STEAM Learning Lab – Masked Party

Masked Party Fun for Everyone Nigeria is a very diverse country, with many distinct cultures that all have their own traditions and celebrations. New Years’ is a celebration that brings […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Kadomatsu

Kadomatsu Ages 2 and up The tradition of Kadomatsu has been around a long time. Connecting to the Shinto concept of kami, Kadomatsu are decorations that people place outside their […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Paper Stars

Paper Stars Ages 2 and up Happy Solstice! Were you able to have the chance to go stargazing? This is especially fun this year because of a rare astronomical event […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Kwanzaa Wreath

Kwanzaa Wreath Ages 2 and up with an adult Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa begins on Dec 26th and goes until January 1st. We are excited to work with our partners to […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Santa Lucia Day

It’s time to start a fun new tradition and have some indoor boat races! This activity Is perfect for the whole family and lets everyone show off their boat building creativity and scientific knowledge.

STEAM Learning Lab – Indoor Boats

It’s time to start a fun new tradition and have some indoor boat races! This activity Is perfect for the whole family and lets everyone show off their boat building creativity and scientific knowledge.

STEAM Learning Lab – DIY Ice Rink

This activity is a great opportunity to head outside in the colder temps. The cookie sheet with water can be placed outside at night when temperatures get below freezing.

STEAM Learning Lab – Pipe Cleaner Corn

Did you know there are over 240 varieties of corn? While we have all seen the plain yellow variety in the grocery store, corn actually comes in a wide range of colors.

STEAM Learning Lab – Leaf Crowns

We can make this fabulous leaf crown as a way to enjoy the fallen leaves that surround us. Children love to collect treasures from the outdoors, and this is a perfect way to display their discoveries.

STEAM Learning Lab – Bath Bomb

These bath bombs may look luxurious but are secretly a great chemistry experiment. Perfect for cold winter days, these bath bombs rely on the interaction between baking soda and lemon juice to make them fizz in your tub.

STEAM Learning Lab -Autumn Leaf Mobile

As the snow begins to fall, now is a great time to enjoy the last autumn leaves. By using wax paper, we can preserve the autumn leaves and make a fun mobile decoration.

ILLUMINATE at Discovery Gateway

We are so excited to be participating in this virtual celebration of light and dark.  This introductory activity is a good way to play with the light from your flashlight.

STEAM Learning Lab – Diwali

Diwali is a Hindu celebration of light. As we continue our celebration of Diwali we are going to be making marigold flowers to decorate.  During Diwali, people use marigolds to decorate because of the color and the scent. The bright smell is believed to help improve mood, and the vibrant color brings good luck.

STEAM Learning Lab – Leaf Dragonflies

Today we are going to use fallen leaves to make art! While our tutorial is going to focus on using leaves to make a dragonfly, different leaf shapes can be used to make a lot of different animals. This activity is great for the whole family because both younger and older children can find it challenging and enjoyable!

STEAM Learning Lab – Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where people remember loved ones who have died. One common food item is Pan de Muerto, which means bread of the dead. This sweet bread is usually shaped like bones and is flavored with orange zest or anise. Make it today in our STEAM Learning Lab.

STEAM Learning Lab – Pumpkin Fairy House and Pumpkin Bowling

We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Today we bring you two lessons: Mystical Fairy Houses and Pumpkin Bowling!

STEAM Learning Lab – Emoji Pumpkin and Pumpkin Poetry

We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Design an Emoji Pumpkins and create poetry in today’s lessons!

STEAM Learning Lab – Marbled Pumpkins and Pumpkins on the Vine

We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Today we bring you two lessons: Marbled Pumpkins, and a counting lesson with Pumpkins on the Vine!

STEAM Learning Lab – Let’s Vote!

Voting is an important part of being an American. For our last political activity before the election, we are going to be filling out a pretend ballot. Kids can vote for one of our fictional candidates or write in a different name.  This is a great chance to talk to kids about how you fill out a ballot and when you vote!

STEAM Learning Lab – Ghost Rocks

Boo! It’s that spooky time of year again. As the days get shorter, it can seem like creepy things are lurking in the shadows, but here’s an activity that makes it fun and silly to look for ghost shapes.

STEAM Learning Lab – Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace is one of the earliest computer scientists. She lived in the 1800’s. Along with her mentor Charles Babbage, she went on to write the first design for a computer. She is an excellent early example of women in STEM.

STEAM Learning Lab – Zombie Carrots

When cooking with vegetables there can be a lot of parts that are left over. Instead of throwing them away, try this fun experiment. We will take seemingly dead vegetables and bring them “back to life! “

STEAM Learning Lab – Make a Bat

Halloween offers us a fun excuse to talk about bats. Bats are amazing! There are over 1400 species of bats. While we are familiar with black bats for Halloween, they come in a lot of different colors and can be brown, gray red, and even white. Bats are responsible for pollinating plants and also getting rid of harmful bugs, like mosquitos.

STEAM Learning Lab – Presidential Debate Activity

The election is getting so close! As part of our election activities, this month we are going to talk about the debates. Sometimes kids can get confused and think that debates are arguments, but really debates have a lot of rules and are a chance for candidates to show how their different viewpoints compare to one another.