Published on March 8th, 2017 | by Sioux City Now


Little ones can learn STEM basics in LaunchPad classes

Want to help your littles ones learn about science, technology, engineering, and math at a young age? Then you’re in luck – the LaunchPad Children’s Museum, 623 Pearl St., has much to offer in its March classes for children.

Here are some of the educational offerings.
Stories and STEM – 4 & 5 year olds – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m.
Stories and STEM focuses on literacy, movement, and STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) appropriate for the developmental levels of 4-5 year old. Each session will highlight multiple styles of learning and integrate stories, movement, music, and a fun interactive activity. Themes change bi-weekly so make sure your child is registered so they can enjoy this unique program.

Class dates:

  • February 26th-March 11th is Arctic!
  • March 12th-March 25th is Desert!
  • March 26th-April 8th is Ocean!
  • April 9th-22nd is Rain Forest!
  • April 23rd-May 6th is The Moon & Stars!
  • May 7th-20th is Planets!

Space is limited to twelve children. Please register to secure your spot for one or more of the sessions.

Tot Time – 2 & 3 year olds – Wednesday and Friday 10:30-11 a.m.
Tot Time is designated for children ages two and three. The program will offer fun, interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related activities while also incorporating stories and movement. We will be exploring a theme each month, so make sure you register so you don’t miss a moment. The monthly theme for March is Colors!
Space is limited to twelve children. Please click here to secure your spot for one or more of the sessions.

STEM Explorers – Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Bring your STEM Explorer to LaunchPAD and join our Discover Guides to explore the museum’s weekly themes. Each activity focuses on STEM principles and fosters problem solving and creativity. Children will utilize their critical thinking skills and collaborate with other children to encourage developmental skills and growth. With each activity you attend, your Explorer will get a stamp on their Learning Passport! Once they have received ten stamps they are able to choose a surprise from our treasure chest. The passport expires after three months, so make sure you come to enjoy the activities often.
No registration needed.

  • Weekly theme for March 5th-11th is Careers In Science!
  • Weekly theme for March 12th-18th is Careers in Science!
  • Weekly theme for March 19th-25th is Bugs!
  • Weekly theme for March 26th-April 1st is Sports!
  • Weekly theme for April 2nd-8th is Plants!
  • Weekly theme for April 9th-15th is Earth!
  • Weekly theme for April 16th-22nd is Earth!
  • Weekly theme for April 23rd-29th is Astronomy!

Register for classes at the LaunchPad website

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