STEAM Learning Lab – Purely Presidential Fitness Routine

Purely Presidential Fitness Routine Throughout the history of The United States, we have had many different personalities in the White House. While they have all had different ways to reduce stress and stay healthy, many of occupants of the Oval Office included some daily exercise as a way to get out of the office and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – A Snow Day Celebration

A Snow Day Celebration Winter can be a great time to stay inside curled up with a good book, but it can also be a great chance to experience Utah’s famous snow!  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats seems to perfectly capture the fun that can be had playing in the snow. It can […]

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 – The Buzz on Bees

Today, we are visiting The Farm here in the museum. Tucked into the corner of Kid’s Eye View, The Farm lets museum visitors ride a horse, care for crops and tend to some broody chickens. We especially love the picture of a cute piggy, so today we are going to make a cute piggy of our very own!

STEAM Learning Lab – Piggy Pinch Pots

Today, we are visiting The Farm here in the museum. Tucked into the corner of Kid’s Eye View, The Farm lets museum visitors ride a horse, care for crops and tend to some broody chickens. We especially love the picture of a cute piggy, so today we are going to make a cute piggy of our very own!

STEAM Learning Lab – Hexagon Bubbles

A hexagon is a shape with 6 sides. Can you think of anywhere in nature that you might be able to find hexagons? They are all over the place! Snowflakes, turtle shells, insect eyes, pineapples, and the honeycombs in beehives all contain hexagons! This is because the hexagon is a very efficient shape. When bees make their honeycombs, the cells are shaped like this because it doesn’t waste any space. Today we are going to make our own hexagons with bubbles!

STEAM Learning Lab – A Mask for Me and My Friend!

Today we are going to teach you how to make an easy no-sew mask with just a t-shirt you no longer use or want and some scissors. To protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face covering when in public to help keep ourselves and others safe. Wearing masks along with handwashing, coughing into your sleeve, and continuing to social distance are all ways we can stay healthy and safe.

STEAM Learning Lab – Planets and Moons

Today we are exploring planets, moons and gravity! It’s not just the planets and stars that have gravitational pull! Everything in the universe, even you, has a pull just their own gravitational pull! Amplify that pull and learn about gravity and orbits with this silly game.

STEAM Learning Lab – Earth Balloon Painting

Let’s paint a picture of our planet, as seen from space! This activity is a great way to try painting with some different materials. The half-filled balloons present a fun challenge and lets your child play with the shapes that the balloon makes on the paper. The round shape of the Earth works well with the circular “brush strokes” of the balloon.

STEAM Learning Lab – Spring Plant Prints

Now that everything outside is blooming, it’s the perfect time to make plant art! This could also be a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day! This activity preserves the image of the plants on a beautiful background. It is also a good chance to experiment with art activities that use multiple, different tools to make a single piece of artwork-also known as mixed media art!

Discovery Gateway 2020 Summer Camps

Discovery Gateway has an amazing selection of summer camps to keep your child’s gears turning all summer! Explore STEAM concepts with Discovery Gateway and its partners, Red Butte Garden, Samba Fogo, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Clark Planetarium! Let your child discover the world and beyond with Discovery Summer Camps!