STEM Sundays

/STEM Sundays
STEM Sundays 2017-11-21T16:52:30+00:00

STEM Sunday is a free, drop-in, challenge-based experience that encourages families to engage in the engineering and design process. Emphasis is on this process rather than the product. Projects are not “take-home”, but may include a take-home element. A simple goal/design challenge is introduced to guide the process and encourage engagement. Projects are “easy entry” for all ages, meaning that specialized skills are not generally needed and children as young as kindergarten can participate. Projects use simple, inexpensive materials, emphasizing that families can easily re-create the project at home. Projects are designed to encourage:

  • Team-work and communication. Adults and children work together in brainstorming ideas and solutions and in creating the project.
  • Hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration.
  • Trouble-shooting and problem solving. Families need to “tinker” with their project to successfully complete it.
  • Redesigning. Families need to redesign to successfully achieve the goal, demonstrating that “failure” is a necessary part of the learning process. This is also an important part of the engineering and design cycle.
  • Creativity. Projects are open-ended and have multiple solutions.
  • Engagement. Families also given optional additional challenges to further engage in the project and the process.

 

STEM Sundays are sponsored by:

Winter 2017-2018 STEM Sunday Events

  • December 3rd – Space Jam
  • December 10th – The Great Gravity Maze 
  • December 17th – CANCELLED. No program due to Reindeer Reserve Program 
  • December 24th – CANCELLED. No program due to  holiday 
  • December 31st – SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE Program 
  • January 7th – Operation: Parachute Drop 
  • January 14th – Zip Line Supply Run 
  • January 21th – Driverless Car Test Track 
  • January 28th – Innovate 
  • February 4th – Pyramid Challenge 
  • February 11th – Scribblebot Sketch Lab 
  • February 18th – Rockin’ Roller Coaster 
  • February 25th – Innovate

For event details, see the calendar listing:

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