Attention school-aged engineers and all-around STEM lovers: The Westchester Children’s Museum is holding its first afterschool club!
This drop-off engineering club, known as Movers & Shakers, will let kids build and explore within the museum in a series of workshops. It's geared toward third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and will be held on Wednesdays in March from 4:30 – 5:30pm.
Four sessions are planned and will include the following challenges:
Session 1: KEVA plank Cantilever Architectural Challenge
Session 2: Wind Tube Aeronautical Challenge
Session 3: Buoyancy Boat Engineering Challenge
Session 4: Rollercoaster Physics Challenge
The club will cost $100 for members and $120 for non-members, and each session will be directed by two lead museum educators. Classes will be capped at 12 students; pre-registration is required.
The WCM told us it started the club in order to reach more school-aged children—the museum closes at 4pm during the week—and it hopes to expand the program to a different Movers & Shakers club for each day of the week. Potential ideas include clubs for art, science and robotics. If you haven't made it to the WCM just yet, we have what you need to know about visiting this awesome space.
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