Keep reading about cool science and technology activities for NYC kids. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. In New York there are so many cool places waiting to be discovered and you child is certainly looking forward to learning more about the world around them, whether that’s how various objects work, how robots move or what can be done to make the world a better place with the help of science and technology.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three activities from their list. In order to create their list, Insider Monkey consulted Class Curious’ database as their source which is always a great help with its immerse database.
The first activity is Science Barge. It has been around since 2008 when it was bought by Groundwork Hudson Valley so it could be operated as an environmental education center. The cool thing about it is that the Barge gets all the energy it needs from solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels. The barge holds a lot of produce, such as tomatoes, melons, peppers, eggplants and so on, all of which are irrigated by collected rainwater and purified river water. The barge holds weekly educational programs hoping to teach kids about a lot of topics. It serves all school-age kids and the programs can be tailored by a group, especially if the school wants more students to partake. Kids can further learn about biodiversity, botany, food footprint, all types of energy sources, STEM cells, river ecology and human impact, green design, and so on.
The second one is Engineering for Kids. They are looking to get children between 4 and 14 years old hooked to science, technology, engineering, and math. They run after-school programs, classes, camps, workshops and even birthday parties. There are even programs out there for home schooled students, in-school field trips and more. Kids can learn about aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, game design, hardware, environmental or industrial engineering, robotics, and more, with each of these topics having plenty of courses available.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 cool science and technology activities for NYC kids.