Science Resource Center
Students often do not realize how engaging science and engineering can be until activities are presented in a fun, hands-on manner. We recommend three different venues of science activities and provide manuals with curricula as part of our integrated LET’S GO STEM program.
First, we provide manuals describing a set of hands-on science demonstrations with staged kits of materials that can be transported to multiple sites. Our goal is to make these science demonstrations fun and educational. A display board will accompany these hands on science demonstrations to explain the thought process of the scientific method. The students learn about a specific scientific principle and learn the organized critical thinking and problem solving approach described as the scientific method.
A second recommended science offering is to set up materials and tutors in the out-of-school organization to assist the students with their research projects as part of their school science fairs. We realize that some students will not receive a lot of attention and support at home. Thus providing materials and tutors in the out-of-school sites insures the students receive all of the support needed for a superior research project.
The third science venue recommended as part of a science program offered in the out-of-school sites is science tutoring in the subjects being taught in school. Textbooks are obtained from the school and tutors provide the extra help some students need.
LET’S GO is developing a set of manuals for each of these science activities. These will be available to out-of-school organizations once they have been reviewed and approved. The fundamental objective of these science activities is to increase both STEM interest and STEM proficiency in our students.
|"The president and I believe that ensuring our nation's children are excelling in the STEM fields is essential for our nation's prosperity, security, health and quality of life,” Secretary Duncan said. “All of us need to be engaged in task of improving STEM education. Business leaders and major donors are leading the way, and leaders from other sectors need to join them." U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan