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The California STEM Learning Network Releases New STEM Toolkit

The California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) has recently released a report and supplement toolkit with resources to help advocates built a strong foundation of STEM and science education in schools' L

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.

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.

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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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. 

Digital Wish

Digital Wish is a lesson plan database centered around using digial media submited by teachers.  Aside from lesson plans, this website also offers opportunities for grants and funding to teachers.  Digial Wish has donated over $10 million dollars to schools.  Visit their website to learn more about how you can access lesson plans and apply for grants.

To access information about Digital Wish, click here.

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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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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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KQED

KQED includes an education based section on their website dedicated to enlighten student, teacher, and parent objectives and development. The goal is to provide resources for educators in order to integrate media and new media tools into a student's learning experience in both formal and informal settings. KQED is a community based public media station and offers the entirety of there resources free of cost to the community. http://www.kqed.org/education/
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