STEM in the News

Exciting ways students and the community are connecting with STEM.

NISE, the National Informal STEM Education Network, is a community of informal educators and scientists. They offer resources to support STEM education in informal settings in communities around the country. The newsletter is available to informal STEM educators and contains many activities, programs, and development opportunities each month.

NISE Newsletter Archive

The activities from the Nantucket Science Festival, hosted by the Maria Mitchell Association, are available online. These are at-home friendly activities covering a variety of topics.

Nantucket Science Festival Activities

Libraries, youth-serving organizations such as Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, and out of school organizations such as afterschool and summer programs are all eligible for free membership in NASA's Museum and Informal Education Alliance. members have access to NASA materials, some of which are not open to the general public, as well as news and programming surrounding NASA missions and activities. Many other types of organizations are also eligible, check the site for details.

NASA Museum and Informal Education Alliance

The ECHO Leahy Center for lake Champlain in Burlington Vermont offers a page that links to a wide assortment of activities and videos, including citizen science opportunities.

ECHO-st-Home Learning

MOS at Home comes from the Boston Museum of Science. They offer videos, podcasts, and activities as well as virtual exhibits.

Boston MOS at Home

From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this is a page with activities grouped by grade level along with videos and links to other NASA resources.

Learning Space with NASA at Home

The Smithsonian Science Education Center has developed  STEM resources to support distance Learning needs for students in grades K-8. The site is designed for everyone—students, teachers, and caregivers. It includes standards-aligned educational games, simulations, videos, eBooks, and hands-on lessons that require simple materials found at home. Some resources require technology. Others can be printed out and used in low-tech environments.

Smithsonian Distance Learning

Other Free resources from the Smithsonian

Science from Scientists provides lessons and programs developed and delivered by trained scientists. They focus on elementary and middle school grades.

Science from Scientists Lessons

Science from Scientists offers lessons and other resources created by trained scientists. Their homeschool workshops are inactive during the Covid pandemic, however families may wish to keep track of this resource for when it reopens.

Science from Scientists Homeschool Workshops

 

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