Fisher Parks: 5th Grade STEM Activities

Fisher Parks

Would you like an ongoing volunteer opportunity that will foster relationships and connect with the youth of Hamilton Southeastern Schools? We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are available to assist with 5th grade STEM Activities at the Maker Playground Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Due to the nature of this opportunity, we are asking volunteers to commit to at least one day a week through the end of the school year. Tours will not occur during school breaks. Please do not respond to this opportunity if you are not able to volunteer once a week.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteers will assist with the following activities:

  • Woodworking: Students will work in Project Alley to build a toolbox using precut lumber. Students will learn about working with wood and basic hand tools and measure the perimeter and area of their finished product.
  • Robotics: Students will be able to use Dobot Robotic arms to learn about artificial intelligence and using software to make the robot write text, pick up and sort objects through various programs.
  • Circuitry: Students will have the opportunity to problem solve the creation of a light for their locker in this experience. Construction paper, copper tape, LED diode and coin batteries will be provided. Students will learn about the basics of circuitry when they are challenged to create a switch for their locker light using materials provided.

In collaboration with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the Maker Playground is offering an experiential and project-based curriculum for all 5th grade students. Modeled after the successful and popular Nature First program at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, the program features study trips to the Maker Playground, where students are immersed in the workshop and work collaboratively to solve real-world problems.

The goal is to bridge the gap between education and industry, where students can begin thinking about how making as part of building their future career.

Volunteer Registration

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Crell via email, or 317-670-9437.





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