STEM Programs for Youth

Students working in the STEM Discovery Lab

The UNH STEM Discovery Lab enriches the learning experiences of students in grades K-12 to further encourage them to consider pursuing college. The programs offered at the STEM Discovery Lab help improve teaching and learning and close the academic achievement gap among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. 

Fall & Winter Youth Programs:

4-H Science Bonanza at STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester. Tracks in Animal Science, Engineering and Agri-Science; Open to all youth 4-H members or non-members. 

For more information check out our Science Bonanza page. 

Date:

October 28

Time:

9AM - 2:30PM

Fee:

Free
 

Register

The STEM Discovery Lab is partnering with Unchartered Tutoring to offer Anatomy Art. Anatomy Art ties together anatomy and art in four consecutive classes. Students will create a paper brain hat, ornamental gingerbread men focused on general anatomy systems, build a mechanical hand model and create watercolor paintings of cells. We will hold discussions regarding general anatomy, importance of exercise, healthy eating, and how the body works. Limited Space Available

grades:

1-6

DATE:

November 6, 13, 20 & 27

TIME:

3:30PM - 5:30PM

FEE:

$70.00
 

REGISTER

Design and Build Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor!  In this program, you will learn how to design and program apps that can be used on a tablet or mobile device.  Both computer based and program design elements are introduced.  All levels of experience welcome!

Dates:

November 6, 13, 20 & 27
3:30 - 5:00 

Location:

STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH 03101

FEE:

$25, scholarships available
 

Register online

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the STEM Discovery Lab

Morning Session: Design and build a mousetrap power car and compete in the NH 4-H Makers Challenge in Spring 2018! Participants will use the Engineering Design and Science Practices to build a car that is powered by a mousetrap and attempt to achieve the farthest distance traveled. Youth in grades 6-8,

Dates:

February 26-March 2
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location:

STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH 03101

FEE:

$75, scholarships available limited space
 

Register online

 

Afternoon Session: Join our Docents for an exciting camp learning about the wonders of science. Each afternoon will involve a learning component about a specific topic related to science and hands-on activities!  Youth in grades 6-8,

Dates:

February 26-March 2
12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Location:

STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH 03101

FEE:

$75, scholarships available limited space
 

Register online

 

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the STEM Discovery Lab

How far can a car powered by a mousetrap travel? In this hands-on program, students learn about the engineering design process and build their own cars powered by mousetraps to find out! Best for youth in grades 5-8.

Dates:

Fall 2017

Registration link coming soon! 

Summer Youth Programs:

Design Make Code will be offered this summer in collaboration with community partners. If you are an organization that serves youth and would like to find out more, please contact Emily Kerr.

PLAY TO INVENT

Focusing on collaborative project work, middle school students will engage in exciting hands-on engineering challenges. Students will learn how to build different structures, make and test wind turbines and gliders and create circuits using copper tape and Makey Makeys. 

Sponsored by the STEM Discovery Lab and Manchester School District
Run in partnership with the Manchester School District EL Summer Program.

Dates coming soon!

This is a one-week summer program for students in grades 4 – 5. The cost for this session is $225.

Students learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. They build and program robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. Students discover why computer science is exciting and how it helps in our everyday life through technological innovations. 

Dates coming soon!
 

Sponsored by Expanding Computing Education Pathways