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NASA's Climate Kids Releases New Educational Game

Check out NASA's Climate Kids new educational game 'OFFSET!,' where kids will learn about greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide as they balance COsources with CO"sinks"

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NASA & the Khan Academy for STEM Education

The non-profit, educational website Khan Academy collaborates with NASA to bring a series of astronomy & space exploration tutorials to the public. The tutorials are divided into three sections with each section geared towards acquainting the learner with aspects of space & NASA's understand & exploration of them. By building an increasing interest in the solar system, NASA & the Khan Academy hope to promote STEM education, especially in young girls & women, who are frequently underrepresented in the field.

Climate Change Expedition

Get your passport ready! It's time to go on a trip around to world to explore the effects of climate change. The Enviornmental Protection Agency allow students take a virtual journey to a number of locations around the world and watch a short video at each stop to learn about the effects of climate change.

NASA's Climate Kids

NASA's Climate Kids website brings the exciting science of climate change and sustainability to life. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site is full of interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles that make climate science accessible and fun. With a special section for educators, Climate Kids is great for parents and teachers as well. Find out how global changes affect our planet over time using the interactive Climate Time Machine.

NASA's Space Place

NASA's  Space Place website engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on activities, fun articles, and short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and numerous resources for parents and teachers, Space Place has something for everyone. Learn about everything from black holes and wild space weather to the reasons for seasons here on Earth. The Space Place has material on space, the Sun, the Solar System, our own planet, and the scientists and technology that make discovery possible.

EverFi

EverFi offers a free online, new-media learning platforms that use the latest technology – video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking -- to provide differentiated STEM education to elementary, middle and high school students.  Ignition - Digital Literacy & Responsibility™ educates students on the risks and rewards of technology.  Radius – Math & Coding™ is a STEM education program with topics ranging from the real world application of algebra to basic computer science.

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Teaching Tools and Technologies.

With the heightened use of technology, online resources have become a great tool to incorporate into the classroom. These 99 online tools, which range from rubric creators to educational videos, help provide teachers and students with resources in order to make learning easier and more enjoyable.

Access the Teaching Tools and Technologies here.

Smart Science

Smart Science has developed a new era in after school science by providing virtual labs to after school programs free of charge. These virtual interactive labs allow students to experience frog dissections, plant hydration, graphing, and much more all on the computer. Students are able to observe experimental results for studies that would normally take months over the span of a few minutes.

To access information about Smart Science, click here.

Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools (IMAGES)

Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools (IMAGE), offers activity ideas for educators teaching students about geometry. The site also links to additional resources online that are helpful when implementing the activities.

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