VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the "best of the best" of web-based resources, classroom competitions and teacher grant programs. The June 15, 2018, newsletter offers resources that Take Science into Summer, Hear Stories of Latinas in STEM & More.
Here are a few of our favorites...be sure to check out the whole newsletter!
Videos Exploring the Science Behind Summer Activities
Throughout the summer months, students can explore the science behind some of their favorite summer activities. On PBS LearningMedia’s Science of Summerwebsite, students will discover the physics of sailing, the chemistry of campfires, the mineral composition of sand, the forces that allow humans to ride bicycles and rollercoasters—and more.
Books About the Immigrant Experience
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and Brightly, an online resource to help educators grow lifelong readers, features 15 books for children about the Immigrant Experience in America. One of the books suggested for children in prekindergarten/kindergarten is The Name Jar, a familiar immigrant tale of having an unfamiliar name and feeling like an outsider—until someone kind or brave or both makes a gesture of inclusion.
Initiative Encouraging Young Latinas to Pursue Careers in Technology
TECHNOLOchicas is an initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.