Developing STEM Workshops for Elementary-Aged Children with the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Sponsor: Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
Sponsor Liaison: Abdullah Seba
Student Team: Evan Carmody, Skyler Cole, Margaret Johnston, Grace Maund
Abstract: Our project aimed to assist the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum in creating hands-on workshops for elementary-aged children to promote greater interest in STEM. We focused on expanding the offerings of the museum’s community maker space, the Tool House, to target local youth ages 7-12. To better understand the needs and wants of both the museum and the local community, we deployed two surveys, interviewed active museum volunteers, and conducted observations of the museum’s current offerings. Our data showed children benefit greatly from hands-on learning opportunities that are both entertaining and educational. We created two comprehensive outlines for hands-on workshops accompanied by related post-activity worksheets.

Pumphouse Booklet

Supplemental Materials

Pumphouse Final Presentation