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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.
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STEM Unit: Introduction to Engineering Methods
A knowledge based product development (KBPD) approach to developing individual student projects This unit is intended for use for at the beginning...
STEM Unit: Ecosystems: Interactions and Dynamics
Using high school Biology standards for ecology (HS-LS2), students will encounter the ecosystems of Cape Cod and evaluate the interactions and...
STEM Unit: Sharks by The Numbers
This unit engages students in a study of the Great White Shark. Students will use multiple sources of information to understand White Sharks using...
STEM Unit: Motion Stability – Forces And Interactions
This unit is designed to introduce students to forces of friction, magnets, science, and engineering. Students will be able to conduct investigations...
STEM Unit: Life Science - Sharks
This unit engages students in a study of the Great White Shark’s return to Cape Cod. Students will use multiple sources of information to understand...
STEM Unit: The Whydah, From Wreck To Museum
This unit connects the history of Cape Cod’s maritime past, the wreck of the Whydah and the real-world application of chemistry to recover and...
Robots Go Local as STEM Network Hosts Regional Robotics Competition
By Mary PetietThis fall, Cape and Islands students will have the opportunity to compete in the first-ever regional VEX Robotics Competitions, thanks...
PreK-12 STEM Educator Mini-Grant Opportunity
Integrate Tools for Active Learning into the STEM Classroom The Cape Cod Regional STEM Network is offering mini-grants of $250 for educators...
Earth’s Systems and Engineering
This Grade 3 Science unit was developed this summer as part of the Summer Science Institute hosted by the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and Cape Cod...
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...
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...
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. It’s about learning that draws on...