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Welcome back to school and STEM Starter! There are many wonderful activities this month and we can’t wait to get started! Today we’re going to “Fall Into” STEM by looking back in time. Every Wednesday is “Way Back When” Wednesday and we feature the STEM subjects in a historical context. To help you get started - click here to review a brief history of STEM in the United States! Don't Forget to check our Instagram and Facebook pages for regular updates and information!
Welcome to Think About It Thursday! Every Thursday highlight one of the following: - A STEM Experiment - A STEM Quote or - A STEM Event. Each offer the opportunity to utilize critical thinking & learn more about the STEM fields. Our Think About Thursday for today is: September is National Baby Safety Month & a great time to investigate the STEM careers that directly impact the safety of babies. To learn more about Baby Safety Month - click here. Make sure to tell us what you learned!
Fridays at STEM Starter is about families; and since September is National Library Card Sign Up Month & Monday, Sept. 6 is National Read a Book Day; we can’t think of a better way to spend your Friday than signing up for a Library Card. All of us at STEM Starter hope you visit your local library for more information about how you can get a library card. Make sure to share with us a picture of you with your new library card and book! Now you’re all read for National Read a Book Day!
Every Saturday we “Sum Up” our activities for the week just to show you how much you’ve accomplished. In addition to starting a new week of school we: Learned the history of STEM, discovered how the STEM fields can protect the most vulnerable people in our community – babies; Signed up for a new library card and prepared for National Read a Book Day! Wow way to go! Make sure to rest and we hope you’ll join us next week for more fun rooted in STEM! Make sure to visit our Facebook & Instagram!
Today is a your day of rest! Enjoy it and have wonderful Sunday! For a list of the best places to see the fall foliage this autumn, click here.
Happy Labor Day! Today is National Read a Book Day and we hope you're enjoying a day of rest and relaxation. If you're unsure about what book to chose; try one of the books from The Magic School Bus Series. If you have an opportunity read one - let us know which one you chose and why. Happy Reading! Don't Forget to check our Instagram and Facebook pages for regular updates and information!
Every Tuesday is Trade Secret Tuesday and our goal is to feature either career or school in the trades and show how STEM fields are used within those trades. Since September is National Sewing Month, we are highlighting this beautiful craft that is rooted in ALL the STEM fields. Today, we want to hear from you ... Where do you see the impact of STEM in the sewing? Do some research and then let us know what you discovered. For more information about sewing click on this box.
Welcome to Way Back When Wednesday! Today we’re thrilled to highlight a discovery made in September 1985 by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester. He is Geneticist who developed a technique for genetic fingerprints. He helped revolutionize the field of forensic science and we are thrilled to feature his achievement for more information about Sir Jeffrey’s go to: http://www.dnaforensics.com/DNAFingerprinting.aspx For a Lesson Plan on DNA Fingerprints, click this box.
Welcome to Think About it Thursday. Today is a great day for an experiment! Click on this box to review our seasonal lab activities! Be safe and have fun!
This month the United States Air Force will celebrate its 74th Birthday! For this Family Friday take some time to review the history of aviation in the USA. Perhaps you can attend an air show coming to your home town or visit a museum that's dedication to aviation. Enjoy and always make sure to have fun! Click here to find an air show near you.
Today we want to take a moment to remember and honor all the lives lost and impacted by the terrorist attacks on 9/11. We Will Never Forget this day and know that our thoughts and prayers are always with you. God Bless You and God Bless the United States of America!
Today is your day of rest! Enjoy it and have wonderful Sunday! For a list of the best places to see the fall foliage this autumn, click here.
Looking for a great museum that highlights one or all the STEM fields? Make sure to check in with our interactive educational calendar every week for a link to our Museum Mondays post! Every Monday on our Facebook and Instagram pages we feature a museum located in one of the 50 states in the USA. Who knows maybe we'll feature a museum in your hometown! This week we are heading a little north to the great state of… Click Here to find out!
Welcome to Trade Secrets Tuesday! Today we are turning our focus toward a career that's truly rooted in the STEM fields - Agriculture. There are several organizations that are dedicated to educating elementary and middle school students regarding the value of agriculture in American. The Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom website offers parents and teachers phenomenal opportunities to incorporate agriculture into STEM subjects. For more information click here.
Today for Way Back When Wednesday we are venturing back to 1686 – 1736 to feature a scientist who continues to have an impact on us in 2021. Gabriel Fahrenheit is a Dutch physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer and is credited with developing the Fahrenheit Temperature Scale. To learn more about this historical figure in STEM fields; click here.
A great quote for this Think About It Thursday: “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” — Daniel Webster
For this Family Friday we are highlighting the STEM of conservation. Since today is also the 234th anniversary of the US Constitution; what better way to combine STEM and History than highlighting one of the best documents ever written. To learn more about the US Constitution and how it is preserved and protected, click here.
Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force. To learn more about the USAF click here. Don't Forget to check our Instagram and Facebook pages for regular updates and information.
Happy Sunday! Enjoy this day and relax!
Welcome to another Museum Monday! We're going to step up the tempo a bit (yes that is a hint) and send y'all to the great state of Oklahoma! Here we found a unique museum that strikes a new chord in the STEM fields. Enjoy!
Today for Trade Secret Tuesday we want to focus on a career that helps farmers farm. While you might be familiar with auto repairmen; did you know that there are mechanics that specialize in repairing farm equipment? Tractors, combines and bailing equipment can cost over hundreds of thousands of dollars and are the livelihood of farmers. To learn more about these specialized mechanics and how they help the agricultural community, click here.
Happy Autumn! For Way Back When Wednesday we are officially announcing and celebrating the first day of Fall and the Autumnal Equinox. To learn more about this unique STEM event, click here.
This month is National Preparedness Month and a phenomenal opportunity to learn more about what you can do to prepare for natural disasters. To expand your knowledge in Material Science perhaps you can develop and experiment that tests the effectiveness of the items you use in "Preparedness Kit." For more information, click here.
Welcome to Family Fridays! Today we are focusing on the science of food preservation. To learn more about how you can preserve your food safely and efficiently as well as the science behind the craft, click here
Today for Sum Up Saturday we are going to highlight all the activities we did this week - and boy did we do a lot! On Monday we went to the great state of Oklahoma to visit a Banjo Museum; Tuesday discussed the importance of farm equipment mechanics, Wednesday, highlighted the devastation a hurricane can cause, Thursday focused on the importance of preparedness and Friday discussed the STEM of preserving food. Whew we are exhausted!
Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” - Delia Owens, Where Crawdads Sing
Welcome Back to Museum Monday! Today we are traveling to the Northwest State of Oregon to visit a museum that houses one of the finest collections of rocks, petrified woods, gems, and fossils on the West Coast. To learn more about all this museum has to offer, click here.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 Today for Trade Secret Tuesday we want to highlight a group of people who assist during an emergency or during a natural disaster. Paramedics and EMT’s join Police Officers and Firemen as part of the First Responder triad to assist people during an emergency. To learn more about this trade and their value in preparedness, click here.
A hurricane with winds of 120 mph struck Galveston, Texas, killing over 6,000 persons, making it the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. The hurricane and tidal wave that followed destroyed over 2,500 buildings.