It’s vital to continue to engage children with creative and challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. With schools closed for summer, students might not be able to access traditional resources, tools, and even labs to create STEM projects. So check out some of the ways below to incorporate STEM at home.
Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM. They provide access to hundreds of activities at their STEM at Home website. In addition, join them for their Virtual Starry Night. It is a planetarium star show with hands-on activities throughout the year. The next one is on Thursday, February 3, 2022.
dailySTEM is a resource site that helps educators and parents find STEM in the real world and share STEM with the kids they know. The resources on the site share numerous activities for families. In addition, The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM into their everyday lessons.
The Science Mill’s new online learning hub features a weekly STEM video series. In addition to the video series, they offer hands-on challenges that can be done at home, along with interactive games.
The STEM for All Video Showcase is a free, interactive, week-long video showcase yearly event that features over 170 federally funded projects. Projects showcase innovations in science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science education in formal and informal settings. View videos of interest, post queries and feedback to the presenters, and vote for your favorites. This year, it will be held on May 10-17, 2022 with a focus on Access, Inclusion, and Equity. You can explore last year’s innovations here.
You will want to check out the project-based learning activities on this site with activities that can be customized.