#StayHomeSTEM: Homeschooling activities on soap chemistry

Seattle Public Schools and other local districts have announced closures in an effort to stem coronavirus transmission, with many kids here, in other states, and around the world staying home. I’ll be sharing on this blog science and engineering activities that we’re doing at our house for temporary homeschooling. All activities are designed for a […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: More Teaching Resources on Coronavirus and COVID-19

There’s been quite a bit of interest in teaching resources on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 since I first posted a list a few days ago here. Therefore, I’ve gathered some additional resources that may be helpful. If you’ve just landed here, please start with this blog post for information on how to talk to […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: Curriculum Resources for Teaching about Coronavirus COVID-19

I’m writing from Seattle. Our region is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in the USA. Things are rapidly changing here, day by day, as we learn more about the virus and its transmission. Our hearts go out to the families who have experienced critical health issues and deaths. We’re being strongly encouraged […]

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STEM Global: Bringing Global Health to Local Teachers

Three weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of presenting at Washington Global Health Alliance’s 2nd STEM Global Educator Workshop. This all-day workshop was held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and conference facilities. We were joined by secondary educators from as far away as Onalaska and Arlington as well as representatives […]

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Creating a Maker Culture for Elementary Students

Last week I facilitated a workshop for teachers and parents at a local elementary school on how to create a maker culture. We discussed maker mindsets, maker communities, and how to support students in re-framing failure and frustration in design projects. Together we engaged in a materials exploration activity and a mini-design challenge. Making together […]

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