Acton-Boxborough (AB) Parent Involvement Project (PIP) STEM

Increasing Community Involvement in STEM Education K-12

Market Math Star Party Nature Walk Discover STEM Book Club Family Math Games Night of Code
Market Math Star Party Nature Walks Discover STEM Book Club Math Games Night of Code


Celebrate Women's History Month

Join us at the Discovery Museum as we learn about the SMART women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of Science, Math and ART.

Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum 
Tuesday - Sunday
closed Mondays

The Discover Museum now offers virtual, interactive workshops for students in the classroom and at home. Hands-on materials are delivered to the classroom prior to a live video call with one of our educators. For a list of available topics, see their website.

Discovery Museum Sale
The Discovery Museum is open. Become a member! Right now, memberships are on sale, 25% off. Plan your visit. Here are the COVID guidelines. All visitors–including members–must reserve a ticket for a specific day and time block prior to coming to the Museum campus.




Family Skate Thank You
We are grateful for all the 2021 AB PIP STEM Community Skate FUNdraiser donations and ongoing supporters. Over $1,000 was raised for local food pantries, Covid-19 wellness, Kindness, local STEM & eco causes. See you back at Nashoba Valley Olympia rink in 2022!

New Online STEM Speaker Series

Dr. Marsha Wilcox launched our new online series by taking us on a journey Out of This World: The Wonders of the Night Sky with an astro-photography show of nebulae, galaxies and the aurora borealis. Thanks to all who attended. Here are some links to get you started on being an amateur astronomer. 

At Home STEM Activities

PIP At Home

Online Market Math Activities

Market Math
Every year PIP collaborates with the Roche Bros Supermarket for two in-store, math-based events for 3rd and 5th grade students. Try out the at-home Market Math activities.

Math & Science Games, Sites & News

Check out our collection of online math and science games from Brain Teasers to Interactive Challenges plus online science and math websites. For the lastest techie news including "explainers" and "science word of the week," visit Science News for Students.

KenKen, Sudoku, Domino Math
Try your hand at KenKen, Sudoku or Domino Math at home while honing your math skills! AB PIP Domino Math games are a great way to learn Times Tables and how to solve puzzles. See Family Math Games for instructions, printouts and online versions.

Night of Code Online
Play computer games while learning to code with our at-home activities. Our online games come from code.org.

How To Make a Kite

kites
Make your own kite at home from materials you have around the house with the Discovery Museum's at Home Activities.


Cams, Cams, Cams

Stuck at home? Check out these Web Cams:

Covid-19 Update

AB PIP STEM: Making Science Fun!

AB PIP STEM sponsors FREE local K-12 educational events in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts.  

Our events include Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, Discover STEM fair, STEM Book Club, Family Math Game Night and Night of Code.  We offer STEM games on our website and take-home activities at the Acton Memorial Library. AB PIP STEM welcomes parent volunteers and student volunteers.


Event Calendar

Find out about our events and meetings on our Calendar page or read the AB PIP STEM BrochurePlease join us! 


For more STEM in the News and AB PIP STEM recaps, see Science & Math Resources, Science & Math NewsAB PIP STEM news or archives.

Learn About Acton Water 

Print this AB PIP STEM Acton Waterwise placemat to learn fun facts about the Acton Water supply and play some games at home. 
Water Wise Placemat


We Welcome New Members

Are you interested in STEM education? AB PIP STEM welcomes new members including parent volunteers and student volunteers. Student volunteers may qualify for community service credit and the chance to win an AB PIP STEM Scholarship. To find out more, attend a monthly meeting or sign up below. We'll add you to our email list to let you know about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. You can unsubscribe anytime. 


Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita

2021 Summer Bridge At-Home Workbooks

Summer is here, and AB PIP STEM is offering our popular Summer Bridge books. Support PIP and local STEM activities when you order online using the promo code ABPIP

Summer Bridge Activities workbooks are designed to help your children retain classroom skills and reinforce concepts. The award-winning Summer Bridge books sharpen your students' Math and Reading and prepare them for the next year. All books are $14.98 including shipping directly to your home.

  1. Go to www.WorkbooksDirect.com.
  2. Choose your books* or other fun products.
  3. Check out and be sure to enter our school code ABPIP.
Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail.

* Includes Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Fitness, and more...
* Aligned to current state standards
* Includes FREE online companion
* Organized by daily activities
* 160 colorful pages!