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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. 

 

Diver Down! – Appropriate for Ages 5-12

Tuesday, July 14: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

Being able to explore the ocean is a unique opportunity that not everyone has the chance to do. Learn about the special equipment a diver uses to help them explore beneath the surface. In this hands-on family exploration, we will build our own mini divers.

Materials: Drinking straw (plastic), mini paperclips (10-12), soda bottle 16 oz or larger (empty).

Be an At-Home Architect – Appropriate for Ages 5-12

Tuesday, July 28: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

Why are lighthouses round but our homes are rectangular? In this fun hands on activity, we will see how these building shapes stack up by testing which can hold the most weight. So clear a space in your living room and get ready to learn! 

Materials: 3 pieces of construction paper or cardstock, tape, and a stack of books (you’ll need more books than you think!) 

Engineer a Fish! – Appropriate for Ages 5-12

Tuesday, August 11: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

Why do fish come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors? We will take a closer look at fins, body shape, size, and color and then put our creativity to the test! What type of fish will YOU design?

Materials: Paper and coloring utensils. Want to give yourself more of a challenge? Try using playdoh, clay, or even Legos to create 3-D aquatic life!

Simple Machines at Work! – Appropriate for Ages 5-12

Tuesday, Aug 25: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

Some machines that seem complicated can actually be very simple to make from objects in your own home! Join us in this exploration of engineering and design as we make catapults using household items.

Materials: popsicle sticks, rubber bands, pom poms

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.