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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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Fashion Circuit

You’ve probably heard of light-emitting diodes, a type of energy-efficient light. While they’re good for practical reasons—say, illuminating a room or a passageway—they can also add a little bling to clothing. To incorporate LEDs into your favorite accessories, you’ll start by creating a basic circuit from a battery, two pieces of wire, and an LED. You’ll then modify this circuit so that you can turn it on and off using fasteners like buttons, zippers, laces, hooks, and buckles. If you’re interested in trying this with a class or camp, check out the related links.

Engineering Adventures Releases New After School Unit: “Sky’s the Limit”

Engineering is Elementary (EiE)’s newest after school learning unit called “Sky’s the Limit.” This hands-on unit, targeted for grades 3-5, focuses on the field of aeronautical engineering and includes 8 lessons that are 45-minutes each. The free program also includes an educator guide, engineering journal, and online resources that support both the educators as well as the students. Download the unit for free to provide students with an interactive lesson on engineering.

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Mastersindatascience.org provides a comprehensive guide to the growingfield of data science. The website features in-depth guides to how datascience is used in various industries, a comprehensive directory of datascience and related graduate degree programs, and more. The ultimate STEM guide is a resource to increase a child's interest inSTEM-related fields.

Code.org Lets Kids Develop Their Own Flappy Bird Game In 15 Minutes

The non-profit organization Code.org has created a tutorial called “Make Your Own Flappy Bird,” allowing students to practice writing code by learning how to make their own Flappy Bird Game in less than 20 minutes. With the tutorial, Code.org hopes to promote computer science education by showing that developing code can be very simple. Additionally, the tutorial allows students to explore their creativity by coding the game to have different rules, teaching them that with computer science, there are endless possibilities.

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NASA For Educators

NASA for Educators is designed to assist educators of K-12 students. They have activity ideas each grade as well as videos that teachers can use in their classes or after school programs. The site also features a calendar with information about educational events occurring each day.

To access more information about NASA for Educators, click here.

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Discovery Cube

Brought to us by the Discovery Science Center, Discovery Cube is a web site that provides information on the Discovery Science Center located in Santa Ana, California. The Discovery Science Center aims to project interest in science, math, and technology through interactive exhibitis and progams. Explore previous exhibits and find information on upcoming/ongoing exhibits such as the Bob the Builder, Indiana Jones, and Bubble Fest XVII exhibit. They also provide science resources under their education section including free science kits and projects and teacher resources.

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Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios

The Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool helps teachers instruct their students about energy. This computer program allows users to manipulate the sources of energy in the United States. Once they make those changes, students can see how use of renewable energy sources would impact the carbon dioxide emissions of the United States.

 

To access information about BITES, click here.

Interactive Science Games and Activities

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May 11, 2012

Science Zone has an abundance of interactive activities and games for students of all ages! From Habitats to Circuit Boards, to Earth and Space; this website is a great way to introduce new topics to students or reiterate concepts they have already learned. Check out all of the different types of games by clicking on the link below to discover them for yourself!

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RAFT Bay Area STEM Kits for Students with Autism

Online Tools & Curriculum – STEM Kits for Students with Autism

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Bay Area recently partnered with a student from Stanford University to create hands-on, pre-assembled STEM activity kits for students with autism.  The kits are affordable and ready to go, making them a great resource for after-school programs.  Each kit also contains the step-by-step process for implementing the activity and a materials list.  In addition to kits for students with Autism, practitioners will find 100's of activities and videos for students K-12.  Visit www.raftbayarea.org for more information.

 

STEM Kits for Students with Autism

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