The Exploratory and Friends of Playa Vista School
2013 STEAM Festival
Join us for an afternoon of creativity and fun! This event is open to everyone. Kids of all ages are invited to explore their creativity through the following hands on projects based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) themed for Chinese New Year, Year of the Snake. Please share this event with your family, friends and neighbors!
Wind Tunnel Lanterns Project
Using recycled materials, children will make flying contraptions that fly out of the wind tube and also hover inside the tube. This project illustrates principles of wind and flight
Year of the Snake Project
Using motors, batteries and switches, the children will make robotic snakes that vibrate and create motion. They will also have the opportunity to build a maze for their creations.
Battling Judo Bots
Using craft sticks the children will create martial arts bots
Giant Angry Dragons Catapult
Children develop engineering concepts by building up target structures with dragons and use a large catapult and test different angles to knock down dragons.
Kid's Wristband (access to all projects):
Pre-sale: $30 per child (payment must be received by Feb 4, 2013)
$35 per child (payments received after Feb 4 and at the door)
Lunch $5 per person
(includes slice pizza, fruit, cookie and water or juice)
$10 Material Fee*
*only applies if children take finished projects home
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults and children under 3 are free.
Buy Wristbands in 3 easy ways:
The proceeds from this event benefit Playa Vista Elementary School.
Thanks for your support!
About The Exploratory
At The Exploratory, we believe that creative learning is innately born in every human being and that a sustainable future depends upon our children being confidently armed with the tools to harness imagination to create innovative solutions.
Our MISSION is to provide children opportunities to sustain the love of discovery, celebrate the rigors of inquisitive, joyful learning and become students of innovation, prepared to solve future global challenges.
The Exploratory consists of many endeavors to immerse children in the joys of inquiry and play based learning experiences through Tinkering and Making. Through our non-profit organization, we bring Making and Tinkering to schools and community events with our MakeMobile, raise funds to install maker spaces for young children in preschools, elementary schools, churches and youth centers in underprivileged areas of Greater Los Angeles.
We believe that Making and Tinkering is the just the beginning of engaging students in STEAM subjects. We are educators with experience in integrated Inquiry and Project -based learning who support teachers by bringing our Making and Tinkering expertise to their curriculum.
Our programs incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) subjects into inquiry-based experiences to build the skills children need to become innovative thinkers.
We empower children to use their natural curiosity, take risks, make mistakes, dive into exploration and soar into adventure. The Exploratory prepares children for an unknown future where innovation, communication, creation and flexible thinking skills are said to be key to success
When & Where
Friends of Playa Vista School
Friends of Playa Vista School
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization that supports the academic
achievement and enrichment
of all students at Playa Vista
Elementary School through fundraising and volunteer service.