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

Parents we have a convenient opportunity for your student to stay at school for one hour of fun and hands-on STEM exploration. Through small group (max 15), grade-appropriate experiments, your child will continue to explore STEM.

Duration: 1-hour a week for 4 weeks (dates vary per school)

Price: $50 per child paid by parents

Large group of students as an assembly at the school with multiple grade levels. This event is not student interactive. Students will watch an Elementastic team member demonstrate experiments. Bring a group of students together to be entertained by the Elementastic team through STEM experiments.

Duration: 1-hour presentation

Price: $300 for one show/$550 for two shows (same day)

Targeted class-year specific workshops and demonstrations. Collaboration between teacher and Elementastic to deliver intriguing STEM experiences enhancing classroom learning.

Duration: 1-hour hands-on workshop

Price: $250

Customized opportunities for demonstrations and hands-on experiments for corporate family events, libraries and community events. Programs are tailored to the client need, budget and time. Add interest to your event or programming with interactive, hands-on STEM experiments sure to draw attendance. Elementastic works with you to develop fun and engaging opportunities for the whole family.

Price: $1,000

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

Spend a day at a local library expanding your student’s learning outside of the classroom. Elementastic offers after-school or weekend options for library shows. The first option for a library show is a one-hour STEM demonstrated presentation that would be conducted by Elementastic instructors for an unlimited number of students. For a more interactive library show, an alternative option includes a 30-minute presentation combined with a 30-minute hands-on activity for a maximum of 50 student participants.

Library Show 1

Duration: 1-hour presentation

Price: $250

Library Show 2

Duration: 30-minute presentation combined with a 30-minute hands-on workshop 

Price: $500

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

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, track 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.

Fatima Abdullahi

Hi, I'm Fatima, and I'm a Biology major. I was born and raised in Kuwait but now live in Sheboygan. My hobbies are fishing, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

I chose to work for Elementastic because I enjoy studying science. Every day you learn some new information even after you finish school, and I'd like to share the reason why I choose science as my lifetime career.

Katie Bleck

Hi, I’m Katie Bleck, and I am majoring in K-9 Education.

I have experience working with youth in both classroom and athletic activities. I have volunteered at St. Paul’s Preschool and Childcare and I was a 3rd-grade classroom aide at Wilson Elementary school. I have also instructed individual and group swimming lessons for four years and I worked as a youth basketball coach for three years.

I am an Elementastic Instructor because this job presents me with the opportunity to enhance my teaching experience before having a classroom of my own. It’s my goal to bring excitement and curiosity to the younger generation through science experiments.

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!

Kensey McKee

Hi, my name is Kensey McKee, and I am majoring in Elementary Education.

At Lakeland, I am a member of the Women’s basketball and golf team. I have experience working with kids in classrooms, babysitting, and as a counselor for basketball camps.

I am an Elementastic Instructor because it allows me to gain hands-on experience as a future teacher working with kids of all ages.

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