About Us

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) experiments is a not-for-profit organisation offering a vast collection of science experiments for kids of all ages. It’s a one-stop website for educators, parents, science communicators and students searching for stellar resources which can inspire young people to explore and investigate the world of STEM. Our interactive experiments span Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Maths and Statistics and Creative Art Projects. All resources are created by a community of content creators you can become a part of. To ensure the highest quality, all experiments have been edited by qualified professionals. 

Our curated resources provide everything you need to jump right into investigating – each experiment provides details on the appropriate age group, cost, duration, materials required, method and precautions as well as insights into the scientific or technical concepts at work. Every experiment can be turned into an investigation, thus enabling you to delve deeper into the concepts at work by following a few simple, additional steps. 

Our website was launched in September of 2017, after 10 months of intense research and development. Content is being created continuously, and experiments are often labelled as WIP (work in progress), reflecting our drive to constantly perfect the material. But we cannot do it alone. If you have ideas, feedback or would like to lend a hand, we have a wide range of options and positions available. Just drop us a line on info@steamexperiments.com or visit one of our social media pages!

 

The Team

Benji Fenech Salerno

Benji Fenech Salerno

Benji is an undergraduate student at the University of Malta, currently reading for a degree in Biology & Chemistry. He has been a science communicator for two years and is one of the founding coordinators of STEAM experiments. His love for science is only matched by his desire to travel and take on new challenges.

Natasha Padfield

Natasha Padfield

Natasha is an engineering graduate currently reading a Masters degree in Signals, Systems and Control at the University of Malta. A true engineer, she'll try to solve any problem you throw at her. She has been working in informal science education for a number of years and is currently a content creator and coordinator at steam experiments. Natasha is an avid reader of any genre and has a passion for writing and all things organisational. When not working, you'll find her outside conquering her fears. She'd love to have a cup of tea and talk all things engineering and science with you!

Rosalin Bonetta

Rosalin Bonetta

Rosalin graduated with a joint Honours undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Malta in 2011. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2015 from the same university. Rosalin is currently carrying out post-doctoral research related to superoxide dismutase proteins and molecular dynamic simulations at the Centre of Molecular Medicine and Biobanking within the University of Malta. In her free time, she enjoys painting, photography and travelling the world to explore different cultures.

Jasmine Gatt

Jasmine Gatt

Jasmine is a final year Biology and Chemistry student at the University of Malta. Having been instilled a passion for science at a young age, she is keen to share this with others as an editor at STEAM experiments. Jasmine is a travel enthusiast, a foodie and a bookworm. She aspires to become an environmental scientist.

Marie Claire Aquilina

Marie Claire Aquilina

Marie Claire is currently enrolled at the University of Malta as an undergraduate student studying Chemistry and Biology. She has been an author for steam biology experiments as well as a science communicator with Kids Dig Science. In her free time, she enjoys travelling abroad and playing football.

Yanica Camilleri

Yanica Camilleri

Yanica is a postgraduate student at the University of Malta. She is reading for her Masters in accountancy. Outside of her academic pursuits, Yanica enjoys travelling around Europe and reading about current affairs.

Chantelle Spiteri

Chantelle Spiteri

Chantelle is a final year student reading for a degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Malta. Our Gozitan colleague has spent two summers conducting research at the University of Newcastle. When she is not in the lab, she enjoys going for long walks, painting, and of course planning future overseas adventures.

Malcolm Muscat Rodo

Malcolm Muscat Rodo

Malcolm is an undergraduate at the University of Malta, currently reading for a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He has a great passion for communicating the beauty and applicability of Mathematics to the general public as well as to dispel the fear and stigma it brings in the mind of others. He is an avid puzzle solver and enjoys creating strategies to everyday problems.

Darlene Sammut

Darlene Sammut

Darlene is an undergraduate student, currently reading for a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Malta. Her fascination with outer space and love for animals led her to discover her passion for science. She is currently an editor and media creator at STEAM experiments.

