Cape Cod STEM Week

Seaweed & Algae: All You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask event picture

Seaweed & Algae: All You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask

Hosted By Blue Institute

Three distinguished panelists who regularly have their hands in seaweed will discuss the many qualities for energy, ecosystems, and even food and the challenges of seaweed and algae today.

Contact: Judith Underwood | email
Children's 'Open Makerspace' Activities event picture

Children's 'Open Makerspace' Activities

Hosted By Osterville Village Library

Children ages 7 & up can explore a wide range of STEM and Arts & Crafts Kits in our Makerspace. Building, coding, electronics, stop-motion animation, and more!

Contact: Jan Ham | 508-428-5757 | email
Extracting DNA from a Strawberry! event picture

Extracting DNA from a Strawberry!

Hosted By Barnstable Intermediate School Gateway and Science Departments

Approximately 400 sixth-Grades students at Barnstable Intermediate School will learn that ALL living things have DNA. They will use common household ingredients to extract DNA from a strawberry in this very cool lab.

Contact: Bridget Eklund | email
MA STEM Week PLTW Zero Waste Challenge event picture

MA STEM Week PLTW Zero Waste Challenge

Hosted By PLTW, TD Garden, MA Department of Enviromental Protection,MA STEM Hub

In partnership with TD Garden – home of Bruins and Celtics, the MA DEP, and MA STEM Hub, we have developed a "zero waste" real-world design challenge for K-12 schools in Massachusetts, with free curriculum and training.

Contact: Mary Laturnau | 603-479-1664 | email
STEM Focused curriculum daily at The Hundred Acre School event picture

STEM Focused curriculum daily at The Hundred Acre School

Hosted By The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Our PreK and K students use the scientific method or engineering design process daily to guide inquiry and daily learning experiences. We will be celebrating STEM all week as part of this amazing statewide initiative.

Contact: MELISSA RUSSELL | 774-205-2748 | email
Sandwich STEM Academy's Zero-Waste STEM Week Challenge sponsored by PLTW and MassSTEMHub event picture

Sandwich STEM Academy's Zero-Waste STEM Week Challenge sponsored by PLTW and MassSTEMHub

Hosted By Sandwich STEM Academy

Students help TD Garden and MassDEP solve real world problems!

Contact: Ginger Lavelle | email
Energy Carnival event picture

Energy Carnival

Hosted By Cape Light Compact

7th grade students will be taking part in a Energy Carnival where they learn about forms of energy, energy states, electricity, and renewable energy through hands on activities. The carnival will feature student teachers

Contact: Regina Wood | email
Functional & Adaptive 3D Printing event picture

Functional & Adaptive 3D Printing

Hosted By Bourne High School

Students studying 3D Mechanical design will be designing objects to solve real-life problems. These objects will include cup holders for a student's wheelchair tray, sunglasses holders, and guitar pick holders.

Contact: Amy Fish | email
Catapult Redesign event picture

Catapult Redesign

Hosted By Barnstable High School

Grade 8 Design Squad students will use the Engineering Design Process to redesign and enhance the function of one of the three major types of catapults.

Contact: Jennifer Caron | 508-790-6445 | email
School-Wide Math Challenge event picture

School-Wide Math Challenge

Hosted By Bourne High School Math Department

All students at Bourne High School will have the chance to win a graphic calculator and FitBit by correctly answering grade-level math problems. One winner from each grade will be drawn from the pool of correct answers.

Contact: Amy Fish | 508-759-0670 | email
Barnstable High School's PLTW Zero Waste Challenge event picture

Barnstable High School's PLTW Zero Waste Challenge

Hosted By PLTW, TD Garden, MA Department of Enviromental Protection,MA STEM Hub

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design Students at Barnstable High School will participate in the "zero waste" real-world design challenge .

