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MEL Science will release a series of webinars called MEL Academy delivered by science teachers giving online science lessons and hands-on demonstrations for students aged 5-16 years. The MEL Science subscription kit offers additional experiments that can be carried out during the webinar.
iQ4 will provide schools with free access to its suite of apprenticeship tools, course offerings, and mentorship programs to prepare high school and college students for careers. The virtual apprenticeships will be offered in areas of cybersecurity, data science, cloud and SaaS programs, blockchain, and healthcare.
BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures. BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering &Technology, Health, and Arts & Music.
MIT+K12 Videos is an educational media program that seeks to spark curiosity and a love of learning among kids and kids-at-heart. We produce original digital media and live programming to promote STEM-literacy and open the door to MIT and the STEM world
A new series of videos for kids released every full moon from NOAA’s Ocean Today. NOAA’s National Ocean Service education team creates innovative products that enlighten students and educators about the breadth of scientific research, technology, and activities conducted by NOS in the areas of oceans, coasts, and charting and navigation. These include student activities, case studies, tutorials, and lesson plans for education audiences of all ages.
While online learning provides so many positive opportunities for learners and teachers alike, it is more important than ever to strengthen cybersecurity defenses to deal with new and emerging attacks. This article is designed to help provide teachers, parents, and students with the information they need to identify common cyber threats, as well as tips on cybersecurity best practices to help you safely ease into the new school year.
STEM Tips & Hands-ON Activity Resources
Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to supporting parents, teachers, and school districts with learn-from-home resources during this challenging time. Explore the resources from Carolina’s Building Blocks of Science™ 3D, Innovators in Science, and Smithsonian Programs.
Iowa State College of Engineering Community Outreach is continuing to work hard to provide inspiration to young engineers and STEMists through virtual outreach with an innovative twist. Instead of seeing people across Iowa, they have been hard at work to develop and release hands-on activities that you can do at home. Iowa State encourages you to take part in their daily Fun at Home activities, as well as share it with anyone and everyone – virtually of course!
Explore science, even when you can’t visit SCI!
Looking for science activities and programming to fill your days at home? Good news: the Science Center of Iowa has virtual programs and educational resources for you! Explore combustion, try some kitchen chemistry experiments, and how you can “Go Beyond with SCI.”
SCIENCE FUN For Everyone! By using items found in your kitchen your children can create art with milk and learn about science in the process. All you need is a bowl, a little milk, dish soap, food coloring (different colors), and a cotton swab.
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