The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development. It is during these years that many in the education community believe that evidence-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curricula should begin, setting children on a path to develop a love of scientific inquiry. In addition to developing an interest and knowledge base for STEAM and enhanced inquiry skills, experts say that science instruction improves abilities in subjects outside of STEAM, including literacy, language-learning, and critical thinking.
The Petroleum Museum is excited to feature STEAM Sprouts engaging pre-school children ages 4-5 in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges. Spring 2020 will feature curriculum including LEGO Simple Machines! STEAM Sprouts is generously sponsored by Occidental.
Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for each 6-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for non-members. Registration opens early and is discounted for Museum Members. Get your membership now by clicking here. For more information, contact the Education Department at 432-683-4403
Register online for STEAM Sprouts by clicking HERE.
2020 Spring STEAM Sprouts Schedule
**Please note that registration is for all six sessions listed. There are two different time options. You may only attend the time period for which you are registered.**
- Monday, March 16th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, March 23rd 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, March 30th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, April 6th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, April 13th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, April 20th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thank you to our STEAM Sprouts Sponsor!