• IDX  

    ROADS Icy Road Challenge Team and IDX 3D Printing Team are Getting to Work 2022

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  • ROADS on Icy Worlds Challenge Team Application 

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    Sponsored by Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline and funded by the NASA Science Mission Directorate, NASA students in 3rd and 4th grade can apply to part of our new ROADS team that will meet on D days once per week between January and April. Applications are submitted online in Teams and students were notified of the challenge on January 13th, 2022. Applications are due in Teams on January 26th, 2022. Application Copy and Rubric Copy

     

     

     

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  • 4th graders in Mr. Clark’s class participated in an intercultural STEM meeting with students in Turkey on Thursday, December 9th in STEM class. Students from both countries participated together in different STEAM activities and were able to share projects that they had worked on. We were able to see the similarities in our problem-solving and design processes, as well as, share our love of STEM.  

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  • 5th graders had a Teams meeting with one of the members of the US Space Force Captain Elias Johnson on December 8th in STEM class. Teams asked questions about his college and career path, his job duties, and the work of the US Space Force. One group from each class also presented to him information that they have researched and learned about their exoplanets.  

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  • On December 1st Mrs. Legault’s 2nd graders participated in The NASA Ames Exploration Encounter (AEE) virtual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) engagement educational program. The goal of the Ames Exploration Encounter is to foster students’ exposure to STEM careers through direct and virtual experiences with NASA’s people and work.   

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  • 5th Graders were launching rockets in STEM class for their Journey to Mars and exoplanet classroom PBL work.  

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  • Kindergarten has been working on their weather video news reports. Look for them in Seesaw 

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  • 4th graders in Ms. Martinez’ class will go on a virtual field trip with Expedition in Education on November 18th and be the FIRST to experience the NEW National Parks Adventure: Crossing America in collaboration with the National Parks Foundation. Students will experience a NEW National Park and participate in a Global Goals Challenge.  

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  • 3rd-5th graders have been working at measurement and tech stations to work on skills that they’ll need to use this year. They’re practicing measuring length, angles, weight and temperature as well as working on their paper/cardboard techniques, Stop Motion video production, coding and building. Look for some of their work in Seesaw.  

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  • In STEM class 2nd graders have been working on map skills and comparing the different scales on maps. As you plan upcoming trips or even just look for directions around town you can involve your kids in mapping those plans with you. In addition, create a map of your home together and make a key for exits, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, phones, supplies and fire extinguishers. Great way to plan for and practice for emergencies. They could help make a scale of how many steps to and from certain points in the home. 

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  • In STEM class 1st graders are watching our pumpkins deteriorate over the late fall and winter in hopes that by spring we’ll have sprouts to transplant into our garden. At home you could visit Nature Cat from PBS Kids who inspires us to build a terrarium to "bring the great outdoors inside". Then visit Nature Cat the "Backyard Explorer Extraordinaire" to learn more about the nature around us. Plant a Terrarium 

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  •  We Love Veterans

    Use Creativity and STEM Skills to Honor Veterans in New Challenge 

    Bring your creativity, passion for 3D design and appreciation for our veterans together in a new STEM challenge! The Army Education Outreach Program has launched the “We <3 Veterans Pin Design” challenge with our Future Engineers. Students in fourth to eighth grade can use their 3D design skills to create a wearable pin that demonstrates their gratitude towards veterans. If your design is chosen as one of the ten finalists, your pin will be printed and distributed to veterans who visit the National Veterans Memorial Museum in Columbus, Ohio! 

    Students can complete this free, online challenge at home or in the classroom, in-person or virtually. Check out the landing page for tools and resources to support your pin design process, so you can participate even if you are not a 3D design expert! All pin designs must be submitted by Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021. The designs will then be reviewed by a panel of judges that includes U.S. service members and veterans. 

    The ten finalists will also receive a $100 gift card toward a professional 3D print of their design. The winner of the challenge will receive a 3D printer donated to the school, library or organization of their choice to continue their 3D designing! 

     

     

     

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  • Science Trek

     

     

     

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  • Idaho Codes

     

     

     

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  • Take a Walk in Nature

     

     

     

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  • Virtual STEM Day with US Naval Academy

     

     

     

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  • Circuitry of Lights

     Crash Course is a great resource for upper elementary, middle school and high school students. 

