Naperville Unit District 203, DuPage Children's Museum partner in STEM Labs
Naperville Unit District 203 and the the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville have joined forces to offer elementary students an opportunity to receive hands-on STEM experience.
During this partnership, DuPage Children's Museum facilitators designed STEM Labs for elementary school students that align with the district's trimester 3 science curriculum.
These Next Generation Science Standards-aligned STEM Labs will spark curiosity, promote critical thinking through hands-on discovery, and provide academic enrichment through a virtual learning experience.
Students are empowered to be the primary drivers of their own learning by building, making, engineering, and experimenting through engaging lessons and challenges.
DuPage Children's Museum also supports PI+ by providing trimester 3 instructional support and in the area of science. Students will be posting evidence of learning through Canvas and/or SeeSaw.
This opportunity aligns with the district's STEM plan by providing students authentic STEM experiences provided by expert partners in the community and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving in the remote setting.
Since field trips are not an option this year, bringing the DuPage Children's Museum to students is the next best opportunity. They have 14 schools participating in this partnership with 6,843 students engaged in the STEM experience.