Zooming Into Stem

Our project, Zooming Into Stem, aims to educate elementary-age children on a variety of science topics using different activities to encourage exploration and cultivate an interest in science. We will be working directly with the children in the Iowa City chapter of the Boys and Girls club during bi-weekly meetings. Each meeting will have a certain theme in science (e.g. chemistry, biology, astronomy) with 2-3 activities to go along with it. For the most part, the children will be working independently under careful adult supervision and guidance. We hope that these activities not only inspire the next generation of scientists, but also enable these kids to think critically about how their world works, regardless of their future career paths.