STEAM Newsletter – #GirlsLeadSTEM

STEAM Newsletter
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October is #GirlsLeadSTEM month! Launched in June 2022, #GirlsLeadSTEM is a national public awareness campaign to elevate the diverse voices of young women and girls in STEM, especially those who are marginalized. Through a collective voice, #GirlsLeadSTEM will celebrate the girls who lead their STEM journeys and raise their voices to inspire and share their perspectives on what’s needed to close the gaps in STEM.

Join us in the celebration by sharing quotes and stories that highlight youth voices on social media using the hashtag #GirlsLeadSTEM!

Resources for #GirlsLeadSTEM Month:

In This Newsletter:

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NASA’s “You’ve Got Perseverance!” Award
Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2022

Do you know a student who’s got perseverance? A student who’s shown nothing can get in the way of their educational goals?

NASA’s “You’ve Got Perseverance!” award opportunity invites U.S. teachers, educators, and community members to nominate 6th-12th grade students who’ve shown perseverance in their academic pursuits. Awardees get a message directly from Mars and a chance to talk to the rover team.

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World Space Week!

World Space Week was earlier this month (October 4-10), but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate all month long! Explore these space-related resources you can implement into your program:

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Mizzen by Mott

The Mizzen By Mott app delivers inspiring and engaging activities that spark learning in young people. Supported by the Mott Foundation, Mizzen is available at no cost to afterschool professionals! Encourage partners to download the Mizzen By Mott app to access STEM activities at your finger-touch! 

Featured Activities & Playlists

  • Playlist: STEM Activities for K-5th Grade in Small Groups – This playlist is a great mix of engineering and science activities that are easy and fun for small groups of students.
  • Playlist: Science Notebooks for 3rd – 12th Grade – Keeping a notebook can help your students think and act like scientists and engineers. Sample these easy-to-implement strategies and lessons to bring science notebooking into your program.
  • Module: S.INQ Up Earth and Space for 6-8th Grade – Earth and Space is an inquiry and exploration-based curriculum that uses hands-on activities focused on the relationships between the earth, the solar system, and human impacts on our global environment.