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STEM Fun for Elementary School Kids

Cool STEM Websites

  • Funology: At Funology, science is bound to get interactive. Make a tornado with water. Build a Jurassic Park terrarium. Or, simply torment your siblings with endless jokes about bugs and insects.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics: Your parents might be interested in this. Curated by the U.S. Department of Education, this website contains math activities (to be completed at home, at the store and on the go) for preschoolers and elementary kids.
  • Kids Do Ecology: Every kid should be an ecological hero. Learn about biomes, blue whales and data collecting. You can even create your own classroom experiment. Available en Español.
  • Kids.gov: From imaginary jungles to ion experiments, Kids.gov has plenty of resources for a rainy day. Watch an animation on thunder and lightning or take a virtual field trip to the National Zoo.
  • The Kids’ Science Challenge (KSC): Hands-on science activities, games, cool videos, scavenger hunts … this website is full of fun stuff. KSC also hosts a free, nationwide science competition for students in grades three to six.
  • NASA Kids’ Club: At NASA Kids’ Club, it’s perfectly okay to fool around in space. You can use your science and math skills to explore Mars, construct a fleet of rockets or search for NASA spinoffs in your garage.
  • NASA Space Place: Build your own spacecraft, play space volcanoes or browse through a gallery of sun images. When you’re at the Space Place, the universe is the limit.
  • National Geographic Kids: Which do you think is cuter: the puffer fish or the clown fish? On this website, you can vote in polls, take part in eggs-periments, watch videos, play puzzles and learn amazing facts.
  • Weather Wiz Kids: Meet meteorologist Crystal Wicker. She’s put together a website that explains everything about the weather. Find fun facts, games, flashcards and photos, plus get answers to your meteorological questions.
  • TechRocket: Learn programming languages, graphic design in Photoshop, and more! Use the promo code “MIDSFREE” to get a free first month!
  • Carnegie Cyber Academy: The Carnegie Cyber Academy has interactive games that teaches kids proper safety while browsing the internet.
  • Wonderville: Wondervlile has it all – science experiments, comics, videos, activities on topics such as solar energy and aerial fire-fighting.
  • Kinder Care Learning Center: Kinder Care Learning Center is focused on providing continuous education to those curious minds during winter and summer break.

PBS Kids

  • Cyberchase: Help Jackie, Matt and Inez use math to protect the digital universe from evil. Don’t worry: Cyberchase has lots of math games, videos and activities to aid you in your quest.
  • Design Squad Nation: Design anything (!) your mind might imagine. Through Design Squad challenges, videos and tutorials, you’ll discover all there is to know about engineering principles.
  • Lifeboat to Mars: Explore the world of biology with this free online game. In one simulation (Microland) you control hungry microbes. In another (Ecoland), you have to balance out the space station’s ecosystem.
  • Zoom: Hot science and cool ideas. You’ll find all kinds of activities and experiments on Zoom’s website, including things like lemon juice rockets, crazy straw bridges and bubble cities.
  • Design Squad Global: Want to partcipate in cool scientific challanges, play games and watch fun videos? Check out Design Squad Global.

Science Games and Apps

  • Amazing Alex App: Amazing Alex has a lot of crazy physics challenges in need of your inventive solutions. You can even build and create your own. Brought to you by the creators of Angry Birds.
  • Angry Birds Space App: Those whacky (and wildly successful) birds are now playing their physics puzzles in space, where gravity does some pretty strange things!
  • Every Body Has a Brain!: Plunge headfirst into your amazing brain with songs, animations and mini-games. The complete game is available for purchase as a CD-ROM or digital download.
  • Kinectic City: An amazing collection of science experiments, games, activities and challenges. You might choose to run the blood cell relay race or use a computer model to build your own interstellar slush business.
  • Max and the Magic Marker App: In this fun physics-based game, you’re in complete control of Max and his incredible magic marker. There are 15 puzzle levels, with challenges, secrets and rewards in each.
  • Seasons! App: Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you. In this app, you’ll learn how to identify various weather situations in different seasons. For kids age 3 to 6.
  • Sid’s Science Fair App: Sid from PBS’ “Sid the Science Kid” has three science games for your entertainment pleasure: Gabriela’s “Collection Inspection,” May’s “Chart It!” and Gerald’s “Time Machine.” For kids age 3 to 6.
  • Team Umizoomi: The cheerful animated characters from Nick Jr.’s TV program offer lots of math games and activities for preschoolers.

