About Elementastic

Elementastic experiments inspire elementary students as they question, seek answers and explore the wonders of STEM.

Delivered by Lakeland University students, the age-appropriate programs are offered through after-school, hands-on laboratories, in-class laboratories, group shows and community event hands-on laboratories in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac and Brown Counties.

The mission of the Launch venture is to transform Lakeland students into the next generation of innovative leaders by providing paid experiential and entrepreneurial learning opportunities that prepare students for diverse careers in a multi-faceted world. Lakeland students are empowered to create, develop, manage, and lead business ventures. These experiences are part of a campus-wide initiative that instills an entrepreneurial mindset that is applicable across all majors.

Elementastic works with Lakeland’s education and science programs, allowing LU students to gain real-world experience in their field. Elementastic is launching the way for future scientists.

Our Services

The after-school program provides a hands-on experience that is done through small groups of up to 12. We base the experiments on the grade levels of the students.

Option 1:

Length: 1 hour a week for 2 weeks

Price: $25 for each student (paid by parents)

Option 2:

Length: 1 hour a week for 4 weeks

Price: $50 for each student (paid by parents)

The 1-hour presentation provides a demonstration of experiments performed by Elementastic Instructors. An unlimited number of students can attend. This is offered during the school day, during library hours, and any workplace hours.

Length: 1 hour

Price: $150 (paid by hosting school, library, business, etc,)

The 1-hour activity allows students to engage with the Elementastic Instructor as they will have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences. There will be a limited number of students who can attend. This is offered during the school day, during library hours, and any workplace hours.

Length: 1 hour

Price: $200 (paid by hosting school, library, business, etc,)

Community events allow for Elementastic to provide and present a variety of exciting and innovative experiments throughout the day. We can be set up in a specific area such as a classroom, booth, or table.

Length: TBD, tailored to the time the client would like

Price: $200 per hour (paid by hosting school, library, business, etc,)

For more information about this service contact Elementastic@lakeland.edu.

Interested in Elementastic for your school? or Do you need to register your student?

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Our Laboratories

We help energize young minds and learn about STEM in ways they understand. Some of our popular laboratories include:

  • Glow-in-the-dark slime, or slime and goos of any kind
  • Learning about the science of diapers
  • Light, colors, and shadows
  • Making ice cream without a freezer
  • Science in motion
  • And more!

Meet the Team

2022 05 Elementastic team

Clare Kelnhofer

Hi, I'm Clare, and I am majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration. At Lakeland, I am on the women's tennis team, a Student Ambassador, member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Honor Society.

I chose to work for Elementastic because I would like to gain small business management experience, as my goal is to open up my own business post-graduation.

Morgan Erbstoesser

Hi, I'm Morgan, and I am majoring in Biology. I am currently a math tutor, a desk associate at Lakeland's library, and on the women's tennis team.

I chose to work for Elementastic to get the experience of teaching science to young children, because my goal is to become a science teacher.

Madeline Buechel

Hi, I'm Madeline, and I am an Elementary and Middle Education Major. Over the summer I have worked at a daycare in Sheboygan and have also taught Sunday School for 5 years.

I chose to work for Elementastics because of the great opportunity to practice teaching as well as having a fun and educational experience.

Emily Bird

Hi, I’m Emily, and I am majoring in Middle Childhood Education (grades 1-8) with a minor in English Education. While at Lakeland, I have held various on-campus job positions such as a Writing Tutor, Registrar’s Office Assistant, Convocation Monitor, and Volleyball Academic Captain. During the summer, I work for Wisconsin Vision Associates as an order fulfiller. As for my previous experiences working with kids, I have worked at my high school’s daycare program and volunteered for multiple children’s programs near my hometown.

I chose to work for Elementastic because this is an amazing opportunity to work with children, enhance my teaching skills, and, overall, create a fun learning experience for the kids.

Mikayla Petschar

Hi, my name is Mikayla Petschar, and I am majoring in Biology with a health science emphasis and a minor in Psychology.

At Lakeland, I work at Musko's Campus Shop. As for my experiences with youth, I have volunteered at community events such as dance recitals and the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.

I am an Elementastic Instructor because of my love for science. I want to make sure that children also have a positive experience and have fun learning science through experiments.

Sadie Conway

Hi, I’m Sadie Conway, and I am majoring in Elementary/Middle School Education.

I currently work at a daycare center, and I gain a lot of experience with different age ranges of kids. As for my other experiences working with kids, I have helped youth with their homework, instructed Taekwondo sessions, and interacted with kids through fun activities and games.

I became an Elementastic Instructor because I want to gain more classroom experience!