STEAM Classes

 

 

 

 

 

SOFO x iCAMP

 

Project-based learning that connects nature observations to the technology tools scientists use to understand the world around us

SOFO iCAMP STEAM Enrichment Classes

Winter class workshops and activities will be held indoors at the museum. 

Limited enrollment up to 8 students

All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed: masks must be worn at all times, 6 feet social distancing will be observed indoors and outside, hand sanitizer stations will be available and all materials and equipment will be sanitized before use, temperatures will be taken at check-in and participants will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire at each class.

STEAM ENRICHMENT CLASS FOR CHILDREN AGED 8 – 12: project-based learning that connects nature observations to the technology tools scientists use to understand the world around us. Topics and activities focus on natural phenomena including: 
 

Migration Mapping
Geocaching
3D printing and dioramas
Weather, climate, and climate change
pH in living systems
Growing Crystals

Registration is required and a minimum of a 4-class commitment is necessary to hold your child’s spot.  Classes are $100 per child per class. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 8 children.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and will meet at the museum most Wednesday's from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm through March 24, 2021. Drop off is at 3:30: pm, pick up at 5:30 pm.

This class is limited to 8 children. To accommodate COVID-19 social distancing restrictions on indoor groups and to keep everyone safe we can no longer accept walk-ins at this program. Registration for the full 8-week program is required.

Register by downloading the form below. You may fill it out and email mmeade@sofo.org, if you have any difficulty please call 631-537-9735

Class Schedule and Information

January 13 - Migration Mapping

Create a map of bird migration patterns and flyway routes using real world bird banding data 

January 20 - Geocaching

How did GPS navigation with smartphones and other navigation tools develop?

How do humans use these tools?

January 27 and February 10 - 3D printing and Dioramas (2 classes)

Design an insect habitat and 3D print insects that are adapted to that habitat.

February 24 - Weather, Climate, and Climate Change

Investigate the effects of climate changes over time on populations of living things

Design and create weather measuring tools 

March 10 - pH in living systems

Experiment with testing the pH of various household and natural things

Use the pH scale to compare pH values in aquatic ecosystems (ponds) and drinking water supplies

March 17 and March 24 Growing Crystals (2 Classes)

Experiment with how minerals form crystal structures in nature

Investigate how living things use natural minerals for growth and survival

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