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Galaxy in a Jar STEM Activity For Kids

GALAXY STEM Activity

Galaxy in a Jar STEM Craft Idea For Kids

We recently took part in a STEM Star Wars campaign with EDF Energy to promote the importance of STEM subjects for girls. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are really important subjects and there are more and more STEM based jobs in the UK that need to be filled in the future. I think it’s great to get both girls and boys interested in science and this fun Galaxy in a Jar project is a great way to do this.

 

GALAXY STEM Activity

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What’s Needed

Cotton Balls

Mason Jar

Acrylic Paint (4 different colours)

Silver Glitter

4 disposable cups

String

Silver Paper

 

GALAXY STEM Activity

Directions

Take your 4 disposable cups and fill with water. Add 1-2 squirts of paint to each cup and mix well.

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Next, pull apart and un-roll 4-5 cotton balls and place in the bottom of the mason jar. Sprinkle glitter on top. Slowly pour the first paint colour over the cotton balls until they soak up the water. If you accidentally add to much water, then just add a few more cotton pieces to soak it up.

GALAXY STEM Activity

Repeat step 2 until you have all your layers. Place lid on jar.

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Cut 2 stars out of the silver paper and attach to the piece of string. Now, wrap your string around the jar and tie.  You now have a jar from out of this world!

GALAXY STEM Activity

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5 Comments

  1. STEM activities, and any other forms of STEM learning are vital for girls as well as boys. It gives them a hand up in those areas. This generation needs to get back to learning, inventing, researching in important subjects. The activity by the way sounds fun and turns out so cool!

  2. These look so cute! I can imagine they’d be wonderful centerpieces for a galaxy-themed birthday party!

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