Monthly Newsletter - October
Theme of the Month
Happy October, Sparkin' STEM family! This month, we'll be providing you with resources and challenges based on chemistry! Chemistry is all around us, and we'll be exploring science experiments, revolutions in chemistry, and even the chemistry inside you! Keep reading to find out more! We've also conducted 2 High School Q&A informational sessions so far, and you can watch them below!

You can learn how the periodic table gets new elements!
From discovery to confirmation and naming, the path is rarely simple to find new elements.
Click here for more info


Google's quantum computer simulated a chemical reaction!
This brings us closer to learning about quantum chemistry, and discovering some amazing things! 
Click here for more info

Challenge of the Month: 
For this month's challenge, we want you to participate in our science experiment series! 4 of our videos are focused on chemistry concepts, and we want you to explore them!

Complete any of the 4 experiments shown below, and submit a picture or video to us of you doing the experiment! (Your face does not need to be visible).Remember, winners of the challenge are recognized on our website, social media, and get a customized certificate!

Experiments List

Question of the Month: What's the history of the atom?

It took many different scientists to come up with the current model of an atom we have today! From John Dalton who imagined it as a billiard ball, to J.J. Thompson's model which is similar to a raisin bun, it's been hundreds of years since Greek philosophers first proposed the idea that everything was made of tiny atoms! 

Watch this video to learn more!
Crash Course Chemistry
Want to go down a chemistry rabbit hole and learn some amazing things? Check out Crash Course Chemistry!
Interesting Facts!
1. Every hydrogen atom in your body is likely 13.5 billion years old because they were created at the birth of the universe!

2. Diamond and graphite are both entirely made of carbon and nothing else!

3.  Mars is red because of iron oxide.

4. The only letter not appearing on the periodic table is J.

Helium balloons float because helium is lighter than air!
Opportunities in STEM 4 YOU!
  • Steamlabs Youth Programs (Link)
  • Ultimate Coders (Link)
  • The Physics Society (Link)
  • ROBO-GEEK INC (Link)
  • Junior Coders (Link
  • CK STEM (Link)
A message from CK STEM: Journey through the science of life through the lens of our daily lives, by signing up for the Future Health Professionals course! This course is intended to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the practical biology knowledge needed in the real world. Register and learn more here:
We're excited to bring you and your child new content for 2020! We also wish our Sparkin' STEM family the best as we all move forward in the current climate due to COVID-19. Please be safe and practice social distancing. Use the free time to complete the challenge :) Please email us if you have any questions about our initiatives as well.
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