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Pennsylvania

STEM Pennsylvania: Science in Amish Country With Your Grandchild

At your retreat in Amish country, learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with your grandchild and discover the traditional lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Rating (3.5)
Program No. 23333RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899 / ADULT
449 / CHILD

At a Glance

Share the excitement of scientific discovery with your grandchild in the secluded, woodland environment of Lancaster, Pennsylvania — also known as Pennsylvania Dutch County, home to the Amish. On this interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, introduce your grandchild to timeless scientific principles you may know about, as they share with you the technological advances familiar to them. Then find out about the Amish community’s view on technology, where things like electricity and the internet are limited to preserve tradition. Work together to test water rockets, observe and interact with animals at the nature center, test the laws of physics on the ropes course and more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take part in hands-on activities and experiments together as you build a Scribble-bot, a bottle rocket, a catapult, a marshmallow bridge and more.
  • Take a field trip through the Amish countryside to observe the Amish lifestyle with a meal in an Old Order Amish home.
  • Visit the interactive Lancaster Science Factory, which offers STEM related activities and exhibits.





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