Robotics on a Budget: The $40 Robot

We’re all aware that schools are cracking down on budgets these days. But yet - they still want you to incorporate STEM into your classes. Well, how are you supposed to do that with little to no ... Continue reading

Cleaning Alligator Clips

A recent visit to a local classroom to teach students about conductivity using MakeyMakeys presented an unexpected problem: what is the best way to clean alligator clips?... Continue reading

Bring Computer Science to Your Class with 14 Week micro:bit Curriculum

We understand that adding computer science into the classroom can be a hard and daunting task, especially when you have so many standards to teach already - who has the time!? Through a recent ... Continue reading

What is a Circuit?

Circuits are the basis of electronics, so, let’s take a few moments to break them down and discuss what they actually are. A circuit is a loop through which current can flow. A power source, such as ... Continue reading

Data Visualization Three Ways

When collecting data, the sheer volume of it can quickly become overwhelming. Rows and rows of information become difficult to quickly scan and gain any useful information from. That is where data ... Continue reading

Conductor or Insulator - Using Makey Makey to Explore Conductivity

A great way to introduce students to circuits and electricity is by using Makey Makeys to test if different materials are conductive or not. We recently visited a 2nd and 4th grade class to teach ... Continue reading

Engagement is the Foundation of Future Success

BY Axel Reitzig 5/21/19 6:37 AM

Guest Post STEM

For the past year, my colleagues and I have been getting comfortable in our new home, the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools. Our program is fairly new to the district. Our primary mission ... Continue reading

SparkFun In The Wild: Summer 2019 Edition

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans. And it turns out, our summer is going to be very busy! If you will be attending any of these conferences, be ... Continue reading

Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM

How do you bring awareness to issues that you are passionate about? Do you make a flyer? Stand outside with signs? Donate to organizations that you care about? How about art? How about combining art ... Continue reading

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Each year, teachers with little or no computing or engineering experience come to Manchester, New Hampshire to learn how to apply creativity, collaboration, and computing to amplify the potential of ... Continue reading

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