New & Cool for School
It's hard to believe summer break is coming to a close, and that for some of you classes already started. CreositySpace is looking forward to starting its 7th year connecting elementary students to 3-D STEM exploration, and helping teachers easily integrate STEM learning into K-5 curriculum!
  • New, open-access, TEC module on green chemistry - Conscientious Chemists - Thanks to support from Evrnu, Safer Made and the contributions of Sironix Renewables and Zila Works, CreositySpace is thrilled to offer an open-access curriculum module to both formal and informal educators. Click here to learn more and to register for access.

  • Updates to our free STEM Company Database - While this database is never done, we've added over 50 new companies to help you connect your elementary lessons to real-world applications. You can find it here.

  • CreositySpaces in Action - We continue to be inspired by the teachers and students using CreositySpace material, and want to create a forum in which you could share and learn from one another. We took the first step towards that with CreositySpaces in Action on our website. Check it out here and give us your feedback on what you like and you might light to see.

  • TEC Curriculum - Finally, we continue to add to our library of Technology Entrepreneurship Curriculum (TEC) modules and Makerspace Packs to help you answer students who ask, "Why are we learning this?" 

New for September 2018:   Water Watchers  and  Sun Catchers.  Introduce your students to our two newest female entrepreneurs from Egypt and California: Huda and Erica. Click here to learn more and to order your module.
As always, please follow CreositySpace on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated on new developments.
In the News...
CreositySpace is coming your way this fall!

Look for us in Washington , New York and Illinois at their annual state science teachers conferences in October and November. We're also planning to drop by Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, to speak with education faculty and pre-service teacher candidates students .

We're always happy to discuss our integrated curriculum and approach to 3-D learning through the lens of entrepreneurship. If you'd like to meet with us, or visit your school or organization, let us know. Email: Kath@CreositySpace.com

Activity: Flower Power
There are many ways the chemicals and food we use can end up in the environment – even if we try really hard to clean the water and control our waste. In this activity we’ll look at the effect some chemicals you use everyday – even some that you eat! – can have on the plants and animals in the environment. 
What you need:
Cut flowers – Water – Flower jars – Household additive (e.g., salt, sugar, vinegar, hand soap, laundry soap, etc.)
Note - Make sure you check with your parents before you start using anything from the kitchen or bathroom.


What to do:
  1. Decide which household additive(s) you are going to use.
  2. Label your jars and prepare your flowers (e.g., remove extra leaves, cut them if they are too tall).
  3. Add water and additive to each jar – record how much of everything you use. Also, don’t forget to keep one jar with nothing but water – this is your control! 
  4. Write down any initial observations for the liquid or the flowers. If possible, take a picture. 
  5. Over the next few days look at your flowers and write down any observations. 
Over the next few days record your observations:  
- Which flowers did well? Which ones didn't do well?
- Did some change faster than other?
- Can you explain why?
- How does what you have observed make you think about things you do at home ?

Still wondering what's going on? Check out our   STEM-At-Home  page for an explanation and a mini-notebook for the activity!
Kids' Corner
Upside Down Hair
- S chuyler, Grade 3, NY
Did you know sloth hair grows in two different ways?

If you don't I will tell you.
A sloth from Costa Rica
Sloths are always hanging upside down. When it rains and they are upside down, the water drips right off from them. From the waist up their hair grows upward and from the waist down, their hair grows downward.

I think this fact is cool because there is no other animal that has two different hairlines like the sloth.
  For previous Kids’ Corner articles check out our  archives.
Technology Highlight
CreositySpace is happy to welcome Evrnu to the CreositySpace community!
Did you know it takes over 700 gallons of water to make one T-Shirt and that the US creates 15 million tons of fabric related waste each year? Evrnu, Founded by Stacy Flynn (CEO) and Christo Stanev (CSO), is dedicated to changing that with their process of recycling cloth waste into pristine new thread that can be turned into new fabric and clothing. 
Stacy spent the early part of her career working for fashion and fabric giants like Target, Eddie Bauer and DuPont. As she learnt more about the business of clothing – and how disposable clothes had become – she became more and more frustrated with how much waste is associated with the industry. This is not just in-terms of clothes in landfills and but in the amount of water that goes in to make new, virgin , fabrics.
Now, Stacy and Christo are turning their frustration into innovation and are building the team at Evrnu to change how fabric and the fabric industry affect our environment.

To learn more about Evrnu and how they are working to change the impact the fabric industry has on our environment check out their website at www.evrnu.com or check out her TEDx talk
Interested in other technology highlights? Check out our archives
Would you like to contribute to a Kids' Corner or Technology Highlight? Send us a note at Kath@CreositySpace.com