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Summer is in full swing, and back-to-school is right around the corner. Your family might be spending less time online, but that doesn’t need to mean less time doing STEM. Every month we will be highlighting a few of our favorite STEM resources you can take advantage of during the summer months. Come back the first Monday of every month for fresh new activities, videos, challenges, and games.

 

 

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Solar oven Dept of energy
Enjoy the warm weather by cooking up some tasty treats in a solar oven. S’mores or baked apples are a perfect way to harness the energy of the sun! Learn all about energy, careers, and famous scientists and engineers with the Department of Energy’s online learning resources. 
 

Thunkable

 

 

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Use Thunkable to create FUN apps this summer. Create an app to track the water you drink, code a new game and MORE! Check out the fun YouTube STEM Challenges we created this spring. We might not be making any NEW videos right now, but you can always participate in our past challenges.
 

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Fill time on those long car rides or waiting for the tie-dye to set by watching Ted Ed’s Math in Real Life playlist! Learn about perpetual motion machines, the math of airline tickets and more! Find lots of fun, standard-aligned activities to do at home on our Pinterest page! Sprinkle lessons throughout the season for a summer full of STEM fun!

 

 

COVID-19 Online Learning Success

STEM Action Center COVID-19 News – Check out our website news page to see how individuals and industries in STEM are helping flatten the curve.

KQED – 5 Ways to Combat Isolation and Loneliness in Online Learning – For general guidelines to success in online learning, check out this KQED article.

Language Accessible COVID-19 Resources – The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs has produced helpful COVID-19 resources handouts in 13 languages.

As we all adjust to the changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, please stay updated with news at the CDC’s website, cdc.gov/coronavirus, as well as Utah-specific news at coronavirus.utah.gov.

 

 

 

Looking for past resources? Find them here!

 

Science

April 13-27, 2020

April 27 – May 1, 2020

  • Interact virtually with the animals at Hogle Zoo every morning at 11:30
  • Check out NASA’s diverse set of STEM resources

May 4 – May 8, 2020

May 11 – 15, 2020

May 18 – 22, 2020

May 25 – 29, 2020

  • Help professional astronomers explore the universe with Galaxy Zoo.
  • Snap a Stream Selfie to help scientists around the nation monitor stream health.

June 1 – 5, 2020

  • Watch a recap of the historic manned NASA x SpaceX launch.
  • Learn what you can do to prevent forest fires with Smokey the Bear.

June 8 – 12, 2020

June 15 – 19, 2020

  • Celebrate diversity by learning about these extraordinary Black scientists.
  • Live vicariously through Coyote Peterson as he suffers the world’s worst bites and stings.

June 22 – 26, 2020

  • Combine STEM and music by checking out the Hip Hop MD.
  • Are you curious? So is ASAP Science! Check out their YouTube channel.

Technology

April 13-27, 2020

  • Check out CoderZ to work with virtual robots

April 27 – May 1, 2020

  • Grab your supplies and spend some time on a Make Project
  • Practice your coding skills while playing fun games on Tynker

May 4 – 8, 2020

  • Check out the hundreds of 3-D designs on Thingiverse
  • Have fun with Code.org’s Unplugged computer science activities

May 11 – 15, 2020

  • Glitch helps you make your own website — make one from scratch or remix something already made!
  • Learn Computer Science through play with Hello Ruby

May 18 – 22, 2020

May 25 – 29, 2020

  • Help bridge the tech gender gap by checking out Girls Who Code.
  • Play games and tackle real scientific problems with Phylo.

June 1 – 5, 2020

  • Make games, animations, and more with Scratch.

June 8 – 12, 2020

  • Learn how to create virtual reality environment with VR Dev Kids.
  • Use BirdBrain technologies to program real robots remotely.

June 15 – 19, 2020

June 22 – 26, 2020

 

Engineering

April 13-27, 2020

  • Design Squad from PBS features engineering challenges and videos.

April 27 – May 1, 2020

May 4 – 8, 2020

May 11 – 15, 2020

May 18 – 22, 2020

May 25 – 29, 2020

  • Get inspiration for your next project by looking through the virtual Maker Faire.

June 1 – 5, 2020

June 8 – 12, 2020

  • Use TinkerCAD to create and simulate circuits.

June 15 – 19, 2020

  • Get inspired for your next DIY with Adam Savage’s Tested.
  • Learn how forces will impact your design with PBS’ Force Lab.

June 22 – 26, 2020

  • Have an engineering question? The Real Engineering YouTube channel might have the answer.

Arts

April 13-27, 2020

  • TinkerCAD is a fun and free platform that teaches students of all ages 3D design.
  • Twine combines STEM and Language Arts by using HTML to create non-linear stories.

April 27 – May 1, 2020

May 4 – 8, 2020

  • Bring chalk art to the next level by making some erupting chalk
  • Take advantage of sunny days by creating a beautiful sun-catcher

May 11 – 15, 2020

May 18 – 22, 2020

May 25 – 29, 2020

  • Learn Newton’s Laws of Motion while making art using a pendulum.
  • Check out an art collective combining art with engineering and technology.

June 1 – 5, 2020

June 8 – 12, 2020

  • Learn about why instruments sound unique with this YouTube video.

June 15 – 19, 2020

  • Prepare for your next art project by checking out Tate Kids!
  • Learn how to draw just about anything with the Art for Kids Hub.

June 22 – 26, 2020

  • Learn about music and create your own with Blocs Wave.

Math

April 13-27, 2020

April 27 – May 1, 2020

  • Learn about how math and music are intertwined by watching this YouTube video

May 4 – 8, 2020

May 11 – 15, 2020

May 18 – 22, 2020

  • Are you a master of logic? Put those skills to the test with TEDEd’s riddle playlist.
  • Play math games with some of your favorite book and television characters with PBS kids!

May 25 – 29, 2020

June 1 – 5, 2020

  • Did you know professional sports teams have mathematicians on their teams?
  • Learn about the math behind NASA’s Vomit Comet.

June 8 – 12, 2020

  • Break codes and learn what it takes to become a CIA agent.
  • Check out the data resources for kids from Tableau.

June 15 – 19, 2020

  • Honor and remember Katherine Johnson, the mathematician that helped put America into orbit.

June 22 – 26, 2020

 

Have a resource you want to see featured? Let us know! You can contact us or email us directly at stem@utah.gov.