Projects & Materials

Here’s where we post examples of inquiry-based STEM learning going on in schools and after-school programs across our network. Browse them all or find inspiration by grade or subject. Each story includes links to student and teacher resources.

Ready, set, action! Video production

This summer, Ryan Doughty, who teaches Grade 5 Math and Science at Bourne Middle School developed what promises to be a very popular unit for students in grades 5 through 8. It’s about...

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The Cape Cod Catboat Crew Challenge: An Interactive Maritime Science Adventure

This “challenge” is a set of middle school lessons created by Stacey Klimkosky, who participated in the 2016 Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Teacher-in-Residence Program with the Cape Cod...

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What STEM looks like in schools on the Cape and Islands

We know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. But it means more than that to us.

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The STEM Starter Academy: Get in on the learning

The STEM Starter Academy helps students find their way onto STEM Pathways—that is, STEM learning that leads to university programs and careers in high-demand science, technology, engineering,...

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Engineering Materials Shaped by Teachers as Learners

Why does a vibrating string create sound?  How do wave pulses become the zeros and ones in digitized signals?

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Engineering Inspired by Play

When Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, the engineers who invented Roominate—a toy that engages girls in STEM learning—talk about what put them on their path, they say it was the things they...

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STEM is Building at CCCC

The STEM community at Cape Cod Community College is building. Really building!

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Clawbots Take Sandwich

Ginger Lavelle is used to working with students who are eager to figure out how things work. She teaches 7th-grade Engineering at Sandwich STEM Academy.

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Hands-on Engineering Falmouth

Students in Bob Porto’s eighth-grade engineering class at Lawrence School in Falmouth say class is not just fun. “It is a huge amount of fun.”

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Building a Mechanical Hand

“I never thought about it before, but I take my own hands for granted,” said Liam Cross, reflecting on his experience building a model of a mechanical hand.

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Design Squad Rocket Launch Day

“Mr. Cutler, are we launching today?”   The eighth- and ninth-grade students in Adam Cutler’s “Design Squad” class had been working for weeks toward this moment....

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Machines in Our World

The children finished building their seesaw in ten minutes flat, and right away they began experimenting with force and balance. 

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