Showcasing one lesson appropriate for youth by grade (Pre-K through 8th grade) and by topic (9th through 12th), this is the Kitchen Community’s list of quality STEM activities. Many of these activities can be modified and be used for youth in a variety of grades.
The STEM in the Garden curriculum consists of a series of 6 Modules. The order of the modules loosely follows the growing season/school year.
Though you can follow this order, all of these activities can easily be done at any time of the year to fit with your needs.
EverFi’s courses help educators engage students with powerful content and allow them to cultivate critical skills in areas of financial literacy, digital citizenship, STEM, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, civics and African American History. All courses are delivered through a digital platform and are accessible to students beginning as early as 4th grade.
PreventObesity.net is an online network offering free tools, services and support to the people and organizations that are working to ensure children everywhere can eat healthier and become more physically active.
Free Curriculum to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Looking to help youth get on a pathway to living a healthy, active lifestyle? The National Afterschool Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are here to help!
Together, they are providing the “Enrichment Zone,” a free curriculum for afterschool programs focused on promoting energy balance. The Enrichment Zone resources explain to students the concepts of “Energy In” (food and nutrition-related activities) and “Energy Out” (physical activities). It focuses particularly on the “Energy Out” aspect to help afterschool programs guarantee students get the daily sixty minutes of physical activity as recommended by the NAA HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) Standards.
Community partners can play an important role in your program. Learn how to utilize industry and community partners to extend and strenthen STEM programming with these Click2Science resources.
This webinar highlighted the Action Science work of Dr. Bill Robertson, @drskateboard, who teaches youth who might otherwise have fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity and momentum at local skate parks. It includes tips for using youth interests to develop a STEM identity.
“Volunteer engineers and scientists lead free, hands-on science lab workshops throughout the school year to get more kids interested in science careers. Stuart Wecker, executive director of the nonprofit Arizona Science Lab, said the four-hour, project-based workshops have been teaching fourth- to eighth-graders “real” science since 2009 in Tempe. “We try to teach a lot of real science,” said Wecker.
S.T.E.M. Magazine is not a curriculum, it is a resource of awareness that exists to provide clarity on the subject of how we already incorporate S.T.E.M. into every teaching setting, how to encourage the creative process and cultivate curiosity in everyone. In addition, S.T.E.M. Magazine strives to encourage educators about the urgent need for this inclusion in light of their responsibility to equip students fully for their careers.
This is a recording of Click2Science’s March 6, 2015 Webinar “Digital Learning in OST”.