Mister C is tag teaming with the Dayton Metro Library to bring you STEM-Mania! STEM-Mania is designed to inspire and encourage students and families to explore all things STEM. Most importantly, Mister C wants to see all of you join him online so that we can learn together!

Mister C will be streaming on FB Live each Wednesday at 10AM starting September 16, 2020. So, gather your materials and hop online to join Mister C for a STEM-venture that’s like no other!  It’s 100% FREE!

How Can I participate?

It’s simple.  Below, you’ll find a list of dates and one of the activities Mister C will do during the Facebook Live Stream.  Having these materials will allow you to follow along with Mister C and complete the STEM activity! That’s right, not only are we going to have fun learning together, but we are going to conduct some of our experiments together!  Mister C has all sorts of cool experiments and activities planned, the Dayton Metro Library has selected all sorts of amazing books that keep the learning going after the show’s over!

You can watch the show each Wednesday at Mister C’s Facebook Page! Can’t wait to see you there!

September 16, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST


Join Mister C for this magnetic episode which will attract you to some amazing STEM experiments!  It’s time we stick together and explore magnetism! May the Force be with you!

What you’ll Need!
    1. Magnets – circle, bar or refrigerator magnets
    2. Paper Towel Roll
    3. Skewer Sticks
    4. Straws
    5. Soda Bottle Caps
    6. Hot Glue
    7. Scissors
After the Show Activity Sheet
Electromagnet Activity Sheet

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Investigating Magnetism
Magnets in the Real World
Magnetism at work

September 23, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST

Surface Tension

It’s time to bond over some amazingly fun experiments that explore surface tension. You won’t want to miss this bubble-rific episode that will have you bursting with laughter! STEM fun is always the solution!

What you’ll Need!
    1. Dish Soap
    2. Bowls
    3. Water
    4. Skewer Sticks
    5. Twine/yarn
    6. Hot glue
Snake Bubbles Activity Sheet

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Super soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson
Does it absorb or repel liquid
Make a paperclip float

September 30, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST


Set your sights on soaring through air with some STEM-tacular fun! From airplanes to kites, this episode is going to take you to new heights! Gather the following materials and join Mister C as he builds planes and helicopters!

What you’ll Need!
    1. Different types of paper
    2. scissors
Air Pressure Activity Sheet

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Mae Jemison
amazing maker space fliers
Who were the Tuskegee Airmen
The Science of Flight

October 7, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST


It’s electric…boogie woogie woogie! Join Mister C for a shockingly good time exploring electricity. Mister C will flow through the basics of electricity and how it can be transformed into different types of energy!

What you’ll Need!
    1. Pepper
    2. Balloon
    3. Soda Can
Static Electricity Activity Sheet

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Electricity and Magnetism
Make circuits that glow or go

October 14, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST

Simple Machine

If you build it, they will come!  Mister C explores simple machines and attempts to build and test a Rube Goldberg machine using the engineering design process! It sounds so simple!

Watch it Here
What you’ll Need!
    1. Empty Box (shoe box)
    2. Twine/String
    3. Washers
    4. Scissors
Catapult Activity Sheet

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inclined planes
mechanical engineering

October 21, 2020 @ 10AM EST/9AM CST

Kitchen Chemistry

½ cup of science mixed with 3 tablespoons of fun, makes for one recipe of amazing kitchen chemistry with Mister C!  Get your apron and chef hat because you won’t want to miss this delicious episode. 

Watch it Here
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What you’ll Need!
    1. Yeast
    2. Cups
    3. Warm Water
    4. Hydrogen Peroxide – 3%
    5. Empty water or soda bottle

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George Washington Carver
Kitchen Science
Kitchen science for kids

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Keep the learning going and be sure to visit the Dayton Metro Library!  They have amazing resources to make learning fun!