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Introducing your child to STEM
Design Squad Nation
The DESIGN SQUAD NATION website is an online community for youth ages 8 and older and features creative activities, engaging video, interactive games, and exciting contests. The website offers many examples that contextualize engineering concepts and spurs kids to explore those concepts on their own or with a parent or educator.
Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. With over 1000 project ideas at your fingertips you can find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair. Click here to check out the parent resources on the Science Buddies website.
Outstanding “Science Themed” Books (K-12)
Reading is a wonderful way to capture your child’s imagination or inspire further exploration. If you are looking for book ideas that will excite and inspire your child, check out the “Outstanding Science Trade Book” list published by National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council. These books not only “grab the heart of the reader” but excel at helping children develop their literacy skills and gain a greater understanding about science.
Science Fair “How-To” Video Series
Video series created by JPL scientist, engineer and educator that helps guide parents and students through the process of identifying an idea for a great science fair project and seeing it through to completion.