Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle all kinds of curriculum, from math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The Khan Academy math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
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.
Whether you are just establishing STEM in your program, or looking to improve the effectiveness of STEM Education, STEMfinity has a solution for your program. Contact them today to prepare a successful STEM Education Grant Application and provide today’s youth with project-based tools to spark interest and passion in STEM!
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.
Metal beams are used by engineers to create many structures. The strength of a beam is not totally dependent on the type of metal used. In this activity your students will learn about the strength of different beam designs.
Hands-on activity that would take 30 minutes or less and introduce the disciplines of material science, civil engineering, and industrial engineering and manufacturing.
This step-by-step guide is full of helpful tips like “Don’t hand out the materials until you want the kids to start touching them” to important messages to share with students about engineering. Whether you are a new volunteer or a seasoned veteran, a review of this self-guided workshop will help to increase your effectiveness.
Engineering Everywhere (EE) is an engineering curriculum for middle school-aged youth in afterschool and camp programs. The intriguing engineering challenge empowers youth to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process along with creativity and collaboration.
Ten curriculum units will be available in 2015, including four that are available now.
Click2Science is a FREE interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time programs serving children and youth.
The University of Arizona developed the 2014 National Science Experiment, Rockets to the Rescue!, which explores the field of aerospace engineering.
This year, youth will be tasked with the same mission: in light of the recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, National 4-H Council is asking youth to design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims. Youth will learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.