STEM Unplugged Video
4 minutes

Mind Jar: A Simple Tool for Calm

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • STEM


Ever feel like your mind keeps racing? In this episode of STEM Unplugged, we’ll highlight how our brain reacts when we’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed. A quick lesson on the biology of the brain introduces students to the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala while explaining the role they play in keeping the mind calm. Following five easy steps, students will leave the lesson with a mind jar that that will bring them a little peace of mind.


  • Clear container
  • Light corn syrup
  • Water
  • Glitter
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Optional: super glue



Suggested Time

4 minutes