State and National
The State Department of Education has expanded its range of coaches and is proud to announce that science coaches are available to assist districts in their science needs.
Resource Website Periodic Science News Newsletter
STEM Action Center
Science Teachers and parents can go to https://resources.stem.idaho.gov/ for resources for students of all ages. The Idaho STEM Action Center, in response to the current environment of students, parents, and teachers working and studying from home launched STEM@Home – a one stop-shop for STEM-tastic activities, experiments, and other STEM-related resources! These FREE resources will help ensure our STEM enthusiasts stay engaged during school closures, and that educators have the online learning tools they need to explore STEM horizons in new ways.
Early STEM includes both online and offline activities for toddlers through 3rd grade including activities with Legos, activities that promote logic skills, games, and books with a science connection.
The Full Resource Catalog has a searchable data base of sites and activities that can be filtered by delivery, grade level, and resource type.
How do ecosystem disruptions impact biodiversity?
What happens to the biodiversity of an area when its ecosystem
is disrupted? In the new Make Extension, students will investigate
just that. Students will choose an ecosystem, map out how the
organisms interact and determine how the ecosystem disruption
impacts the energy cycles.
Solve the Mystery of the Big Blackout and help the town of Waterville use local water sources to light up the town. Dig deeper into this week's highlighted unit: Electricity. Get the unit here.
Show Middle Schoolers the Future of Sustainability with NEW Resources from Discovery Education and AT&T
Don’t just raise your students’ awareness about the importance of sustainable development – now you can get them involved in practical solutions and innovative thinking in their own day-to-day lives! A brand new suite of resources from AT&T and Discovery Education offers timely curated content to help educators and students explore the world of environmental sustainability and find meaningful ways to act NOW.
Available through Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform, Experience, these dynamic new resources include anywhere activities, STEM career explorations, plus a comprehensive digital lesson toolkit. Let your middle school students embrace the game-changing role technology is playing in the creation of a more sustainable world through this exciting new collaboration between AT&T and Discovery Education!
COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? FREE lesson plans and information. Geared towards grades 3-8.