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StemChef welcomes you to partake in our weekly wit-bits, fun facts, smashing stories and superstar spotlights...

Our mission is to engage, inspire and celebrate your kids! Our hope is that through the fun interactions with our edible gamification of STEM, your children will be on a path of lifelong STEM learning.

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Super Glue

Fun Fact

How did a chain of events lead to the accidental invention of……. Superglue?

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Sarah Lalonde

Story

Sarah started Science and STEAM Team to promote a sense of wonder in STEM among kids and adults

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Kitchen Hockey

Wit-Bit

Want a fun activity pass your time while waiting to the cake to bake? Kitchen Hockey!

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Bouncing Egg

Wit Bit

Let's explore how to convert a regular egg into a bouncy egg

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Sia Pradhan

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Sia, who wants to be a VET helper because she loves animals

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Rediscover STEAM

Story

Rediscover STEAM sheds light on the untold stories of gender minorities in S.T.E.M. and the Arts

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Edible Slime

Wit-Bit

Who doesn’t like slime, but what is something better than slime: Edible slime.

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Kara Branch

Story

Kara started Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation to inspire Black-American girls pursue STEM careers

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Bonnie Kirkley

Story

STEM Teacher? That was never in my plan. But I realized… I was always a STEM Teacher.

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TikTok Challenge

Challenge

Want a chance to win a FREE escape room and a $50 Amazon gift card?

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Camryn Williams

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Camryn, who is a kidpreneur!! She founded Camryn's Slime Shoppe...

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Motorcycles

Fun Fact

Motorcycles, the vehicle of thrill seekers! How were they invented? By accident of course!

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Natasha Matta

Story

My interest in the STEM fields was first sparked when I was a Phase I clinical trial patient

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Chocolate Symmetry

Wit-Bit

Need a sweet way to learn about symmetry? Check this out!

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Organic Chemistry

Wit-Bit

Wait… we can learn about Organic Chemistry by making cookies? Say less!

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Mishka Bajpai

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Mishka, who loves to read and wants to be a vet

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Tea Bags

Fun Fact

Nothing like settling down with a nice cup of tea and reading the StemChef blog. How did you make your tea?

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Emily Rose

Story

A coding class in elementary school hooked me to a lifetime passion in STEM

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Strawberry DNA

Wit-Bit

Ever wondered what is DNA? Need a way to physically see it? Let’s extract some from a strawberry!

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Tejas Raj

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Tejas, who is the a 3rd degree black belt in martial arts

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Penicillin

Fun Fact

Sir Alexander Fleming had said, “I did not invent penicillin. Nature did that. I only discovered it by accident.”

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Rachel Ho

Story

How my struggle with learning about ‘Physiology’ led me to escape rooms, creative thinking and StemChef

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DIY Butter

Wit-Bit

Making butter is so easy. Just shake, shake, shake...and voila !

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Rebecca Edelhaus

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Rebecca, whose room is full of squishmallows

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Potato Chips

Fun Fact

Crispy, salty, and sooo yummy….. world’s most popular snack: Potato Chips! So what’s the scoop?

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fun Fact

Chocolate chip cookies… chocolatey, decadent! But did you know that they were invented by accident?

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Jenella Ledesma

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Jenella, who wants to be an animator and a singer!

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X-Ray

Fun Fact

X-rays, another life changing discovery were discovered accidentally!

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Yogurt

Fun Fact

People have been devouring yogurt for thousands of years, and yes…. it was an accident that led to its creation

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Anika Vashisht

Story

How I came to embrace STEAM after years of debilitating fear toward Math

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Kaci Fankhauser

Story

"My STEM journey has been full of happy accidents. STEM is a journey, not a destination!"

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Sugar Substitute

Fun Fact

Ever wondered about those pink and blue packets of sweetener?

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Pace Maker

Fun Fact

Wondered how the life-saving pacemaker was invented? By stroke of luck of an accident…..

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Slinky

Fun Fact

Ever wondered how the iconic children’s toy the slinky was invented? By accident of course!

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Coca Cola

Fun Fact

Ever wondered how the world’s most popular soft drink was created? You know it… Cola! By accident of course.

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Emine Sharma

Story

My mission is to spread joy and happiness by humanizing the educational experience.

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Diffusion with Skittles

Wit-Bit

Want to see how diffusion works in a cool and colorful way?

