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TeachEngineering Adds Video, NGSS

TeachEngineering logoTeachEngineering, a searchable online library of more than 1,400 teacher-tested activities and lessons developed for use in STEM classrooms, just got a makeover. Improvements include videos, alignment 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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Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge

kids building in parkAfter-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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Squishy Circuits

squishy circuitIn 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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