It’s never too early to learn some science. This October, CTC offered its first ever Full STEAM Ahead, an educational program for preschoolers to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program was led by Jan Wilks and included 4 fun (and sometimes messy) lessons for children ages 2-5.
Lesson 1: Bubbleology
In this lesson, students learned about air. We may not be able to see it, but we can observe it in other ways. Students blew bubbles, popped airbags and experimented with surface tension using milk and straws.
Lesson 2: Colorful Chemistry
Red, yellow, blue, red, yellow blue. Students learned about the primary colors and how to mix them to create new colors. They also learned about chemical reactions, complete with a volcano demonstration.
Lesson 3: Creative Construction
Say hello to Omnibot! In this lesson, students learned about shapes by building towers of blocks and creating their very own paper robot. The best part? Crashing it all down!
Lesson 4: Play-Doh Play
The final lesson of Full STEAM Ahead involved more chemical reactions when Jan and her students made their very own Play-Doh using ingredients you can find at home. Click here for recipes!
At the end of the program, students took home books with all of the artwork they made. While our first STEAM class was small, the fun we had was big and we hope to continue this program in the future.
For more information about our programs, please contact our Programs Director, Sarah Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org