Fall 2023 STEAM Sprouts
STEAM Tinybots will engage our littlest scientists in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) learning through a 6-week program for 4-5 year-olds. Students will engage in age-appropriate coding and engineering challenges utilizing our new Sphero indi kits. The indi learning robot is designed to introduce Pre-K and up to the fundamentals of computational thinking, STEAM, and computer science principles in an exciting way. Students can engage in building custom mazes and solving puzzles with these imaginative play-based learning kits.
The early childhood years, from 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.
Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for each 6-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for Non-Members. Get your membership now by clicking here. For more information, contact the Education Department at 432-683-4403
**Please note that registration is for all six sessions listed.**
- Monday, September 18th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, September 25th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, October 2nd 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, October 9th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, October 16th 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, October 23rd 9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
CLICK HERE for a detailed map showing drop-off and pick-up procedures.
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