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Here is a video of some of our students from Polk Elementary participating in our Challenge Mission to Mars. At this point, the students work diligently with the Lego Spike robots and code them through the obstacles awaiting them on the planet Mars. The students collaborate, in pairs, to determine the best code possible to move their robot in the needed way to accomplish a task. Through their calculations and trials, the students find the code leading the robot to successfully accomplish tasks. This initial day extends into advanced coding and more difficult tasks like saving the tree farm, clearing the solar panel field of martian dust or repairing the greenhouse before vital plants suffocate.
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With phenomena everywhere, do you ever wonder how stuff works? Well, check out this website, https://www.howstuffworks.com! HowStuffWorks explains the curiosities of our world, delving into everything from cyber security and housecleaning tips to the physics of black holes and the history of slang. We provide factual, unbiased content that’s fun to read! You can also watch videos or even solve riddles!
Always wanted to be an Astronaut? Well, learn from one of the best and have fun at the same time! Go to https://www.nasa.gov/learning-resources/nasa-kids-club/ ! NASA provides a safe place for children to play games as they learn about NASA and its missions. On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
You love Physics and Math and want to show who's boss! Check out this website, https://www.legendsoflearning.com! Over 2,000, curriculum-aligned, math and science games, that are actually fun, created to engage students and assist teachers in class or at home. Have your parent, guardian or teacher show you the way to fun filled science and math games today!
Looking for a site that has links to many of the fun and educational STEM-centered games? Well, look no further as such a website does exist! At https://www.pioneervalleystem.org/stem-games.html, you will find a listing of cool and exciting links to sites like National Geographic, NASA, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Also, find links to lessons, resources and much, much more!
Want to submerge yourself into mystical and exciting places around the universe? Your device is the only vehicle you'll need to transport almost anywhere!
Bring the world, or even the galaxy to your fingertips at https://www.360cities.net/. At 360Cities, you can go almost anywhere and experience the beauty and intrigue that location possesses. Additionally, you can view areas on the Moon, Mars, or other space phenomena in our universe. So punch your international or universal passport and see the amazing places that other talk about!
Hardly left the confines of your own neighborhood? No problem, just visit We Are The Mighty and you will be transported to places you may have only dreamed. At www.wearethemighty.com, see different, exciting, virtual trips including immersive activities, wildlife cams from all over the world, museum and historical highlighting many countries and cultures, and different "Storytime" ideas and more.
Looking for cool opportunities to get involved with STEM? Check out these organizations!
The vision statement of the STEM Action Center, "Bringing STEM to every Utah home, school and community to build a brighter future" illustrates its commitment to educate Utah's youth in the most exciting way possible. Check out their program at https://stem.utah.gov/.
According to Snapology in Layton, "We’ve built our programs based on proven research to effectively teach STEAM skills while engaging children in fun, interactive play." Hands-on, minds-on is what STARBASE Hill believes...sounds like fun to us! See what they have by following this link
As stated on the Mad Science of Greater Salt Lake website, "We believe that fostering a love for science, technology, engineering and math at a young age will give children the confidence they need to excel in these fields and help them maintain a lifelong wonder of the world around them."
What a great way to enhance STEM awareness in your life! Go to their website at https://greatersaltlake.madscience.org/.
With a location in South Ogden, Code Ninjas expresses, "In our Dojos, kids don't just learn coding - they gain creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment." Bow to their programs at