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September 20, 2023 3:00 PM
Through a mini grant program, more than three hundred students at Title 1 schools were provided with classroom kits to explore physical computing and how to build smart devices. Providing students with opportunities to explore coding gives them critical keys for actively engaging in problem solving today and in the future. Learning to code doesn't only mean writing programs to run on a computer. Physical computing combines circuit building and… Read more
September 15, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM lesson plans, projects, and hands-on STEM activities to explore space science and the solar system with students. These science projects, STEM activities and NGSS-aligned lesson plans help educators create hands-on learning opportunities to teach about space science, the solar system, and Mars, in the context of the Perseverance rover. At the bottom of this resource, you will find a list of independent space science projects… Read more
September 13, 2023 3:34 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. Hispanic Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about! Update! This post has been updated for 2023 to include additional scientists and engineers. Learn More about these Hispanic and Latinx Scientists and Engineers In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15),… Read more
September 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Teach students about various ocean sciences topics, including density, acidification, ocean circulation, the impact of rising temperatures and the melting of polar ice, and more. Students exploring ocean sciences learn about the formation of the ocean, the role of the ocean in the Earth's water cycle, the importance of the ocean as a habitat, and how the ocean fits into sustainability goals for the future. Ocean Sciences Lessons, Projects, and… Read more
September 8, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to help students get hands-on building, testing, and exploring the science of energy and the different types of potential and kinetic energy. From the classic snake-in-a-can prank to stretching and shooting rubber bands across the room, bouncing a basketball, or rolling a marble down a ramp, kids know energy in motion when they see it. The world is full of energy, and energy is constantly being used,… Read more
September 1, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to help students get hands-on experimenting with the science and chemistry of mixtures and solutions. Most students have a basic concept of "mixtures." They have combined ingredients in the kitchen. They know that beverages, paints, and glues are mixtures. They may realize that blood is a mixture, as is the air we breathe. They know that some things "mix" well and others don't and that some mixtures are… Read more
August 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Pair changing leaves and temperatures, apple season, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, and fall festivities with these free lessons and activities for enriching hands-on STEM. STEM Activities to Bring Autumn Themes to Science Class 1. Invisible Ink with Turmeric The same turmeric you might have out for Autumn cooking or as a seasoning at Thanksgiving, can be used as a revealing agent in the Secret Messages With Invisible Ink! chemistry activity. Write… Read more
August 30, 2023 3:00 PM
For her 7th-grade science fair project, this student created ArtiVision, a system that can read aloud text from labels, letters, and more on demand. She participated in the Arizona state science fair and was awarded a Broadcom Coding with CommitmentTM award. Suhana, entering the 8th grade, already knows that science, technology, engineering, and math are tools she can use to solve everyday problems for herself, her family, and her community. Last year,… Read more
August 22, 2023 3:00 PM
Discover STEM Lessons for Your K-12 Classroom What are you teaching this week? Next week? Next month? Mixtures and solutions? Types of energy? States of matter? Forces of motion? Biodiversity? Newton's laws of motion? Health and human body systems? Magnetism or electromagnetism? Density? We know educators spend a lot of time searching for quality lessons to fit their curriculum needs each year. Not only do you want quality materials that align with your class… Read more
August 17, 2023 3:00 PM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students all year long. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with seasonal and calendar events throughout the year. STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Monthly Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM experiments and… Read more
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