Inventors, makers, and treasure hunters who love finding that odd thing they didn’t even know they needed love to shop at American Science and Surplus. They have a couple of locations around Chicagoland as well as one up in Milwaukee. You never know what you’re going to find at SciPlus, as the fans call it. An old bowling ball? A box of tiny vials? A vintage army surplus gas mask? Why not?
It’s September in Chicago! That means it’s time for our monthly guide that highlights the best of where to go and what to do for STEM (and STEAM) fun.
September STEM in Chicago: What to do this month
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
Future City is an engaging engineering competition for middle school students (grades 6, 7, 8). It’s one of the most affordable STEM team competitions around and has a low barrier to entry. For the competition, students design futuristic cities with a specific goal or challenge in mind using simulation software. Teams also build budget-friendly scale models, write essays, and give oral presentations on their city’s design. [Read more…]
Illinois residents gain free entry to the Field Museum with valid during free admission days. Here’s your chance to catch on the latest exhibits and changes in the museum’s great halls.
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!
Architecture, astronomy and more! [Read more…]
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.