Looking for an out-of-this-world reading experience for your students? Be sure to check out Story Time From Space. This website, a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, has astronauts at the International Space Station reading books to children. Books like Rosie Revere Engineer, Mousetronaut, Max Goes to Mars, and many others are available. They are working on cross-content curriculum to support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core to accompany the books that are read, so check back often to see the updates.
Do you use Tynker with your students? If so, be sure to check out the Tynker Moon2Mars Coding Challenges. By participating in next week's free project of the week, Design a Mission Patch, you could win a classroom video chat with a NASA expert!
Are you looking for a way to engage girls in STEM? A Mighty Girl has posters celebrating women in science that are free to download. Each poster has a short introduction to the scientist, as well as recommended readings. What girl wouldn't be inspired by Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, or others?
Are you looking for an engaging way for your students to explore Science topics? If so, be sure to check out the YouTube channel SciShow Kids. It helps students explore topics that make them ask "why?".
Explore atoms and molecules, see real time pictures of the Sun, dive into a lake, or experiment with spit all through the engaging DIY apps created by The Lawrence Hall of Science. These iOS apps
have easy hands-on activities and experiments, videos, and pictures to support the Science standards you are already teaching your students. So... grab an iPad, download the apps, and let the learning begin!
Do you teach landforms, weather patterns, pollution, or ecosystems? If so, be sure to check out this new augmented reality app by the World Wildlife Foundation. The app is an interactive story telling experience, where students can learn how rivers affect the people, animals, and landscapes around them.
Check out FlipGrid's new teacher resource! The Educator Innovation Station is full of elementary integration documents for you to use right now with your students. The resources for middle and high school will be available in just a few short days.
Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.
Every student has a voice and with Flipgrid they get to use it. The teacher creates a grid and adds a topic or two. The students share short videos in response to the topics. Super easy.
Discovery Education and America's Navy have teamed together to create STEM for the Classroom. It is an interactive STEM resource, specifically for high school students. This standards aligned resource includes lesson plans, digital interactives, and a virtual field trip all centered around the students completing Navy STEM training through missions on sea, air, and land.