Livermore STEM Events

Kiddie Academy of Livermore is inviting local families to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in a variety of interactive activities on Saturday, Jan. 25. The free program will begin at 2 p.m. at 1400 North Vasco Road in Livermore.

The fun, educational, and age-appropriate activities will focus on two themes, fostering learning through play:

Superheroes of STEM: The Sky’s the Limit (measuring activity), Superhero Races (car races with ramps, angles and friction), Design a Superhero Vehicle, Melting Ice Mountain, The Fearless Funnel (demonstrating Bernoulli’s Principle), Target Blaster (creating a spoon and rubber band catapult), Glide Like a Superhero (make a plain straw fly), Secret Superhero Code (coding and programming) and Superhero Boats (demonstrating Newton’s Third Law of Motion).

Let’s Build It!: Cup Towers (stacking cups to build structures), Pretzel Marshmallow Building, How Much Can Your Boat Hold (creating boats that float as they are filled with weight), Three Pig Challenge (construct houses that withstand wind), Newspaper Buildings (build a strong structure with just newspaper and tape), Balancing Act (create a structure you can balance on your fingertip), Marble Pinball Challenge (learn how pinball machines work and build your own), Index Card Towers (build a tower using just index card and tape) and Stay Dry (create a shelter for a toy using a variety of unique materials).

The event is designed to introduce kids of all ages and their families to STEM education through fun activities, according to Rishu Khare, owner of Kiddie Academy of Livermore. “We want our local families to see for themselves all the ways in which Kiddie Academy’s curriculum taps into children’s natural sense of wonder and discovery as they explore the laws that govern the world around them.” The event also aims to provide parents with ideas on how to bring STEM education into the home.

Register online at Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures. Kiddie Academy offers programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, including full-time care, before-and after-school care, and summer camp programs. For more information, contact (925) 292-1948 or livermore@kiddieacademy.net.