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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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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...
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...
STEM is Building at CCCC
The STEM community at Cape Cod Community College is building. Really building! If you were at the STEM Journey event this spring, you probably saw...
Bourne's Innovation Studio
“What are we going to do if this chair doesn’t work for Goldilocks?” Amy Fish asks the kindergarteners. They are busy building a chair to hold the...
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...
Big on Biotech in Barnstable
“Biotech, Bio Wide” is the mantra of the biology teachers at Barnstable High school. Their goal is to engage students at all levels in hands-on...
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.” One...
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...
Augmented Reality That's Out of This World
At the Massachusetts STEM Summit, a student from Mashpee demonstrates her work, holding an iPad up to a picture of a violin. An application in the...