STEMpark

STEM-centered demonstrations and activities for grades two through eight, hosted live in a park

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Details

  • Dates: July 22 - 25
  • Times:
    • July 22 - 24: 11:30a.m - 2:30p.m
    • July 25: 6:00p.m - 9:00p.m
  • Location: Bendwood Park (12700 Kimberley Ln, Houston, TX 77024)
  • Cost: Free
  • Parents and unenrolled students are welcome to watch demonstrations!
  • Limited spots available!

Explore STEM

The besy way to learn about STEM is in the real world. STEMpark uses fun hands-on experiements to introduce kids to the different STEM concepts that make up our daily lives, all while getting them out of the classroom and into the outdoors. This week of fun, action-packed experiments and demonstrations is designed specifically to let students gain an understanding of complex topics by building, breaking, and having that "whoa" moment!

Parents are welcome to attend to watch the demonstrations.

Day-by-Day

Day 1: Engineering

Engineering Day will kick off the camp with demonstrations over a variety of topics important to engineering, such as gravity, structural forces, and aerodynamics. Students will then participate in egg drop challenges, paper-plane competitions, and several other activities.

Day 2: Life Sciences

A combination of biology, ecosystems, anatomy, and medicine! Students will learn about the anatomy of different organisms and the traits that help them survive in their environment, before creating life-sized diagrams of the human body. Finally, they'll learn about first-aid and how diseases spread through the world.

Day 3: Natural Sciences

Day Three is all about cool at-home science experiements. Students will get to participate in some incredible chemical reactions, such as Elephant's Toothpaste and Coke & Mento fountains! Students will also get to play with Oobleck and build solar ovens, in addition to seeing the water cycle unfold in real-time.

Day 4: Astronomy

Look to the sky! After arriving at the park in the late evening, students will get to learn about the phases of the Moon and design their own spacecraft/rockets using criteria from real-world missions. They'll also get to witness the true scale of our universe by participating in a to-scale demonstration of the Universe's scale that's both out-of-this-world and out-of-this-park! Finally, to end camp, students will get to observe the sun, stars, and potentially some galaxies and nebulae through a telescope and record their observations.

Note: to facilitate the best star-gazing experience, this day of STEMpark begins at 6:00p.m and ends at 9:00p.m, unlike the other days. Please plan accordingly.

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Questions? Concerns? Contact stempark@memorialacademy.org