Math Games and Apps

  • Geometry Quest App: Travel the world by solving geometry challenges along the way. You’ll receive passport stamps for perfect quests. Covers Common Core standards 3MD, 3G, 4MD, 5G, 6G, 7G and 8G.
  • Math Blaster: Do you have what it takes to save the galaxy? You’re going to need your math skills to complete your training missions in this free online game.
  • MathBoard App: One for the parents. This useful app walks kids through the steps to solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations. There’s a handy scratchboard area where kids can work problems out by hand.
  • Motion Math: Pizza! App: Pizza, pizza! In this math-based game, you buy ingredients, design signature pizzas and sell them to customers (hopefully at a profit).
  • Motion Math: Questimate! App: How fast is the world’s fastest train? How many jellybeans fill up a soccer ball? In Questimate!, you get to make up your own questions.
  • Mystery Math Town: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rescue the fireflies hidden in Mystery Math Town. Be warned: you’ll need your math skills to unlock all the rooms and passages on your quest!
  • Numbers League: In the Numbers League, only math can save the day. You’ll use everything from addition to negative numbers to assemble a team of superheroes and capture a horde of villains.
  • Umigo: Bored with everything? The crazy characters at UMIGO might have the answer. Their interactive games are just right for building math and critical thinking skills.
  • Brain Pop Jr.: Do you like mathematics? Want to be able to calculate numbers quickly? Brain Pop has all the tips and tricks to get better with numbers.
  • CoolMath4Kids: Cool4Math is a great resource for kids who love playing games. It combines education with gaming, to deliver extra mathematical fun.
  • Fun Brain: Funbrain is sorted by grade type, it’s for kids in grades pre-k through 8th grade. It has every mathematical resource your kids need.

STEM Contests

  • Junior FIRST® LEGO® League: Are you a LEGO® fiend? Then this is the contest for you. You’ll use LEGO® bricks to design and build a moving model; then, you’ll assemble a Show Me poster to showcase your solution. For kids age 6 to 9.
  • NSBE KidZone Elementary Science Olympiad: Collect a team and test your science skills in 18 different events at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Convention. Open to grades three to five. Those in kindergarten through second grade compete in a non-competitive league.
  • Perennial Math Tournaments: A virtual math tournament (via videoconferencing) for both teams and individuals. Open to grades three to eight.

STEM Camps

  • Camp Invention: Daydreams become discoveries at this summer day camp. Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention presents essential STEM concepts through creative hands-on activities.
  • Cosmophere Camps: To infinity and beyond! These cool flight and space adventure-themed camps take place at the Smithsonian-affiliated Kansas Cosmophere and Space Center (KAOS) in Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Destination Science Camp: Spend a week this summer creating robots, building a digital music system, training an electric-powered chameleon or even preparing for a mission to the moon! Held at 130 locations in six states.
  • Digital Media Academy Adventures Camp: Digital Media’s award-winning camps cover everything from cartoon creation to computer programming to advanced robotics with LEGO® EV3. For kids age 8 to 12.
  • Engineering for Kids: Engineering for Kids is an education company for kids age 4 to 14. It offers a variety of STEM programs, including in-school field trips, birthday parties, workshops and camps.
  • iD Tech Camps: The sky’s the limit at iD Tech’s day and overnight camps. Make your own video game, program your own app or even code in Java.
  • KinderCare® Summer Camps: From the wacky wet science of water to the basics of surviving in the wilderness, KinderCare offers a variety of programs for pre-K through school-age kids.
  • Science Explorers: Sharks and submarines, potions and slime, castles and catapults .. whatever you love, these science summer camps have just the activity for you. Offered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
  • Snapology: Snapology partners with schools around the country to offer STEAM programs, contests, and camps. The programs are interactive, which allows kids to learn through hands-on instruction and play. Programs are offered in a number of different formats, including after school, on weekends, and over the summer.
  • Vision Tech Camps: Vision Tech offers camps for kids ages 7-17 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp topics include robotics, programming, minecraft, and more.
  • Youth Digital Summer Camps: Design 3-D models for Minecraft, create your own video game or even direct a 3-D animation! These camps focused on digital technology are held in various southern cities. For kids age 8 to 16.

Hands-on activites
Legos
Playdoh
Board Game
Cup stacking (take plastic cups and stack them in different
ways)
Build a structure out of straws and tape (you can also use
cotton balls, tooth picks, any form of tape, etc.)
If you have another STEM related items or electronics at

home, feel free to use them

Art Club

Welcome to Ross Street School Virtual Art Club!

Here all students can explore the art of making pottery. Simply download the free app under App Store Games.

Search for Pottery.ly

This app allows the user to create virtual pieces of pottery through sculpting, firing and finally designing. There are several tools available to custom make each piece while making the experience really easy to follow!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pottery-ly-3d-ceramic-maker/id1449834010

Email Ms. Padilla for more information: Stacey.Padilla@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

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Student Council

Student Council continues to support our school and community. Student Council members are available to help other students in need of social interaction. Council members attend Zoom meetings to discuss ways to support our community during distance learning, coordinate Spirit Weeks, and are formulating new ways to reach out to our families to ensure we feel "together". 

