Explorers Pre-K to 3rd Grade

Exploring STEM

Explorers take a virtual tour through STEM.  Students will examine various STEM concepts and investigate ideas using videos, discussions, experiments, and hands-on STEM engaging activities. Materials will be provided. Below is a sample of classes offered.


Students sources of light, effects of materials on light, and color. They will also conduct experiments related to areas of static and current electricity.

Astronomy and Space

Explorers students will learn about the origin, evolution of our sun, planet solar system and space exploration in order to discover our place in the universe.


DAPCEP STEM activities for Kindergarteners help Explorers students will explore topics that include parts of plants, photosynthesis, plant and animal cells, and the human body systems.

Our biology unit also allows students to question, explore and elaborate on organisms, the life cycle of organisms, and the environment in which organisms exist.

Environmental Science

Explorers students will focus on environmental science which is the study of the interconnection of people, animals, plants, and even non-living things. Students will investigate natural resources: pollution, its causes and effects; recycling’ and alternative energy forms.

Engineering Fairytales

Explorers students will learn the various disciplines of engineering through fairy tales using structural engineering.

Rapunzel – Engineer a plan for Rapunzel to escape her tower using limited materials.

The Three Little Pigs – problem solving skills used to design or build a house of straw, sticks, or bricks.

Build a Chair for Baby Bear – A  STEM challenge where materials are used to design and build a chair that will support one or more soup cans.

More Explorations in STEM

Explorers students will examine STEM concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, and engineering.  Students will investigate ideas using videos, discussions, experiments, and  hands-on STEM engaging activities.