Contact: Susan West | email
The Egg Drop Challenge event picture

The Egg Drop Challenge

Hosted By Ms. Schuck at Nathaniel Wixon School

80 students will work in pairs as Engineers to design a crack-proof device that can withstand falling from a certain height.

Contact: Ms. Elena Schuck | email
Engineering Challenge/Book Walk event picture

Engineering Challenge/Book Walk

Hosted By Liz Abbott

Using library makerspace stations, Grade 5 & 6 students will have voice and choice as they examine a STEM/STEAM book collection to choose an activity to design/create or take part in a Tower Engineering design challenge.

Contact: Liz Abbott | email
Solar Sprint Challenge event picture

Solar Sprint Challenge

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

As part of a month-long project, students will be designing, building, and racing model solar cars.

Contact: Janice Lewis | email
I See Myself In STEAM event picture

I See Myself In STEAM

Hosted By Harwich Elementary School

Fourth graders at Harwich Elementary School will create digital posters in which they will "faceswap" with a person in a STEAM field and identify the traits/characteristics/skills needed to do that job in the future.

Contact: Liz Hoff | 508-430-7216 | email
Rube Goldberg Machines event picture

Rube Goldberg Machines

Hosted By Bourne High School

Engineering Students at Bourne High School will be creating a Rube Goldberg machine. Groups of three students will work on smaller components which will be combined to create one large machine.

Contact: Andrew Collins | 508-759-0670 | email
How fingers move? event picture

How fingers move?

Hosted By Harwich Elementry

Students build a model of a finger that they then use to construct an explanation for how fingers move.

Contact: William Weimer | 508-430-7216 | email
Shelf Construction event picture

Shelf Construction

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Students will be assembling personal display shelves using boards carved with a CNC router.

Contact: Bob Porto | email
School Group Tours Invitation to the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program in Plymouth event picture

School Group Tours Invitation to the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program in Plymouth

Hosted By Aviation Program at Cape Cod Community College

We would like to invite high school groups to RSVP for a group tour of our aviation center in Plymouth.

Contact: Roberto Flores | 774-994-0197 | email
Boston Museum of Science Body Worlds Exhibit event picture

Boston Museum of Science Body Worlds Exhibit

Hosted By Boston MOS and Barnstable High School

Students enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology/Biotechnology and the Health Career pathway will travel to the MOS to gain new perspective on what it means to be alive by viewing over 100 preserved human specimens.

Contact: Jennifer Caron | 508-790-6445 | email
Bridge Design and Build Challenge event picture

Bridge Design and Build Challenge

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Following the story Iggy Peck Architect, all grade 4 students will participate in a bridge design challenge using popsicle sticks & masking tape. They will learn the design process, simplified as “Imagine, Create, Share”

Contact: Cynthia Tougas | email
Offshore Wind 101 at UCT: Energy, Climate and Jobs event picture

Offshore Wind 101 at UCT: Energy, Climate and Jobs

Hosted By Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

Students at UCT will take Offshore Wind 101:Energy, Climate and Jobs a non-credit course that introduces global and state trends, local career and supply chain opportunities, and technology basics related to wind.

Contact: Bridget Burger | | email
Pumpkin Catapults event picture

Pumpkin Catapults

Hosted By Cape Cod Academy

Cape Cod Academy's Lower School students will have the opportunity to use the Engineering Design Process to design a catapult from limited materials to launch a candy pumpkin in this after school STEM week challenge.

Contact: Mary Beth Quinn | 508-428-5400 | email
Young Women in Chemistry event picture

Young Women in Chemistry

Hosted By Sandwich STEM Academy

A fun event is happening with hands-on chemistry for middle school girls!

Contact: Ginger Lavelle | email
Exploring Ocean Science at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute & Marine Biological Laboratory event picture

Exploring Ocean Science at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute & Marine Biological Laboratory

Hosted By Cape Cod Academy

CCA students will visit WHOI to study dredging, learn about acoustics, and send a camera down to the bottom off the research vessel. They will tour WHOI facilities and submersibles, and tour the MBL labs.

