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STEM Scouts

child participating in STEM Scouts

Do you have a burgeoning engineer or scientist in your house? STEM Scouts is a great way to channel that interest and energy. Our STEM Scouts program for boys and girls in elementary school and middle school is an opportunity to students to work as a team to learn about and solve problems in Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Biology, and other science disciplines. 

Interested in being part of STEM Scouts? RSC is hosting three groups of STEM Scouts: two for grades 3-5 and one for grades 6-8 (see below for details). To join a STEM Scout Lab, or get more information: call Howard at 301.580.7190 or email hlichtman@rockvillesciencecenter.org

  • MoCo Makers Hackathon Kickoff
    MoCo Makers Hackathon Kickoff
    Thu, May 30
    Rockville Makerspace
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rockville Makerspace, 33 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rockville Makerspace, 33 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Hackathon Kickoff - C Programming for Python's Pillow Library- In Person/Virtual
  • Birthday Party (6/1, 1:00 PM)
    Birthday Party (6/1, 1:00 PM)
    Sat, Jun 01
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Saturday, June 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • MoCo Scientists for Kids
    MoCo Scientists for Kids
    Sat, Jun 08
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    “Unveiling the Truth: Exploring the Risks Behind the Smoke” A science talk for elementary / middle school students and their families.
  • Birthday Party (6/8, 1:00 PM)
    Birthday Party (6/8, 1:00 PM)
    Sat, Jun 08
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Saturday, June 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Science Tuesday Lecture Series
    Science Tuesday Lecture Series
    Tue, Jun 11
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom
    “Designing a Thriving Informal STEM PLC for Black Girls” with Jasmine L. Sadler, MBA on Zoom
  • MoCo Makers: Introduction to 3D Modeling - Tinkercad - Cosplay Crafting
    MoCo Makers: Introduction to 3D Modeling - Tinkercad - Cosplay Crafting
    Thu, Jun 13
    Rockville
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rockville, 33 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rockville, 33 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
  • Info Session: Student Robotics Teams & Other Programs
    Info Session: Student Robotics Teams & Other Programs
    Thu, Jun 13
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Rockville Science Center , 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Rockville Science Center , 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    A meeting for parents, teachers and students (3rd grade - 12th grade) interested in learning about RSC's programs this fall.
  • Science Explorers & Marvelous Makers
    Science Explorers & Marvelous Makers
    Mon, Jun 17
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Age: 7 - 12 Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Rockville Science Cafe Lecture Series
    Rockville Science Cafe Lecture Series
    Tue, Jun 18
    Zoom
    Jun 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jun 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    "Venom, Scales, and Sticky Toes: Adaptations of amphibians and reptiles in Arizona" With Jessie Rack, Ph.D.
  • Explorations! Field Trip
    Explorations! Field Trip
    Fri, Jun 21
    Lilypons Water Gardens
    Jun 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710, USA
    Join us at Lilypons water gardens in Adamstown, MD
  • Scout BSA Radio Merit Badge
    Scout BSA Radio Merit Badge
    Sat, Jun 22
    Damascus Fairgrounds
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Damascus Fairgrounds, 10201 Lewis Dr, Damascus, MD 20872, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Damascus Fairgrounds, 10201 Lewis Dr, Damascus, MD 20872, USA
    Class is open to registered Scout BSA members only
  • Life Science Explorers & Tech Wizards
    Life Science Explorers & Tech Wizards
    Mon, Jun 24
    Rockville Science Center
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Age: 8 - 12 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Coding, Robotics & STEM Makers (3-day mini-week)
    Coding, Robotics & STEM Makers (3-day mini-week)
    Mon, Jul 01
    Rockville Science Center
    Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Ages 7-10 (Mini-week) Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Geology & Python Game Coding
    Geology & Python Game Coding
    Mon, Jul 08
    Rockville Science Center
    Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Age: 8 - 13 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Robotics Challenge and Weather & Climate
    Robotics Challenge and Weather & Climate
    Mon, Jul 15
    Rockville Science Center
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Ages 8-12 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Life Science & Tech Wizards
    Life Science & Tech Wizards
    Mon, Jul 22
    Rockville Science Center
    Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Age: 8 - 12 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Science Explorers & Marvelous Makers
    Science Explorers & Marvelous Makers
    Mon, Jul 29
    Rockville Science Center
    Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Ages 7 - 12 Monday - Friday, 9:00AM -4:00PM
  • Coding, Robotics & STEM Makers
    Coding, Robotics & STEM Makers
    Mon, Aug 05
    Rockville Science Center
    Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Ages 7-10 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sample STEM Scout Programs

 

Into the Wild (Wildlife Sciences) 
Warm blood, cold blood, bones or no bones, these Scouts will go into the wild to discover the variety of animals that inhabit our planet. Scouts will first explore the biomes of this world and then determine which animal calls each biome home. From there, they will get their “gloves dirty” to experience the food chain in person by dissecting an owl pellet and investigate various bird adaptations. Scouts will get to see how long an alligator actually is, discover which amphibian is clear, and end by building an 
aquatic marine biome ecosystem, also known as a coral reef!

A Flying Fluid (Aerodynamics) 
The fluid dynamics of air can be, well, quite the flight! In this module, Scouts will explore fluid dynamics, the study of the flow of liquids and gasses. They will learn how fluids exert forces on moving objects. Using the Engineering Design Process to design various prototype wind vehicles, Scouts will be hands-on in the realm of fluid dynamics! 

 

Engineering Solutions (Engineering) 
Scouts will explore engineering by learning and applying the engineering design process. From invention to prototype building and from biomedical engineering to water filtration, Scouts will discover engineering fields that might not always come to mind! 

 

Ancient Archaeology (Archaeology sciences) 
In this module, Scouts will build on their knowledge of archaeology. From making their own artifacts to mummifying an apple, Scouts will understand that archaeology draws on many scientific practices and will be able to explain why the study of archaeology is an important science. They will end by putting together a time capsule for someone in the future to find and 
learn about what life was like today. 

 

Bubbleology (Material Science) 
Material engineers are people who use their understanding of different materials (such as metals, plastics or wood) to make things that solve problems. In this module, Scouts will experiment with many different materials that can be used to make bubble wands and discover the chemistry behind bubbles! Using the Scientific Method and the Engineering Design Process, Scouts will become material engineers as they consider which materials are best for making different kinds of bubbles as well as experiment with creating their own bubble solution. They will then use their new skills and knowledge to perform their very own bubble presentation demonstration.

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