A SUMMER STEM EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS OF ELKHART COUNTY
INTRODUCING LAB IN A BAG!
Lab in a Bag is a take-home STEM kit & video series aimed at students in Elkhart County aged between 8-12 years old (or those at heart). Each bag contains five hands-on activities that expose students to STEM concepts in real-life and in the community. Every week, students will cover a topic in biology/ chemistry/ physics/engineering and will have the opportunity to follow along on Youtube/ Facebook live and hear from a member of the Elkhart community about how they use STEM in everyday life.
HAVE FUN & SPARK CURIOSITY:
Each Lab in a Bag includes everything a student will need to conduct 5 STEM activities. Each bag includes step-by-step video instruction, as well as additional items to help you explore and have fun (lab apron, goggles, notebook and pen).
Activities have been designed with materials that can be found in most kitchens, so anyone can follow along at home. Hard copy instructions will be included for students who do not have reliable access to the internet or device and will be available in English and Spanish. Lab in a Bag will be available for pick up from the ETHOS Innovation Center.
CONNECT STEM WITH OUR COMMUNITY:
Each week will highlight and host a member of the Elkhart community about how they use STEM in everyday life to help students connect STEM to the real world applications, break down stereotypes and expose students to future career opportunities.
SCHEDULE (WEEK BEGINNING):
- June 28 - Garden in a Glove
You will grow a garden in a glove and be introduced to the plant growing cycle and what plants need to grow.
- July 5 - Balloon Boat
You will create a boat that is powered by air and learn about friction and buoyancy.
- July 12 - Physics of Origami
You will create an origami frog and learn about how to create potential energy and transform it into kinetic energy.
- July 19 - Beat the Bugs
You will make a homemade petri dish and learn how to mix together a culture medium that will encourage bacteria growth and understand how soap and sanitizers can help beat the bugs.
- July 26 - Glove to Table
You will learn how to prepare a simple dish with your plants you grew from Garden in a Glove (week 1) and learn about the chemistry behind taste.
ONLY 500 LAB IN A BAGS ARE AVAILABLE. SIGN UP TODAY!
Questions? Email ETHOSlabinabag@gmail.com