Join us for the LIVE Virtual STREAM Festival on Saturday, April 24 from 8:45-12:15pm!
Bilingual (Spanish/English) or Spanish interpreter available for activities marked with an asterisc.
*Register to attend the LIVE Virtual STREAM Festival at the following link: https://bit.ly/3rLoz4W
After the LIVE event, numerous STREAM activities organized by MiraCosta students will be published on the Virtual STREAM website for children and their loved ones to enjoy!
Virtual STREAM website: https://sites.google.com/miracosta.edu/virtualstreamfestival
During the LIVE event, community organizations and MiraCosta College students will present 6 different STREAM activities designed for the preschool-8th grade community. Each live presentation will run for 20 minutes, followed by a 5 minute infomercial about college and community resources, and a 5 minute break.
*Pre-registration is required to attend the LIVE Virtual STREAM Festival.
PARENTS ARE ASKED TO BE PRESENT AND SUPERVISE THEIR CHILDREN AS THEY REPLICATE THE STREAM ACTIVITIES WITH OUR PRESENTERS. Feel free to use the chat to engage in the conversations and ask questions.
Below is a brief overview of what to expect during the LIVE Virtual STREAM Festival:
- 8:45am-9:00am – Welcome & Opportunity Drawing
- 9:00am-12:00pm – STREAM Activity Presentations & Opportunity Drawings during Each Session
- 12:00pm-12:15pm – Closing
Presentation 1: by MiraCosta College Math Learning Center, "Machine Learning"
Presenters: Gerardo Mendoza & Bryce Chudomelka
Project 1 Supply List
Interactive lesson, no supplies necessary. Recommended supplies (not required):
- Computer keyboard
*Presentation 2: by San Diego Air & Space Museum, "Auto Rotators: New spin on Aerodynamics"
Presenter: Roco Davis & Shalene Bexter (Spanish Interpreter: Beatriz Palmer)
Project 2 Supply List
- Two pieces of paper
- Two paper clips
*Presentation 3: (Bilingual): by Botanical Community Development Initiatives
Farming: Semillas (Seeds)
Presenter: Bianca Bonilla
Project 3 Supply List
Interactive demonstration, no supplies necessary.
Presentation 4: by MiraCosta College Physics Student, "Magnets"
Presenter: Sarah Sleipness
Project 4 Supply List
For the main experiment - constructing an electromagnet:
- a C or D cell battery
- 3-inch bolt or nail
- Rubber band
- Insulated copper wire you may have at home, or magnet wire (amazon!)
- Small round magnets-flat on each side, about the same size as a AAA battery
- AA battery
- Narrow plastic tube - like irrigation pipe that the battery can fit through (Warming: I thought of just using a roll of paper that the kids could make, but there is a very real risk of fire as the wires can get very hot)
*Presentation 5: Cooking and Culture: Salsa de Molcajete (mortal and pestle) presented
by Project LIKE (Literacy is Knowledge Empowerment)
Presenter: Clarissa Arambula (MiraCosta Student & Project LIKE Intern) & Andrea Willis (CSUSM Student/Project LIKE Intern)
Project 5 Supply Lists (Cook w/ us or participate in an active demonstration)
Learn about a molcajete, first used by Aztecs 1000 years ago, an ancient cookware still popular tool in many Mexican kitchens.
You can watch the interactive demo or grab your supplies and grind with us!
Ingredients: 1 Handful of Cilantro, garlic glove, 2 tomatoes, 3 green chilies, 3-5 red dried chili pepers, salt/pepper, aluminum foil, and if you don't have a mortar and pestle grab a plastic bowl and a plastic cup to crush your ingredients.
Presentation 6: by North San Diego County NAACP, "Black Inventors: Super Soaker"
Presenters: Rachel S. Carmichael
Project 6 Supply List
- Empty water bottle
- Spray Nozzle and tube from Spray bottle
- Hot Glue Gun
High powered Version:
- Empty 2 liter bottle or larger
- 1/4 High pressure tubing
- 1/4 inch On/Off straight valve (optional)
- Garden hose nozzle
- Compression sleeve
- Adapter that screws into hose nozzle (most likely 3/4x1-1/2)
- Hose swivel adapter (most likely 3/4 in x 1/4 in)
- Empty 2 liter bottle
- Small water pump with wires
- 9V battery
- Push contact switch
- Hot glue gun
- Ball point pen