Lesley STEAM has been participating in a series of Somerville STEAM Socials. Organized by the newly formed Somerville Education Foundation, the evening events gather local organizations, educators, and families to learn how more about making and STEAM education in Somerville.
We were thrilled to join over 80 local makers for the first Boston Mini Makerfaire at the Boston Children’s Museum on Saturday, July 23. The Lesley STEAM Team presented “Hack the Dollar Store” – where we invited participants of all ages to rip apart electronics and other items from the dollar store and, using art supplies, battery packs, conductive tape, and recyclables, repurpose the item into a completely new design or purpose.
During their second week of summer, over 150 Lesley Summer Compass students immersed themselves in Olympic themed challenges in the Lesley Makerspace. These eager K-6th grade students experienced a variety of STEAM activities developed around each grade level.
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The Lesley Makerspace hosted two hands on making events as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The festival boasts ten days of STEAM-related activities across the wider Boston area, including lectures, debates, plays, workshops, exhibits, and more.
Lesley STEAM participated in the second Somerville STEAM Social, which brought together the Somerville Public Schools along with a host of local STEAM related community programs and organizations. This event is part of a broader effort to build capacity and develop a strong network of individuals and organizations in Somerville in support of STEAM education. View full article on Somerville Wicked Local.
The Cambridge Expanded Learning (EL) STEAM Network hosted an evening full of rockets, robots and race cars; providing an open space for students of all ages to engage in maker-minded activities. Families and students gathered at the Peabody School on Wednesday, June 17th to enjoy hands-on activity tables including: making their own “edible” race car, an interactive splatter paint pendulum, creating music with the MaKey MaKey, and pressure powered rockets.