Classroom Grants provide opportunities for teachers to supplement their lesson plans with hands-on STEM activities that engage students in creative and innovative projects. The program is a great resource for teachers to turn to for activities assistance; each school year $250 and $500 grants are awarded to up to 40 teachers.
Science and Tech
Pitsco - STEM at home - grades k - 9 https://resources.pitsco.com/stem-at-home?utm_campaign=STEM%20at%20Home&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85316498&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9KhDvHDfIUBg8Ya2WX5mKaS-KAmZY908LAPGjNzdF3-iRH1x471fxt3TiBGk99lhi0K6ncDxgcZBs-UW7CgtE-4SozhVzfbg4ZeU0HJieeS0vKFWI&_hsmi=85316498
Philip Morrison Powers of Ten
The film begins with an overhead view of a man and woman picnicking in a park at the Chicago lakefront — a one-meter- square overhead image of the figures on a blanket surrounded by food and books they brought with them, one of them being The Voices of Time by J. T. Fraser. The viewpoint, accompanied by expository voiceover by Philip Morrison, then slowly zooms out to a view ten meters across (or 101 m in scientific notation). The zoom-out continues (at a rate of one power of ten per 10 seconds), to a view of 100 meters (102 m) then 1 kilometer (103 m) (where we see the entirety of Chicago), and so on, increasing the perspective and continuing to zoom out to a field of view of 10 24 meters, or the size of the observable universe. The camera then zooms back in at a rate of a power of ten per 2 seconds to the picnic, and then slows back down to its original rate into the man's hand, to views of negative powers of ten—10−1 m (10 centimeters), and so forth, revealing a skin cell and zooming in on it—until the camera comes to quarks in a proton of a carbon atom at 10−16 meter.
Newton's Laws of Motion
Robot build - Challenge Robots Introduction
National Geographic - Variety of Topics - GRADE 3-5
National Geographic - Variety of Topics - GRADE 6-12
Discovery Channel Tours of various places - Scroll down to "Search" and click on the down arrow to the left to find topics. Teacher can find help by following the "Virtual Learning Page" link
Discovery Channel - a wide variety of topics including some of the pandering shows but has links to some astronomy stuff listed below. https://www.discovery.com/
EarshSky.org - Lots of astronomy stuff including date specific events
Space.com - lots of space stuff but I would click on Space Flight and Science and Astronomy in the dark blue banner at the top.
A link to 11 other virtual tours of Science Museums - This is preview and ad for 11 museums and the links are normal text underlined in brown. https://interestingengineering.com/11-science-and-tech-museums-you-can-tour-virtually.
Scholastic 31 Best Field Trips - A link to 31 Virtual Field Tours - some better than other. More towards history, and social sciences https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/
CNN - The title says it all - a short article
Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves
Discover e - All sorts of science stuff - You can search by topic. Notice Aerospace is one of the topics on the right.
HowStuffWorks This is my "Go To' resource as it explains thousands of topics, ranging from the flu to black holes to conspiracy theories, with video and illustrations so you can learn how... https://www.howstuffworks.com/
Free STEM curricula access for school districts: https://www.jason.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7LX0BRBiEiwA__gNwzLaRop8A7TqMSBhzUxbX_z4TKHvwNpKXybJMPp9RV5-ewmDcwWHfxoCkdQQAvD_BwE
NASA Aerospace Activities, Lessons, and useful links: https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/aeroact.htm
Sites.google.com A list of websites on lots of topics - lots of overlap but some great new sources. https://sites.google.com/a/wawg.cap.gov/2012_www/wing-staff/aerospace-education/online-resources
K - 12 Science including aerospace https://vinsweb.org/at-home-education-resources/
Fairbanks Museum-- Aerospace in the bottom right https://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/explore/virtual-wonders
For younger students-- https://www.montshire.org/online-resources