The Great STEMporium

18388 Coastal Highway #10

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 313-5139

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STEM Connection

Playgrounds are filled with science and physics - pendulums, ramps, levers, forces, gravity, friction, balance, etc.  AAA State of Play does a beautiful job capturing, explaining, and providing wonderful examples of all of these elements on their site.  A link to their playground science page is noted below in the related links section.  So as you head off to the playground, prepare your future STEM-ologist to become a brilliant expert in physics.  Ask him or her to identify all the things they see at the playground that is a part of science...and then ask them how they could make it even better!  It's always fun to hear a kids answer to an open-ended science question.  Their imagination could make them a nobel prize winner some day! 

Best Location

Shields Elementary School (Castle) Playground

910 Shields Ave

Lewes, DE 19958

Project Materials List

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Related Web Links

  • Click HERE for a few nuggets of science  topics related to playgrounds.  Seriously, this is a GREAT resource.

  • The Shields "Castle" playground description can be found HERE.

Ideas, Notes, & Tips

This playground has a lot of sun.  What we love most about this playground is the castle design.  It's just magical.