Things to Do
STEM That You Can Do!
You can do STEM in all sorts of places. On this page we give you Chicagoland events to attend, things to do at home, and after- school clubs and organizations to check out.
Featured STEM Activity
For the Birds!
Observing birds is a great wintertime activity. Dress warmly and take a walk through your neighborhood, or stay warm in your house and perch yourself near a window. If your family has a pair of binoculars, ask if you can use them. There are apps for identifying birds such as: Smart Bird ID or the Audubon Bird Guide. Check your phone, or the internet for many possibilities. During February, you might even want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count
Previously Featured Activities:
After School Clubs and Organizations
So you think STEM is fun and exciting and you want to be more involved. Good for you! There are all sorts of groups where students are engaged in activities after school and sometimes on weekends. You’ll have new and fun experiences and you’ll have a chance to make new friends – kids who enjoy some of the same things you do! Here are a sampling organized by grade level. We’ll be adding more throughout the year. If you have an idea to share send us a note at email@example.com.
First of all, many schools have STEM clubs of some kind. Listen for announcements and look on bulletin boards in classrooms and in the hallway for notices of meetings. If you don’t see any signs of a club, ask your science, math or technology teacher if you can start one. Here are some organizations that have clubs organized in schools, already. You might get some ideas for your group at these website:
Think you’d like to be a scientist?
Here’s your chance to get involved in all sorts of actual investigations alone, with friends, or with your family.
You could also suggest a project to your teacher.
These Citizen Science resources are organized in alphabetical order:
A Calendar of STEM Events
Get to know Fermilab in Batavia, IL
LEGO, holography, roller coasters and more!