Monthly Newsletter - August
Theme of the Month
Invention and innovation fuels the world, creating new ideas, machines, and strategies to make the world better and more efficient. In honour of August being National Invention Month, the theme of our newsletter this month is Invention and Imagination! We will explore the importance of creativity and some amazing inventors of the past and present, and our monthly challenge will hopefully inspire you to become an inventor yourself! In addition, Sparkin' STEM is also launching a series on Youtube with science experiments!
Sparkin' STEM Virtual Initiatives
Sparkin' STEM will be launching new Youtube videos throughout August showing you cool science experiments that you can do at home! Subscribe here to watch soon! Each week you can submit photos of yourself doing the experiments for the chance to win awesome prizes! Each video will premiere every Sunday at 2 PM!

Check out some amazing inventions of 2020!
These latest inventions would definitely make your life easier!
Click here for more info


7 Young Inventors Who See A Better Way
TIME featured these 7 youth inventors who are changing the world!
Click here for more info

Challenge of the Month: 
For this month's challenge, complete the word search attached and submit it with the form below! Tell us about something you'd invent if you had the chance. Remember, winners of the challenge are recognized on our website, social media, and get a customized certificate!

Word Search Link
Challenge Submission Link

Phrase of the Month: Social Entrepreneurship
As conflicts continue around the world related to human rights issues, climate change, war, and politics, social entrepreneurship aims to benefit communities through initiatives that don't just create profit, but that create change. 
Learn more here!
Amazing Innovations and Inventions
Check out this video about amazing innovations that humans have discovered and created! (LINK)
Interesting Facts!
1. 72% of people have creative insights in the shower!

2. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

3. Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!

4. A man named Yoshira Nakamatsu has 3377 patents, which is about three times what Thomas Edison accumulated!

5. Argentina celebrates its Inventors’ Day on September 29.
Opportunities in STEM 4 YOU!
  • Steamlabs Youth Programs (Link)
  • Ultimate Coders (Link)
  • City of Brampton Robotics and Engineering Classes (Link)
  • ROBO-GEEK INC (Link)
  • Junior Coders (Link
  • CK STEM (Link)
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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