Boston STEM Week

Boston STEM Week


For a second year, teachers and students across Boston participated in Boston STEM Week, October 23-27, 2017. STEM Week is an innovative, hands-on STEM learning experience that is available to all Boston public schools with a 6th, 7th or 8th grade. During Boston STEM Week, regularly scheduled classes are replaced by hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other leading STEM organizations. Over the five days, teachers and students work in teams to solve real-world problems in classrooms where hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and even failure were encouraged and used as teaching techniques to engage and inspire students. Throughout the week, teachers focus on developing 21st century skills such as interdisciplinary problem solving, perseverance, and collaboration.

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Participating schools ran STEM Week in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade classrooms. Each grade was assigned a different course, as outlined below.

Schools that Participated in 2016

You will be able to run the same program as last year and simply need to complete the form at the registration button below to confirm the course for each grade, the number of sections for each course and the primary contact for Boston STEM Week 2017. We will contact your school’s primary contact later this spring to obtain the names of teachers participating in STEM Week.


If you would like to change your school’s STEM Week courses for 2017, you will be able to submit a form requesting a course change. You may select from the list of courses available to new schools and the programming courses below.


New Schools

If you would like to participate in Boston STEM Week 2017, click on the registration link below to submit the grades, number of students, and number of teachers who will participate in STEM Week. You will also need to identify a primary contact for your school who will handle logistics for materials and communication. We will contact your school’s primary contact later this spring to obtain the names of teachers participating in STEM Week.


Courses offered to new schools are:


Building a Lunar Colony (6th Grade) | Kinetic Sculpture (7th Grade) | Surgical Techniques (8th Grade)


In addition to these courses, schools interested in offering a computer programming course may instead choose to offer the courses below in any grade:


Digital Game Design (Any Grade) | Pixels to Pictures (Any Grade)


Schools choosing a programming option must have the necessary technology and internet connectivity. Please contact us with any questions about these requirements at


All curriculum, materials and supplies necessary for the courses will be provided to the schools by i2 Learning.

NEW Schools

Program Sponsors

Lynch Foundation
Mass Life Science
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