Q. Need to Create a Stimulating, Inspirational, STEAM School-Based Engagement Program?
A. We’ve Got That!
TINKER NIGHT (or DAY!)
Thank you all for all your hard work in making Tinker Night a huge success. It’s amazing how you made the empty gym come alive so quickly with so many fun tinkering stations for the kids. Your staff is so enthusiastic and they really engaged the children. Everyone that we saw leaving Tinker Night was leaving with a smile on their face. It was a real ‘feel good’ event. “
~Wendy Hart, PTSA, Irvington, NY
A Tinker Event is a suite of activities aimed at students and the people who love them that we bring to your school or community organization. We bring a turnkey event to your premises with all sorts of STEAM-Y activities. Price ranges from $2000-$3500 depending on the size of your group, length of the program and the number of activities. This program can be delivered as an in-school assembly or enrichment program or a family engagement program sponsored by PTAs and family coordinator.
Imagine a room full of fun, educational activities!
The Scratch Coding Station
Learn some Scratch Coding! A sample Learn-to- Code session that we create or build your own lesson. We bring laptops and all the stuff you need to run a small coding outpost in your gym, cafeteria, backyard, rooftop or ? (We’ll go anywhere. We like to travel.)
Fun with Chemistry Station
Measure. Mix. Ratios. Results. It’s about the chemistry of everyday things here.
Big, Really Big Dominoes!
Add them up. Stack them. Make a giant floor game. Shapes. Games. Physical, mathematical play.
Robotics Derby Station
Adults, help them out! They have to learn how to build a robot that can make it in the ring against other robots. They’ll learn how to code their robot through barcode scanning and then design it’s shape to take the worst blows from other robots. Think bigger is always better? You might be wrong in this case. You’ll show them how challenging it can be.
Identified Flying Objects: Wind Tunnel Station
Using a wind tunnel, kids see how things can fly. That’s not so hard (but it sure is fun to watch). But can you make it hover? Using combinations of things that float and things that sink, you come up with the right weight to hover. But you have to work on shape as well — not all of them work but many do.
The Wind Power Challenge
Make a boat that sails fast and steady. It make take a few attempts — and that’s the point! We give students lots of recycled materials and they design a boat that sails down a canal. If it works it will get to the end in a certain amount of time. Or it may need adjustment — a bigger sail? A wider hull? Come back to the materials table and try again.