STEM Series

Jump into our electrifying multi-week STEM series, where kids will merge science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a whirlwind of fun 🌪️💥. From the basics of electricity and magnetism to hands-on building and making, they're set for adventure.

They'll crack the code on how electricity powers our world, delve into the mysteries of switches and conductivity, and get creative with magnets. Expect activities like making blocks levitate, crafting magnetic art, and engineering mini pinball machines—all with provided materials!

Examples below. Note: experiences and order of activities each week may differ, and will be tailored accordingly to age group and class size.

🧲 Week 1: Discover magnetism, explore poles, and draw magnetic worlds

🎨 Week 2: Learn about and play with iron filings, create magnetic paintings, and see magnets at work

🍮 Week 3: Craft iron filing Jell-O and understand magnetic interactions using pendulums

⚡ Week 4: Experiment with electric balloons, learn about electrons, and start a magnetic rust experiment

🔍 Week 5: Discuss the rusty filings from the previous week, make clips and plastic float with static electricity, and demystify magnetic heat removal

About Nathan

Scientist and Snowboarder

Nathan is originally from Vermont, and moved to Colorado in 2003 where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. He is skilled in building and construction, as well as in the STEM fields, and believes that kids can learn by doing which also serves to build their confidence. An avid snowboarder, he's tutored students of all ages (his oldest student was 66!) in math and science.

Nathan is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

Great experience for the kids! They were super into the science!
Cristina S
Nate showed up with a giant box of magnetism activities for the kids. He kept three 4-year olds entertained and focused for two hours. We were thrilled.
Michelle C
Our son loved the magnetism experience. He laughed, he was engaged, and he learned about magnets. He’s a four year old scientist and this one was perfect for him!
Michelle C