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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A Sprint to Address Human Impact on Global Temperature

This Grade 8 science unit is one of a series we’ll be sharing on our website this summer—all developed teachers across the Cape and Islands.

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Systems in a Sandbox

Would you believe there is a sandbox on Cape Cod that is provoking unbounded enthusiasm and non-stop inquiry—from middle and high school students?

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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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Art/Tech is on!

The computer lab is buzzing at Cape Cod Community College right now. It’s alive with the energy, hard work, and laughter of students who are taking part in Summer of Science: two week-long...

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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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Transforming Fish with a Graphing Calculator

Graphing calculators are important tools for high school students but not for eighth-graders, right?

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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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A Hydroponics Experiment

Two eighth-grade students leaned in to compare the new growth on their plants. “This one is at least three inches taller,” one observed.  “Yeah, but are there more leaves on mine?” her friend...

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