Come participate in hands-on STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) this Thursday, February 20 at the Bullock Texas State History MuseumScience Thursdays, which occur on select days every month from 9 am – 1 pm, include expert demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for the kids to roll up their sleeves and get involved.  The event is FREE for all groups who have pre-registered; for more information, please talk with a Bullock Reservationist at (512) 463-6712 or


Sample activities that may be part of the event:

  • Hair-Raising Experience with a Van de Graaff Generator (electrons and static electricity)
  • Bunny Copters and Hoop Gliders Take Flight! (aerodynamics)
  • Making Slime (chemistry and states of matter)
  • Making Music with a Theramin (vibrations and sound waves)
  • Ghost Bubbles (states of matter)
  • Gum Drop Dome (building stable shapes and geometry)
  • How Cold is Cold? (states of matter)
  • Strong as a Brick (building stable shapes and geometry)

– Paul

Paul T. Shafer is a father of two highly energetic kids (emphasis on highly and energetic) and loves to go an adventures and learn about entrepreneurism with them.  You can read about their experiences at