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Curious Kids STEM-ulating Activities

Join us for our FREE interactive online programs!

Join Nauticus educators on a virtual interactive and informal learning session providing students and their families the opportunity to solve STEM based problems in a fun format.

 
Who can join and when?

Recommended age for this series is 5-12 but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. Sessions are 30-45 minutes long and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Capacity is limited to 100 participants per session. This program will be available all year long. Upcoming sessions are listed below.

 

What you will need:

A computer device (phone, desktop, laptop, tablet) with a camera and microphone is required. Programs will be conducted via ZOOM. Each program may require different materials and will be listed below for each session.

 

Upcoming Programs:

Advance registration at least 24 hours before the scheduled program date is required to receive Zoom information and additional materials when necessary. 

 

Join us for our FREE interactive online programs!

Join Nauticus educators on a virtual interactive and informal learning session providing students and their families the opportunity to solve STEM based problems in a fun format.

 
Who can join and when?

Recommended age for this series is 5-12 but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. Sessions are 30-45 minutes long and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Capacity is limited to 100 participants per session. This program will be available all year long. Upcoming sessions are listed below.

 

What you will need:

A computer device (phone, desktop, laptop, tablet) with a camera and microphone is required. Programs will be conducted via ZOOM. Each program may require different materials and will be listed below for each session.

 

Upcoming Programs:

Advance registration at least 24 hours before the scheduled program date is required to receive Zoom information and additional materials when necessary. 

 

Crack the Code ​- Ages 5-12

Sunday, Dec 6: 10:30 am – 11:00 am (ET)

Do you know a way for ships to communicate at sea without using their radio? In this lesson we will be learning all about signal flags and creating our own secret codes to communicate just like naval ships do! 

Materials:

Red, Black, Yellow, and White construction paper or markers with white paper. Scissors and glue or tape.

 

Arctic Animals ​- Ages 5-12

Sunday, Dec 20: 10:30 am – 11:00 am (ET)

How do animals stay warm in the cold? Join us on an excursion to the Arctic to find out how our favorite winter critters survive in harsh conditions without a jacket or a scarf! 

Materials: Bucket or large bowl of ice water, shortening (e.g. crisco, lard, etc) 

FAQs!

How will I join the activity?

Programs are delivered via Zoom. Once you register for the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join the program via computer or phone. You must register no later than 24 hours in advance to receive program instructions and materials when applicable.

What is Zoom and how do I access it?

New to Zoom? No worries! Follow this link to review videos on how to get started!

When will I receive the Zoom information?

Participants will receive an email 24 hours before the program date with all the program information.

Does the viewer have to be ages 5-12?

No! While the program is designed for ages 5-12, we welcome all ages to join and participate in our STEM activities.

Additional Questions?

We are happy to answer any questions regarding our programs! Please contact the Nauticus Education Department.

The Curious Kids STEM-ulating program is generously funded by a grant to the Nauticus Foundation through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) which was made possible by the Voya Foundaiton.

Nauticus is proud to be one of 20 science centers and museums around the country selected to receive support of STEM engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic from ASTC and the Voya Foundation.