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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.

NASA Space Place 3-D Gallery

What’s it like to be standing on the surface of Mars? What about floating outside a Space Shuttle or walking the surface of a massive asteroid? Well, the Space Place can’t take you to these places, but we’ve got the second best option—3D images of them!  Pick up a pair of red-blue 3D glasses and take a look at our latest image gallery. It’s got pictures from all around our solar system and from right here on Earth, too.

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.

Roadtrip Nation Career Roadmap and Interview Archive

Roadtrip Nation, with its Career Roadmap, provides a valuable resource for students looking to be pointed in the direction of careers which reflect their interests and best qualities. The roadmap is a game-like experience which matches students with professionals based on their answers to self-assessment questions. Students are allowed to search professional profiles to become educated and inspired by their successes in their careers.

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10 Best Virtual Fieldtrips

 

With the integration of technology in classrooms, educators have found that virtual field trips are beneficial. because they’re inexpensive and less time consuming.

Click here to see the 10 best virtual fieldtrips compiled by eSchool News.

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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.

MOUSE Squad of California

The MOUSE Squad of California is program, used in over 105 schools, committed to helping students hones their skills in Information Technology (IT), communication, leadership, and problem solving skills, through technical projects. IT includes online curriculum, hands-on activities, and volunteers to assist instructors. The program can be implemented as an after-school program or an in-school elective.

To learn more about the MOUSE Squad of California, or how to implement it at your school or organization, click here. 

Informed by Nature - Online Science Fair

The Online Science Fair is much more than a simple competition: it offers students the ability to upload, share, and store their projects for years to come. The integrated social media functionality encourages students to share their work with peers, family, and even future college admissions boards, highlighting their scientific prowess and building pride in their work. This is a free science learning platform that encourages hands-on, self-guided or group learning among students in OST programs and in the classroom.

 

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.

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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