STEM Exploration

Parent Helping Student with Virtual Learning

Leave no stone unturned. Explore STEM online.

Our program will allow students to expand their knowledge and understanding of various STEM topics, enhance their critical thinking skills and build a community of peers from around the world. Engage in various ecosystems, dive into the world of DNA, and discover how to become active participants in the fight against global climate change. Each day of the STEM Exploration Online Adventure will include instruction on a specialized STEM topic led by expert Wake Forest staff.

At a Glance


Dates: July 12 -15

Who Can Apply?: 6th – 8th grade students

Program Length: Monday – Thursday

Program Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (EST)

Program Tuition: $595

Location: Online – Zoom

*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all STEM Exploration participants.

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What You’ll Explore

Topics Covered:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Virtual Experiences:

  • Makey Makey Lab
  • Virtual Escape Room
  • DNA Dissection
  • Plug Bug Lab

*Virtual experiences are subject to change.

STEM Exploration Cost

Online | $595

A Snapshot of the STEM Exploration Online DNA Lab
STEM Exploration 2020 Online Student Participant Enjoying the Makey Makey Lab
Makey Makey Lab in Which Students Learned About Energy and How You Can Power a Circuit with Items like Jello

A Day in the Life

  • 1:00 pm Explorers Log In 
  • 1:05 pm Introduction of Academic Partner & Group Icebreaker 
  • 1:15 pm Introduction of today’s STEM focus topic 
  • 1:20 pm Activate Prior Knowledge of focus topic 
  • 1:30 pm Instruction on STEM focus topic
  • 2:15 pm Explorer Q & A 
  • 2:25 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Explanation of today’s STEM focus activity 
  • 3:00 pm Explorers complete today’s focus activity
  • 3:30 pm Deacon Discussion – Break Out Rooms 
  • 3:55 pm Debrief 
  • 4:00 pm Explorers Log Off

*The “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is subject to change. 

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