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Casimir Winston Carlson

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Casimir, who has completed all of StemChef's escape rooms!!

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Google

Fun Fact

How did Google get its name? Let me “google” that really quick!

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Microwave

Fun Fact

We use them to make popcorn, heat up leftovers and so much more.... Microwave ovens of course!

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Sydney Mah

Story

My passion for science was inspired by my parents and I strive to inspire other kids in STEM

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DIY Sorbet

Wit-Bit

Want to learn about reversible change and make yummy sorbet? Check this out!

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Sinjin Orpilla

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Sinjin, who is a rising tennis star and loves solving puzzles

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Fudge

Fun Fact

Sweet, chewy, creamy fudge - a delicious treat. But did you know, it was invented by accident…..

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Shreyas Raj

Story

Scouting helped discover my passion for science and cooking and how my interests aligned with the StemChef mission

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Pepper and Soap

Wit-Bit

Need help learning about surface tension? StemChef has got your back!

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Shloka Lakshman

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Shloka, who participated in escape rooms all the way from India

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Aspirin

Fun Fact

Headache? Toothache? Fever? Aspirin has got you covered! But how was this wonder drug created?

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Roshnee Gulati

Story

Growing up, I was never good at science. If I were a kid again I would love to learn science with StemChef

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Bread in a Bag

Wit-Bit

Hold on… Yeast is a fungus? Yes, yes…. Yeast is a fungus BUT it’s a good fungus!

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Mantra Venkatachalam

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Mantra, who just celebrated her birthday in lockdown for the 2nd time

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Nyneisha Deshpande

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Nyneisha, who is the sole inspiration and the reason for StemChef

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Chocolate Seize

Wit-Bit

Who doesn’t love chocolate! But becoming a chocolatier is a difficult task. For one you can never “seize” chocolate.

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Aaron Thottan

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Aaron, who wants to be a video game tester when he grows up

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Jade Ledesma

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Jade, who would like to be a doctor and help people when she grows up

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Corn Puffs

Fun Fact

Who’s up for an airy, puffy, crunchy lip-smacking snack? Absolutely everybody.

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Post-it Notes

Fun Fact

Have you use the everyday essential post-it notes? It was invented totally by accident!

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Sofia Pinilla

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Sofia, who wants to become an interior designer

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Katerina Matta

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Katerina, who might like to become an author

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Erica Ho

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Erica, who loves to do puzzles...

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Vivienne Carlson

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Vivienne, who is up to date with all of StemChef's Escape Rooms

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Plah-Doh

Fun Fact

What is the Swishy colorful array of pliable substance so satisfying to play…. Play-Doh of course!

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Jacquelyn Co

Story

My love for STEM morphed from chemistry & biology to pursuing to computer science at college

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Astronaut Food

Wit-Bit

Ever wonder what food astronauts eat in space?

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Lily Cheek

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Lily, who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up

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Vivaan Rai

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Vivaan, who enjoys the arts with a STEM twist

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Nachos

Fun Fact

A staple at any sporting event, Nachos were invented in Northern Mexico by accident!

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Tia Deloach Benson

Story

How my interest in computers led me to wanting a career in STEM and being an apprentice at StemChef

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Cucumber and Salt

Wit-Bit

Need help learning about Osmosis? StemChef has got your back!

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Isra Barra

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Isra, who is a phenomenal competitive ice skater!

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Ice cream

Fun Fact

“Would you like that in a cup or a cone?” A common question when indulging in a scoop of ice cream...

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Ayesha Dassa

Story

My love and obsession with flying has given me wings for my STEM journey and to inspire other kids

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Jazzy Lemonade

Wit-Bit

Want to jazz up boring old lemonade? Let’s make a color changing fizzy lemonade then

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Ishaan Athawale

Superstar Spotlight

The superstar spotlight this week is on Ishaan, who loves to include everyone and doesn't leave any friend behind

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Popsicles

Fun Fact

With summer right around the corner, who’s craving popsicles? Can you imagine popsicles were an accident!!

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Jenna Dhanani

Story

My relationship with cooking and how it connected me to my family, community, culture and StemChef

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Starburst Geology

Wit-Bit

How do you help your kids understand geology? By using Starburst of course

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Founder Story

Story

Hi, I'm Ashie the founder and CEO of StemChef. StemChef started in my kitchen as a mother-daughter activity.