STEM Online Workshops – Week 1

Mar 17, 2020 10:00AM—Mar 20, 2020 12:00PM

Cost $10 per workshop

Event Contact Lisa Rodriguez | Email


*LIVE* Online STEM Workshops with the Long Island Explorium

Keep up the learning from home while you are away from school. Our highly trained educators will be reinforcing the NYSSLS cross cutting concepts during these innovative workshops. 

*LIVE* Online STEM Workshops with the Long Island Explorium!

Join us each day for interactive online workshops where we challenge you to discover, design and explore innovative STEM projects. We will use simple, everyday materials found in your own home. And, if you can’t find the materials, step up to the challenge and problem solve! There’s always a solution to the problem if we think outside the box!

These workshops are designed to develop an understanding in the Engineering Design Learning Standards. Students will plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

All these workshops are aligned with the NYS Science Learning Standards, ELA and Math Standards. We will be reinforcing the cross-cutting concepts in all workshops.

  • Patterns
  • Cause and Effect
  • Structure and Function
  • Systems and System Models
  • Scale, Proportion and Quantity
  • Energy and Matter
  • Stability and Change

Please download the Zoom app on your tablet or laptop to participate in these workshops.

Space is limited to 20 students per class for maximum class participation. Cost per class: $10/student.

Times & Ages : 

  • 10 am - 10:45 am - K-G2
  • 11:15 am - 12 noon - Grades 3-5


Tuesday, March 17th - A Towering Challenge.


  • What is the relationship between the height of the tower and the stability of the tower?
  • Which shapes provide the most stable structures?

Cause and Effect

  • What is the effect of increasing the height of your tower?

Wednesday, March 18th - Bridging the Gap.

Structure and Function

  • How can we fold the paper to make the deck of the bridge as strong as possible?

Systems and System Models

  • What is the function of each of the parts of your bridge?

Scale, Proportion and Quantity

  • What is the maximum length your design of bridge can be? What happens if we make it too long?

Thursday, March 19th - Forces for Fun: Building Rollercoasters

Energy and Matter

  • Where does your marble get its energy from? How could you give it more or less energy?

Cause and Effect

  • What happens if you change the initial height of your rollercoaster?

Friday, March 20th - Lift off! Paper Airplanes

Scale, Proportion and Quantity:

  • What is the effect of different sizes of wings on the time the plane is airborne for?

Energy and Matter

  • Where does the energy to fly your plane come from? And where does it go?


  • $10 per Workshop per student

Register online now.  Link to access will be sent in a separate email after registration

Space is Limited to 20 students for maximum interaction. Register now. A link will be sent to you after registration. 

Sign up for the *LIVE* STEM Online workshop

Materials needed for each workshop:

A Towering Challenge

  • 25 sheets of copy paper
  • roll of tape
  • scissors
  • hairdryer / fan / powerful set of lungs!

Bridging the Gap

  • construction paper
  • roll of tape
  • scissors
  • toy car
  • ruler

Forces for Fun: Building Rollercoasters

  • construction paper
  • roll of tape
  • marble
  • scissors
  • sheet of cardboard for the base of your rollercoaster
  • recyclables (cardboard boxes, kitchen roll tubes etc) OPTIONAL.

Lift Off! Paper Airplanes

  • copy paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • stopwatch/timer
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