Annie’s STEM Lab: Outreach Programs

New STEM Outreach Program: Race Car Rollers! Did you know Explore and More offers Program Outreach? This is an opportunity for your class, group, or gathering to have Explore & More come to you! Our programs range from 45-60 minutes in length, and they are taught and guided by a member of our wonderful Education Team here at Explore and More. These educational experiences are hands-on, engaging, and fun for all elementary level students (PreK-5th), all while aligned by the New York State learning standards!

As the new STEAM Educator of the Education Department here, I wanted to highlight one of our newest Outreach Programs- Race Car Rollers! You will find this on our Outreach Sheet listing under options for First & Second Graders.

This program will begin with some creativity and building! Students will receive all the materials to create their very own car, where they will decorate, construct, and add the wheels themselves. When the cars are ready, it is time to move on to the next step! The students then get to perform an experiment with the cars they just created. Students will be asked to perform two tests with their car, with two different height ramps. The class will be introduced to the topic of force and motion and will be asked to run tests to see which ramp causes the car to move faster! Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, will be able to participate in conversation, create (and of course keep!) their cars, and get an introduction to creating and analyzing data to prove a theory.

At Explore and More, we like to play through learning, and this experience is just that! Any questions about this lesson? Feel free to reach me at [email protected]!