Family STEM 2021

Summer Family Fun!

Looking for some family fun for summer? Check out the STEM/STEAM resources below! You will find something for every age group. Some challenges are easy and some are more complex, but all only require materials you will find around your home. If your family completes activities, send pictures and/or videos to sgraham@paulding.k12.ga.us to get them posted on social media!

Virtual Field Trips A-Z

Check out the link below and click on one of the letters to experience a virtual field trip! How many trips can you go on this summer?
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Go on a Virtual Visit to a Zoo

Click the links below to see animals at zoos around the world!


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NASA Science Space Place

Explore the Earth and beyond with NASA this summer!!



Daily STEM Resources

For Grades K-12


@DailySTEM is Chris Woods, a math teacher that loves integrating STEM and sharing his ideas on Twitter (and other social media)! Check out some of his ideas! These might fit into your spring break plans!!
  • If you are looking for some quick ideas to integrate STEM, check out these videos from @DailySTEM: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgiauwawBZP0VWnv5sYR5utxcOQJoO90Z&app=desktop
  • Here is a link to the @DailySTEM weekly publication The Daily STEM! Your students will love the one page format and ideas for making them think about the world around them. This is a link to all archived and current publications. Chris introduces a new one each week: http://dailystem.com/news/
  • Do you think you will be watching movies during spring break? Linked below are some movies that have STEM connections and activities you can do!
  1. http://dailystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Super-STEM-Movies-vol-1.pdf
  2. http://dailystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Super-STEM-Movies-vol-2.pdf
  3. http://dailystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Super-STEM-Movies-vol-3.pdf
  4. http://dailystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Super-STEM-Movies-vol-4.pdf
  • 77 Simple STEM Activities for Families from @DailySTEM: http://dailystem.com/resources/ There are several versions of the 77 Simple STEM activities including the newest version, the Nature Edition!

Technovation Families: STEM Challenges

Check out the link below for Family Design Challenges organized by categories! There is enough here to keep you busy all summer!!

Literacy With a STEM Twist: Novel Engineering

For Grades K-12


Novel Engineering offers a way for students to combine their reading assignments with STEM challenges. Here's what you do:

1. Read a book.

2. Identify a problem to solve.

3. Design a solution to the problem.


Here's an example: Read Chicken Little. One problem in this book is that Chicken Little is afraid the sky is going to fall. STEM Challenge: Using materials from around the house, design a shelter that will protect Chicken Little in the event the sky does fall.


Use any book you have or check out one of the many websites offering the reading of books. Here are a few:

Celebrity Remix Weekly Challenge

For Grades 6-12


Amazon Future Engineer and Georgia Tech EarSketch are posting weekly challenges for students to code and compose music featuring artists Common and Ciara. Songs that get the most plays on SoundCloud will will $25 Amazon gift cards! Check out the details at the link below!

Top Take-Home STEM Resources

Great family STEM challenges from Vivify STEM! There are many off-line challenges as well as a calendar of resources. This is for all ages!!


https://www.vivifystem.com/blog/2020/3/12/top-stem-resources-for-school-closings

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PBS Kids: Design Squad Global

There are many great resources for STEM on this website for families! Challenges include videos and other resources to get you started!


https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/

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Georgia Public Broadcasting: Free Virtual Summer Camp Fun for 2021

Check out the link below for FREE virtual summer camps for all ages!!

Have Paper? Make a Paper Airplane!

Check out the 20+ designs you will find at the website below! Each person in your family make a different one and see which one can fly the longest distance!

Enjoy Your summer with STEM Challenges!!

If you try any of these activities, or others, during the, don't forget to post to social media and tag #PauldingSTEM and #PauldingDLD2020 OR send pictures and/or videos to sgraham@paulding.k12.ga.us and it will be posted on Twitter! Follow me on Twitter @SarahGrahamPCSD