Real Science Right Now NC Center for Afterschool

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Real Science – Right Now! NC Center for Afterschool Programs Meg Sauer, STEM Coordinator

Real Science – Right Now! NC Center for Afterschool Programs Meg Sauer, STEM Coordinator

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

Who is a STEM Kid? • So many young people miss opportunities when they

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

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 •

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. •

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:

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? •

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 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

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

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) •

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?

Apply It • Your Program’s Needs • How can we help?

Kits • Not quite everything, but the neat things • Science Equipment

Kits • Not quite everything, but the neat things • Science Equipment

Wrap Up • Share what works! We’d love your videos! • Evaluations • Thank

Wrap Up • Share what works! We’d love your videos! • Evaluations • Thank you!