What is STREAM?
STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math
Why is it important to teach STREAM?
STREAM is a learning method based on teaching children different problem solving and critical thinking skills to use throughout life and different problems they encounter.
How long are the activities?
There will be one STREAM-based activity each week for 52 weeks. Every month we will choose 3 winners that have been active in the STREAM work to pick a prize.
What are the activities?
The activities will include different projects or experiments to engage the child in one of STREAM’S learning objectives and help prepare them for school and learning through everyday scenarios.
When are the activities?
The activities will be every Saturday from 10-12pm at the museum and are free and open to all. There will be an instructor to help with each project. If you are unable to make it on one of these Saturdays, there will also be take-home kits available with a step-by-step instruction provided. It is important for the children signed up to fully experience each project, as over the year it will help them think with a broader perspective.
- August 7th: Popsicle Stick Catapults
- August 14th: Lava Lamps
- August 21st: Baking Soda Balloon
- August 28th: Seed Bombs
How to participate in the activities?
In order to enroll your child/children in the STREAM program we ask that you sign up each week so we can prepare the right number of kits. If you are unable to make it but still want a kit, please still sign up so we can pre-make a kit for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.
We will use signupgenius.com with links that can be found here on our website or our Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding the activities or signing up, please call or email us! Sign up here now!
The Wheel and Cog STREAM Hands-on Program is a community outreach program funded by a grant through the Southwest Initiative Foundation.