Can you guess what this photo might suggest to a physicist? To find out, check out the Cool Science Jokes (under the Cool Stuff menu at the top of the page). This was probably the most popular part of our original website years ago, so we're excited to bring it back- and give you a chance to add your favorites to our collection!
This is just one of many things we've been working on while we're all stuck at home. We've added several new Cool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) experiments and activities that you can do yourself (also under the Cool Stuff menu), with more coming soon. We're also posting fun STEAM activities on our Facebook page every day that we find from other great websites, so be sure to follow us and check that daily. And you can also find fun lots of cool stuff in our Twitter feed (Tweets are on on our Home page too).
Teachers will appreciate that we have aligned our Cool Science Demonstration Shows with the new 2020 Colorado Academic Standards for Science. We're currently doing the same for our Hands-on STEAM Lab Experiments and Workshops, so look for that coming soon.
Finally, don't forget our live Zoom STEAM classes every Thursday at 3 pm. Check our Calendar and this previous Cool News blog article for details. So much Cool stuff happening these days!
On April 16th 8 budding scientists learned how to freeze water instantly in our first Cool Science live Zoom class (a collaboration with Concrete Couch), and it went so well that we'll continue offering these free livestream classes for kids every Thursday.
Next up on April 23rd we'll show you how to perform a science magic trick that will amaze your friends, and all you need are a few long strips of paper, tape, scissors and some very cool math! You can find out more on our Try Science at Home Mysterious Loops activity page. If you want to join us live, RSVP with Concrete Couch. Space is limited as we want to keep these classes small enough to interact with everyone.
Be sure to check our calendar to find out what's coming up each Thursday. Classes are usually best for kids ages 8-14, but parents are always welcome to help younger kids give it a try. You can also follow us on Facebook where we are posting a new fun activity link for kids every day.
Thanks to COVID-19 cancelling all of our school and library programs for the forseeable future, we're trying some new things to get you excited about science. First up, a collaboration with the folks at Concrete Couch to bring live-streamed interactive hands-on science activities into your home using Zoom video conferencing. Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 3 pm (MDT) join us for one of our most popular science demonstrations as we show you how to super-cool water and make it freeze instantly! Sure you can just watch our YouTube video and do it anytime you want, but it will be more fun doing it together and we'll be there to answer your questions in real time! This class will be best for kids about 8-14 years old, but parents are also welcome to help younger kids give it a try.
If you want to participate, just RSVP to Concrete Couch and they will send you the link and other information you need to join the Zoom classroom. And in case you can make it live, we plan to record the class so you can watch it later. If you want to be super prepared, you can study our Cool Chemistry experiment page and maybe we'll let you teach the class ?
We'll offer a new Cool Science class every Thursday at 3 pm, so be sure to check the calendar on our home page for details. And BTW, Concrete Couch will be live streaming other classes on lots of fun topics every other day of the week, so be sure to check out their calendar as well.
If you have any questions you can post them in the Comments box below. Hope to see you Thursday!