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STEM Storytime – Forces and Motion

Marshmallows and forces
Marshmallows and forces
1.00 PM ET
Who should attend?
..Early Years, .K, 1, 2, 3

Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Lynne Mayer's book, "Newton and Me" and complete a hands-on science activity about forces and motion!

In this activity students will explore how applying more force will make an object go farther using everyday household objects. Students will be creating their very own marshmallow launchers.

For this activity, students will need:

  • Disposable cup with the bottom already cut out. A Toilet paper roll could also be used instead
  • Balloon
  • Scissors
  • Tape (duct tape or masking tape preferred)
  • Something small and light to launch, like mini marshmallows, pom-poms, or pieces of a sponge


Note that younger students may need additional help with some of the steps, such as those involving scissors.

Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1pm ET in English! For each week that you participate in a STEM Storytime live event, you’ll receive an entry in our monthly draw for a $50 gift card to buy books for your classroom! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards. 

You can find upcoming listings on the events section of the Let’s Talk Science website:

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