STEM in a Box

The GGAC STEM Committee has put together several kits, STEM-in-a-Box, that leaders can check out from the Council Service Center in Pleasant Hill for two weeks at a time.  There is a nominal fee or deposit for these boxes so we can keep them replenished. We also welcome input into new STEM in a Box ideas that we can put together. If your Unit/District/Council would like to know more and build their own set of STEM in a Box kits, please contact the STEM Committee Chair, Michael McDowell at mcdowell.scouter@gmail.com.

STEM in a Box Inquiry

To save you time and aggravation, please contact us to determine the availability of the box you are interested in and when you would like to reserve it.

Bungee Math STEM in a Box

What’s included:

  • Tons of Rubber Bands
  • Graph Paper
  • Tape Measure
  • Knee-high Stockings

What’s not included:

  • Fresh fruit or Superhero Action Figures
  • Camera with Slo-Mo Function

Oil Spill Clean-Up STEM in a Box (Small)

What’s included in the Box:

  • Timothy Hay
  • Cotton Balls
  • Wool Yarn
  • Saw Dust
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Feathers
  • Cotton T-shirt Material
  • Knee-High Stockings
  • 9oz Plastic Cups
  • Small Paper Plates
  • Plastic Transfer Pipets (Droppers)
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Coco Powder
  • Instructions

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil (May or May not be there)
  • Table Cloths

Oil Spill Clean Up STEM in a Box (Large)

What’s included in the Box:

  • Timothy Hay
  • Cotton Balls
  • Wool Yarn
  • Saw Dust
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Feathers
  • Human Hair
  • Cotton T-shirt Material
  • Knee-High Stockings
  • 9oz Plastic Cups
  • Small Paper Plates
  • Plastic Transfer Pipets (Droppers)
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Coco Powder
  • Instructions

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil (May or May not be there)
  • Table Cloths

Marble Run STEM in a Box

What’s Included in the Box:

  • Large box of foam pipe insulation halves
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Red Solo cups
  • Eight (8) marbles

What’s Not Included in the Box:

  • Any plans or examples
  • Your imagination
  • Rules (make up your own)

Start Your Engines! STEM in a Box (Small)

What’s included in the Box:

  • R130 motors (3-6V) with fly leads attached
  • Box of Solar Panels (1.5V, 400 mA with leads)
  • Box of AAA-batter holders (single with leads)
  • Box of AAA-battery holders (double with leads)
  • Bag of AAA-batteries
  • Bag of propellers
  • Box of straws
  • Two (2) bags of thin craft dowels
  • Bag of wheels
  • Smal box with an assortment of gears and motor parts
  • Box with spare wires
  • Three (3) small boxes of tack putty
  • Assortment of cardboard rectangles
  • Brief set of instructions

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Any specific design plans

Start Your Engines! STEM in a Box (Large)

What’s included in the Box:

  • Large box of R130 motors (3-6V) with fly leads attached
  • Bag of Solar Panels (1.5V, 400 mA with leads)
  • Box of AAA-batter holders (single with leads)
  • Box of AAA-battery holders (double with leads)
  • Box of AAA-batteries
  • Two (2) bags of propellers
  • Bag of straws
  • Three (3) bags of thin craft dowels
  • Three (3) bags of wheels
  • Large box with an assortment of gears
  • Box of additional red & black wires
  • Box of additional red & white wires
  • Two spools of wire (Black and Red)
  • Box of unwired motors
  • Egg Cartons
  • Styrofoam trays
  • Brief set of instructions

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Any specific design plans

Egg Drop STEM in a Box

What’s included:

  • Straws
  • Cotton Balls
  • Balloons
  • Packing Material
  • Masking Tape
  • Egg Cartons

What’s not included:

  • Eggs (They’ve got to be fresh, otherwise this kit would stink)
  • Any plans
  • A tarp for easier clean-up

Splash! STEM in a Box

What’s included in the Box:

  • One dozen glass Mason jars with lids (pint-sized)
  • Four (4) Pyrex pie plates
  • Plastic dishpan
  • Two (2) aluminum baking trays
  • Two (2) rolls of cotton twine
  • Box of cotton swabs
  • Bottle of Dawn dish soap
  • Two dozen small, plastic cups
  • One roll of Tulle fabric and a few pre-cut squares
  • Bag of pennies (one dozen)
  • Roll of wax paper
  • Needle pack
  • Ice Crystal molecule kit
  • Chromatography kit (70% Isopropyl alcohol (16 oz bottle), 30 chromatography paper strips, markers & pens)
  • Spice kit (Cinnamon, Allspice, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Tumeric, Ginger, Cumin)
  • Miscellaneous supplies (laminated cards, scissors, tweezers, tape, paper plates)
  • Demonstration Instructions

What’s not included:

  • Water

Fluid Physics STEM in a Box

What’s included in the Box:

  • Modeling Clay
  • Wax Paper
  • Baggie with Pennies
  • Instructions

What’s not included:

  • Large container filled with water
  • Limits to your Scouts’ imaginations

Ladder of Light STEM in a Box

What’s included in the Box:

  • Eight (8) Ladder of Light Kits (Breadboard, 9V battery, Battery clip connector, Short green jumper wire, Five LED lights, Three 100 Ohm resistors, Two 50 Ohm resistors, One Potentiometer)
  • Instructions
  • Box with spare LEDs

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Coconuts, but then again you don’t need coconuts for this kit

Electricity Merit Badge STEM in a Box

What’s included in the Box:

  • 36 D-cell Batteries
  • Double D-cell Holders
  • Single D-cell Holders
  • Four (4) boxes of enamel-coated copper wire (22 and 24 awg)
  • Two dozen large carriage bolts
  • Large quantity of disk magnets
  • Bag of large-eye needles (about 4 dozen)
  • Box of modeling clay
  • Roll of red electrical tape
  • Box with four rolls of assorted copper wire

What’s not included in the Box:

  • Bananas, but then again you don’t need bananas for this kit

Venturing

Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

STEM

Scouting for Food

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