This website contains some great lessons to be included in an Astronomy Unit.
Keywords: Astronomy, Planets, Universe, Middle School Astronomy
I taught a unit on Computer Programming and found that the website Code.org--created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other software engineers--was extremely student-friendly. My students thoroughly enjoyed learning how to code by solving puzzles! I highly recommend this website to beginning computer coders!
Keywords: Coding, Computer Programming, Computer Science
As a middle school careers class, we have a focus on STEM instruction and learning activities.
Science House Foundation is an international New York City-based NGO (501(c)3 charity) that supports organizations that help to further science and mathematics education worldwide, and creates programs that provide schools with resources and educational experiences to spark imaginations and connect kids across cultures.
Keywords: Science, resources
Www.learner.org This site is a comprehensive list of professional development videos on numerous STEM topics broken up by grade levels, concepts, and science and math disciplines. It is basically free online courses for improving content knowledge and pedagogy. It also includes the disciplines of Language Arts, Art, Foreign Language, and Social Studies.
Keywords: Online free STEM courses
Fermilabyrinth Students can explore the world of particle physics in a cartoon or game format. (Based upon the accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Lab in Illinois.)
Keywords: Particle Physics, particle accelerators
The Robotics Academy is committed to using the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. We are an educational outreach of Carnegie Mellon University, and part of the university's world-renowned Robotics Institute. Our administrative staff and development team are housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where robots for business, government, and industry are designed, prototyped, and tested just outside our office doors. Lots of …
Keywords: robotics LEGO Mindstorms NXT RCX EV3 VEX electronics ROBOTC programming Arduino
This site allows you to download color posters related to plasma physics, fusion, particle physics, history /fate of the universe and nuclear sciences. You can purchase color posters or download the files in various formats for free. The posters come with free downloadable lesson plans, activities, teacher notes about the activities and small image formats of the posters that can be printed for students or learning stations. The lessons are useful for anyone teaching …
Keywords: Plasma Physics, fusion, nuclear science, universe
Mostly LEGO robotics stuff, including Mindstorms and WeDo sets. http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/MyCurriki/Contributions?user=XWiki.MsG Free to re-use and adapt!
Keywords: LEGO robotics WeDo Mindstorms NXT engineering
In DIY , kids use everyday materials to complete challenges in various skill areas. After an adult approves their membership, kids create a unique login and design an avatar. They start exploring more than 50 skills on the homepage, where popular topics are listed along with a featured challenge and news about who's earned a new badge. https://diy.org/featured
Keywords: Science, App, Explore