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STEM & MakerSpaces: Cheap or FREE!
Seitz Middle School
Riverview Community School District
Link to this presentation at: https://goo.gl/LUjfEX
What is STEM?
MakerSpaces in STEM Labs MakerSpaces are a great addition to any STEM Lab!
They give students places to engineer, explore and imagine!
Ask parents for a list of common household items to help stock
yours without breaking the bank $$$:
Engineering Design Process
Engineering Design Process
eGFI for Engineering Click this link to access the Teacher Welcome page:
Teaching Channel https://goo.gl/sQXw4E
Scratch (scratch.mit.edu) Scratch uses Block Style Coding with commands/properties for
each block. Scratch translates very naturally to LEGO
PBS Digital Media: NOVA LABS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/
PBS Learning Media created 6 individual Labs that use
technology to learn about science.
NASA’s BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology)
NASA's Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology, or BEST, activity guides
bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences. The content in the
guides can be used to supplement curricula during the school day or as activities for
after-school clubs. Educators may use the materials as a set or as individual activities.
NASA's BEST activity guides help teach students the engineering design process. The
guides accommodate three grade groups (K-2, 3-5 or 6-8), and all follow the same set
NASA Opportunities for Educators http://goo.gl/ty1nmQ
Khan Academy Khan Academy partnered with NASA to explain
astronomy and space exploration:
Other STEM areas can be searched by topic, with
courses available for anything from Engineering
disciplines to Agricultural Science!
Energy.gov Click this link for the Energy.gov Teach and Learn Page
This portion of the site is searchable for lesson plans:
http://energy.gov/eere/education/teach-and-learn http://energy.gov/eere/education/teach-and-learn http://goo.gl/y2gf4S http://goo.gl/y2gf4S
Link Engineering http://linkengineering.org/
https://phet.colorado.edu/ PhET Simulations
http://www.eie.org/engineering-everywhere EiE - Engineering is Everywhere
Nat Geo Innovation Lab http://education.nationalgeographic.org/innovation-lab/
Explore Learning: Gizmos ($) https://www.explorelearning.com/
Learning Gizmos are not free, but the 30 day trial is enough time to work through multiple simulations with your class if your timing is planned correctly.
Instructables Instructables.com provides instructions on how to do or create just
about anything you can imagine! This is the MacGyver of websites,
it can give you instructions on how to design/make/engineer any
project you can think of!
Here is a link to an Educator’s Guide and helpful Student Rubric:
3D Design with Tinkercad www.tinkercad.com with www.thingiverse.com
http://www.tinkercad.com http://www.thingiverse.com http://www.tinkercad.com
Teachers Pay Teachers While some STEM teachers may eschew the use of pre-paid lessons, I find that they save me formating time. Here are a few that I use and highly recommend:
The Nitty Gritty of Teaching STEM: https://goo.gl/BxKWQ6
Intro to STEM Critical Thinking: https://goo.gl/MvTUst
Mystery Design Box Challenges: https://goo.gl/LInfHU
https://goo.gl/BxKWQ6 https://goo.gl/MvTUst https://goo.gl/LInfHU
STEM Buddies We meet once per month with 5th graders from Huntington Elementary School for STEM Buddies. The 8th grade STEM students foster a mentoring relationship, and they work together to complete an engineering design project.
Some Additional STEM Resources https://goo.gl/zxPIz5 This link will take you to a document that I update periodically
with websites and projects for STEM classes.