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The Only Ones: The STEM Read Experience

  • Old Kaneland Middle School 47W326 Keslinger Road Maple Park, IL 60151 (map)

When: May 3, 2019 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Where: Old Kaneland Middle School (47W326 Keslinger Rd., Maple Park, IL 60151)
Who: Recommended for Students in Grades 6 through 8
Cost: $15 per student. (Includes registration, supplies, and a copy of The Only Ones)

“Welcome to the village of Xibalba. There is nowhere else. There is no one else. This is the entire world.”

When nearly everyone in the world vanishes, Martin Maple makes his way to a village of children who have been forgotten. Each child has their own role to play in the new society. Some grow food, some make giant Rube Goldberg machines to entertain people, some build a paper version of the internet. Martin will build a machine. He doesn’t know where the rest of the world went, but he’s pretty sure it’s his fault they’re gone, and it’s his responsibility to bring them back.

Students learn from STEM experts, meet author Aaron Starmer and work in teams to solve a series of challenges, complete Martin’s machine, and save the world.

  • Pure Research

  • Rube Goldberg Machines

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Computational Thinking

  • Ethics

  • The Physics of Time

  • Animal Behavior

  • And More!