Middle School STEM Club Online

Middle School students face an engineering design challenge, solve a problem, or conduct experiments around something STEM every week on Wednesdays from 10 - 11 a.m.

These lessons were designed for single household use. If you have a group over 5, please contact us about special group pricing by email.  If you register the day of the event, please email SEAeducation@wwu.edu or call 360-440-8458 to receive your meeting link and lesson support packet.


June 24, 2020: Kitchen Science
What can you make or do with milk? Join this multi-experiment session to find out the marvels of milk.  

July 1, 2020: Plume of Contamination
What is groundwater? Can you find the hidden contaminate? Locate a hidden groundwater contaminant by testing samples and identify ways to clean it up.

July 8, 2020: Egg Drop Challenge
Can you protect a raw egg from breaking? Design a contraption using various materials to protect a raw egg from breaking from a high fall. How creative can you be?

July 15, 2020: On Target
Can you hit the target accurately and consistently? In this challenge, modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target. NASA needs to do this with many of its space projects such as LCROSS.

July 22, 2020: Toothpick Bridge Challenge
What shapes are the strongest? Explore shapes and strength then use this knowledge to design and construct a toothpick bridge. The final challenge--how much weight will your bridge hold?

July 29, 2020: Wonderful Wetlands-Nature’s Sponge, Nature’s Filter
What do wetlands do? Why are they important? Create a wetland model to filter runoff water. Whose model will clean the best?

August 5, 2020: Tree Treasures
How much is your tree worth? Choose a tree to explore up close to measure and identify. Look for evidence of animals, study its parts, and calculate the treasures of the tree.

August 12, 2020: Things that Fly
What forces are involved for flight? Build a paper rocket and see how high it flies and design a kite to take flight. What else can you make that will fly?

August 19, 2020: All Aboard! Sink or Float
How do boats float? Your challenge is to plan, design, and create a boat that can float and hold weight. Boats move people and things so you must also design a means of propulsion for your boat. Are you ready to become a naval architect? Will your boat make it across the finish line?

August 26, 2020: Catapult Challenge
Become an engineer to design and build an effective marshmallow launching device. Will you make the distance? Will you hit the target?

Can't attend the program you're interested in on the date listed? That's okay! Register for it any time between now and September 7, 2020 and receive a video recording of the session (approximately one week after the live session), along with any support materials.

Youth program participants and staff must abide by all University regulations and program rules.

Three students work together at a classroom table in the aquarium.

At a Glance

Grades: 6-8

Dates: Wednesdays, June 24 - August 26, 2020

Times: 10 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $15 per class/$120 summer subscription

NOTE: Online program