All it takes is 30 minutes and your child can learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics. That is important, because STEM is hip and happening now and something your child should learn more about. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) makes it possible by bringing its STEM in 30 program to middle school children everywhere through its webcast series.
Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in only 30 Minutes
STEM in 30 is exactly what it states in its course title; STEM topics are presented in 30-minute programs. The webcasts are hosted by Beth Wilson and Marty Kelsey who both have several years of experience in education. Combining their knowledge and experience with Smithsonian NASM astronauts, curators and other STEM experts, Wilson and Kelsey present an engaging and interactive experience for children. The webcasts include expert interviews and take children to interesting locations they may not otherwise get to see.
Attend a STEM in 30 Webcast
The next webcast of the season, How Do We Know What’s Out There?, will be presented twice on Wednesday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children will learn various ways we are able to observe the universe, which includes using the naked eye and the Hubble Space Telescope. Although there is no hands-on experience, children will see the use of different equipment that may be just enough to spark their interest in STEM.
Join Wilson and Kelsey on Tuesday, June 5, for the International Space Station (ISS) Downlink. NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will be talking to viewers live from the ISS 250 miles above the Earth. Wow! That is going to be an out of this world presentation.
If you plan to attend, let your child submit a question that may get answered during the next webcast.
Catch Up on Past Webcasts
You may watch archived episodes of STEM in 30.
See other general Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math events presented by the Smithsonian.
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