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.
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.
Hi friends! For our sixth week of Summer STEM, our theme is Sound! There will be three activities for all ages.
Our first activity is Osmos! This is a fun and creative iPad game that uses coding to create music, just like the band organs!
The second activity is called Telephone! This simple and classic activity allows you to talk to your friend across the room with only cups and string!
Our third activity is called Hello Echo, where we will test how noise can bounce off of objects!
We hope you will join us for this week's theme of Sound! All activities can be found in the Children's Gallery.
Hi friends! For our fifth week of Summer STEM, our theme is Transportation! We will have three activities for all ages.
For our first activity, we will be building boats! We will build them and test their strength. Boats were a very important way to travel especially with the newly constructed Erie Canal!
Our second activity is called Glide like a Bird, where we will make paper airplanes and test different designs! As technology advanced, airplanes allowed for travel at further distances at even faster times.
The third activity is Train Play, where we will explore how force and density influence motion! Not only did trains help transport carrousels, but the same thing used to power trains, the steam engine, was also used to power carrousels!
All activities on Transportation can be found in the Children's Gallery Wednesday-Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Hi friends! For our fourth Summer STEM week, our theme is Engineering! Join us for three activities for all ages!
Our first activity is called Build a Bridge, where we will explore what it takes to make a strong bridge using different materials around the museum!
Our second activity is Magnetic Maze! In this activity, we will create our own maze for a magnet to go through. The tricky part: we won't be able to touch the magnet with our hands!
The third activity this week is called Terrific Tower! For this activity, we will build our own tower using fun items. It's very important when building something to make sure it will stand on its' own!
We hope you'll be able to join this week for Engineering! All activities can be found in the Children's Gallery.
Hi friends! For our third week of Summer STEM, our theme is Simple Machines! We will have three activities for all ages!
Our first STEM activity is called Pulley Me Up, where we will learn how a pulley works by creating our own and testing its' strength with different objects!
The second STEM activity is Crafty Gears. In this activity, we will try to make a pair of working gears! Gears are used to manage the direction and speed of other mechanical devices. They help the carrousel spin!
Our third STEM activity is Create a Car, where we will include a wheel and axle into the design of your very own toy car!
All activities for our summer STEM week of Simple Machines can be found in the Children's Gallery. Hope to see you there!
I hope you were able to join Ms. Sarah for We are Proud of You by YeShil Kim! It's so important to remember how special and unique you are and to appreciate and love those things about yourself!
This week's activity is proud rabbit
Hi friends! For our second week of Summer STEM, we are learning about Physics. We will have 3 different activities for all ages!
Our first activity is All the Way Around! This activity involves a marble and paper plate. Centripetal force is directed towards the center, so it's also what helps you stay on the carrousel as it moves round and round!
Our third activity is called Mini-Parachutes, where we will test gravity by making parachutes for all sorts of different objects.
All activities on Physics this week can be found in the Children's Gallery from Wednesday to Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Hi friends! This week starts our Summer of STEM, where we will have different themed STEM activities each week. This week, we are looking at Coding!
Our first activity is Spheros, which is a little circular robot that you can control on an iPad! This teaches the importance of sequencing and coding, which are elements that help the carousel and band organ run.
Our second activity is Binary Bracelets! Using beads, string, and the binary alphabet, you can create jewelry while learning what binary coding is. Binary coding is a simple code that most technology use to work, similar to a band organ!
The third activity for this week is Follow the Leader. This activity uses sequencing and coding to help you get to a specific spot in the room!
Join us this week as we explore Coding, located in the Children's Gallery in the museum. Hope to see you there!
I hope you were able to join us for Never Show a T. rex a Book by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen. I really like this book because it is about two of my favorite things, books and dinosaurs!
This month's activity is a popsicle stick dinosaur
Carrousel Courier Jr.
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