Andrea de Marco

Andrea de Marco

Andrea is an undergraduate student at the University of Malta, currently reading for a degree in Physics and Chemistry. He aspires to pursue a career in Chemical Engineering abroad. Andrea is also competent in programming and involves technologies such as Machine Learning and AI in his work. He enjoys learning about the latest technologies and his passions including football, running and travelling.

Rubi Mercieca

Rubi Mercieca

Rubi is currently reading for a Bachelors of Science degree in physiotherapy at the University of Malta. An interest in figuring out how things work has led her to pursue science in its many varied forms. She is also passionate about the arts and studies music in her free time, between periods of reading books, photography, practicing the piano and teaching herself the cello. Rubi has paired her love of science with her passion for the arts by becoming a media coordinator at steam experiments.

Ryan Vella

Ryan Vella

Ryan Vella is in his final year of his Physics and Mathematics degree at the University of Malta. His first experience in communicating his love for science was at a yearly local event called Science in the City (Malta) in 2016. Ryan is also passionate of stargazing, astrophotography, travelling and exploring Maltese flora.

Andrea Marie Cini Bruno

Andrea Marie Cini Bruno

Andrea is currently a student at the University of Malta, studying for a Bachelors degree in biology and chemistry. At a young age, she took up writing and has never looked back. She has written for a number of websites on varying topics. Apart from this, Andrea also loves mythology and history, which has inspired many of her travels and subsequently her writing.

Guests

Jacqueline Grech Licari

Jacqueline Grech Licari

Jacqueline is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Malta, currently reading for a BSc (Hons.) in Earth Systems. She is currently the President of the Earth Systems Association (ESA) and also works an animator at children's parties, both of which fuelled her growing interest in communicating science, especially to children and young people. Apart from her enthusiasm and interest for scientific topics, particularly volcanoes and natural hazards, she is also a great fan of traveling, sports, and outdoor activities.

Julia Bonello Boissevain

Julia Bonello Boissevain

Julia is a University of Malta student studying for a B.Sc Earth Systems (Hons) and is currently in her third year. She is also a member of the ESA International Opportunities sub-committee which informs and encourages students to participate in overseas projects. Apart from this, Julia is fascinated by the world around her and loves challenging herself with new experiences!

 

Become a Volunteer

STEAM experiments has a vision: to create a hub for quality science education resources which can spark the curiosity of young scientists, engineers and mathematicians. We also strive to explore, collect, and come up with material that is suited for adults and as well as people of varying scientific backgrounds. We believe that with the right message, and the right approach, we can communicate science effectively to the broadest possible audiences. 

To help us realise this vision, steam experiments invites you to join our community of contributors by submitting one of your own experiments to the site – no professional writing experience is required. All work is accredited, and by becoming a contributor you are not only helping us to continue to inspire young minds across the globe, but you are also opening yourself up to some great networking opportunities. Drop us a line today at info@steamexperiments.com or on Facebook messenger!

And if writing isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The STEAM experiments team is made up of a large team of volunteers, with varying skills and tasks. Take the opportunity to practise what you know, or learn a new skill on the job. We offer on the job training and guidance, be it in media creation, editing, administration, planning or social media. Lend a hand in any way you can. What’s more, let us know what you think of our work. We’re looking for feedback and new ideas in equal measures!

 

STEAM experiments is a not-for-profit initiative. However, to make this project possible, we need your help. Thanks to EU funds, we’ve been able to get this project up and running. Now we’re looking for strategic partners to help us make our vision a sustainable one. If you’re an organisation that wants to communicate science, send us a line. We’re more than willing to partner up, share our expertise and come up with an interactive experiment or event. On the other hand, we offer competitive rates of advertising on our media, which can help us cover the costs of experiments and running the website. We may also be able to treat our volunteers to a small token of appreciation for their hard work! Have a chat with us, contact us on any of our social media pages or email us on info@steamexperiments.com

 

Feedback

If you like something, or if you don’t, let us know. Your feedback is essential for us to continue to improve our work. What’s more, tell us if you think we’re missing something. You can even lend a hand in making your idea a reality. Just message us on our social media, or email us on info@steamexperiments.com

 

Contact Us

Here at STEAM experiments, we’re social on all the social media networks. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram. You can also email us on, info@steamexperiments.com