Innovative Activities to Integrate into a STEM Program
Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 freeresources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward. A December 2019 podcast introduces students to artificial intelligence as increasingly AI becomes integrated into their everyday lives. Fizzics Education also presents a science trivia section in which students are asked questions such as “Is there sound in space?” (astronomy), “Why does eyesight change as you get older?” (biology), “What percentage of the human brain is water?” (chemistry), “Is it possible to physically stop light from moving?” (physics), and “Does anyone ‘own’ Antarctica?” (geology and geography).
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Flinn Scientific, a trusted partner in science education and lab safety, has launched Flinn At-Home Science with extensive complimentary resources to help teachers and students continue their science and STEM education journey, even when the learning is taking place outside the school building. Teachers can integrate the content into daily learning experiences with on-demand and broadcast lab videos and webinars, as well as at-home activities and discounted lab kits. They can select digital STEM solutions for engineering, dissections, and AP science.