Here are 30+ fun and fascinating books about STEM for your kids to devour.
These STEM projects & activities for kids are perfect for the makerspace. Simple, easy and very cost effective. Make a car from cardboard or a boat from a soda bottle. Maker education is fun for all ages.
This page provides an area where resources are collected together around areas of the primary science curriculum. This link is useful for primary and junior teachers looking to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematic) projects in their class. It is organized to ensure ease in finding a certain grade and subject. Subjects such as living things and their habitats, plants, animals, seasonal changes, and more could be used in connection with Kids for Turtles. This link works for primary and junior grades, however, it will require a familiarity with the grade leveling in the UK because resources are separated by year not grade. These resources found in the link will fit in both the science and mathematics curriculum. Many of the resources offer ideas for gearing up and down for other grades and offer very hands on projects or activities.
By Ryan Smith
Presentation from ECOO Camp at Owen Sound
A school district uses monthly missions in design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.To support the teachers and students during the 2017–18 school year, AnnaLisa and I created thematic missions for all grade levels. These design studio missions were planned out to be a way for students and teachers to get comfortable with design thinking and project-based learning.
Whether you are new to this makerspace journey or a makerspace maniac like me, this site is here to help! You will find the pedagogical frameworks for WHY we should have makerspaces along with all of the fun materials of a makerspace including print resources, ideas, student challenges, tutorials and MUCH MORE!! You makerspace might be in a cart or bin, or an entire learning commons or library...it doesn't matter because makerspace is for any teacher on any budget. This is about good teaching and learning PERIOD. It is not about the stuff you have, it is about what you do with it to transform teaching and learning! LETS GET MAKING!
Follow the instructions in the handout to guide Ozobot through the story. There will be cutouts and other visuals to help depict the story. Created by: Jennifer Mellina
Learn to code for free!
Youtube user Hknssn built a paper airplane-making machine using legos. As a last step, it launches the airplanes — a compressor shoots them about 2-3 meters off-camera — but you might have to watch the launch more than once. It happens fast!
Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words. Provides examples of the use of each element.
How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
Follow Along with the Engineers of Room 1 There has been a push in the United States to place a larger focus on STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering Math). The STEM movement encourages classrooms to study all of the STEM subjects, and to learn how they work together. In Room 1 we will do this in our Maker Space. Follow along with what we're up to. Our 3D printer will be a part of this, but we've got a separate webpage for that.
From Nobel prize winners to the world's most famous space explorers, these women in STEM never shied away from saying exactly what's on their minds.
The Tinkering Studio is primarily an R&D laboratory on the floor of the Exploratorium, but whenever possible we try to share our projects, activities, and developing ideas following an “open source” model. Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
A great integrated STEAM activity/assessment for Grade 4 FSL plus 3D Art. It significantly reduces anxiety for students for oral FSL assessments. To integrate STEM use Chatterpix App to make the faces talk. Students can practice French by writing/speaking a descriptive script to go with their 3D face. This activity can also be used for character descriptions/studies for book reviews. This resource activity can be adapted for many elementary lessons. Not solely an FSL activity.
A group of teen girls learned to code, solder, sew, and 3D-print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.
UDL (universal design for learning) lessons in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for learners with special needs and limited communication abilities can be engaging and successful as a way to build student skills in collaborative project-based learning and communication.
Untamed Science is a site dedicated to making inspirational videos, and content for the sciences. We have produced videos for biology, physics, chemistry, earth science and technology. Weâ€™re also creating a series of portals (as seen on the upper right of every page), that serve as guides for students and aids for teachers.