The Springfield Museums, a member of the Pioneer Valley STEM Network, are excited to join in celebrating Massachusetts STEM Week, October 19-23. The free resources included on this page are available for use in any and all learning environments. From at-home family STEM adventures to virtual classwork for an entire grade level, we hope you find these activities and challenges to be engaging, educational and fun!
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Breaking Barriers: Gender Equity in STEM
Thursday, October 22 at 12:15 pm
Lecture is free in support of Massachusetts STEM Week! Presentation will take place via the video conferencing app ZOOM. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
As part of the Springfield Museum’s ongoing work to highlight innovators in science, this lecture will focus on gender equity in STEM: looking at barriers to participation, the challenges women and non-binary folks face in STEM fields, and ways to broaden our own knowledge in order to influence future generations of STEM (and STEAM!) innovators.
Presented by Anne Thalheimer, PhD, Springfield Museums Science Educator
An Introduction to the Springfield Science Museum Space Suit
The Night Sky
If I Ran the Horse Show
Print out this horse diagram created by illustrator and museum educator Amanda Putnam. Horse show judges look for elements like balance, muscling, and structure. Learn the names for different parts of horses’ anatomy and then color the horse in any color or pattern you choose.
Spark!Lab is a dynamic learning space where children, families, and groups create, innovate, collaborate, problem-solve, and invent.
Through hands-on activities, they learn about the invention process, inventors and inventions in American history, and innovations that are changing our world today. Most importantly, they are empowered to create their own inventions and to solve problems in individual and unique ways.
Spark!Lab is the flagship educational initiative of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.