DuPage ROE STEM Squad After-school Workshops - Winter/Spring 2024
The Squad has openings for the following workshops for DuPage schools serving middle school students (grades 5 - 8). We bring everything needed to work with as few as 10 students and up to 40 students. Activities are planned for about 90 minutes but can be adjusted based on your school schedule. Email Mary Biniewicz for information or to schedule a workshop.
Mini Olympics. Students will launch, hurl, and fling their way through this session as they participate in unique STEM Olympic-style events while they apply estimation and measurement skills. Sessions are available on February 7 and 8, 2024.
Grow Your Own Pizza. Students will learn to prepare and grow many of the ingredients needed to make delicious home-made pizza and they get to take home everything to continue the learning and fun at home. Sessions are available on March 7 and 12, 2024.
Catapults. Students will build catapults using a schematic and provided materials, then experiment to find the best angle to hit targets. Once students have mastered the idea, they build their own catapults with the materials provided. Requires the use of a large open space or hallway. Sessions are available on April 9, 10, and 11, 2024.
ROE STEM Network - February 7, 2024; 4:00 to 5:15 pm
The staff at SCARCE, located at 800 Rowling Road, Unit D, in Addison, look forward to hosting the next STEM Network session. Join other STEM educators and champions from all grade levels as we learn and share with colleagues, and explore this great community resource. Register here so that we can prepare. Attendees receive STEM trinkets and treasures, and are eligible for raffle prizes! Mark your calendars for the last 2023-24 STEM Network session on May 1. Interested in hosting an upcoming meeting at your school or facility? Email Dr. Susan Camasta. Oh, did we mention that attendees are eligible for raffle prizes?
County Wide Institute Day - You + NEED = STEM - March 1, 2024
The DuPage Regional Office of Education STEM Squad invites you to register for this CWID day event that will engage you in hands-on actvities and expand your thinking about how these activities can enhance student learning opportunities. Don't delay, register soon.
Rubber Band Car Challenge - Submit by March 18, 2024
Students design and build a rubber band-powered car that will go as far as possible.The 10th annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge is free to enter, uses simple materials, and is designed to work well in a K-12 classroom or out-of-school setting. Submissions will be accepted from February 18 to March 18, 2024, but students can start to plan, design, build, and test their rubber band cars now!
Summer Research Experience for Teachers - Applications due March 31, 2024
The Northwestern University Materials Research Science & Engineering Center provides a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program each summer. Middle-school, high-school, and community-college teachers are eligible to apply. Participants engage in research, develop a network of scientific colleagues, learn scientific and technological developments, and discover ways to transfer this knowledge to their classroom. Learn more.