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Women & Steam

March 2, 2023

Women & Steam

Did you know that a woman invented the circular saw? The newspaper? Today we will celebrate women and the impact they’ve made to society! 

Art (ALL DAY):  

Exploration No. 1> Did you know that Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin correctly hypothesized what our sun is composed of? Help us make a galaxy of stars using paper and tissue paper, or add onto our Pretend City Sun! 

Exploration No. 2> Nettie Maria Stevenson was the first person to discover that chromosomes determine if a creature is born a boy or a girl! Explore yarn to tie together X and Y chromosomes, or get creative by making a strand of DNA! 

Exploration No. 3 (Sensory Table)> Dive into beyond like Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space! Explore black water and glitter, along with rocket ships! 

Purpose: Through these activities, kids will discover that Women in STEAM have had a significant impact on our world. They will practice their fine motor skills, and learn about the vastness of our universe and the complexities of the human body. They will also learn about cause and effect, practice their scissor skills, and engage in sensory play.  

Story Time: (TIMES 11:00a & 2:30p) 

Ada Twist, Scientist, By Andrea Beaty 

Math/Science: The Scientific Method 

Children will put their methods of observation to the test and use their senses to make hypotheses about secret smells and unidentified objects.

Purpose: This activity emphasizes focus and concentration, allows children to make connections to their natural world, promotes social and communication skills and encourages mindfulness and attention to their surrounding environment.  


March 2, 2023
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