Row of dominos.

Using the Crosscutting Concepts – Cause and Effect

Learning about cause and effect is a great way to increase interest and engagement in science.

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Using the Crosscutting Concepts – Patterns

Looking for, identifying, and using patterns is a vital concept in science and engineering

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Getting the Most Out of NGSS: Using the Crosscutting Concepts

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts provide us with a great way to help youth bridge science learning across various contexts.

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STEM Starts in the Kitchen

Helping in the kitchen can allow children to practice fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and even reading skills, but something that is not always seen is that cooking might be their first introduction to STEM. 

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Celebrating Math in Afterschool

It can be hard to incorporate math into an afterschool program, so this webinar provides some ideas about starting your own Math Club or Math Family Night.

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Science and Math with Dr. Suess

This webinar shares some fun ways to connect Dr. Suess books to science and math.

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Making, Tinkering & Engineering: What’s the Difference?

Making, tinkering, and engineering activities are all excellent ways to engage children and youth in afterschool and summer programs. A search of all three terms provides a myriad of activities that range from simple to complex, and that use materials from the standard kitchen or desktop items to computers and 3D printers. The kind of activities you choose will depend on your goals.

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Featured Activity: Build a Battery

This building a battery activity will guide youth through creating a battery that converts chemical energy to electrical energy.

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Pride in STEM – Creating Inclusive STEM Learning Environments

We provide in this webinar three professional development resources that can be utilized in out-of-school time (OST) programming to ensure future generations experience more inclusive environments in STEM.

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