Category Archives for After School Programs

The STEM Connect Reflection

 DiscoverWorks Reflection Through the DiscoverWorks program I had the amazing opportunity to shadow at the STEM Connection in Indianapolis. The STEM Connection is an outreach program designed to engage children with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Exploring the Outdoors

20 Ways to Explore the Forest Using Your 5 Senses I can’t think of a place I would rather be than the forest. I think one of the best ways to enjoy and explore the…

Insect Pollination

POLLINATORS: WHY THEY’RE IMPORTANT AND HOW SCHOOLS CAN HELP Pollinators: Why they’re important and how schools can helpIf you’ve enjoyed a cup of coffee in the morning, a slice of watermelon on a hot summer…

New Science Lab for Kids

At Powhatan, new science lab lets students feel like scientists BOYCE — Huddled around a beaker filled with hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, yeast and food coloring, Powhatan School fifth-graders Carter Bessette, Cal Beckett and Jag…

Getting Kids Interested in STEM

How to Get Your Kids Interested in STEM (Without Forcing It on Them) Hopefully your kids are getting a great education in science, technology, engineering, and math at school, but chances are those classes aren’t…

How early can we introduce STEM education?

Seeds of STEM’ aims to provide preschoolers with the foundation for STEM careers and lifelong learning Key points: Researchers are developing a STEM curriculum intended for preschool students Though evidence suggests early STEM exposure has…