SIERRA VISTA — Who says science and chemistry can’t be fun?
Brain STEM, a group based out of Tucson, is on a mission to introduce children to the world of STEM with fun activities, live demonstrations and hands-on experiments.
The organization believes that the keys to success in science, technology, engineering and math are in problem solving skills and creative thinking — something they work to achieve through play.
Co-founder Josh Manis said they bring their shows to elementary schools, libraires, birthday parties, STEM events and really anywhere they can.
He said the children always engage in a big way.
“It’s always good and we laugh a lot,” he said. “We always tell a lot of jokes and do hands-on-activities, so kids get that first-hand experience because in their later years learning science mostly comes from reading from a book.”
“We always get a great response.”
Brain STEM will be bringing their Chem Show to Sierra Vista this weekend.
The event will start at 1:30 p.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library this Saturday.
Manis said the show is all about chemistry, so presenter Matt Ryan will be doing activities and experiments related to chemical reactions, like indoor fireworks, fire jelly and magic liquids.
The program is recommended for Kindergarten age children and up and was sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library.
Brain STEM is available in Southern Arizona and was originally part of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation before breaking off on its own in 2017.
For more information on Brain STEM, visit http://brainstemaz.com.
To contact the library, visit www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/brain-stem-stem-chem-show