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August 9, 2023 3:00 PM
Part 3 in our STEM education series on the benefits of student science projects and science fairs. These best practices streamline the assignment and management of independent science projects and help ensure students stay on track. Unlike many other types of homework, independent science and engineering projects take time. These projects may span several weeks on your classroom calendar. The extended time allotted to science projects is a benefit and… Read more
August 4, 2023 3:00 PM
Kick off the new school year with one of these STEM activities! Easy to plan, low-cost, and accessible to all grade levels, these creative science and engineering icebreakers help set the stage for a great school year. Students will get to know one another, maybe remember your name, and leave knowing that science class is going to be awesome! It's back-to-school time! This means a brand new year, maybe a brand new group of students, or even a new grade… Read more
July 31, 2023 4:00 PM
Free STEM projects, experiments, lessons and activities to teach students about the science of visible light. The free STEM projects, experiments, lessons and activities below help educators teach K-12 students about the physics of light, specifically, visible light, with hands-on exploration and active learning. The resources below have been grouped by grade band to help educators select the experiments and lessons that best fit their needs. (Note:… Read more
July 27, 2023 3:00 PM
Investigate the physics of boat design, floating, sinking, and more with boat and boat design science and engineering projects, including DIY sailboats, submarines, and underwater ROVs. Boat and Submarine Science Experiments For students fascinated with boats, submarines, and other water vehicles, science projects can make great hands-on explorations. These projects can be fun in summer months or for a school science project or the science fair.… Read more
July 26, 2023 3:00 PM
Take a closer look at the benefits of independent science projects, from skills development to standards fulfillment. This is Part 2 of our STEM education series exploring the combined value of students doing science projects and showcasing them at science fairs. As summarized in the first post in this STEM education series, independent science projects are part of a powerful combination of "science project + science fair" that fuels an unparalleled… Read more
July 12, 2023 3:00 PM
In this four-part STEM education series, we take a closer look at the unparalleled educational value of student science projects and science fair participation. Follow along for tips, tools, and best practices for managing STEM projects and science fairs with K-12 students. A Powerful Learning Sequence Do you assign student science projects? Do you connect science projects to a school or local science fair as an end goal? Are you talking to… Read more
July 11, 2023 1:00 PM
Soak up the power of the Sun with science and engineering projects that explore all things solar, including the solar system, solar power and sustainable energy, solar options for cleaning water, the greenhouse effect, and more. Sun and Solar Science Projects and Experiments As the biggest star and largest object in our solar system, there are many astronomy projects students can explore related to the Sun, but there are lots of other sun and solar… Read more
June 29, 2023 3:00 PM
Empower all students to envision a future in STEM! These best practices help educators do successful, personalized, career discovery exploration with students with disabilities. STEM Careers Are for Everyone The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects continued growth in STEM jobs. Filling those jobs means reaching students at pivotal ages and empowering them to see themselves with a future in STEM. With career exploration tools and activities like the… Read more
June 27, 2023 1:00 PM
Combine fun in the sand with hands-on science experiments and activities to learn more about beaches, sand, and preventing ocean pollution. STEM Experiments to Learn More About Beaches and Sand Heading to a local beach can be lots of fun. Whether you enjoy walking on the firm sand by the water's edge or playing in softer sand, beaches have plenty of sand to go around. But where does sand come from? What happens to sand when the tides move in and out?… Read more
June 22, 2023 3:00 PM
The Broadcom Coding with Commitment award celebrates students in grades 5-8 who use basic coding to solve a community problem that they care about that aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Learn more about several of the student projects recognized at Broadcom Foundation-sponsored science fairs this year to get inspired by the potential of student coding or be empowered to solve real-world problems! Broadcom Coding with… Read more
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