Family Resources

Equipping Families and Communities

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Families and communities play a vital role in students’ academic success. NMSI is expanding its services to connect with and support the learning that happens outside the classroom.


NMSI's Summer STEM Adventure is bringing together math and science experts to lead students and families through fun STEM activities! From aluminum foil boat building to a gummy bear sound wave experiment, students in grades PreK-8 and their families will experience fun activities while learning math and science concepts.

Did we mention it's free?

Adults can set up their students for individual learning or can participate alongside their students. 


Summer STEM Adventure Schedule: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Welcome & Intro — 4:30 p.m. EDT

Create and Play with Kodo Kids! — 4:40 p.m. EDT
(PreK-2) Calling all young scientists! With a few household materials, we will explore motion, force, and friction while designing and creating.

How Many Pennies Can a Foil Boat Hold? — 5:10 p.m. EDT
(Grades 3-5) Join the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) as we design and construct a boat using aluminum foil! Then, we'll lead an experiment to see how many pennies it will hold.

Gummy Bears, Kazoos and Soundwaves - Oh My! — 6:10 p.m. EDT
(Grades 3-5) Experiment time with STEM NOLA! Create a soundwave replica with gummy bears; then, build a kazoo to make sounds replicating the waves. Learn about wavelength, amplitude, pitch and frequency through sounds.

Bump, Set, Spike! Meet a College Athlete and STEM Major — 7:10 p.m. EDT
(Grades 6-8) Meet Rice University volleyball player Jaime Samojedny! She'll discuss her experience as a student athlete and computer science major and introduce the concept of "if/then statements" with a computer logic game.

Chromatography: Do You See What You Think You See? — 7:40 p.m. EDT
(Grades 6-8) The Boys & Girls Clubs of America demonstrates how to use chromatography to analyze markers! Messes welcome while figuring out what’s inside things we can’t see at first glance.

Are you in? Register for free.