STEAM Newsletter: Inventors, Inventions, and Innovation!
During the month of May, the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its partners celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month). Our country owes a lot of our success to many hardworking, innovative AAPI computer scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals!
Help celebrate these amazing contributions by incorporating these resources surrounding invention and innovation into the classroom this month and beyond:
- Printable Famous Female Inventors and their Invention for Kids via 123Homeschool4Me
- 5 Tips to Inspire an Innovative Mindset via Success.com
- Why Inventing for Diversity and Inclusion is Essential via Forbes
To learn more about Million Girls Moonshot and their vision, you can visit their website.
The California STEAM Symposium is celebrating a return to in-person on our 10th anniversary at the Anaheim Convention Center North in Anaheim, California, October 1-2, 2022.
Hosted by the National Girls Collaborative Project, this webinar will focus on engaging and supporting youth in mathematics. Learn from an AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador who uses mathematics to positively impact society and share best practices and resources to help make the M in STEM meaningful and accessible in afterschool.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
11:00 AM PST
Every state is asking afterschool and summer programs to share more about how they do STEM. Please join this important effort! Your answers will help Million Girls Moonshot better understand how they can best support afterschool and summer programs statewide. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Everyone who responds will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $100 Visa gift cards.
WeAreTeachers’s article “Equity in Math Class: 5 Tips for Teachers” explores ways to Build Equity into Your Math Lessons discusses how equity and social justice play a critical role in math instruction.
Incorporating the Stories of Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ Scientists Into the Physics Classroom
Incorporating Role Models
Read this short article from NSTA about the contributions of women, people of color, and other diverse scientists to the field of Physics. Includes a link to lesson plans for lesson plans that could be adapted for K9-12.
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.