Lit stem labs
In our Lit STEM Labs, we utilize nationally recognized curriculum and text to teach STEM using fun and culturally diverse literature.The literature is paired with hands on activities as well as a social skill lesson to engage students academically, concretely, and socially.
Our Lit STEM Labs are offered in 3-week Unit increments with weekly or twice-a-week options in 60-minute sessions. Access the catalog below to learn more about the Unit options and click here to contact us and start a lab.
Our Lit STEM Labs include lessons and activities written by SoRe Labs staff as well as the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions, a company founded by Marilyn Burns.
Price: $180 per session (up to 25 participants max)
Duration: 3-week units that meet 1-2* times per week
*discount available for large groups that sign up for 2 times/wk or multiple units
Currently, SoRe Labs Inc. is looking for organizations and children's centers who are interested! We would love to partner with you and offer Lit STEM Labs at your location or a neutral site at no cost* or an affordable cost to you starting Summer 2018. If you are an organization and would like to have Lit STEM Labs hosted at your program's location, please complete the information form here. Thank you for your interest!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with each Lab?
Each Lab includes at least 2 SoRe Lab facilitators, all needed equipment for each lab, supplies for participants to have an experience they will remember.
Group maximum is 25 students, but is there a group minimum?
To make sure that we are offering the best service possible, there are certain fixed costs that must be covered in order for us to provide service to even one child. By charging by session rather than per participant, it allows us to make sure those fixed costs are covered so we can focus on offering the best services possible.
What needs to be setup before SoRe Labs arrive?
Tables and chairs will need to be set up for the participants. We will provide table covers
If WiFi is needed for the Lab, the passcode will need to be available for our devices
If multiple sessions will be facilitated, please provide a location that allows the SoRe Labs staff to remain in one place while participants cycle through every 60-90 mins.
If it is possible to split middle & high school students, the two groups should be setup in seperate rooms/areas if possible.
Any groups materials stored on site between sessions should be set out to be used at each session.
What if my group includes primary & elementary students?
While SoRe Lab actitivies can be facilitated to a combined grades 6 -12 group, we suggest and advice that is possible, participants be split into a primary & elementary group. As long as the total number of participants across both grade groups combines to 25 or less participants; host/organizations will not be charged for multiple groups.
Do we as the host site have to do anything once SoRe Labs is there?
Yes. SoRe Labs staff should never be left alone with participants. For this reason, we ask that the host site provides an additional staff/volunteer to assist with behavior monitoring, supply distribution, and restroom needs as they arise. For groups larger than 30 or organizations signed up for multiple sessions, the host party/organization is responsible for determining how participants will be split into groups for service. Host party/organization is also responsible for monitoring participants before and after their sessions concludes.
Why do sessions default to twice weekly (2x per week)? What if we cant commit to weekly sessions? What if we want daily sessions?
Our experience in facilitating LitSTEM Lab sessions has shown us that when by holding sessions once or 2x per week over a three-week time frame allows us to get through at least two text, one fiction and one nonfiction and activities without losing activity time used to complete the hands on activity for each Unit as they were designed.Because our sessions are held for 60-90 mins, it does not mean that participants must be kept on site the entire day, simply that they must be available at the scheduled time of service.