STEM and the Future of Sustainability

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Guides and Curricula

4-H Science and STEM curriculaSelect from Aerospace, Computer, Electric, Geospatial, Science Discovery, Small Engines, Wind Energy and Robotics curricula

Engineering Everywhere Curricular UnitsIncludes urban landscapes, insulated homes, safety helmets and ice cream

Engineering the Futurea full-year course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens.

StemConnect- STEM Connect is the captivating real-world STEM curriculum and career development resource from Discovery Education.

PUMAS – examples are aimed primarily at helping pre-college teachers enrich their presentation of topics in math and science.

Siemens STEM Academy Teacher Resources

Scratch Curriculum GuideA design-based introduction to computational thinking with Scratch

 

Apps

Click and Learn – Learn about topics in Earth history and climate change, evolution, neurobiology, infectious diseases, bioinformatics, stem cells, RNA, obesity, cancer, and genomics.

How it Works – Machines – The app combines easy to solve puzzles where your child puts together the major working parts of the machine, followed by an animation that shows how those parts work together to make the machine do its task.

DIY – Skills for Kids – Share what you make and do, find your audience and get followers, comment on your friends’ stuff, and earn patches for what you learn. DIY has more than 100 skills to try including Animator, Backyard Farmer, Minecrafter, Fashion Designer and Illustrator.

Cato’s Hike – A Programming and Logic Odyssey - Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own didn’t follow the same rules. Every time he tried to take a step or an action he’d find himself stuck in place. Stuck that is until he finally discovered the rules in this universe: by writing a program for himself he would be able to overcome all obstacles and learn something new along the way!

Khan Academy – Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free

Curious Ruler- With Curious Ruler, children can explore and measure objects around them and learn about sizes, units of measure, and proportions. Curious Ruler is both a useful utility and a great educational tool that supports Measurement and Data Core Standards.

Doodle CastThe app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author.

 

Games

Cargo-Bot - Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates.

Lego life of George- Follow George around the world as he challenges you to a series of fun building tasks. Build as fast as possible, capture your model with your iPhone/iPod camera and get scored on your building skills.

Makey Makey - An invention kit for everyone

Scratch - Create stories, games, and animations. Share with others around the world

Videos

STEM everywhere video series- Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.

Change the Equation – STEM themed speeches and videos

UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Video series

The Futures Channelsubscription based collection of STEM videos

Useful Links

Lady Paragons – Women in STEM podcast

New Scientist Career Guide – European in focus but extremely interactive and informative

Cosmos-A Space Time Odyssey – hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. As with the legendary original series, the new COSMOS is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

Engineer Your Life – A guide to engineering for high school girls

Kinetic City – Collection of Science experiments, games, activities, challenges and more…

eGFI – Dream up the future

NASA educators -

Exploratorium Education -

Engineering is ElementaryEngineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.

PBS Design Squad

Edutopia Technology IntegrationExplore new tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, techology-rich society.

ITEEAInternational Technology and Engineering Educators Association

STEM Inventory – is a catalog of STEM educational programs within California and nationwide.