GOT SCIENCE?

GOT SCIENCE? STARTING AT THE STEM

Where do scientists come from? The butterfly garden, bubble glop, and
after-school thrills and discovery.

The good news is that nearly nine out of 10 after-school programs are
trying to get kids more involved in science and technology. They’re
infusing so-called STEM projects (science, technology, engineering and
math) into their programs. But too few leaders know about the growing
universe of available resources: enticing curriculum, opportunities to
train staff, tools to test their progress.

Access to high-quality after-school science curriculum and staff
training has yet to catch up to interest.

But that’s changing. At an elementary school in Harlem, kids are
learning about volume, cohesion and air tension from blowing bubbles
bigger than their heads. And where there was once a patch of weeds, kids
seized with a passion for conservation have become urban planters. Learn
more…

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