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.


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STEM Unit: Rotifers in Biology

This unit for biology students in grades 9-12 was developed by by Susan West through her 2020 Teacher-in-Residence at Dr. Kristin Gribble's lab at...

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STEM Unit: Songs of the Sea

This unit for science students in grades 3-5 was developed by Lisa Green through her 2018 Teacher-in-Residence with Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids...

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STEM Unit: A Marine Life Hotspot

This unit for students in grade 3 was developed by Joanne Harrington through a 2017 Teacher-in-Residence at The National Marine Life Center and...

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STEM Unit: Fossils and Extinction

This unit for students in grade 3 was developed by a team of teachers at Oak Ridge School through a 2016 Teacher-in-Residence.This unit begins by...

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STEM Unit: Organisms, their Characteristics, and Life Cycles

This unit was designed for students in grades 3 by Susane Dunne and Chairta McCarty.This unit is designed to introduce students to the...

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Students Empowering Students in STEM at 4Cs

By Jade Francis For students who are struggling with a math course, or for those who may need to brush up on their math skills, there is now a...

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Woods Hole Sea Grant hosts a virtual “Teacher-in-Residence”

Above: North Falmouth Elementary School teacher Michael Irving is pictured in his classroom using materials and skills developed from his...

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STEM UNIT: Climate! It’s All in the Data

This unit for biology students in grades 2-4 was developed by Michael Irving through his 2020 Teacher-in-Residence with Woods Hole Sea Grant. This...

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4Cs STEM Program Mentors Scientists of the Future

By Mary Petiet“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”– Shawn HitchcockEngineering, IT, networking,...

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​4Cs Awarded Nearly $1 Million in STEM Grants to Support Student Learning

September 11, 2019 Cape Cod Community College has been awarded two grants totaling $960,000 providing support and technology for students...

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Making the grade in STEM from CCCC to Northeastern University

Gus Grosenbaugh always loved math. A Falmouth native, he spent his early school years participating in extracurricular math clubs. The subject came...

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Bourne Innovation Studio as Education Prototype

The bright, airy space filled by the Innovation Studio at Bourne High school is a testing ground for aspiring scientists and engineers. A prototype...

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