Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- October 2019 Roundup

Astronomy Day– October 5 in Natick from 4pm-9pm

Join the fun! Solar Telescopes, Nighttime Telescopes, Mirror Grinding Demos, Galileo Show, Ham Radio Activities, Maker Activities, Planetarium Shows! Open to the public. Hosted by New England Sci-Tech and members of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). Visit www.nescitech.org/astronomy-day/ for details and updates.

GoPeer– Free trial of tutoring services

Now that the school year has begun, are you looking to find a tutor for your child? GoPeer is in the MassChallenge Boston accelerator and they pair qualified college students with K-12 students for 1-to-1 online tutoring lessons. GoPeer’s live learning platform features a secured online classroom, face-to-face video conferencing, virtual whiteboards, and saved lessons for easy review and reference. GoPeer is giving a free tutoring lesson to all BostonTechMom readers! Use the code FREE60 to get a free lesson. Claim your free lesson here.

This October students are tackling real-world zero waste problems, and need your help! An estimated 60,000+ K-12 students from 400+ schools across Massachusetts will develop solutions for everything from how to reduce food waste through better food preservation, to reducing energy and plastic wastes by creating solar-powered and extraction devices, to increasing the circular lifecycle of electronics. Share your expertise with students as they gain STEM knowledge and skills to create prototypes. Learn more and register at stewmweekchallenge.org.

Public Telescope Nights– Tuesday and Friday evenings in Natick

Have you seen Saturn’s rings or the bands on Jupiter? The public is invited to an evening of astronomy with New England Sci-Tech at 16 Tech Circle, Natick. They open on Tuesday and Friday evenings 8:00–9:00 pm this fall, weather permitting. Saturn and Jupiter will be visible for a few more weeks. Depending on staff availability, they may offer inside activities as well, such as planetarium shows, touching a rock from outer space (70 lb meteorite!), weighing yourself on the moon and planets, visiting the astronomy classroom, viewing the 3D astronomy displays, selfies with the R2D2 robot, operating the Mars robotic arm to pick up Mars rocks, and more. Families with young children should check the weekly calendar for occasional astronomical events or special children’s programs. Visit www.nescitech.org/public-telescope-nights/ for details and updates. Free event.