STEM Resources

STEM BINGO Challenge

To help encourage children to explore the world around them, the North Central STEM Region created a STEM Bingo Challenge Board containing simple activities requiring few household materials and designed to inspire kids all summer long! Download your copy here:

STEM Bingo Challenge

STEM Teachable Moment

In response to the sudden shift from classroom learning to at home learning, the STEM Council has launched Teachable Moment - a collection of lessons and activities that are right at your fingertips and easy to implement at home. Students, parents and educators will find free access to resources from STEM Scale-Up Program providers, direct links to our Pinterest boards and some of our favorite pinned activities, lessons from partners and much more.

Check out Teachable Moment today at www.IowaSTEM.gov/TeachableMoment.

STEM Lending Library

The STEM Lending Library is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon for updates.

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. Resources are available are A World in Motion (AWIM). Engineering is Elementary (EiE), KidWind, Pint Size Science, and STEM in Action.

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/k-12-experiences/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/

Go Further Girls STEM Conference 
Go Further Girls STEM Conference 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/gofurther-

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. 
https://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