DIGS (Developing Individuals, Growing Stewards), a new agriculture curriculum from CSUE 4-H STEM, is a 24-lesson program based on Colorado agriculture, designed to be taught in formal and informal environments to third through fifth-grade students. The action-packed lessons are filled with interactive activities covering a range of topics, from plant health to genetics to basic nutrition.
Great for SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
4-H extension agents and 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members in counties across Colorado, including Arapahoe, Denver, Garfield, Larimer and Weld counties have compiled a collection of 66 STEM lesson plans perfect to extend STEM learning beyond the classroom this winter! The lesson plans are available in English and Spanish with digital files being sent free of charge. If programs would like a hard copy of the text, Garfield County 4-H is charging $10 for the paper, ink and binders. Interested OST providers can contact Danielle Wesolowski, Garfield County 4-H Agent, directly to request a copy at dani.Wesolowski@colostate.edu.
From soil science to coding for wildlife, Eugene Science Center’s Next Gen STEM project offers quick lessons, printable activities and coloring pages profiling the careers of 5 AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors. If you are looking for activities to empower the next generation of innovators in your afterschool program, explore the Next Gen STEM Activity Book!Visit Website
4-H Health Rocks! helps youth say “Yes” to their health! We invite you to use our hands-on learning curriculum in your after-school program to inform, inspire and empower youth to be substance free. Explore our robust library of more than 50 activities on 4-H Health Rocks!Visit Website
Engaging with role models students can identify with is an impactful experience in a youth’s STEM journey! VolunteerMatch and FabFems are no-cost platforms that aim to help OST programs connect with diverse STEM role models. If you need support in using these Million Girls Moonshot resources, reach out to Rachel Moore, CAP STEM Specialist at email@example.com.
This webpage from Afterschool Alliance provides information and resources on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum and activities for afterschool programs, including resources from 4-H, NASA, and many more.Visit Website
BOKS is a free physical activity program for kids of all ages and abilities.
The BOKS program includes lesson plans, training, and support needed to get kids moving for up to 45 minutes a day. It also includes shorter movement breaks, games, and activities tailored to your needs as an educator.Visit Website
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.
Host an “Hour of Code” with your OST program each week with these activities from Code.org!Visit Website