STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend – January 6

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Between school, homework, practice and spending time with loved ones, it’s easy to miss out on the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. But don’t worry, Thinkery’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly STEAM discoveries from the previous week. It’s fuel for your weekend.

STEAM To Fuel Your Weekend - Alexis Arnold
Photo credit: Alexis Arnold.

Crystallized books? How cool! San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold uses borax crystals to transform discarded books into sparkling, crystal-coated sculptures. Her crystallized creations, meant to evoke a moment frozen in time, are absolutely mesmerizing. And we can’t get enough!

There’s no doubt about it—we love time-lapse videos. Like, we’re totally obsessed with ’em. (We can’t help it.)

And we can always turn to National Geographic‘s Short Film Showcase for a carefully curated (and incredibly captivating) collection of top-notch, STEAM-themed time-lapse films. Don’t believe us? Just check out this beautiful short from Beauty of Science! Watch as spectacular crystal forests are formed by the metal displacement reactions of silver and lead. Fascinating AND mind-blowing—we’re hooked.

Say goodbye to bananas that have gone band. Moldy strawberries? See ya later! We’re not gonna miss you, nasty avocados. (OK, maybe we’ll miss you a little.)

Edipeel is an all-natural invisible coating designed to keep fruit from spoiling too quickly. Created by Apeel, a start-up company out of California, this organic (and 100% edible!) protective barrier is a total game-changer. Click to learn more about this incredible innovation!

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