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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.

Bubble Bonanza

Jacob and India are in California, and they get to help create a stage show about bubbles for an amusement park! Kids will explore how bubbles behave and investigate the properties of different materials as they engineer all kinds of bubble wands. The unit wraps up with a Bubble Bonanza Showcase where kids demonstrate their creations.

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19 Spooky STEM Projects for Kiddos This Halloween

Access free Computer Science resources from code.org & Participate in the National Hour of Code

Computer science is a hot skill that is growing in demand in the workforce, & unfortunately, not many youth get to participate in computer science activities.

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'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.

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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Cool Math

CoolMath is a colorful, interactive website that offers a variety of online math games and resources for students. The website has information for a multiple of grade levels, from elementary mathematics to calculus. The site also has lessons for teachers, a math dictionary, and math information separated by topic.

To access CoolMath, click here.

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