We’ve had hotter than normal temperatures in Chicago. What better way to stay cool than to experience all the great summer STEM events that Chicago has to offer? Great summer STEM experiences can be found all over Chicagoland. In fact, in the next week your kids can learn about architecture and astronomy, code their own video games and more! [Read more…]
Educators bemoan the “summer slide.” At STEM Kids Chicago, we believe in the summer soar. Summer is a great time to find new hobbies, make cool stuff, grow a garden, read, read, read, explore the outdoors, and take advantage of all that our area has to offer. We have ideas to help you explore science and technology at home, too.
You don’t need to be a Chicago or Illinois resident to take advantage of this, but you do need to be a teenager.
If you haven’t experienced the thrill guiding a canoe or kayak through the “canyons” of the Chicago River created by the skyscrapers looming on the shores you have an item to add to your bucket list. It’s not only fun, paddling in Chicago is a great way to experience city’s unique architecture, inspect the workings of the bridges, and, increasingly, appreciate the local wildlife. [Read more…]
Independence Day is just around the corner. Although we leave the real fireworks to the pros, we put that inspiration to use to create these captivating colorful suncatchers. All you need a few simple ingredients to make a fabulous DIY suncatcher or window cling! [Read more…]
This week in June is full of sensational Chicago STEM experiences–opportunities to celebrate our dads and STEM all at the same time!
We’re finishing up the National Week of Making and getting reading to buzz into National Pollinator Week. And, remember, many of Chicago’s great museums have free admission days coming up now with a few more later this summer.
Have you heard the buzz? National Pollinator Week is June 17-23, 2019. Here’s how you can celebrate around Chicago.
Get to know pollinators around Chicago
Bees often come to mind when we think of pollinators, maybe because of their sweet honey. But hummingbirds, bats, small mammals and insects including beetles, bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, and moths also pollinate flowers. Look for a list below of what to plant to attract Chicago’s pollinators. And remember, the wind can be a pollinator, too. [Read more…]