We’re excited to bring you or biggest guide to the best STEM camps in and near Chicago. There are loads of great options for elementary school students up to high school students to build and apply their science, math, technology, and engineering skills in informal, creative environments this summer. These camps help students up through high school grow valuable 21st-century skills while having fun. Your child can grow engineering expertise and observational skills, enhance critical thinking and creativity while coding apps and computer games. They can develop increased coordination while learning to pilot drones, or maybe they’ll invent the Next Big Thing.
If you are like my family, you want to squeeze every last drop of summer fun out of these last few days. What better way to do that than to take advantage of these great STEM events in the last days of August?
August is a great month for fabulous STEM adventures in Chicago. If you are a maker, a nature-lover or a techie, this week has some great options available for you. But let’s be frank, this weekend is for the birds–the hummingbirds. There are two Hummingbirdfests around Chicagoland this weekend! Take a quiz to test your knowledge on these tiny birds.
What to Do for STEM Fun in Chicago This Weekend
Summer is winding down and there are only a few weeks left to enjoy a great Chicago STEM experience this summer. And it just so happens there are a large number of great Chicago STEM experiences available this week!
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Whether you are looking for some great STEM activities to kick off your August or are more in the mood for a Mini Maker Faire, the Chicago-area has plenty going on to satisfy your desires. [Read more…]
We know that STEM Kids Chicago readers care deeply about education, especially when it comes to science and tech learning. You might be lucky enough to have a public school that suits your needs in your neighborhood. Or Not. In which case, we’re here to help with a guide to the best private schools in the Chicago area.
Students at private, or independent, schools typically enjoy smaller class sizes, a broader curriculum, opportunities for a custom, differentiated learning experience and less reliance on standardized testing. Want to see for yourself? Many of these schools host open house events in October, November, and January. And, of course, you can always contact the school for a tour.
Find can find STEM fun when school’s out thanks to our robust events calendar. Sign up for our newsletter to receive an awesome roundup of STEM events twice a month. Schools can contact themakermom (at) hotmail.com for information on enhanced listings in our guide.
What’s happening this month around town when it comes to STEM and STEAM fun? Birds, butterflies, and more!
August STEM Fun in Chicago
Summer is starting to wind down for some suburban families, while the fun is still ramping up for those with kids in the Chicago Public School. If you’re still on the lookout for a great summer camp adventure for your STEM-loving student be sure to check out our 2019 Chicago STEM Camp Guide!
The #HouseofCode is back! The official press release for the new Congressional App Challenge just landed in our inbox and here’s what you need to know.