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Coding Butterfly: New, 4-Step Lesson Plan Starts Early Nov.

Coding Butterfly has developed a four-step lesson plan for introducing kids to coding and moving with them as they grow and progress.  Each step consists of weekly lessons over 12 weeks: Step 1:  Creative Electronics and 3D Print (Micro:bit, Scratch, and … Continue reading

Register for FIRST Women in Science & Technology Forum, Nov. 9

Registration is open for this year’s FIRST Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Forum for high-school students.  It will be held on November 9, 8:30AM-2PM at FIRST Place, 200 Bedford Street in Manchester, NH. The WIST forum, offered every other year … Continue reading

Framingham State Planetarium Moon-Watch Event, Oct. 19

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations for ages 6+ on the third Friday of each month (except April). A suggested donation of $5 per guest is requested. Registration is now sold out for the October 19 event, … Continue reading

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Celebration, Nov. 9

Boston’s Museum of Science and its Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) committee will host a luncheon panel discussion, Changing the Financial Landscape:  How Women are Putting the ‘M’ in STEM. It will be held November 9, 11:30AM-2PM, at the Royal Sonesta … Continue reading

Grades 9-12: Registration Open for Northeastern Splash, Nov. 3 & 10

Each fall, NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) hosts Splash! (Waterfall), a free program for high-school students to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students.  This year it will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, November 3 & 10, 10AM-3:20PM, in … Continue reading

Register for Clark University’s Fall Splash, Grades 5-12, Nov. 4

Clark University’s Fall Splash — a one-day, free program offering 29 classes for students in Grades 5-12 — will be held November 4, 10AM-5PM on the Clark campus (950 Main St., Worcester). Students should register as soon as possible because classes fill up.  The day … Continue reading

New Clubs for Grades 6-8 at Makers’ Corner (at Underwood)

The new Makers’ Corner for Grades 6-8, located at Underwood School, has these new after-school clubs open for registration: 3-D Printing Introduction and Designing for Real Life:  Tuesdays, 2:00-4:15 PM, October 9, 16, 23, 30, & November 6.  Solving real-life design … Continue reading

You-Do-It Workshops: Learn to Solder, Oct. 26 & 27

YouDoIt Electronics — one of the few places left in Boston that caters to electronics hobbyists — will offer one-hour Learn to Solder workshops at four times: October 26 at 10AM or 3:30PM and October 27 at 10AM or 3:30PM. The workshop costs $14.90 and is … Continue reading

DiscoverE Webinar for Grades 6-8: Engineering in Unusual Places, Oct. 10

DiscoverE will present a webinar for Grades 6-8, Engineering in Unusual Places, on October 10, 4-5PM.  Teachers and parents may register here to gain access for either  the presentation, either live or recorded. Topics include: Operation #PolarEye – Working to save polar … Continue reading

Register Now for MAST Conference in Boxborough, Nov. 1-2

Register here for the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) annual conference on November 2-3 at the Boxborough Regency Hotel (242 Adams Place, Boxborough). Newton teachers Laura Rossier (F.A. Day) and Michelle Fox (Brown) will present “Cause and Effect:  An 8th Grade Integrated Curriculum Outline Based … Continue reading