Contact: Cape Cod Academy | email
A Look at Future Technology Inventions event picture

A Look at Future Technology Inventions

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Students in grades 5 & 6 will learn about future technology inventions to discuss the impact this technology may have in their lives as well as emerging careers.

Contact: Linda Lonergan | email
Density and Buoyancy STEM Activities event picture

Density and Buoyancy STEM Activities

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

8th-grade students will be working together in groups to design and build a structure made of tin foil that floats and holds the most amount of pennies as an extension to their learning about density and buoyancy.

Contact: Abigail Smith | email
See yourself in STEM  at DY High School event picture

See yourself in STEM at DY High School

Hosted By Amy Chausse- Science Department Chair

Guest speakers, Alumni in STEM biography walk, Interdisciplinary STEM activities.

Contact: Amy Chausse | 508-398-7630 | email
STEM Career Exploration event picture

STEM Career Exploration

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Grade 7 and 8 students will have the opportunity to explore STEM careers using various online websites.

Contact: Lynn O'Connell (and David MacRae) | email
Grade 8 Pond Study event picture

Grade 8 Pond Study

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Grade 8 students will engage in an ecological study (pollution sources, measuring groundwater levels, & monitoring water chemistry) of Shiverick's and Weeks Ponds with assistance from WBNERR and AmeriCorps.

Contact: Kristin Tribou | email
Falmouth High School Turtle Tagging Project event picture

Falmouth High School Turtle Tagging Project

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

FHS students will learn about the technology used to track turtles by Dr. Samir Patel (Coonamessett Farm Foundation) along with biological information about the turtle's migration.

Contact: Cheryl Milliken | email
See the Wind Blow event picture

See the Wind Blow

Hosted By ME Small Elementary school

As part of their Weather unit and to apply their engineering and design skills, the 3rd grade students at Dennis- Yarmouth schools will be designing and constructing wind vanes and anemometers using recycled materials.

Contact: Sandra E. Locke | email
First Face of America event picture

First Face of America

Hosted By Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

This PBS NOVA documentary pursues tantalizing new clues that are rewriting the story of the forgotten first people who ventured into our continent

Contact: Barbara Knoss | email
Math Club event picture

Math Club

Hosted By Nauset Schools

Mrs. Brown’s Math club meets afterschool to explore and understand math in fun, hands-on ways!

Contact: Maggie Brown | email
Turtle Trackers with NOAA Scientists event picture

Turtle Trackers with NOAA Scientists

Hosted By Falmouth Public Schools

Working with NOAA, students will design, construct, & decorate wooden sea turtles with a GPS tracker to be deployed in CC Bay to monitor cold stunned turtle movement & wash-ashore locations, to reduce the fatality rate.

Contact: Abigail Smith | email
Creating a Living Lab Wetland at your School for Conservation and Education event picture

Creating a Living Lab Wetland at your School for Conservation and Education

Hosted By Mass Audubon Long Pasture

Join Sanctuary Director Ian Ives for a slide show on how your school can create a vernal pool on your campus and tour a created vernal pool at Long Pasture. This free event is great for teachers and high school students

Contact: Elizabeth Packard | 508-362-7475 | email
Sisters in STEM event picture

Sisters in STEM

Hosted By Cape Cod Regional STEM Network

Middle school girls are invited to explore STEM with mentors from CCCC, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and 500 Women Scientists. Girls will dissect a shark, 3D print, and more! Registration required.

Contact: Bridget Burger | email
Marine Plastics and Sea Turtles event picture

Marine Plastics and Sea Turtles

Hosted By Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Learn how plastic pollution is effecting our marine ecosystems, through the lens of a necropsied sea turtle! Educators will take samples of the stomach contents and GI tract looking for mico/macro plastics.

