Little
STEMS

Ever wondered how robots work? Or how we construct buildings? Do you like computers? Are you interested in creating and building? Little STEMs is for you! 

This girls only program introduces students to a variety of STEM activities designed to ignite their imagination, allow them to use STEM skills practiced in schools., and engage with positive female role models. 

Engineering a Paper airplane
(grade 1 and 2)

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all Connections Engineering Outreach programs will be hosted virtually unless otherwise stated. This includes the “Engineering a Paper Airplane” Little STEMS event. 

Those who register for this event will be sent videos and workshop materials at 9:00AM on Friday January 29, 2021. Participants will be supported throughout this event by full-time Connections Engineering Outreach staff. Additional event details can be found during online registration. 

Select “read more” for a brief description of the “Engineering a Paper Airplane” activity. 

Explore the forces acting on objects in flight and design your very own paper airplane! Students will plan, fold, test, and improve a paper airplane to meet a challenge objective. They will then create a set of sequenced instructions to guide someone else through the paper airplane folding process!

Please note that there is no timeline in which students must complete this activity – they are encouraged to work at their own pace!

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Building Birdhouses
(grade 3 and 4)

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all Connections Engineering Outreach programs will be hosted virtually unless otherwise stated. This includes the “Building Birdhouses” Little STEMS event. 

Those who register for this event will be sent videos and workshop materials at 9:00AM on Friday January 29, 2021. Participants will be supported throughout this event by full-time Connections Engineering Outreach staff. Additional event details can be found during online registration. 

Select “read more” for a brief description of the “Building Birdhouses” activity. 

In this workshop, students will explore the theme of biodiversity. They will learn about the engineering design process and review key biodiversity concepts and terms. This learning will then be used to aid them in using the engineering design process to create a bird house out of recycled materials to encourage biodiversity in their own backyard!

Please note that there is no timeline in which students must complete this activity – they are encouraged to work at their own pace!

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Little Stems Pricing

Thanks to the generosity of the Actua Network and their national funders, there are no fees associated with the Little STEMs programs.

Frequently asked questions

The schedules may differ based event to event – a detailed schedule will be sent out participants closer to the event. Typically, registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Parents and guardians are asked to bring government issued ID to the drop off location. 

Morning activities take place before a short break (snacks included), activities resume and then students have lunch (provided). Activities continue for the afternoon before we meeting parents at the pick up location.

It is expected that participants come dressed appropriately for both the weather and a variety of activities – students should wear comfortable footwear. 

Connections Engineering Outreach will provided participants with snacks and lunch. However, it is encouraged that participants pack a reusable water bottle.

If there are other specific materials/items required for the event Connections Engineering Outreach will ensure that this information is provided to parents/guardians in advance. 

Little STEMS events will include snacks and lunches.

Queen’s University is NOT a nut-free environment. Connections Engineering Outreach works closely with all guests to campus who self-identify their allergies and food restrictions to make appropriate accommodations. Therefore, it is important to provide Connections with all necessary dietary and medical information when registering and update us on any changes to your medical history so that we can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable dining experience while you are on campus.

If you have any further questions regarding the Little STEMs program, please do not hesitate to Contact Us