These resources available during STEM Week 2020:
Check out this Virtual Manufacturing Day event. Overviews and lessons will be available here from October 19-24, 2020. Available just in time for Mass STEM Week 2020!
Find MIT Museum’s Virtual Idea Hub here.
Balance Toys: Creating Whimsical Sculpture – Explore balance and the center of gravity to create whimsical sculptures using simple, everyday materials. Dates include Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 pm – Register and Friday, October 23 at 11:00 am – Register
Other MIT Virtual Resources for K-12 Learners & Educators:
MITs Full STEAM Ahead is a collection of teaching+learning resources that MIT put together, created as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The MIT pK-12 community came together to create 10 asynchronous packages for learners of all ages. Each package contains a thematic set of videos, resources, and online/offline activities for different grades. A week-by-week breakdown of all FSA packages can be found here
MIT BLOSSOMS is a collection of over 150+ STEM lessons and videos designed to foster critical thinking skills in High School students.
MIT App Inventor
App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets, new creators can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes!
The App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.
Highlights for High School:
Highlights for High School (HFHS), a companion website to MIT OpenCourseWare, provides open educational resources for high school educators and students. The site contains an abundance of resources that cover not only science and mathematics, but also engineering, humanities, and social sciences.
AI Education Resources @ MIT
Check out this collection of external websites, projects, curricula, and applications that allow children to get started learning about artificial intelligence and related skills.
K-12 Outreach Programs & Groups:
The MIT Museum engages the wider community with MIT’s science, technology, and other areas of scholarship in ways that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Sign up to participate in one of the Museum’s many engagement opportunities today!
MIT Educational Studies Program
The MIT Education Studies Program (ESP) hosts events for local middle/high school students and the MIT community. Their mission is to spread the joy of learning and teaching, and help people share their knowledge, passions, and hobbies with others. Learn anything, teach anything, do anything! Check out ESP’s opportunities in the Fall (CASCADE & SPLASH), Spring (SPARK), and Summer (HSSP)!
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center
MIT Beaver Works offers rigorous, world-class STEM programs for talented middle school and high-school students. Learn more about the Beaver Works Summer Institute and BSWI Crash Courses here!
The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers.
By providing activities and opportunities to encourage youth to invent and develop their hands-on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, LMIT hopes to inspire the next generation of diverse inventors and entrepreneurs.
MIT Edgerton Center
Founded in 1992 to honor the legacy of Harold (Doc) Edgerton — inventor, entrepreneur, explorer and MIT professor — the Edgerton Center offers subjects in engineering and imaging, supports student clubs and teams; manages student machine shops, upholds MIT’s expertise in high-speed and scientific imaging; and offers a year-round K-12 program.
- “Do-It-Yourself” instructional guides for activities that promote STEM skills and awareness are here.
- Makerspace resources for K-12 Educators are here.
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP)
The MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) runs outreach programs under the School of Engineering at MIT for underrepresented and underserved students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Learn more about OEOP’s three programs for middle/high school students here!
Outreach@MIT is a directory that curates K-12 programs and activities that represent over 40 departments, lab, centers, and student groups on campus. Together, they run over 100 programs that open the doors of MIT to anyone around the world!