     

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  • Native American Winter Count

    Learn about Native American Winter Counts in South Dakota. 

     

     

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  • How to Train Your Robot

    Check out the newest story by B. Goldberg, K. Goldberg, and A. Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg(with support from NSF and UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science).

     To view subtitled Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, and Chinese (Simplified), just click the small blue CC (closed caption) button on the right.

     

     

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  • Hour of Code

     

     

     

     JOIN OUR CONTEST! Hour of Code, which coincides with CS Ed Week, is a super-easy way to spend just one hour learning how fun and easy coding can be. Reach out to your friends and family and spend an hour coding together. Here’s how:

    • Like or follow us on Facebook (@IdahoSTEMAC) or Instagram (IdahoSTEMAC).
    • Participate in Hour of Code by doing some type of CS activity of your choice.
    • Snap a picture of your Certification of Completion (if you complete a module at Code.org), or a picture of how you participated in Hour of Code (if it is another way, such as Idaho Codes, CS Unplugged activities, etc.)
    • Post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #CodingIdaho and #IdahoSTEMAC and #CSEdWeek to be entered into our drawings for cool prizes! 
    * You will automatically be entered for our drawings for various prizes if you follow the steps above. At the end of CS Ed Week, we will pick several winners.
     
     
     
     
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  • A virtual ZOOM event: "Holiday in the Parks" Crafts, STEM Challenge, Science, Ranger Talks, and a Campfire Snack. Featuring Park Rangers from around the country! FREE EVENT! Register at bit.ly/holidayintheparks
     
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  •  Space X Launching Crew of 4 Today! 11/15/20

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  • SciGirls on PBS

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  • Asteroid Dust Collected

    NASA Osiris-REx Captures Dust from Asteroid Bennu 

     

     

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  • THIS WILL LINK YOU TO TECH HELP VIDEOS!

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  • Welcome Video

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  • Astronauts Live from Space Station

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  • National Parks Week 3 National Parks Week 3

     

     

     

     

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  • Make a Terrarium

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  • Dr. Drizzle's Friday Potato Chip Science:

     
    How greasy are different brands of potato chips?
    Watch the video below on how chips are made and then check out the potato chip lab from education.com
    Materials:
    • Several bags of potato chips (different brands)
    • Something to write with
    • Rolling Pin
    • Wax Paper, plastic wrap, or large sandwich bag
    • Graph paper
    • Tape
    • Window
    • Sunlight
    How greasy are your potato chips? Students will use a reliable method to quantify greasiness and compare different brands in this great science fair project.
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  • NATIONAL PARKS WEEK 2 NATIONAL PARKS WEEK 2

     

     

     

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  • Space Station Explorers Space Station Explorers

     

     

     

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  • FREE Astronaut Webinars for Children at Home

    This Tuesday, April 7, ISSET (International Space School Education Training) is kicking off ‘Space to Learn’ a LIVE online series delivered by NASA astronauts with a Q&A for young people. 

    ‘Space to Learn’ is a LIVE interactive podcast with a different guest astronaut each week. Children and parents can tune in on YouTube and watch a 15 minutes presentation by a different guest astronaut each week followed by a 45 minutes LIVE Q&A.

    With schools closing around the world and education moving into homes, we wanted to offer something inspirational with the goal to stay focused on studies, work hard and have fun.

    We start with Space Shuttle astronaut and International Space Station Commander Steve Swanson showing how in the isolation of orbit, astronauts use imagination to have “Fun on the International Space Station”.

    Steve says “Just like many people on Earth right now, astronauts live in self-isolation on the International Space Station. Tune in to learn how I made space fun and ask me your favourite space question.”

    We are delighted that the podcasts will be hosted by Adam Gendle, TV Presenter and Ex professional snowboarder. Adam says “I’m super excited to hear more from the astronauts each week. Who knows, maybe it will be you telling us about your space adventures one day”

    Steve and Adam will be at live on Tuesday, April 7th, at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central, 12pm Mountain, 11am Pacific, and 8am Hawaii time).

    For more information:

    youtube.com/IntSpaceSchool