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CalSAC and the California Academy of Sciences Partner to Create 'Science Action Clubs' Program

Register now to stay informed about news regarding the new 'Science Action Clubs' Program developed by the California School-Age Consortium and the California Academy of Sciences!

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EiE Releases Two New 'Engineering Everywhere' Curriculum Units

Check out Engineering is Elementary's two new 'Engineering Everywhere' curriculum units for June! 

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Improving Science Literacy & Getting Started with STEM Is Easy with a Sally Ride Site License

Help improve science literacy, support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, and help students make connections between STEM lessons and STEM careers with the Sally Ride Site License.

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New After School Unit Will Offer High-Flying Fun

Engineering Adventures, as part of their elementary after school curriculum, has released a new unit called "Sky's the Limit," designed to engage students in topics of aeronautical engineering. Currently undergoing pilot testing, this curriculum introduces engineering in a fun and exciting way through allowing kids to build their own flying saucers and helicopters and testing them in model wind tunnels. "Sky's the Limit" is supported by NASA and will be widely available to the public in Fall 2014. 

Backyard Mystery

Check out the June Resource Presentation of Backyard Mystery, an interactive cyber game intended to engage middle school students in topics of genetics, genomics, biotechnology, and the bioSTEM workforce. With hands-on activities and lessons, Backyard Mystery is a great free resource for classrooms looking to introduce students to careers in science and technology. 

 

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Backyard Mystery

Check out the June Resource Presentation of Backyard Mystery, an interactive cyber game intended to engage middle school students in topics of genetics, genomics, biotechnology, and the bioSTEM workforce. With hands-on activities and lessons, Backyard Mystery is a great free resource for classrooms looking to introduce students to careers in science and technology. 

Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project

"The Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project – EECapacity – provides opportunities for professionals and volunteers to join in discussions about our environment and our communities, share success stories of where environmental education has made a difference, and learn about successful practices from across the globe.

Start Engineering Develops "Dream, Invent, Create" Kids Book

Start Engineering is proud to announce the release of their kids book "Dream, Invent, Create" to engage elementary school children in engineering. With poems, illustrations, and activities, this book demonstrates to kids how engineering is in the world all around us and how the field yields many exciting possibilities.

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Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum

Brief Description: This curriculum is composed of engaging informational text and student activities. The goal of the lessons are to: improve student's scientific literacy through building critical thinking and problem solving skills, encourage collaboration and communication, and inspire creativity and innovation.

STEM Subject: Science
Other Subject: History and Economics
Grades: Kindergarten to 8th grade
Student participants: Unspecified
Format: Student workbook (PDF) and Teacher's edition (PDF)

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Pilot Engineering Adventures Middle School (and Upper Elementary) Modules

Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere Curriculum has been developed specifically for expanded learning environments by the Boston Museum of Science. As  many of you heard during our December Committee meeting, they are seeking expanded learning programs and sites to pilot test their three new out-of-school time engineering units outlined below. Sites chosen to pilot the units receive educator guides, all materials necessary for children to complete the activities, and an educator stipend.

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