• STEM RESOURCES

  • LOCAL

    4-H Youth-UF/IFAS
    The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.  This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.

     

    Astronaut Training Experience STEM Academy (for Title I schools)
    The ATX STEM Academy is a unique program offered free of charge only to Title 1 schools for grades 3rd -8th. This program is led by the education staff at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. There are two options for delivery of the program: on site or virtual. During the on-site program, students will be able to experience the ATX Center and other exhibits throughout the visitor complex. Classroom teachers receive a customized itinerary for the day of their visit. Students receive logbooks in which they can complete a variety of activities that address Florida education standards in a number of subject areas. The virtual option includes all activity supplies and instructional guidance with an Educator at Kennedy Space Center, either live or recorded. The activities incorporate STEM concepts related to the NASA story, specifically as it is told through the exhibits at the visitor complex.  

    For more information, please contact:
    Sarah Encapera, Education Coordinator
    Phone: 321-449-4875       E-mail: sencapera@delawarenorth.com

    Brevard Zoo
    Learn through hands-on animal encounters, crafts, games, guided Zoo excursions and more! Brevard Zoo offers a variety of enriching opportunities for children ages 2-16 and families to experience the wonders of nature in a safe, healthy and happy environment.

     

    Florida Solar Energy Center
    Changing the way the world uses and produces energy isn't going to happen in one generation. FSEC works with educators to engage and interest students of all levels to help create a brighter energy future.

     

    the Reusable Resources Adventure Center
    The Reusable Resources Adventure Center (RRAC) is a non-profit community service of the Institute for Self Active Education and a founding partner of the Florida Network of Reuse Centers. The continuing goal of the Center is to bring resources, donated by local industries and businesses, to Brevard County classrooms, teachers, students and parents through events held at the Center.

    The Center is a place where you will discover interesting objects of many different sizes and materials that can be used in creative construction, art, play and learning activities.  These materials are open ended; their use is as wide as your imagination.

     

    Space Coast Science Education Alliance
    The Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA) is an affiliation of organizations and individuals devoted to education, science and the environment. The alliance is a 501(c)3 that promotes STEM literacy through joint activities and support of member projects. Members include teachers and educators from all organizations across the county in public and private sectors along with retired teachers and community members.

    Odyssey of the Mind (OM)

    OM, is an international creative problem-solving program open to students in K-12, as well as those attending college.  It provides opportunities for students to “think outside of the box” while learning teamwork, brainstorming, and respect for individuals.  SPACE COAST ODYSSEY OF THE MIND has had a long history of success in Florida since the 1989-1990 school year.  Many public, private, and home schools as well as community groups participate in the program each year.

    Teams of 5-7 students select a problem from one of the five (plus primary) released each year.  They meet weekly to create a unique solution to the problem.  Along the way the team also creates props, a skit, costumes, and other elements needed in their solution while adhering to cost limits as well as an 8 minute time limit. Teams are evaluated in three areas:  the long term solution (the how), style (the wow), and spontaneous (thinking on their feet). 

     

  • STATE

    Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)
    A National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing, is the go-to organization for manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and resources supporting the high performance skilled workforce for Florida’s manufacturing sectors.

     

    Florida Agriculutre in the Classroom
    A comprehensive guide for Florida educators designed to teach health, science, language arts, math and more using a school garden.

     

    Sea World Education
    Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with resources and activities. Learn about these incredible animals with videos, educational activities, coloring pages and other free resources.

     

    Future Problem Solvers https://flfpsp.org/

    Designed for teachers to help encourage critical and creative thinking while also teaching a problem solving process that can be used in virtually any career. From day one, students will learn how to think about the future, define challenges, and create solutions to become decision makers who solve today’s problems and those of the future. 

     

  • NATIONAL 

    Department of Defense STEM Resourcse
    A variety of online learning opportunities provided by members of DoD STEM’s Defense STEM Education Consortium and DoD military branches. Resources are searchable by category: Activity, Curriculum, Event, Lesson Guide, Project Instructions, Publication, Video Lesson Guide. Check back regularly—more links will be added as they become available.