STEM Celebration in January

National Mentoring Month 

Month of January 

National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people. This campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Visit mentoring.org to learn more.

Science Fiction Day 

January 2

Science Fiction Day corresponds with legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's birthday. Celebrate by using Science Fiction to teach STEM with this student discussion guide that explores existing modern technology as it relates to the possibility of building a real-life Starship Enterprise. Also, learn seven fun facts about Isaac Asimov here

Trivia Day

January 4

What is Newton's Second Law? What yellow metal is an alloy of copper and zinc? Test your student's knowledge with this STEM Trivia Jeopardy Template.

National Static Electricity Day

January 9

Celebrate National Static Electricity Day by showing your students this PBS video on exploring static electricity as we learn about charging by friction, conduction and induction. 

International Kite Day

January 14

Celebrate Kite Day with this self-directed web lesson where participants will utilize math, geometry, spatial design, and use of materials skills to create a simple kite. 

Kid Inventors' Day

January 17

Celebrate the ingenuity and value of young brainstormers on Kid Inventors’ Day. Here are five ways to celebrate Kid Inventors' Day

No Name-Calling Week

January 21-25

GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools. The week is rooted in the idea of #KindnessInAction — not merely recognizing the importance of kindness, but actively adding kindness into our every action. Use these Click2Science Staff Development Guides to learn how to arrange your environment to maximize youth engagement and support physical and emotional safety during STEM activities.

National Opposite Day

January 25

Celebrate Opposite Day by teaching your kids to identify opposite numbers on a number line and explore the opposite of the opposite of a number in this activity.

Global Community Engagement Day

January 28

Share how you get involved with your community using the hashtag #commengageday and visit engage2act.org for more details about Global Community Engagement Day. Learn how to connect your Out-Of-School time programs with community partners here