Bruce Museum Offers at Home STEAM Activities for Children


The Bruce Museum is closed to the public to help combat the spread of coronavirus in our community and beyond. During this time, Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax will create weekly STEAM activities for families with children at home.

These weekly activities will focus on basic STEAM concepts. Learners will get the chance to design, test, modify, experiment, hypothesize and much more.

A little about the series, At Home STEAM Activities:

  • The series is for children ranging from 1st-5th grade. Each activity can take as little as 30 minutes or as much as an entire afternoon, depending on the interest level of your learners.
  • All lessons will start with using a Science Journal. Your learner doesn’t need to write in their journal; pictures are a great source of information. The first lesson in the series has a tutorial on how to make a journal.
  • Most of the activities need little or no adult supervision, but make your own best judgment.
  • All activities come with a list of materials, a step by step instruction list and are compliant with NGSS Learning Expectations. NGSS Learning Expectations can be found at the end of the instructional section.

Most materials are common household items; substitutions will be suggested for items that are less common. To access the PDF lesson plan, go to: brucemuseum.org/images/uploads/Bruce_Museum_@Home_STEAM_activities_for_Families_3.24.2020.pdf

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