This week we are celebrating computer science along with Scratch, the online programming platform for all ages developed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group.
Spring is finally here and with it comes warmer weather and beautiful blooms! Celebrate spring by getting outside and exploring your backyard or neighborhood during National Wildflower Week.
Dark Sky Week is just wrapping up, so all of the activities we’re suggesting have an astronomy or space focus. Learn about the origins of this international celebration at idsw.darksky.org and follow the adventures of Maine astronaut Jessica Meir on NASA’s site.
Earth Day is April 22, so all of the activities we’re suggesting have an environmental focus. To get involved in an online Earth Day event, visit earthday.org. And check out this Project Learning Tree site for some other ideas you can do with your children, including everyone making an Earth Day Pledge.
If you stumbled on this year’s virtual Maine State Science Fair, you might think you were an accidental “Zoom bomber” in an online meeting. But if you stuck around for a moment, you’d witness passionate students, curious judges, and a team of STEM educators working to keep this annual event going during a pandemic. On… [Read More]
This post was written by Jonathan Graham, Elementary Digital Learning Specialist at Maine Department of Education. To host your own Family Code Night, visit mmsa.org/familycodenight. “Family Code Night” is a nationally recognized event that has been championed by MMSA (Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance) in our state as a community activity for schools to organize… [Read More]