STEM & the Arts at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory

4th through 8th graders are invited to join us for a day of science, technology, engineering, math and creative arts!
Session Topics:
● Archery: On Target – Test your aim and apply Newton’s Laws to help you shoot for a bullseye. How far can your arrow fly? What forces will impact its path?
● Bead Builders – Discover the properties of polymers while designing your own creation with polymer clay. Then, take your creation home to bake and use!
● Biomimicry: Animal Inspired Design – Seek design inspiration from one of Dickinson County’s Animal Ambassadors. Each team will have a mascot to research and observe, and create a model/design to help humans live more comfortably.
● Det-EGG-tive – Become an Egg-spert and discover the difference between conventional, cage free, colored and dried egg. Find out about food safety and see what Rembrandt has cooked up for you!
● Drone Discovery – Put your communication and teamwork skills to the test as we explore the basics of coding and maneuver our drones through obstacles and challenges.
● Eye Can See – Become a lab scientist to discover parts of the eye and their functions. Can you use the lens of an eye to magnify text? See what you can do!
● Resource Rescue – Build a bioreactor, explore water quality and follow water through terrain that you design. Discover how you can help our environment and our water supply!
● Power Up Soldering – Explore soldering terminology and technique all while assembling an electrified take-home project! See if you can make your own gadget glow with soldering tech!
All youth will attend all the sessions in a different order. If your child would like to be in the same group as a friend or sibling, please specify that when registering.
Check-in at the beginning of the day (8:45 a.m.) and Pick-up at the end of the day (3:00 p.m.) will be at Waitt Lab. Youth must bring their own sack lunch.
Registration for this event opens March 29th at and is limited to the first 48 registrants.
Questions? Contact 712-336-3488 or email

April 24, 2021 9:00 am
9:00 am — 3:00 pm (6h)

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory