STEM Resources

The North Central STEM Office has a variety of resources materials available for checkout to formal and informal organizations (or individuals). Educators can keep the materials up to six weeks.

A World in Motion Activity Kits (AWIM)
Are you working with primary or elementary students and in need of an activity that is fun and engaging? Well you're in luck! A World in Motion Activity Kits are now available for check out! Benchmarked to national standards, each of the activity kits incorporate the laws of physics, motion, flight, and electronics into age-appropriate hands on activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum.  The types of kits are currently offered for checkout:

Engineering is Elementary (EiE)
The EiE curriculum integrates engineering with science and improves student understanding of technology.  Numerous complete kits and curriculum binders are available for checkout.

KidWind
Explore brighter energy options with KidWind.  The kits offered for checkout includes numerous accessories.

Pint Size Science
The Pint Size Science curriculum was developed by the Science Center of Iowa to meet the nees of pre-school and kindergarten.

STEM in Action
STEM in Action kits are the easy-to-implement solution for integrating science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within real-world problems.

For more information on the kits available or to request a kit

STEM Lending Library kit available

 

North Central Region Camp Opportunities

Design Camp
The College of Design at Iowa State University offers an immersive, on-campus experience that provide youth with a sense of what it is like to be a student in the college.
https://www.design.iastate.edu/future-students/k12outreach/

Iowa State Engineering Kids Camps
ISEK Camps are a great way to learn more about how engineers solve problems, get creative, and innovate cool solutions.
https://www.isek.iastate.edu/camp/

Taking the Road Less Traveled
Taking the Road Less Traveled (TRLT) is a one-day conference on the Iowa State campus for middle school and high school girls to learn about STEM fields and how to infuse their passions within a career.
https://www.wise.iastate.edu/outreach/taking-the-road-less-traveled-career-conference-

Iowa State Pre-college Programs and Activities for Pre-K through 12th Graders
Learning is made fun for students of all ages through Iowa State's Programs for Youth. Each year, Iowa State hosts students for field trips, summer camps, and other enrichment experiences both on and off campus.
http://www.ispy.iastate.edu/

NIACC STEM Camp: Youth Exploring Science YES! Camp
Science summer camp at NIACC where students entering 8th, 9th, 10th grades will explore a variety of science disciplines and career fields through hands-on activities. 
http://www.niaccstemcamp.com/

NIACC Verizon Innovative Learning
Three-week intensive learning experience for local middle schools across North Iowa will have the opportunity to attend courses at NIACC in augmented and virtual reality, coding, 3D design, entrepreneurship and design thinking principles.
https://www.niacc.edu/business-community/summer-camps/

Iowa Valley Community College STEM Camp for Girls, 5th-7th Grade
www.iowavalley.com and click on Take a Class and Kids Section of the Catalog

ISU STEM InCYte Camp - Campamento de STEM InCYte
This day camp is designed to engage students in hands-on STEM exploration activities From June 10-14, 2019
To register for the event: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_083efXbgmBIDyo5

 

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