I hope you enjoyed a relaxing summer filled with fun and special memories. On a personal note, the BostonTechMom blog just celebrated its 5th year. I created the blog when my oldest daughter was going into 8th grade. She was one of my inspirations for starting the blog and now she’s headed off to college!
If you are looking for fun, family-friendly STEM activities, look no further than the 20+ science museums, science centers, planetariums, and aquariums in Massachusetts. Visiting a science museum is always a great way to get kids involved in science and technology and it’s also a wonderful way to spend quality time together as a family.
I hope you are enjoying every bit of summer vacation! Here are a few upcoming STEM activities I wanted to share with you. Girls Scouts’ New Badges- Coding For Good Girl Scouts in grades K-12 can learn the basics of coding, algorithms, game design, and app development, and use these skills to support a cause
Are you looking for STEM activities this summer? This July, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that landed the first two people on the Moon. There will be events held around the country celebrating this historic milestone. Visit NASA’s website to find exhibits and events throughout the US. Massachusetts is also celebrating
Wishing everyone a happy end to the school year and a wonderful summer ahead. Following are two STEM events I wanted to showcase this month. TouchTomorrow– Saturday, June 8 at WPI in Worcester Now in its eighth year, TouchTomorrow is a family-friendly festival featuring hands-on experiments, research lab activities, and interactive exhibits for all ages
The Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a home for experiential learning for students of all ages. I was delighted to learn about their makerspace resources at last year’s Massachusetts STEM Summit. If you want to create a K-12 makerspace classroom, the Edgerton Center offers a variety of free resources plus professional
Happy Spring, everyone! There are many great STEM programs this month, including a few I am highlighting here. Duck ‘n’ Hover– Teen Engineering Event, Saturday, May 11 In this free event at the Museum of Science, teens in grades 8 through 12 will design and build a wind-powered device that can lift a payload of
I am delighted to tell you about a unique and affordable summer STEM program presented by Ivy Seed Academy. Ivy Seed is a STEM coding education platform that provides online coding classes and summer programs for kids 6-18. This summer Ivy Seed will host STEM contests for middle and high school students in Massachusetts. These
Microsoft Store has announced four new STEM summer camps for 2019. I always look forward to seeing what Microsoft has planned for summer, and this year, kids will have the chance to cast spells like Harry Potter and build their own magical worlds. These camps are designed to promote an interest in STEM and encourage
I am happy to announce that GSK’s popular science program will be returning to 27 locations around the country this summer. If you are looking for a science camp or summer activities for your kids, this STEM program is free and registration is now open. Presented by the pharmaceutical company GSK, Science in the SummerTM has