While most Americans are staying home, it’s vital to continue to engage children with creative and challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. With schools being closed, 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. Their online DeSTEMber guide gives you access to 31 days of STEM, with previous years’ activities linked as well. In addition, join them for their Virtual Starry Night. It is a planetarium star show with hands-on activities. The next on is on May 7, 2020.
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 event that will feature 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. The event will be held online on May 5-12, 2020.
You will want to check out the project-based learning activities on this site with activities that can be customized.