|1|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Parents, STEM Spectrum||LASER, MESA, PNNL||Book|
Basic information about Family Science programs, including information on Workshops and events as well as how to purchase products such as the Family Science books (English and Spanish) by David Heil. The Family Science book can also be found at retailers such as Amazon.
|Family involvement||Foundation for Family Science & Engineering||English, Spanish||Approved|
|2|| ||Students, Educators, Parents, STEM Spectrum, Engineers||LASER, MESA, PNNL||Book|
Family Engineering is a resource for providing informal learning experiences around engineering to students and their families. The site includes upcoming workshops and events as well as a store where English and Spanish versions of the book may be purchased.
|Family involvement||Foundation for Family Science & Engineering||English||Approved|
|3|| ||Educators, Community, Parents||DELTA, LASER, PNNL||Book|
How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school.
Research about how the mind works and what leads to learning in humans. This is the expanded addition that offers information on how to apply the research to classroom instruction and improve student achievement. Authors: Bransford, J., Brown, A., & Cocking, R.R. (1999). Washington , D.C.: National Academy Press.
|Book||National Research Council||English||Approved|
|4|| ||Educators, Community, Parents||DELTA, LASER, PNNL||Publication|
Next Generation Science Standards identify the science all K-12 students should know. These standards are based on the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The standards may also be purchased in book format at http://www.nap.edu/NGSS/
and other websites.
|Book||National Academies Press||English||Approved|
A video overview featuring one of the authors of Understanding by Design (by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe). Understanding by Design materials may be located online for purchase.
|Teacher PD||Grant Wiggins||English||Approved|
|6|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA, LASER||Publication|
A summmary of the book College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready by David T. Conley (Jossey-Bass, 2008) from "The Main Idea: Current Education book summaries". The book may be found for purchase at various retail outlets.
|Book||David T. Conley||English||Approved|
|7|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA, LASER||Publication|
An abstract from Avid of College and Career Ready: Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School by David T. Conley. The book is available for purchase at various retail outlets.
|Book||David T. Conley||English||Approved|
|8|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Parents||DELTA||Website|
Information about the Intel Science and Engineering Fair from sponsor organization The Society for Science & the Public. This site provides Rules, Forms, Resources, links to regional competitions and more.
|Competition||The Society for Science & the Public||English||Approved|
|9|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
National History Day is an academic program for grades 6-12. The program is focused on historical research and culminates in regional, state and national level competitions that showcase students' final projects.
|Competition||National History Day||English||Approved|
|10|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
Poetry Out Loud is a National Recitation Contest that was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Students memorize and recite poems from a an approved anthology, competing at school, regional, state and national level events.
|Competition||Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts||English||Approved|
|11|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Parents, Computing the Future||DELTA, MESA||Website|
Zillah Robot Challenge maintains an open invitation to all students in Washington State to participate at NO COST. Each team is loaned a Boe-Bot Robot Kit (manufactured by Parallax, Inc.) from the Zillah High School Science Boosters at NO COST.
The teams have approximately 6 weeks for students to learn how to assemble, program, test and modify their robots before the competition. Each year there are two competitions; one held in December and one in March. The first 40 high school teams and the first middle school teams to register are accepted.
|Competition||Zillah High School Science Boosters||English||Approved|
|12|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Parents||DELTA||Website|
Science Olympiad providesrigorous, standards-based challenges to teasm of students.With an ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines this competition exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.
|Competition||Science Olympiad Inc.||English||Approved|
|13|| ||Students, Educators, Parents, Computing the Future||DELTA||Website|
Cyber Patriot is a national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
|14|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Studetn teams propose a solution to a real problem in their community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards. eCYBERMISSION challenges students to explore how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics work in their world.
|Competition||Army Educational OutReach Program||English||Approved|
|15|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, formerly the West Point Bridge Design Contest, is an Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering.
|Competition||West Point and Engineering Encounters||English||Approved|
|16|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
The Rocket City Math League is a year-long, four-round math competition for middle and high school students. Tests are sent to registered schools via email before each round, and scores are entered on an online database. There are five levels of three rounds of individual testing that range from Pre-Algebra to Calculus, and two levels of an Inter-School Test.
