Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Mary Lord
After-school and other informal activities can inspire students to pursue STEM. That’s the impetus for a new challenge launched by the Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation that invites teachers to submit ideas for creative, hands-on STEM projects that can be done outside of school. Submit ideas by April 30, 2017.
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Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Mary Lord
In this fun activity developed by St. Thomas University engineering associate professor AnnMarie Thomas, students of all ages learn the basic principles of electricity by fashioning circuits from play dough, batteries, and LEDs. No soldering necessary!
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Posted on November 25th, 2014 by Mary Lord
TeachEngineering, a searchable online library of 1,352 teacher-tested activities and lessons developed for use in STEM classrooms, just got a makeover. Improvements include aligning lessons with Common Core math and Next Generation science standards, and “Sprinkles” – abbreviated versions of popular activities designed for use in after-school programs.
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Tags: afterschool activities, Class Activities, Common Core mathematics, Design, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-5, hands-on activities, Internet Resources, Lesson Plan, Next Generation Science Standards, Resources for Teachers, standards, teachengineering, Web Resources