Boston STEM Lab: After school virtual program
Boston STEM Lab is a hands-on virtual program for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Through play, experimentation and model making students learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and intuitive way. In this program students experience collaborative work, project development and experimentation through engaging practical exercises.
Classes are instructed by Eugenia Rojas – a neuroscientist PhD (learn more about Eugenia)
- The Senses: Jan 4 – Feb 8 (no class on Jan 18)
Mondays 4:15 – 5:00 (EST)
In this hands-on class students explore the five human senses through experimentation, play, and engineering design. It’ a fun and engaging program for preschoolers and their caregivers! Examples of materials used in this class are: 2 coins, water, a paper plate, cheerios or small pastas, play-dough, natural elements such as flowers and herbs, food coloring and tape.
- Engineering Design Challenge – Water filter: Feb 15
Monday Feb 15 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
In this STEM Lab students experience and learn the engineering design process as they make a simple homemade water filter and use it to clean dirty water.Examples of materials for this class include water, a jar, a strainer, rocks, cotton balls, an empty large plastic bottle and food coloring.
- Food Science: Jan 6- Feb 3
Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 (EST)
In this hands-on kitchen lab students are introduced to the science behind the sense of taste and food science. In this STEM Lab students experiment with food and make rock candy, sweet caviar and sauerkraut! Examples of materials used in this class are: sugar, red cabbage, gelatin, juice, food coloring, oil, pipe cleaners, kitchen pots and one mberry Miracle tablet.
- Engineering Design Challenge – Recycled art sculpture: Feb 17 & 19
- Engineering Design Challenge – Float or Sink: Jan 7 – Jan 21
Thursdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
In this hands-on class students are introduced to density and through experimentation, engineering design and play they make a boat and a submarine. Examples of materials used in this class are: a deep clear container, water, small objects made up of different materials such as a coin, a toothpick, a plastic animal, ice cubes, scissors and glue.
- Science- Art for Creative Minds: Jan 28-Feb 25
Thursdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
In this hands-on class students apply scientific techniques to create art. We extract natural pigments; create secret messages, fluorescent paintings, and more! Examples of materials used in this class are: glue, table salt, food coloring, glow in the dark glue, kitchen spices, plants and flowers
Materials for ALL classes are inexpensive and easily found at home or at your convenience store. Eugenia will suggest replacements if there are any you can’t find!