Join us during National Maker week, May 17 – 21, to celebrate women in STEAM! We will spend the week celebrating a few of the amazing women who had careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Each day we will release a video about a few of our STEAM women as well as a STEAM activity you can do at home. On Tuesday and Thursday, we offer add on activities for those wanting more hands-on creating time. To ensure you receive all the information about the week, make sure you register to receive daily STEAM emails highlighting our daily STEAM activities.
Tuesday Bonus Activity: Paper circuits. Put your technology skills to the test with this paper circuit activity. Using LED lights, copper tape and a combination of single and parallel circuits, we will light up our paper creations! Click here to learn more and register.
Thursday Bonus Activity: Paint Night. With a swirl of paint you can join us for a Frida Kahlo inspired painting class in the Museum! We will supply the canvas, paint, brushes and step-by-step guidance to inspire your creativity. Click here to learn more and register.
In this video you will learn what a Double Helix is and why it is important to us! In this activity, you will make a model for a short section of DNA-enough to get a sense of what DNA is like and how it encodes life. Create and build your own Double Helix in this fun and colorful experiment.
Watch to learn about three female scientist who studied areas of science called chemistry, physics, radioactivity, and paleontology. These scientists’ names are Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, and Mary Anning.
Have you ever been annoyed by poor WI-FI? Do you wish there was something you could do about it? In this video you will learn how to build a parabolic reflector that you can attach to the antenna of a regular wireless router to help boost its signal.
The three female technologists we are featuring in this video applied scientific knowledge to practical use in computer programming, artificial intelligence and communication methods, including Wi-Fi! Their names are Margaret Hamilton, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Hedy Lamarr!
There are many different types of bridges, from simple plank bridges to elegant suspension bridges. Watch to learn how to design and build your own bridge and test out how strong it is.
The three female engineers we are featuring worked in areas of mathematics and aerospace, building architecture, and bridge architecture. Their names are Mary Jackson, Julia Morgan, and Emily Roebling.
A nature journal is simply a place to record one’s observations of nature. It might include sketches or drawings, written descriptions or notes, poems, photographs, natural objects such as leaves or flowers, or scientific data such as lists or wildlife tallies. There are no rules when it comes to nature journals! This activity is great whether you are a kid or an adult. We should all keep one.
The three female artists we will be featuring captured nature and the human experience through very realistic ways and also dream-like and abstract ways where only a simple impression of the original is seen or felt. These female artists are Maria Sibylla Merian, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo!
The movement of satellites is intriguing, but how do they orbit the way they do? In this fun experiment you can model the gravitational pull of a planet on satellites to observe how varying the speed of the satellite influences the altitude at which the satellite orbits.
Mathematicians are interested in numbers, data, quantity and much more! They use their knowledge to understand the relationship between mathematical principles to try to solve real life problems! We will focus on three amazing math pioneers: Florence Nightingale, Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson!