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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. 

 

Oil Spill! ​- Ages 5-12

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

Step into the shoes of a scientist! Problem solving and strategizing are put to the test as we try and figure out how to clean up an oil spill using various household materials!

Materials: Cotton balls, Container, Sponge, Vegetable oil: amount depends on the container, use a 1:4 oil to water ratio, *optional- Cocoa powder (to mix with oil and make it look like crude oil) , Plastic spoons, Dawn dish soap, feathers

Witches on the Wisky! ​- Ages 5-12

Sunday, Oct 25: 10:30 am – 11:00 am (ET)

Enjoy some science with a SPOOKY spin! How are the Battleship Wisconsin‘s 16-inch guns able to launch projectiles up to 23 milesLearn about some of the reactions that occur when two chemicals are introduced. Participants will create projectile witches to demonstrate how a little bit of pressure can go a LONG way. 

Materials: Film Canister, MarkersConstruction paperTapeScissorsAlka Seltzer, Water

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.