|Competition||Mu Alpha Theta||English||Approved|
|17|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA, PNNL||Website|
"Math is Cool" competitions include both individual and team events for grades 4-12. Individual events include completion of open-ended and multiple choice problem sets. Team events include open-ended problem sets, relays, pressure rounds, mental math and college bowl rounds.
|Competition||Math is Cool||English||Approved|
|18|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
Dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, the The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) program identifies, recognizes, and rewards excellence in mathematics through a series of national contests.
|Competition||Mathematical Association of America||English||Approved|
|19|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
The Washington State Mathematics Council is a professional organization that exists to promote and influence mathematics education. They offer high school and middle school mathematics competitions.
|Competition||Washington State Mathematics Council||English||Approved|
|20|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Computing the Future||DELTA, PNNL||Website|
The purpose of the Pacific NW Region Programming Contest is to bring together as many college students from as many different schools in the region to compete in a spirit of fun.
|Competition||Pacific NW Region ACM||English||Approved|
|21|| ||Parents||LASER, MESA||Website|
Welcome to PBS Parents, the trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years.
Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child’s first, best teacher. We’re also the proud recipient of the prestigious 2011 Parent’s Choice Gold Award – the only parenting site to receive this distinction.
Looking for expert advice on the latest parenting issues? Check out the Expert Q & A blog on our Issues and Advice page. Post comments, ask questions, share stories — be part of the conversation. Don't miss our Child Development section, with its age-by-age guide to a child's development from birth to age nine. And on Kitchen Explorers, amazing cooks (and moms), Alice Currah and Aviva Goldfarb, share quick and easy recipes that will tempt picky eaters.
PBS Parents is committed to providing valuable school-related resources for parents and caregivers. Our Education section offers strategies for building literacy and math skills and tips for Going to School. You can also find information for Children with Disabilities.
|Hands-on Learning||Public Broadcasting System (PBS)||English||Approved|
|22|| ||Students; Parents; Educators||LASER, MESA||Website|
STEM Career Lab: Designing Your Future
|Hands-on Learning||Public Broadcasting System (PBS)||English||Approved|
|23|| ||STEM Spectrum, Educators; Students; Families||LASER||Website|
Seeds of Science, Roots of Reading
|24|| ||Students, Educators, Parents, STEM Spectrum||LASER||Website|
Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.
|Hands-on Learning||Museum of Science, Boston, MA||English||Approved|
Science notebooks can be used to help students develop, practice, and refine their science understanding, while also enhancing reading, writing, mathematics and communications. On this site you will find examples of student work from science notebooks - many from common used commercially developed science instructional materials, information to support the use of science notebooks, and strategies to use notebooks to integrate reading, writing, mathematics, and science.
|Hands-on Learning||Western Washington University||English||Approved|
|26|| ||Students, Educators, Community, Parents, Computing the Future||DELTA, PNNL||Website|
Raspberry Pi i s credit card size computer that plugs into your tv or a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Small and cheap, it can be used for kids of all ages to learn programming.
|Hands-on Learning||Raspberry Pi Organization||English||Approved|
|27|| ||Students, Educators, Parents||DELTA||Website|
Khan Academy provides short, accessible lessons in a wide variety of subjects. Their goal is to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone.
|Hands-on Learning||Khan Academy||English||Approved|
|28|| ||Girls, Students, Educators, Community, Parents, Computing the Future||DELTA||Website|
A community where learners can access series of lessons to learn programming for free.
|Teaching Tools (or Hands-on Learning)||Code Academy||English||Approved|
|29|| ||Girls, Educators, Community, Parents, Computing the Future||DELTA||Website|
Code.org provides resources for learning, teaching and advocating for computer science in K-12 schools. Primary sponsors of the successful Hour of Code.
|30|| ||Girls, Students, Educators, Community, Parents||DELTA, LASER, PNNL||Website|
PNNL's Office of STEM Education and Work-Based Learning. Find information and resources from various collaborations with Educators and educational organizaitons in the local area. Also access information on applying for internships at PNNL - high school to graduate leve students as well as pre-service and in-service teachers.