Welcome to Kids STEM Studio

We’re a space where kids can explore science, technology, engineering and math with fun, hands-on activities and always with a focus on learning. Kids STEM Studio provides inquiry-based workshops, after school programs, camps and birthday parties where kids use their own natural curiosity to make discoveries about the world around them. Kids ages 5 to 14 will uncover the dynamic, engaging subjects of STEM through projects featuring robotics, experimental design, engineering, computer coding and more. We prepare kids to work independently and together to solve complex problems, which equip them for the current technology-based world.

Our Mission

At Kids STEM Studio, we seek to tap into children’s natural desire to experiment and explore. The best learning is done with hands-on, authentic activities where kids are allowed to test hypotheses, use their imagination and take risks.

We believe science, technology, engineering and math isn’t just for guys in white coats, it’s for everyone. We strive to instill that belief in our students and in their endless abilities to learn, create and achieve their goals.

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Why STEM ?

What is STEM?

Over the past decade, you’ve probably heard the term “STEM” in conversations about education. In short, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Taken together, these subjects are the foundations of fields from healthcare to computer programming and are a vital component of modern education. However, integrating these studies gives children skills useful in any subject, including critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving and creativity.

Why STEM?

Learning STEM is perfectly suited to kids’ natural desires to explore, experiment and get a little messy. It promotes thinking outside the box, looking at challenges from different angles and rewriting the narrative on setbacks as an opportunity to learn something new. STEM fields are growing around the country and are responsible for some of the most exciting and game-changing discoveries of the 21st century. Getting kids engaged in STEM early on gives them the confidence to try new things, take risks, advocate for their education and participate in authentic learning just like scientists in the field.

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ROBOTICS

Our kids will dive into the exciting world of robotics with hands-on programming, building, troubleshooting and operating activities. Classes utilize LEGO® Mindstorms and WeDo programs as well as traditional building techniques all while growing students’ skills in design, problem-solving and critical thinking. Students will gain confidence and a one-of-a-kind learning experience as they watch their creations take shape, from a simple idea to a working robot with motors and sensors.

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ENGINEERING

Our kids learn about real-world engineering with hands-on tinkering that will challenge them to use their intelligence and creativity to apply the concepts being discussed.  Problem-solving, innovation and experimentation take center stage as students take an authentic turn as young engineers themselves. Kids design and build their own switchboards, electric cars, towers and bridges, rockets, windmills, dynamos, and much, much more.  For all of these projects, our students will use everyday objects to create feats of engineering mastery that they can take home and explain!

CODING AND ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN

Computer literacy has become a vital part of the modern world. Our kids will begin to learn web designing and programming concepts to create animated stories and computer games. Each of these will allow students to exercise problem-solving skills, while also transforming them from a consumer of technology to a creator of technology!

Minecraft Modding

One of our most popular classes!  We use Minecraft, which every kid loves, in order to teach them more about game development and computer programming. Students learn all about creating unique java commands, recipe and tool mods, and world building with 3D structures.  Our program focuses on giving students a world where they don’t have to worry about the survival part of Minecraft, but rather on the exciting design and building parts!

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SCIENCE

Students will explore the physical world through inquiry and experimental design with these science-forward courses. Science isn’t inaccessible or irrelevant to kids’ lives – instead, we teach science as a way of thinking and uncovering new discoveries. By teaching the nature of science, we prepare kids for further explorations in biology, physics, chemistry and beyond.

AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

At our partnered schools

We offer Hands on Science, Hands on Engineering, Lego Robotics and Coding as a part of after school programming at Schools in Chicago, Evanston and Skokie. Our custom curriculum not only develops technical skills in STEM but also other skills students need to succeed, such as independence, collaboration, questioning, problem solving, and critical thinking. We run our classes in fall, winter and spring with new content every year and every season for students to enroll continuously.

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STUDIO WORKSHOPS

Our fast-paced and rigorous STEM workshops and technical assistance enable us to fast track the science and Engineering proficiency for kids, including igniting their enthusiasm and creativity as well as high-order thinking skills. Our workshop programs are customized to meet kids’ curiosity in STEM, to encourage lifelong preparation and learning for the future.

OUR WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

  • Fields of Engineering – Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical,      Environmental, Marine, Mechanical, and Structural
  • Robotics
  • Lego ® Robotics
  • Coding and Electronic Game Design
  • Electronics and more

Our workshop programs are conducted on Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings: always very flexible.

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STEM STUDIO CAMPS

We offer integrated STEM camps during Spring Break, Winter Break, Summer Break and various days of non-attendance (Day-Off) through out the school year, where we combine outdoor exploration at the local parks, lab work, computing, engineering and robotics around a variety of themes.

OUR CAMPS INCLUDE

  • Applied STEM, team collaboration and presentation skills
  • Engineering
  • Robot building and Programming
  • Digital art camps entrepreneur camp
  • Science
  • Coding application development

SUMMER CAMPS

Our STEM-focused summer camps are for K to 8th grade, combining fun and learning with an unforgettable experience. The camps teach the kids to think and work like real scientists, engineers, developers and creative designers. Our kids get to work on cool projects, hands-on activities, engage in fun and developing real-world products and digital creation. We also place more emphasis on non-tech activities like games, nature activities, challenges and local trips.

WINTER AND SPRING BREAK CAMPS

These are camps during the Winter and Spring Break. They are open to kids with at least 5 years. Kids will be challenged to brainstorm ways to test and see if their ideas are realistic. Students will have fun while learning! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. They will solve problems and develop solutions for day-to-day life and workplace.

DAY OFF CAMPS

These are camps during the school day off, which our kids can use to strengthen their skills in STEM learning. They are aimed at inspiring kids in their lives to explore and investigate STEM concepts. These camps involve hands-on activities that are engaging, informative and representing a range of STEM disciplines.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Let us plan a birthday celebration for your Engineer, Techie, or Scientist at our space.  We’ll create an unforgettable birthday for your child with fun activities, games, and celebration customized to meet your child’s interests.  Enjoy 2 hours of non-stop fun with an hour of an exciting STEM project, 30 minutes of awesome games, and 30 minutes of good, old-fashioned celebration.   

BIRTHDAY THEMES INCLUDE

Build-a-Bot

Fans of Baymax and Wall-E will love this robot-building party. Learn the basics of robotics, then put your engineering skills to the test

Minecraft Adventure

Kids can let their imaginations run wild in the limitless world of Minecraft. Guests will learn the game’s basics, build their own castles, and engage in an interactive challenge to win the day

Lego® Robotics party

Kids get hands-on experience with robotics engineering and coding with a guided exploration of these world-renowned programs. Guests will build using LEGO® WeDo or LEGO® Mindstorms software to accommodate any age

Need for Speed Engineer (cars, vehicles, anything involving a race)

Put the pedal to the metal with this fast-paced exploration of everything mobile. Kids will be in the driver’s seat and a member of the pit crew as they tap into humanity’s need for speed

Crazy Chemistry

Pops, fizzes and bubbles abound in this hands-on exploration of chemical reactions. This party lets kids get a little messy with science all while piquing their curiosity and wonder.

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Our Address

1319 S State Street
Suite A, Chicago
IL 60605

Phone: 312-757-5000

Email: admin@kidsstemstudio.com

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