This Activity, designed by the Exploratorium, participants will create a motorized toy that seems to dance,
using a recycled CD and a DC motor.
Visit http://www.exploratorium.edu/afterschool/activities/index.php?activity=136 for the activity plan and videos of how to build your own!
Your Friends at STEM for All will present at the National Science Teacher Association Conference in Philadelphia (March 18–21, 2010). Join us for STEM for All (An Overview) and Change Attitudes About STEM with Free Online Professional Development from PBS on March 19th.
SciGirls, a new PBS KIDS weekly television series and companion Website, aims to change how girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. In each episode, animated characters Izzie and Jake find themselves in a dilemma only science can fix. Izzie calls on smart, curious real-life SciGirls, who put their science skills to work to save the day.
The STEM for All session materials are now available. Select the attachments below to download the PowerPoint slide presentation and handouts.
Edutopia released a great guide on how to teach new media resources, check it out!
"Duke University computer scientist Susan Rodger is hoping ice skaters, cute animals and fearsome dragons will bring new talent to her field. With support from the National Science Foundation, she and collaborators nationwide are using the power of storytelling to draw younger students into programming.
If you haven't already seen it, check out the current issue of Afterschool Matters, a journal published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation. Articles include: "Preparing Youth for the 21st Century Knowledge Economy: Youth Programs and Workforce Preparation" by Graham R. Cochran and Theresa M.
Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Equity Center is adapting its award-winning program "Playtime is Science" that targets parents and caregivers (of children ages 4-8) via the Web. Science: It's a Girl Thing! includes a series of short, entertaining, and educational videos and free PDF activity cards for parents to engage and encourage girls in science explorations.