Celebrate STEAM/STEM Day

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November 8 is international STEAM/STEM day. While this year celebrations will have to look a little different, there are still plenty of ways to join in on the fun. Here are some of our favorite ideas for how to get involved.

Get creative

Whether it is coding, art, an experiment, or finding a new way to tell a story, there are a on of ways for students to make something that celebrates STEAM. Looking for ideas or lessons? Here are some easy projects.

Makey Makey https://makeymakey.com/blogs/how-to-instructions/lesson-four-draw-a-playable-instrument

iRobot Root:  https://edu.irobot.com/learning-library/telephone-drawing Makerspace: https://www.ssww.com/blog/top-10-stem-designs-for-your-3d-printer/

Go exploring

Whether is assigning a scavenger hunt students can do online or outside, or taking a VR tour, there are lots of things you can do to get students excited to explore. Here are a few great explorations we have seen:

Virtual tours: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/2020/05/cant-miss-may-experiences-where-to-go/

NASA: https://homeandcity.nasa.gov/

Scavenger Hunt: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-photo-scavenger-hunt/

Solve a problem

One key part of STEAM is finding creative solutions to problems. Whether students are using robots and coding to accomplish tasks, building something to change the world, or even just solving some fun math problems, there are plenty of ways to get creative and implement STEAM learning in a new way.

Robots/ Coding: https://teachers.makewonder.com/curriculum/dash-robot-life-cycles-steam-project

Minecraft: https://education.minecraft.net/trainings/steam-engineering-integration

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