Your guide to creating a STEM @ Home educational experience

Posted by Molly Underwood on April 23, 2020

We believe hands-on, minds-on learning can happen anywhere and everywhere. And, as homes turn into classrooms, parents into teachers, and laptops and tablets into textbooks, STEMspiration is in high demand.

The good news is that STEM is our jam. We remain committed to leading education that positively affects learners and developing solutions for you. That’s why we worked together to create STEM @ Home a way to provide resources, giveaways, and ideas to support those who need it.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, News, Collaborations, Culture, STEM, Trends, Resources, Activities, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Math, innovate, Art

Making the best of it: Makerspace at home activities

Posted by Preston Frazier on April 16, 2020

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.”
― B.B. King

Life has thrown us a curveball. I think we would all agree with that. We are in the middle of something that we have never seen before and most likely will never see again. 

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Makerspace, Makerspaces, STEM, Trends, Resources, Activities, 21st Century Skills, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate

Gardening – An outdoor STEM activity for all ages

Posted by Melissa Karsten on April 14, 2020

April is National Gardening Month, likely because spring has sprung and we’re itching to get outside. There’s no denying it’s an awesome time to start your gardening season. Personally, I love celebrating this season. My husband and I garden (a LOT) for our farmers’ market stands and for ourselves. Because of the volume, it’s never a small undertaking, but it’s always so worth it! I love that gardening is something everyone can do – at any age and any scale.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, STEM, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Fairway to learning: Bringing the golf game home

Posted by Molly Underwood on April 07, 2020

Golf isn’t just your grandparents’ game anymore. With young golfers gaining popularity and the pop-up of golf entertainment venues such as Topgolf and Drive Shack, more and more people are starting to take a swing at it. As for me, I was born into a family of golfers and love being able to take on my closest competitors (aka my brothers) in the game. 

Golf is a sport that you can start whenever and play for a long time. Age doesn’t matter! Let’s tap into this age-old game. 

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Resources, Activities, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, innovate

Not magic, but science: How to fool your friends this April Fool’s Day

Posted by Jessica Born on April 01, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following experiments are not original ideas. The specific projects we’ve shared are adapted from Boys’ Life, Life Over C’s, Steve Spangler Science, ThoughtCo., and Wonderopolis. We encourage you to give their sites some exploration for more STEMspiration and ideas for learning at home. 

April Fool’s Day — it’s a holiday you either love or love to ignore. 

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Makerspace, Science, STEM, Resources, Authentic Learning, Activities, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Physics, innovate, Art