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Real Science – Right Now! NC Center for Afterschool Programs Meg Sauer, STEM Coordinator
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Who is a STEM Kid? • So many young people miss opportunities when they think “I’m not a science or a math person. ” • Challenges • Science Exposure • Out of School Time • • Time to plan/find/innovate/try it Cost of materials Setting specifics Background information/comfort level
STEM is FUN! • Ignite curiosity • Reinforce what students learn in the classroom • Build critical thinkers who can collaborate • Build STEM families and economically vital communities • Empower a new generation of innovators and problem-solvers
Every Kid Is a STEM Kid! • Equity • Innovation • Applied technology • Collaboration • Perseverance • Scientific literacy • Citizen Science • Social Justice
Why STEM at NC CAP? • One positive STEM experience at a time. • Free STEM lesson plans for out-of-school time providers • https: //ncafterschool. org/stem/
Goals for Today • Find It: Explore the Lessons (15 minutes) • Try It: I do/we do (40 minutes) • Owl Explorers • Kinetic Cars • Water For Life • Apply It: Your Program’s Needs (10 minutes) • Evaluations and Kits: (5 minutes)
Find It: Snapshot • What are the ages? • Which activities are inside/outside? • How much time will it take to set up? • Where can you find the materials? • How much does it cost? • Sensory Integration/Safety/Set up/Clean up • Correlations with NC Essential Standards
Find It: Fast Facts • Think/Pair/Share: • Divide the lesson topics among the table. • Find and share a fact or background information you may not have known about our topics.
Find It: Explore the Lesson Motion/Dance/Game Food Fieldwork/Citizen Science Lab Graphs Technology Hands-on Student handouts Adaptations by ages
Find It: STEM To-Go • Family Friendly • Stand alone or supplemental • On site or send home • Spanish
Time for Fun • Owl Explorers (10 minutes) • Kinetic Cars (10 minutes) • Water for Life (10 minutes)
Apply It • Your Program’s Needs • How can we help?
Kits • Not quite everything, but the neat things • Science Equipment
Wrap Up • Share what works! We’d love your videos! • Evaluations • Thank you!