Days of STEM
Hi friends! To end our Summer STEM, we will bring back three activities from this summer to do again. These will only be available Monday (8/15) and Tuesday (8/16)!
Our first activity is Spheros! We did this activity our very first week. This activity is controlling a little robot using an iPad! This activity uses sequencing and coding.
The second activity is Build a Bridge from our fourth week! This activity tests your engineering skills to make a bridge out of craft sticks and clothes pins.
Our third activity is called Glide like a Bird from our fifth week. This activity lets you test different designs of paper airplanes to see which one flies better!
We hope you will join us in the Children's Gallery on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm as we finish off Summer STEM!
STEM Week: Energy
Hi friends! For our eighth and last week of Summer STEM, our theme is Energy! We will have 3 activities for kids of all ages.
Our first activity is called Wondrous Waterwheel, where we will make a model of a waterwheel to see how it works! Niagara Falls is specifically known for making hydropower, or using water to create energy!
The second activity is called Amazing Anemometer! An anemometer is a device that measures the speed of wind. Wind is also another natural way for people to get energy and power!
The third activity is called Constructive Circuits, where we will build our own electrical circuits using homemade playdough! Electricity is one of the most common ways that we use energy.
All activities on Energy can be found in the Children's Gallery, from Tuesday-Saturday. Hope to see you there for our last week of Summer STEM!
Did you like We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom with pictures by Michaela Goade? The pictures are absolutely stunning!
This month's Activity
This month's activity is making a water filter! This is a fun way to learn how our earth naturally filters water. In nature, water is filtered through layers of soil, sand, rock, and other natural materials like leaves.
For this activity I used things around my house to build my filter. I used cotton balls, soil, and decorative pebbles in my filter. To make polluted water I used rice, chips, and pieces of paper. I often see food and paper on the ground and I wanted to see if these materials would get filtered out of the water.
STEM Week: Amusement Rides
Hi friends! For our seventh week of Summer STEM, our theme is Amusement Rides!
Our first activity is called Marble Rollercoaster, where we will make our own rollercoasters out of paper for our marbles! Rollercoasters have to be structurally secure to keep all riders safe while they operate.
Our second activity is Zippy Zipline! In this activity, we will learn about gravity and friction by creating and using a mini zipline!
The third activity is called Crafty Ferris Wheel, where we will put our engineering skills to the test to create a model of a Ferris wheel!
We hope you will be bale to join us for our STEM week of Amusement Rides! All activities can be found in the Children's Gallery.
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