Coding for Video Games and Fun with Robots
Minecraft is a game with tons of possibilities, but have you ever
wanted to create your own piece in the game? Join us and learn to code
your own block, design, or other tool and import your creation into
the game. Then, continue to test your coding skills by trying to
successfully get a robot to go through an obstacle course.
Extracting DNA from Strawberries
When we think about genetics and biology, we usually aren't thinking
about a fruity summertime favorite. Learn what DNA is and how
scientists study it by using common household objects to extract
genetic material (DNA) from living organisms (strawberries).
Big Whale, Tiny Plankton
Whales are some of the biggest and most powerful sea creatures known
to man, but they love snacking on some of the sea's tiniest
delicacies! Examine the difference between these two creatures by
studying whale bones, and teeth, and then use a microscope to look at
and identify plankton.
The World's Coldest Ice Cream
Liquid nitrogen isn't just for cool science experiments! You can use
it to make delicious desserts in a way you would have never thought
possible. Join us in this exciting session for a tasty treat with a twist.
Clean that Water!
Before there was the Brita filter there was sand, gravel, and other
natural materials that served as water purifiers. Clear up some muddy
water the old fashioned way and experiment with different unrefined
BWSI Robotics and STEM
Robotic inventions can solve decades-old problems, but they can also
be a ton of fun. Join us for this exciting robot-building session,
solar-powered bug, and watch it dance in the sunlight!
Morse Code Bracelets
Trade secret messages with Morse code bracelets! Code and decode
silly-phrases with your friends. and where them on your wrist for all
to see (though few will be able to understand).
Popsicle Stick Explosion
Learn about the importance of a truss and its real-world
applications by creating a chain of popsicle sticks. Remove one piece
and watch as the structure falls apart, teaching each participant the
true meaning of a "chain-reaction".
Build a Brain
Organs are intricately designed to perform hyper-specific functions
within the body. Investigate some samples, then explore how they work
by designing and building your own bone, brain, or heart using
playdough and other nonconventional materials.
Candy or Medicine?
Calling all future pharmacists! Explore a potential career path,
learn to use a pharmaceutical tray, and practice reading medication
labels. Finally, use your newfound knowledge to compete in a game
where you will differentiate between medication and candy!
Make Yourself Glow!
Light up your world with wearable LED devices! Add a little shine to
your day by putting lights in your hair, on your clothes, and creating
your own badge.
Bandages are something we are all familiar with, but have you ever
thought about what goes into making them so effective? Try to make
your own brand-new bandage design and put it to test it in an exciting
What happens when you combine dry ice and soap? Smokin' bubbles,
that's what! Come learn about what makes these types of bubbles so
unique, and get creative by adding a touch of color and making them
"pop" even more!
Viruses vs Antibodies
What do cornhole and circuits have to do with viruses and DNA? Try a
circuit board puzzle that represents DNA by turning genes on/off.
Then, watch as viruses and antibodies face off in an epic cornhole game.
3D Printing in Action
You may have heard of 3D printing, but what can you do with it and
how do 3D printers work? Come learn how you can make almost anything
with a 3D printer, and then get your own 3D-printed object!
Put the 'A' in STEAM!
Come and help us put the "A" in STEAM! Using a needle and
thread, stitch lines to make colorful curves, stars, and other
beautiful shapes! Who knew math could be so pretty?
Taller and Stronger: Building Structures
Design and build a structure using everyday materials, your
creativity, and your existing STEM skills. Push yourself to the limit
by making the tallest and strongest structure that you can make before
putting it to the ultimate test.
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Enjoy a hands-on demonstration of watershed, explore the different
kinds of pollution that impact Charles River, and learn about the
importantance of nature.
Ultimate Lego Construction Challenge
Are you ready for a challenge? Create a structure in ten minutes
using Legos, a rock, and aluminum foil. Present your structure in
front of construction professionals and see how your design compares
with their real-life projects.