Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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K-8 kids and their families are invited to join iExploreSTEM (www.iExploreSTEM<http://www.iExploreSTEM>) for an exciting FREE afternoon of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event will be held at the McKinley Middle School Grounds from 1-5 PM on June 9 in Cedar Rapids. Steve Goodall Principal of Mckinley Middle School and Mrs. Iowa International 2013 LaSheila Yates are producing the event.

Festival activities challenge children to think – to solve STEM problems – and introduce them to careers in STEM. Festivals are designed so that regardless of abilities, all children succeed and have fun. Kids might design and build a windmill, dissect a virtual cadaver, or explore a career through video games.

Meet local STEM professionals and help design a city, explore the skies, or extract DNA from bananas. There will be something for everyone, and no registration is needed. Show up ready to have fun and learn. Parents, stop at our careers booth to learn about local STEM career training opportunities.

If you haven't attended a festival you've missed a tornado in a box, stomp rockets, turtles and snakes, flying sharks, robots, DNA bracelets, gumdrop bridges, and so much more.

iExploreSTEM Cedar Rapids is part of Living with the Floods a statewide project to commemorate recent flood events and celebrate progress toward recovery in Iowa.

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