For Kids in Grades 1 to 5: Bruce Museum Has At-Home STEAM Activities You Can Find Online

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While closed to the public for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich is posting weekly activities involving STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) for kids in Grades 1 through 5 stuck at home.

From the museum’s announcement:

Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax has created weekly STEAM activities for families with children at home.

These weekly activities will focus on basic STEAM concepts. Learners will get the chance to design, test, modify, experiment, hypothesize and much more.

A little about the series, At Home STEAM Activities:

●     The series is for children ranging from 1st through 5th Grades.  Each activity can take as little as 30 minutes or as much as an entire afternoon, depending on the interest level of your learners.

●     All lessons will start with using a Science Journal.  Your learner doesn’t need to write in their journal; pictures are a great source of information. The first lesson in the series has a tutorial on how to make a journal.

●      Most of the activities need little or no adult supervision, but make your own best judgement.

●      All activities come with a list of materials, a step by step instruction list and are compliant with NGSS Learning Expectations.  NGSS Learning Expectations can be found at the end of the instructional section.

Most materials are common household items; substitutions will be suggested for items that are less common.

Click a lesson icon on this Web page for a PDF of that lesson plan.

Bruce Museum At Home STEAM Activities for Children

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To see any of the lesson plans (there are two posted as of April 2), go to the web link and click on the image for that lesson plan.

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