Boston STEM Lab: After school program
Boston STEM Lab is a hands-on 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.
**In-person & virtual options offered!**
Classes are instructed by Eugenia Rojas – a neuroscientist PhD (learn more about Eugenia)
Spring In-Person OUTDOOR Offerings:
- Nature Around Us: April 28 – May 26
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 as we make models, experiments and engineering design challenges.
- Science-Art for Creative Minds: April 29 – May 27
In this hands-on class students apply scientific techniques to create art. We extract natural pigments; create secret messages, fluorescent paintings and more!
In case of inclement weather we will extend the session as needed. Please note that all fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Should COVID or other extenuating circumstances require us to cease in-person sessions, we will transition to virtual learning; fees are not refundable in those circumstances.
Spring Virtual Offerings
- Nature Around Us: March 15- Apr 12
Monday 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
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
Thursday 4:15- 5:00 PM (EST)
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
Wednesdays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
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!
- Math, problem solving and pre-coding: April 26 – June 21. No class on 05/31.
Mondays 3:15-4:00 (EST)
In this class students perform experiments, make models and play games as they develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills. The introduction to numbers, quantities, patterns, data collection, plotting, pre-coding and others are presented with an experimental approach. This class is fun and engaging.
- The Atom: April 26- June 7. No class on 05/31.
Mondays 4:15- 5:00 (EST)
In this virtual STEM Lab students are introduced to the structure of the atom, elements, molecules and chemical reactions. We make models and do fun experiments. It’s a great hands-on experience!
- Matter Around Us: April 27 – June 1
Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 (EST)
In this class our young scientists will explore the physical characteristics of some elements. Particularly, we will focus on the transitions of water to study the different states of matter. All together, through fun experimentation, and science-art activities students will discover a part of the sciences of physics and chemistry.