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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: 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...
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....
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...
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?...
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? If you’re a teacher, you know it’s hard...
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...