nuSTEM Newsletter 11 (7/3 – 7/9) – Environmental Science

Welcome to Week 11!
Welcome back to newsletter blog posts everyone! We were sadly unable to finish our one big summer newsletter, but will be adding what we worked on to our newsletter posts, which will be continuing bi/-weekly. In addition, we will be posting a resource update each week, with links to interesting webpages. As a reminder of what we have covered so far, take a look at our new blog index.

In addition to our newsletter, we also direct you to Science Buddies, an organization dedicated to exploring science and engineering careers, project ideas, and activities. This summer, science buddies is publishing a weekly newsletter with lots of science and engineering activities to complete! 5 weeks have already been published:

  1. Carnival Science
  2. Gadgets & Gizmos
  3. Wizards and Magic
  4. Artists and Makers
  5. Week 5: Fireworks and Picnics

>>Click Here for this week’s Newsletter<<

In our newsletter you will be introduced to a STEM topic and find a related-activity to work on during the week (please share your results with us!), as well as extensions to additional learning or games related to the field. In addition, you will find a Northeastern connection – something Northeastern is doing related to that field. This week’s topic: Environmental Science and Agriculture

Resource Highlight

  • Encyclopedia of Earth
    Encyclopedia of Earth is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The website is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and other approved experts, who collaborate and review each other’s work. The articles are written in non-technical language and are intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, and professionals, as well as to the general public.
  • Earther
    Earther is an environmental news website that covers three primary topics: the future of earth, the future of humans on earth, and the future of life on earth.
  • Inhabitat
    Inhabitat is a blog focused on green design and lifestyle topics, as well as green technology and architectural projects.

Web Resources for K-12 Students and Parents

In addition to the resource highlight above, which is tied directly to the Newsletter topic, we will also highlight two new web resources each week.
Now that the summer has really begun, here are two websites focused on summer camps and programs, most of which are online.

  1. Numerade
    Numerade is a website that provides free, virtual summer educational camps as well as video solutions to textbook questions.
  2. BPS’ Summer Stuff
    Boston Public School’s list of summer stuff, including summer camps and jobs, remote learning opportunities, the summer reading list, and more.

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