STEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

 

 

STEAM Maker Festival

Website: http://www.sansmf.org/

Date: Dec. 3rd, 2016

 

The STEAM Maker Festival is a one of a kind event designed to bridge the gap between school based STEAM programs and the MAKER Movement. Over 120 booths, displays and presentations will showcase local school programs, crafters, makers and the people and companies that are driving the next wave of creative technologies.  The San Diego STEAM Maker Fest is an annual event every December here in San Diego.

 

Expect to see local and national companies that have brought along their marvels and watch as your child’s aspirations grow. These are specifically chosen businesses and charities that will provide a unique hands on experience for all visitors.  Every vendor is providing an activity or demonstration to enjoy.  Plus meet charities making a difference in children’s lives.

​STEAM Maker Festival! A celebration for all-ages, a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.  The San Diego STEAM Maker festival combines a maker expo with S.T.E.A.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) to create a unique educational festival for kids and adults alike.

 

Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code

Dates: Dec 7th to the 13th (but resources are available on an ongoing basis)

Ages: All

The Hour of Code is a Global movement reaching students in 180+ countries. It is an hour-long introduction to computer programming designed to demystify coding and show students that everyone can learn the basics. Many organizations have crafted several custom-made tutorials for students that require no prior experience.. We encourage all students in La Jolla to join this effort and learn to code! Check out the resources on these websites:

https://hourofcode.com/us

https://code.org/learn

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode

http://www.apple.com/retail/code/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-features

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/imagine/HoC

https://code.org/mc

 

More Information About the Hour of Code initiative by Code.org

Website: http://code.org/learn

Ages: All

In one hour, students (and teachers) can learn that computer science is fun, easy, and accessible at all ages. Launched in 2013, 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. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

 

Frontiers for Young Minds - Science Edited for Kids, By Kids

Website: http://kids.frontiersin.org/

Ages: 8-15+

Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.

 

Pixar in a Box Animation Challenges (in partnership with Kahn Academy for Teaching Math Concepts)

Article: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/09/03/pixar-in-a-box-teaches-math-through-real-animation-challenges/

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/

Ages: All

 

 

 

San Diego WetLab Free Biology and Molecular Biology Classes 

Website: http://wetlab.org/

The Wet Lab offers classes & workshops to anyone who is interested to learn about biology and molecular biology. There are workshops on the first Tuesday of each month at the La Jolla Library, as well as monthly lectures at the Central Library downtown. Click here to check our website calendar for upcoming classes and events. If you would like to attend, please contact:  Laura Jordan, The Wet Lab Public Outreach Director sdwetlabcoordinator@gmail.com

 

STEAM Channel by UCTV

Website: http://www.uctv.tv/steam AND https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/steam-channel-video/id986153755?mt=10

Grades: K-16

The STEAM Channel is a hub for educators, industry leaders, policy makers and students looking for research and best practices in integrating arts into traditional STEM education. Talks, demonstrations, and documentaries showcase the value of adding the A to STEM.

 

 

 

 

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