On Friday, May 3rd, thousands of educators and students across the state will celebrate Georgia STEM Day. Started in 2013, Georgia STEM Day is a day for schools and companies to raise awareness and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering, and math. Last year’s event attracted over 2 million students from more than 92 different school districts in the state.
Click here to register your class, school, or organization to participate in Georgia STEM Day.
Learning Blade is a complete toolbox of online lessons, projects and activities designed to grab students’ attention while introducing them to the careers, tools, and technologies found throughout STEM fields. Learning Blade’s 400 interactive online lessons, available for all Georgia schools from April 15 to May 31, free of charge.
Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Fast Forward series promotes student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math programs by highlighting the multitude of career opportunities here in Georgia for those who are interested in the subjects. The series consists of 16 video segments that present STEM in an entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.
STEAM Central is our headquarters for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics multimedia learning resources. The goal of this hub is to support educators in igniting student interest in STEAM fields and to help students prepare for a 21st Century workplace.
The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high-quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Learn more at stemgeorgia.org.
As a part of Discovery Education's commitment to effective STEM education, they have developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to fuel a cultural shift around STEM teaching and learning! Click to get started.
Students can explore the world of science and engineering with this collection from DESIGN SQUAD NATION. Use these resources to help your students gain a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things we use in everyday life.
For an award-winning source of unbiased, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works check out the website, HowStuffWorks. Its writers, editors, podcasters, and video hosts share all the things they’re most excited to learn about with nearly 40 million visitors to the site each month.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Check out Code.org’s awesome movement to help anyone Learn an Hour of Code!
Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus is a mobile laboratory that travels to Georgia schools and presents hands-on, inquiry-based activities designed to get K-12 students enthusiastic about science. Visits are staffed by “Bio-Bus Fellows,” graduate students and undergraduates who enjoy sharing their love of science with younger learners. The goal of the Bio-Bus is not only to educate, but also to show students that science can be intriguing, interesting, and, most of all, FUN. Click here to see the teaching modules and to reserve a spot on the Bio-Bus calendar.
uCode@UWG is an informal coding club where kids (7-17) can explore computer programming alongside parents or teachers. Knowledgeable mentors are available for informal, just-in-time help as kids solve problems and build creative artifacts using such tools as Scratch, LearnToMod, AppInventor, and BlueJ. uCode@UWG also provides some classroom resources.