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By Chalkup Staff • September 9, 2016

Cool Sites for the STEM Classroom

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How’s the beginning of school treating you, STEM teachers? As you prep for the new academic year, we thought you’d enjoy a few new sites we’ve found for interactive, engaging STEM classrooms.

We’ve been stockpiling these for a while - our list includes some great examples of content that’s easy to link, share, and embed in Chalkup.

Beachapedia
If your students went to the beach this summer, perhaps they’ll appreciate this resource from the Surfrider Foundation. It’s an arsenal of articles all about beach and ocean issues.  

Engineer Your Life
This site serves as a nifty guide to engineering careers for girls. Says the site: “In very real and concrete ways, women who become engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet. Dream Big. Love what you do. Become an engineer.”

Birds Without Borders
For a solid biodiversity resource, this curriculum “provides opportunities for students to explore biodiversity issues and learn how to analyze spatial and quantitative data, examine trends, make predictions, create management plans, and present and defend their results.”

Surrounded by Science Infographic (Via NEEF)
Very cool piece to share with your biology or earth science students. This snazzy infographic explores many ways science connects the world around us. And it comes with a free educator toolkit full of activities and resources.

Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. And they’ve got an awesome website to boot! Full of engaging, shareable pieces. (Also recommend poking around this page on changing the way science is taught.)

3D Fossils
This is a legit 3D printable fossil collection and, no, this is not a drill. According to the site, “The British Geological Survey (BGS) has released a set of 3D printable files for fossil enthusiasts and educators of all ages and levels.The collection contains several thousand scans of fossils collected from museums across England, and it represents the first time a museum has ever released a large number of free 3D printable scans for public use.”

 

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