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Hands-on Learning with STEAM

Hands-on Learning with STEAM

Published: March 04, 2018

Does homework often turn into a battleground at your house? Can’t decide who hates it more? You or the kids? Sometimes it feels like you have to be a rocket scientist to help your kids with homework. What if you could engage them with learning in a whole different way now and then? Our STEAM Programs provide the perfect lab for you and your kids to do just that.

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things.

The philosophy of STEAM revolves around the concept that:  

       STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through
       Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.

Check out the STEAM programs planned during the week of March 10-17th:

STEAM: Celebrate Pi Day!
Tuesday, March 13 at 4 pm
School-age children will learn about the number Pi and celebrate Pi Day by creating edible Pi dishes!

STEAM: Make Your Own Birdfeeder
Saturday, March 17 at 11 am
Children will learn about different types of birds and the foods that attract them. Each child will also get to design their own pinecone birdfeeder.

Student STEAM: 4H Bright Ideas Club

Tuesday, March 13 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore electromagnetic forces, learn about circuits, decode secret messages in Morse code, build catapults, and more. Each meeting, we will complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Registration recommended. Open to ages 7-16.

The WAY COOL Butterfly STEAM Program
Thursday, March 13 at 4:30-5:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled time of science and art…all about butterflies. Find out why the butterfly is WAY COOL through books and science activities, along with a WAY COOL art activity. Open to ages 7-16.

Join us for these fun programs!