STEM is for Everyone!
Our STEM/STEAM programs are designed to be inclusive for all ages, interests, and abilities. They mix all the elements of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, and MATH to encourage creative problem-solving skills while applying the engineering design process and the scientific method We also encourage developing team building strategies with our hands-on workshops and demos
*can be offered as all day special program, or in a block of 4-12 lessons
STEM Labs and challenge workshops
STEM themed classes and workshops based on the level of children's abilities, age and interests. This allows groups to explore a variety of topics at their own pace while making the each program more meaningful and personal. Curriculum and New York State Standards can be provided in advance upon request.
*All STEM workshops are age appropriate curriculum based with goals, objectives and can be adapted to children's fine, gross and cognitive skill levels.
For more specific information about our any of our STEM programming, please click the box below to contact Lori Stratton, Director of Program Development
OUR CORE STEM PROGRAMS
*appropriate for ages PK-3rd grade
Great introduction to STEM! Participants will become Engineers and Scientists in training! They will be introduced to the basic vocabulary and concepts used in various scientific fields through hands-on STEM challenges and experiments. Each session will have a mix of STEAM activities to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as collaboration with peers. The key objective is to solve real-world problems while given the opportunity to fail and try again in a safe environment. They will discover the answers to such problems as “How do airplanes fly and boats float?” or “What’s the water cycle and how does it help keep our planet healthy?”
*STEM challenges and concepts vary for ages 2nd-8th grade
Learn how Thor flies, why Superman needs energy from the Sun and help Aquaman save a sinking ship from the depths of the ocean. Participants won’t be tinkering in Tony Stark’s workshop to help save the world, they will be learning about the historic inventors and innovators who used science, technology, engineering and math to solve real world problems to become real-life STEM SUPERHEROES! During each lesson, we will go back in time and discover an innovator from history such as Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, The Montgolfier Brothers, Isaac Newton, Jacques Cousteau, Galileo and Copernicus and many more. Through the concepts learned from historic figures and the impact they made, we will face weekly challenges along with of our friendly neighborhood heroes and help them save the world with STEM!
*appropriate for ages 5th-10th grade
In-depth curriculum based SHTEM program (the "H" is for HISTORY!) for curious kids. Students will be encouraged to be innovative and creative when faced with engineering and scientific challenges from our past. They will learn the history behind the innovations that shaped our world today through hands-on experiments in the subjects of biology, physics, chemistry, math, environmental science and engineering.
Curriculum includes a mix of environmental challenges facing the world today. Junior scientists and engineers will not only explore how to design ways to save and sustain our planet but they will be challenged to learn how we can play a part in keeping our world clean and safe for all that live here .
*appropriate for ages 8-16
NASA Space Science workshops
*Can be booked as an all day program or 4-12 week sessions (the curriculum and activities are chosen and scaled for all ages)
Introduction to all things NASA. Discover the universe through the eyes of great astronomer. Learn about modern astrophysicists who inspired engineers and astronauts to reach beyond our world. From the space race and the moon landing to building, living and working on the International Space Station, participants will learn and enjoy hands-on activities to take a behind the scenes at our space program
Aerospace workshops are appropriate and adapted for ages 4-94.
NASA AEROSPACE: “Back to the Moon and onto mars”
*Can be offered as an all day special program or as a 4-10 session series (ages 8-98)
Travel back in time to explore the history of the American space program from its inception. Discover astronaut missions of yesterday and the future of space exploration tomorrow. Participants will become NASA scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to learn about the early days of the Space Race: how we got there, what it's like to live there now, and where we are going next! This customize intensive program is offered specifically for older children and adults alike. Choose from a variety of subjects to look behind the scenes at living in a micro-gravity environment.
Through various demonstrations, activities and hands-on challenges, these STEM intensive programs can include lesson topics such as:
History and Physics of Flight
Math in Motion ("Hidden Figures" inspired math lesson plan)
Life Aboard the ISS
Creating your own space station
NASA’s current mission to return to the Moon
Moving to Mars
For more specific information about our NASA based programming, please click the box below to contact Lori Stratton, Director of Program Development
STEM for Grandparents
An introductory workshop for Grandparents to learn all about the newest trend in education that everyone is talking about: STEM and STEAM! Much more than just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!
Group discussion and hands-on activities are designed to engage seniors in the latest craze. Can be taught as a one-off class, but more fun as a 4-6 block or ongoing series of workshops with new STEM topics introduced each week. Fun for family bonding time when the participants team up with their grandchildren for design building challenges.
*Can be for parents, aunts, uncles, and mentors too. Anyone that wants a hands-on lesson in STEM just like all the cool kids are doing in schools today! We do recommend the introductory class be for the adults only if this is their first exposure to STEM education.