Project-Based Engineering for Kids Fun, original, and exciting collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. If you enjoy these projects, then I encourage you to buy my book, Rubber Band Engineer. It's a full-color-photo book full of more project plans that range from the surprisingly simple to the curiously complex, and some have their roots right here at Instructables. These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. Physical models are built from a similar set of materials that can be easily sourced online (links are provided in-lesson). All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers.
Educational Idea Sheets Idea Sheets are hands-on experience guides linked to core curriculum topics. Every Idea Sheet is cross-referenced to one or more of the curriculum subjects listed in the Content Standards. Use this Idea Sheets Search Tool to rapidly pinpoint activities that are perfectly suited to the grade level, subject area, and content standard you want to cover. Idea Sheets are based on readily-available, low-cost materials such as cardboard tubes, bottle caps, old CD's, etc. You can also Search Idea Sheets by Standards. For more information about RAFT resources matched to Girl Scout badges and Boy Scout activities in STEM see www.raft.net/scouts
TED-Ed launches an interactive periodic table with a video for every element In 1864, Dimitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table that organized all the known elements in the world. This tool was groundbreaking for many reasons–including the fact that Mendeleev planned with incredible foresight, leaving space for any new elements that would be discovered beyond his time. The history of the periodic table is fascinating, but If you’ve ever taken a chemistry class, you know that memorizing those elements and understanding their properties can be difficult! To help provide a refresher and a study aid of sorts, TED-Ed collaborated with Brady Haran, best known for his YouTube channel Numberphile and his extensive video coverage of the periodic table, to create a clickable periodic table with videos on every element.
Teachers Nationally Recognized Teacher Training in STEM Education Are you a PK-12 educator seeking sustained professional development in high-quality STEM Education? Our nationally recognized professional development model has been developed to support the evolution of your classroom offering with a focus on high-quality problem based learning experiences rooted in career connections, 21st century skills and collaboration. Our Educator Fellows have unique transformational experiences including building long-term relationships with local STEM Industry professionals and university professors through our collaborative 15-session model. Connect the Dots But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Together, we can ignite the spark in students around the clock and around the world. While after-school learning and summer programs provide rich opportunities to keep students inspired beyond the classroom, we know that unequal access to these programs can contribute to disparities in student achievement. STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more - all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.
Resources There are a huge range of STEM resources and opportunities available. It can often be overwhelming knowing where to start and deciding what is most appropriate. On this page we have gathered links to the major providers of STEM opportunities in order to support your STEM involvement and help nurture your STEM activity. If you need bespoke advice, are short of time or do not know where to begin in getting involved in STEM then please contact us. Additional FREE resources for both teachers and Ambassadors can be found by simply logging onto STEMNetworking. STEMClubs NASA just released its 2017 Software Catalog to the Public for Free NASA released the third edition of its software catalog to the public—giving the world free access to tools it uses to explore the universe. As you can imagine, many of the those are highly technical guides on blasting off rockets and space travel. For example, “Knife” is a library that “calculates the boolean subtraction of arbitrary watertight triangular polyhedral in order to make near-field sonic boom predictions.”
Space Math @ NASA Mathematics Grade 6 Chapter 1 - Dividing Multi-digit Whole Numbers [Click Here] - Students will learn about satellites that gather data about Earth systems through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips video segment. Then students will practice dividing multi-digit numbers using satellite data related to Earths ozone layer. 6-8STEMresources Introduction: In recent years, the potential impact of global warming has been discussed widely by the scientific community. The majority of scientific reports suggest that the Earth will be soon facing climate change as the Earth increases in temperature. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. The increase in temperature may only be a few degrees, however, this slight change could have a profound impact on the Earth's polar ice caps.
5 Jewelry Techniques to Use in the Art Room - The Art of Ed When people think about “conventional art,” most may envision wall décor or sculpture. As art teachers, we know this is far from the truth. Sometimes the best way to display artwork for all to see is by wearing it. Have you ever tie-dyed or created silkscreen t-shirts with your students? Exploring the Lunar Surface Educator Guide Product Type: Educator GuideAudience: EducatorsGrade Levels: 3-5Publication Year: 2013Subjects: Mathematics The lessons in this book use the 5E learning cycle to help students in grades 3-5 learn about the moon. Hands-on activities and mathematical concepts demonstrate size and proportion. The guide explains the moon's two orbital periods - sidereal and synodic. In the six lessons, students build an edible model of a spacecraft; perform experiments to understand buoyancy and density; use classification skills; use measurement to understand craters; and practice mathematics skills with lunar data. The lessons are correlated to common core standards in mathematics.
Air Force wants student help on STEM projects Collaborative partnership encourages real-world solutions to STEM projects By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney August 26th, 2013 A new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce. The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November.