STEM

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)

Winter – Spring 2021

  • Engineering Design Challenge – Water filter: Feb 15

Ages 3-6

Monday Feb 15 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

1 session

Price: $18

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. 

  • Engineering Design Challenge – Recycled art sculpture: Feb 17 & 19

Ages 6-9

Wednesday & Friday 4:15-5:00 (EST)
 
2 sessions
 
Price: $36
 
In this STEM Lab students experience and learn the engineering design process as they design and make a recycled art sculpture. Materials for this class include tape, glue, paint, and recycled materials that can be found at home. 
 
  • Science- Art for Creative Minds: Jan 28-Feb 25

Ages: 3-5

Thursdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

5 sessions

Price: $90

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

  • Float or Sink Engineering Design Challenge: Feb 22, Mar 1 & Mar 8

Ages: 3-5

Monday 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

3 sessions 

Price: $54

In this hands-on class students are introduce 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. 

  • Float or Sink Engineering Design Challenge: Feb 24, Mar 3 & Mar 10

Ages: 6-9

Wednesdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

3 sessions 

Price: $54

In this hands-on class students are introduce 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. 

  • Engineering Design Challenge- Recycled art sculpture: Feb 23 & March 2

**Instructed in Spanish**

Ages 3-6 

Tuesdays 5:15- 6:00 PM (EST)

2 sessions

$36

In this STEM Lab students experience and learn the engineering design process as they design and make a recycled art sculpture. This class instructed in Spanish but the reading of the books is still in English. Materials for this class include tape, glue, paint, and recycled materials that can be found at home. 

  • Nature Around Us: March 15- Apr 12

Ages: 3-5

Monday 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

5 sessions

Price: $90

In this class our young scientists will explore living organisms through experimentation, play, and the making of models. Students will plant seeds and observe them grow to full plants. We will also learn about insects, metamorphosis, and the habitat of a snail.

  • Bird Explorations: March 18- April 15

Ages: 3-5

5 sessions 

Thursday 4:15- 5:00 PM (EST)

$90

In this STEM Lab students are introduced to birds, from anatomy to adaptations and evolution all with games, model making and experiments. A beautiful class! Examples of materials for this class include tape, glue, play-dough, some sour worms, seeds and nature elements that can be found in a garden or forest. 

  • Nature Around Us: March 17 – Apr 14

Ages: 6-9

Wednesdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)

5 sessions

Price: $90

In this class our young scientists will explore living organisms through experimentation, play, and the making of models. Students will plant seeds and observe them grow to full plants. We will also learn about insects, metamorphosis, camouflage and the habitat of a snail.

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!