February STEM in the CITY

Visit the

National Museum of Natural History!


10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20560

Transit: Orange/Silver/Blue Metro Line to Smithsonian

Ways to Engage

Choose at least one to do with your family

or come up with your own!

Find all Branches of Science

Walk around the museum and see if you can find artifacts for all the branches of science: 

– Life Science

-Physical Science

-Earth Science
















Connect to Class

Find an exhibit that connects with what you have learned or are learning about is STEM Class! 

PreK: Observing with Senses

K: Weather

1: Animal Parts

2: Quick and Slow Changes to Land

3: Animal Survival and Fossils

4: Weathering and Erosion

5: Human Impact on Environments

Practice Empathy

Walk through the exhibits with empathy. 

Think about what it was like to be an early human. 

Think about how earthquakes and volcanoes effect the communities close by. 

Think about how choices we make are effecting different organisms.  

Practice Curiosity

Go to a new exhibit you’ve never been to (or rarely visit). What questions do you have as you walk through? See if you can ask questions starting with all the words: WHAT, WHO, WHY, WHERE, WHEN, HOW. 

Then see if you can read and find the answers.




Complete the February STEM in the CITY?

Remember to take a picture or video and send it to Mrs. Sawyer at amber.sawyer@k12.dc.gov OR tag @RossSTEM on Instagram.

Each month get a new keychain charm to add to your ring!

Feb: Imprint Fossil

Celebrating January’s STEM in the CITY 

Here are some photos of families who visited the Botanic Gardens.

    Questions about STEM in the CITY?

    Reach out to Amber Sawyer, STEM Coordinator at amber.sawyer@k12.dc.gov.