TIES STEM Community Conversations is a series of conversations for teachers, school officials, community leaders, and the many others impacted by school closures and virtual learning. Embracing the ecosystem way, these gatherings will provide a space and time for leaders to share common challenges, ideas, and resources. Conversations will revolve around successful models and new ideas to support STEM learning experiences during and beyond this time of social distancing.
STEM Online Resources
Check out the variety of online learning opportunities provided by members of DoD STEM’s Defense STEM Education Consortium and DoD military branches. Resources are searchable by category: Activity, Curriculum, Event, Lesson Guide, Project Instructions, Publication, Video Lesson Guide. Check back regularly—more links will be added as they become available.
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Conversations with STEM Educators
Global robotics community FIRST offers teachers a detailed lesson plan for second-grade students to build a STAR WARS droid. Activities include exploring the mechanical components of a multi-tasking robot, researching career pathways, and identifying career readiness skills related to real-world careers. Instructions include how to design with pseudocode or build a solution to solve a real-world problem.
Explore the Outdoors from Your Computer
This two-minute episode of TGR Foundation's "STEM Unplugged: Outdoor Explorations" takes students on an outdoor exploration of the backyard and neighborhood and encourages using the senses to dive deeper into our natural environment.
Fun STEM Activities for Kids Online
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) STEM's compilation of resourceful websites with activities are being provided to you and your family during the time we are working at alternate locations. They may be of value to your family and children for both educational and entertainment purposes.
Learn About Cyber Security
Learn to Code
NCWIT offers parents, teachers, and older students 14 computer-related activities to do from home including hands-on projects, mentoring, videos, and many different apps for learning how to code.
Lessons in Robotics
Global robotics community FIRST offers teachers, parents, coaches, and students of all ages a comprehensive site for online learning/skills development, FIRST-supported activities, and ways to stay connected to the FIRST community.
Make Stuff and Learn
Citizen Schools offers teachers, parents, and students hundreds of STEM-focused projects to do from home. Step-by-step instructions and photos are included. Examples include "A Simply Fruity DNA Extraction" and "Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket."