University of Iowa: Health Care STEM Education - Participants had the opportunity to test their skill as a surgeon by performing various activities with the Laparoscopic Surgical Trainer.
West Delaware High School - Students got to try out a welding simulator.
Farmtek - Spaghetti and Marshmallows to have the kids create trusses demonstrating how different shapes create different strengths.
Science Center of Iowa - The Science Center of Iowa explained static electricity through different interactive activities. The students had the opportunity to touch the metal globe that created static electricity.
Hands on activity where students can grind different small grains to see how crops are processed into food for consumption. CAD program to explain how tractors are designed.
Ignition & Radius - digital courses that use online gaming and simulations.
Keystone AEA - MERGE goggles and cubes make it possible to interact with virtual objects! Students were able to hold the cubes and use the goggles to make it look like they are holding different organs and learn more about each one.
LED or Fluorescent energy bike - displays how much energy is required to make the two different types of light bulbs work properly.
EKG and blood pressures
Building towers with wooden blocks to see how it stands up to wind forces (fan).
Demonstration of the principles of a hydraulic system using water instead of hydraulic oil. Explanation how these principles are applied in machines like a tractor.
Community Bank of Oelwein. Participants were able to test their knowledge and see if they were smarter than a banker.
A wheel of fortune with questions relating to the anatomy of a skeleton.
EAB display and information about monarch caterpillars - showing their life cycle and migration map. Activity: making a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly re-enforcing the life cycle of insects.
Matching activities regarding matching amounts of ingredients with pudding cups with different candies and cookies in them as a treat.
MaKeyMinecraft - making cardboard, tinfoil pickaxes, and shovels that children can physically use to control a game of Minecraft by touching the tinfoil to a control surface to do an action and stepping on a directional pad to move the character. Visual programming language Scratch running on a computer that is the size of a deck of cards.
Environscape model demonstrating what a watershed is, the effect that storm water runoff has, the impact of pollution, and what people can do to help prevent it.
Building Mini Lava Lamp - a demonstration of liquid density, the release of gases in a chemical reaction, acids and bases, and intermolecular polarity.
Chemistry experiments - using a polymer that turns water into a solid, freezing flowers in liquid nitrogen and encouraging children to break them, demonstrating how ferrofluids flow in response to magnets, making flubber with the attendees, and demonstrating how xenon is a heavier gas than air.