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Free STEM resources for afterschool programs from Science Buddies

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Free STEM resources for afterschool programs from Science Buddies

By Amy Cowen, online community manager at Science Buddies.

Science Buddies, a non-profit organization providing free K-12 STEM education resources, strives to build STEM literacy by delivering fun and engaging STEM activities to all students, whether it is in school, out of school, or at home. Science Buddies offers a library of free, high-quality, K-12 STEM resources that can be utilized in afterschool and summer programs.

Investigating science and engineering design in out-of-school settings gives kids the chance to do and explore enriching science that won't be graded and doesn't require multiple trials or formal analysis. Out-of-school science can be especially powerful because it encourages kids to ask STEM questions and experiment to discover answers for the fun of it. Our mission at Science Buddies is to help students everywhere become excited about STEM and to assist educators in creating meaningful STEM learning opportunities for their students.

For almost two decades, Science Buddies’ scientists have been taking science and engineering concepts and making them accessible, while still helping kids learn and connect the value of STEM to their everyday lives. These three types of resources from Science Buddies are ideal for exploring STEM in afterschool programs:

Educators in a range of out-of-school programs use our resources to create memorable STEM experiences for their students. From libraries to 4-H programs, our tools help educators gain the STEM confidence they need to engage their students in high-quality STEM learning.

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