Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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PLEASE NOTE: The final STEM for Kids Online Resources email will hit your inbox on August 31. Other fun and educational resources have been linked for your use at the bottom of this email.

STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

Kitchen Chemistry 🍽️

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Kitchen Chemistry for Kids

Check out this playlist from the American Chemical Society to learn about some fun kitchen chemistry experiments that you can try at home. Explore color-changing milk, how diapers work, how to make slime, and more.   

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The Science of Cooking

Watch this series of videos from The Ruff Ruffman Show to see how Ruff uses science to become a better cook. Then try this rainbow popsicle recipe or chocolate mug cake recipe for a fun treat!   

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Make Virtual Cookies

Try Ruff’s Cookie Creator game to learn how different ingredients affect cookies. Then cook, serve, and decorate your own virtual cookies!    

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Food Chemistry Podcasts

Listen to The Science of Baking podcast from Brains On! to explore the chemistry of baking. Or check out the How Do You Make Ice Cream podcast from But Why?, and then try the recipe for easy homemade ice cream!   

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Do More Kitchen Chemistry

Download PDF activities from the California Science Center to explore chemistry with everyday ingredients. Make fizzy mustard, puffy paint, Oobleck, play dough, or all four! All activities are also available in Spanish.   

Your weekly STEM for Kids Online Resources email wraps up at the end of the month, but you can still enjoy fun and educational content here:

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