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Northern Kentucky University offers free virtual STEM classes for kids

Posted at 3:03 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 23:49:31-04

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky University instructors hope virtual science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes help kids feel connected.

Dr. Madhura Kulkarni, director of NKU’s Center for Integrated Natural Sciences and Mathematics, said she wanted to help teachers and parents by creating free interactive activities for children.

Elementary outreach specialist Amber Carter said it’s been exciting to watch kids engage virtually. One class had 77 kids online.

“It’s something I’ve never seen before, so that’s been very interesting,” Carter said.

Carter said most materials needed for the science experiments are household items.

“We’re just trying to do our best to get them any type of engagement at this point to help these teachers so that some of their science content is still being taught while the NTI days are in progress.”

There are two more 60-minute sessions left. The next session is on Wednesday.

Click here to sign up for the next session. An instructor will send you a Zoom link to participate.