Join us for our first Virtual Innovation Studio! This October, learn how to make a permanent reusable glow stick, mix your own fake blood and build a cardboard robotic arm! Learn about how glowing sea creatures were used during the war by the Japanese military, how one brilliant physical therapist used her engineering skills to help WWII veterans without limbs eat and write, and how one surgeon made improvements to blood storage that saved thousands of lives.
ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. These activities involve the use of tools and materials that require adult supervision and proper safety precautions. Science and engineering are fun and interesting subjects that help us build our confidence through learning how to do hard things and be safe at the same time.
DIDN’T GET A KIT? Here is a list of everything you need to follow along on your own! Feel free to participate in one or two activities, or follow along with all three!
3 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
6 Drops Red Food Dye
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
Large Piece of Thick Cardboard
Glue or Tape
6 Feet of String
5 Zipties (Optional)
2 Tablespoons ArtResin and Hardener
5g Glow Powder
Wooden Stirring Stick
Bubble Tea Straw
Tape or Lighter
CAN’T MAKE 10:30 A.M. ON OCTOBER 24? Our Virtual Innovation Studio will be available to watch whenever you are free, after its release.
For any questions, email Lea Schram von Haupt at STEM@nationalww2museum.org.