Contact: Morgan A. Peck | 508-349-2615 | email
Cape & Islands Vex IQ T2 Scrimmage event picture

Cape & Islands Vex IQ T2 Scrimmage

Hosted By Cape Cod Regional STEM Network

Robots roll out! Students of all ages are invited to watch, cheer on teams, and learn as elementary and middle school students compete in a Vex IQ robotics competition. Team registration required to compete.

Contact: Bridget Burger | email
STEM  IS EVERYWHERE AND in ALL THAT WE DO!! event picture

STEM IS EVERYWHERE AND in ALL THAT WE DO!!

Hosted By YMCA Cape Cod

YMCA Cape Cod will have 3 LEGO activities including Coding Express, WeDo & Mindstorms. Participants will be able to create "Kindness Quahog Shells". And finally we will host recycling and sustainability activities.

Contact: Rene M King | 508-362-6500 | email
Tour of the Blue Economy event picture

Tour of the Blue Economy

Hosted By Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and Cape Cod Community College

Administrators and education leaders are invited to Tour the Blue Economy, visiting DunkWorks at WHOI and Teledyne Benthos to explore ways to engage with leading regional STEM institutions.

Contact: Bridget Burger | email
Upper Cape HACKATHON: A Collaborative STEM Week Event for Bourne High School, Falmouth High School, Mashpee Middle High School, Sandwich High School, & Upper Cape Tech event picture

Upper Cape HACKATHON: A Collaborative STEM Week Event for Bourne High School, Falmouth High School, Mashpee Middle High School, Sandwich High School, & Upper Cape Tech

Hosted By Mashpee Middle & High School and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Wigren, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Highlighting Development of Sharktivity APP. Students will work collaboratively on a variety of coding formats.

Contact: Amanda Hough | email
Fun Science for Everyone event picture

Fun Science for Everyone

Hosted By Catherine Etter

Join us for F2F and online icebreakers and improving accessibility, get your hands wet preparing seaweed wet mounts and using them to measure climate change, lunch featuring geoscience career opportunities and careers

Contact: Catherine Etter | 774-330-4598 | email
Haunted Forest at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary event picture

Haunted Forest at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Hosted By Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Celebrate this fun, family holiday by exploring our haunted pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened (but not scared!) by the strange and mysterious creatures you meet along the way!

Contact: Joel Wagner | 508-349-2615 | email
Beginner Coders - Part 2 event picture

Beginner Coders - Part 2

Hosted By Jr.Tech

Experience fun coding and game challenges to bring your skills to the next level! For students in grades 5-6 with code.org experience.

Contact: Rachel Arno | email
CMMC Family STEM Open House event picture

CMMC Family STEM Open House

Hosted By Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

A fun morning of STEM activities for families of children in elementary and middle school! Activities include coding a story with an Ozobot, navigating an obstacle course with a Roamer, and programming a LEGO robot!

Contact: Kelly Terrenzi | 774-722-0695 | email
Saturday STEM for Kids: Concoctions! event picture

Saturday STEM for Kids: Concoctions!

Hosted By The Coalition for Children, Pitter Patter Programming and Mashpee Public Library

Create mixtures, see liquids turn to solids, learn about absorption and get your hands into something fun while we learn about measurement & science. FREE thanks to Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.

Contact: Bethany Gay | 508-548-0151 | email
The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center event picture

The Gills Club at Chatham Shark Center

Hosted By Chatham Shark Center

The October Gills Club event will be held at the Chatham Shark Center, 235 Orleans Road, North Chatham, home of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Registration is required: www.ccmnh.org

Contact: Barbara Knoss | email
Wicked Cool Science Cafe event picture

Wicked Cool Science Cafe

Hosted By Cape Cod Science Cafe

Join us for the 9th annual Cape Cod Celebrates National Chemistry Week event at the Cape & Islands Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Greenough. You don’t have to be a Scout. Hands-on science activities in the mess hall.

Contact: Jennifer Maclachlan | email