Student & Parent Resources
Washington STEM Summer Reading List
It’s that time of the year where the Washington STEM staff offers up some of their favorite summer reads, podcasts, and other fun, thought provoking content. Head over to their blog if you’re looking for something to settle in to on a sunny afternoon.
Software Programming and Coding Glossary for Kids
Choosing to learn to code is a greatway to improve yourself and have fun while doing it. Getting started, however, can be hard. Not only do you have to find the right lessons, games, or activities, but the words people use to talk about coding all seem like a bunch of jargon at first. But once you've got a handle on all of these words and what they mean, learning to make software can be a piece of cake.
Beginners Coding Guide
Computer programming can be a fun and creative activity. It’s just like playing a game: first, you find out what the game is. Second, learn the rules. Third, find out what tools you may need to play the game. Lastly, playing the game!
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
It's never too early to encourage kids and teens to pursue education and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It’s important to set future generations up for success as careers in these fields continue to grow. This comprehensive blog lists a multitude of resources.
STEM at Home Children’s Activity Book
A fun and educational way to keep children occupied at home. The activities are meant to introduce children ages 2-10 to basic STEM concepts. Designed by local GeoEngineers!
Class of 2020 Action Plan
Seniors, it's not too late! Don't let coronavirus derail your plans. Apply now for college, job training, financial aid, and more.
A free texting service designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24/7 by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. Otter sends periodic messages with financial aid information, resources, and deadlines. Students can text Otter with questions about financial aid, college planning, and more.
Try This! Design Challenge
Hands-on activities using common household items. Challenges include: design a mini catapult, paper airplane, and sorting machine.
Girls Who Code at Home
Activities released weekly - each activity will include a feature of a women in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
Free Software Available to All
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many subscriptions and fees have been removed to increase access for tools, products, and applications.
STEM at Home MakerSpace
Fun DIY and STEM-inspired projects to engage and excite the mind.
Daily & Weekly STEM & Robotics Activities
A variety of flexible STEM activities across all learning levels that can be easily picked up to support at-home STEM lessons, fill a creative hour, or build professional development for when classes are back in session.