Fun STEM Activities for the Weekend

Science Meets Literacy

Happy Friday Super Stars! We hope you are staying safe and well during this challenging time. Our Group Leaders and office staff miss seeing everyone at our home base on Hegenberger and our school sites. Teaching and learning is the core of our mission, with literacy being the focus, but with school closures due to COVID-19, learning can be extremely difficult. That’s why we are here to help!

Our science experiment at Aspire Monarch Elementary!

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) holds a special place in Super Stars’ hearts. We value STEM and are always accepting of volunteer groups that aren’t solely based on literacy. Like our UC Berkeley STEM group who regularly volunteered at our schools, we have a passion for teaching our students different avenues of learning. It’s fun, engaging, and could sprout a new love for learning in your child!

The weekend is coming up, so it’s a perfect time to do experiments. Here a list of STEM activities that you can do with you kid at home. These are fun for the whole family, so feel free to learn together and share your stories with us! We plan to share art activities on our next blog, so stay tuned for that.

STEM Activities Perfect for the Weekend

NASA Activities: https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/activity/stem-activities-for-families/

ESA Activity Pages for Children 3-18 Years-Old: http://www.esa.int/Education/Expedition_Home

Chabot Space and Science Center Activities Launchpad: https://chabotspace.org/education/learning-launchpad/

Cal Academy of Sciences At Home: https://www.calacademy.org/academy-at-home?gclid=CjwKCAjwp-X0BRAFEiwAheRui9MNm1rBoVSiZYZKns4iVHv-D5AYygGgYIyr2rD10SkIfAZDK-WYZxoClyMQAvD_BwE

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Science at Home: https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/hands-on-science/

Exploratorium Activities: https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/activities

Again, we would love to see you and your little ones learning together, so please share it with us @superstarsliteracy on Facebook or Instagram. Thank you for always being your amazing selves and for following our journey into providing education for youth in Oakland, CA!

If you would like to see other resources for your family during COVID-19, here is our last blog post with helpful links: https://www.superstarsliteracy.org/uncategorized/resources-to-help-during-covid-19/