as you explore surface tension with hands-on science, 16 ounces of bubble solution and reusable bubble straws/connectors to make unlimited 2D and 3D geometric wands. Then delight your bubble explorer with giant bubbles big enough to fit in! Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Backyard Explorer: Bug Hunt - At Home STEM Kit

    Head outside and get the buzz on bugs! This kit is packed with educational prompts and activities to encourage junior naturalists to spot insects while on a walk in the woods, playing in a park, or searching right outside their front door. Interactive field guides help young seekers identify fliers, crawlers, and pollinators. Project ideas such as Weave a Web or Make a Bug Hotel, and cool bug facts, boost the insect intrigue. Includes a one-handed bug catcher with thumb operated trapping slider and 5x magnification, a perfect companion to catch the fastest specimens in a safe and humane way. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Backyard Explorer: Honey Bees - At Home STEM Kit

    Explore the fascinating world of honey bees! This kit targets a deeper understanding and appreciation for these remarkable insects and their impact on our ecosystem. National Geographic Kids book with beautiful, engaging, and authentic photos, natural honeycomb, authentic bee pollen, and more support learning and captivate childrens’ intrigue. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Chemistry Basics

    Dive into the fascinating world of chemistry: mixing, measuring and creating your own scientific wonders. Learn why and how things work the way they do through fun experiments. Come ignite your passion for chemistry and science!
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    Curious Critters

    Is that a mammal, bird or fish? Join this factual, fictional and fun exploration of the world of animals like fruit bats, sea turtles and a curious creature that has teeth in its throat. Learn about many amazing animals. Bring your stuffed animals to hang out with and explore the world of animals and literacy!
  • Foam, Slime & Potions

    Step into a world of captivating experiments and mind-blowing discoveries! Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of foam, slime, and potions, as we unravel the secrets of science. Concoct elixirs that magically change color, create your own bouncy balls, and whip up some homemade candy that fizzes in your mouth. Each experiment combines the perfect blend of creativity and scientific exploration. Transform learning into a bubbling cauldron of pure excitement!
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    Get Growing - At Home STEM Kit

    Celebrate Summer and the joys of growing veggies as cute as children themselves. Full-spectrum grow lights and adjustable circular vents control humidity and air flow as 36 seedlings are started. Transparent grow trays allow observation of root growth and carefully chosen seed varieties withstand rough handling and quick germination. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
  • LED's, Circuits & Conductivity

    Dive into the world of circuits, conductivity, and LEDs as young scientists embark on a journey of discovery. Craft your own light-up greeting cards and fireflies, and bring your creations to life with the magic of LEDs. Explore electromagnets, learn what powers everyday devices, and conduct hands-on experiments to unravel the mysteries of magnetism.
  • Land, Sea & Sky

    Want to know more about the land we walk on? The sky above us? Or maybe even the sea below us? Ask big questions and find answers as we explore what makes up the place we call home! We will create projects, read books and learn all there is to know about the area we inhabit!
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    Magic School Bus: Animal Habitats

    Get on the bus with Ms. Frizzle and imagine being the size of the animals that live in different places around the world. What is it like to live in a stream or pond or even in a dark cave? What do we need to survive? We will also travel to an island that is being formed. Let’s imagine the first animals to arrive.
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    Magic School Bus: Living Things

    Hop on the bus with Ms. Frizzle and discover the magical world of science. We will shrink to become plants and insects and even travel through the body as blood and food! Using a mix of literature, science, physical activities, art and cooking, we will explore the interconnections of our world.
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    Nature Explored

    Make a connection with nature as we explore books and science together. We’ll even head into the great outdoors at the nature center on campus. From bugs and birds to trees and flowers, we will see and experience it all!
  • STEM Sampler

    Join us for lots of fun, hands-on STEM topics! Explore chemistry as we make glow and butter slime! Investigate technology and go undercover to become a spy and unlock secret messages and create spy tools. Put your skills to the test as you design and construct simple machines to solve engineering challenges. Join us for a week filled with engaging experiments and activities!
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    Science Experiment Bundle Book - At Home STEM Kit

    Teacher created, science experiment book promotes easy, hands-on scientific exploration with simple materials, planned, photographed and ready to bring into your home! Simply gather the materials from your cupboard and start experimenting! Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
  • Science Fun & Games

    Transform complex scientific concepts into thrilling games and activities. Create your very own roller coaster using straws and race against your friends with engineered race cars powered by balloons. Dive into a world of hands-on experiments and unravel the mysteries of science through interactive games. Get ready to unleash your creativity and critical thinking skills. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to play your way through fascinating scientific concepts!
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    Scientific Method

    Grab your lab coats, put on your goggles and fasten your seat belt to enter the world of trial and error, failure and success, asking questions and finding answers. Young scientists will learn the six step scientific method through exploration of science experiments.
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    Solar Printing - At Home STEM Kit

    Harness the power of the sun to develop your one-of-a-kind STEM art! Use hand-treated, sun-sensitive papers that undergo a chemical change when exposed to sunlight. Images appear within minutes and are permanent with a quick rinse of water. Safe and easy to use. A great summer science or art project for the entire family. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
  • Ben Giesbrecht (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Survivor in the Big Woods

    Minnesota can experience -30 to 100+ degree temperatures all in the same year! We will learn tips on how to be better protected from these extremes, learn about survival car kits, what to keep in your backpacks and where our weather actually comes from. Test your survival skills as we build a shelter, build a fire, catch water and learn about an important medicinal plant.
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    Woodworker Dragster Race Car - At Home STEM Kit

    Use a hammer and nails to build a working dragster race car complete with fiery decals and a racetrack for launching! Get outside and race all summer long. Kit features hammer, hardware, paint, paintbrush, precut quality wood pieces with predrilled holes, full-color step-by-step instructions for ease of assembly. Makes one dragster and launching track. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Woodworker Marble Drop - At Home STEM Kit

    Who can get the highest score? Build a fun game to play all summer. The Marble Drop Kit features marble, hammer, hardware, paint, paintbrush, stickers, precut quality wood pieces with predrilled holes and full-color step-by-step instructions for ease of assembly. Makes one marble drop game. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Woodworker Marshmallow Launcher- At Home STEM Kit

    The Marshmallow Launcher is as fun to use as it is to build! Kit features hammer, hardware, paintbrush, paint, precut quality wood pieces with predrilled holes, full-color step-by-step instructions for ease of assembly. Once built, the fully functional launcher can be used all summer long. Makes one launcher. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.
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    Woodworker Propeller Racer - At Home STEM Kit

    Spin the propeller and watch it go! Build a racer that really moves with this interactive lesson in woodworking and physics. Construct and decorate the racer, then experiment to see what makes it go the farthest and fastest. The Propeller Racer features hammer, hardware, paint, paintbrush, stickers, precut quality wood pieces with predrilled holes, full-color step-by-step instructions for ease of assembly. Makes one propeller racer. Kit available to order through August 1. Kits will be available for pickup at Orono Community Education at Door E24 (705 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.) beginning May 15. We will send an email reminder about pick-up dates and times.