We know that learning doesn’t stop when the class bell rings. After-school hours and summer months provide rich opportunities to keep students engaged, excited, and inspired. We also know that too often, unequal access to summer and after-school learning opportunities contribute to disparities in student achievement.
As part of our commitment to effective STEM education for all students, we are excited to announce the launch of the Discovery Education STEM Camp – a dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations, and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school STEM programs or wherever support is needed. Created in collaboration with leading educators, STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more…all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.
For release in summer 2013, our curriculum targets grades 5-8 and is designed to support the National Academy of Engineering’s grand challenges of engineering:
- Unique standards-aligned curricula built around STEM-related topics of water, urban infrastructure, and energy
- 5 full days of instruction per curriculum (40 hours)
- Designed for grades 5-8
- Each curriculum module includes: Discovery Education resources for development of content knowledge (e.g., videos, interactive glossary terms, explorations, and virtual labs), a series of thematic learning opportunities (hands-on activities, engineering challenges, and digital investigations), career connections, facilitator materials, and a take home newsletter for parents/guardians
Visit www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM to ignite the spark!