Wellness Club

Wellness club meets twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. Lead by Ms. Acheson, Wellness Club discusses self-care, character education pillars, and how we can support each other in today's climate. Wellness Club practices stretching, meditation, and yoga. Wellness club is accepting new members, if you are interested in participating please email Ms. Acheson: Amanda.Acheson@woodbridge.k12.nj.us 

Chorus

We will follow up with Zoom calls to practice the material.

Email Mr. Filoramo for additional information.

Mark.Filoramo@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

Reading Club- 1st Grade

Reading Club for first graders will be offered via Zoom four times a week at different times. Throughout the Zoom sessions, teachers will review first grade words/sounds and will assist your child with his or her reading performance. Be sure to check your e-mail for Zoom links as well as for videos and other activities!

Reading Club- 2nd Grade

Welcome to our Reading Club classroom!

If your child was part of the 2nd Grade Reading Club, you should have received an email with the Google Classroom code. If you did not get this, please reach out to any of the teachers listed below.

natalia.jarema@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

brooke.casoni@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

rebecca.burke@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

alison.toth@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

We are looking forward to getting back to reading with our second graders. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays we will be having online Zoom classes to practice our reading skills. Look for fun activities and reading practice assignments weekly as well in the Google Classroom.

We have set up a schedule of times that we hope work for everyone. Join all three or one that works best with your schedules. The invitation to the zoom classes will be posted daily on the classroom.

The schedule is as follows;
Tuesdays with Ms. Casoni - 9:30AM
Wednesdays with Ms. Burke - 11:00AM
Thursdays with Ms. Toth - 2:30PM


Reading Club- 4th Grade

Welcome to our Virtual 4th Grade Reading Club!

We will be communicating via Google Classroom and you can find the code in any of the 4th grade Google Classrooms (posted by Ms. Cook)!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be hosting two different Zoom classes to review the ELA based assignments posted in the Google Classroom throughout the week. Be on the lookout for fun activities to be reinforcing all of our assignments and stories as we go along!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to any of us!

kelly.rawls@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

nicole.cook@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

nicole.harrell@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

melissa.schulman@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

Spartan Math Club

Welcome to our Virtual 3rd Grade Spartan Math Club!

We will be communicating via Google Classroom and you can find the code in any of the 3rd grade Google Classrooms (posted by Ms. Power)!

On Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays we will be hosting Zoom classes to review the Math based assignments posted in the Google Classroom throughout the week. Be on the lookout for fun activities, games, and videos to reinforce math skills.

Family STEM

Bouncing Egg

https://thestemlaboratory.com/glowing-bouncy-egg/

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBrCKT88Yhs&feature=youtu.be

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RgeQahuTr4&feature=youtu.be

Incredible Water and Candle experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YnW15JPuFk&feature=youtu.be

Resources:

How old is earth- https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/old-earth?code=9a7fa0ff7ab631ce67f0f12248b10c06

How can we predict a storm- https://mysteryscience.com/weather/mystery-2/local-weather-patterns-weather-prediction/47?code=NTM4MjY2OTA&t=student

What do fireworks, rubber, and silly putty have in common- https://mysteryscience.com/chemistry/mystery-4/chemical-reactions/110?code=NTM4MjY2OTA&t=student

Fun with NASA- https://www.nasa.gov/stem

Video 1 - Grow a Rainbow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K82UmL4Rd4&feature=youtu.be


Here are some EXTRAS for you to use about RAINBOWS:


Chasing Rainbows:

https://mysteryscience.com/trending/mystery-5/light-color/209?r=53826790


How is a Rainbow Made:

https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/rainbows#slide-id-8205


Can we make it rain? Learn about the water cycle in this video and activitiy:

https://mysteryscience.com/earth/mystery-3/water-cycle/124?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Video 2 - Skittles Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLpgmv0fWI&feature=youtu.be


Here's Another Video:

-- https://www.funwithmama.com/easy-skittles-rainbow-kids-candy-science-experiment/

Video 3 - Marker Madness!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8WsVQCBXfQ

--- https://aroundthekampfire.com/2019/05/sharpie-solubility-experiment-kids-science.html


Marker Madness Worksheet:

[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DHrIQvazJQrm1nVvOcMUbh7JJ6OVQ-OlvT4QUVnlj49kIyElakh80bPl0yCJ6grX_avI-DTQVG7TUPVAIEMFyEIxM_BzKIa8nMqrhsJsx9FslIVc4cEDxj5R0W04gWwjqsV-Ul9F]


Solar System STEM:


Watch this first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtyU2n7eo2c


Great for students of all ages:

Make your own Rocket:

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-antacid-rocket-experiment-2086764


Salt Dough Solar System Models:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGTGTbBak-Q


Learn facts about the solar system with this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=libKVRa01L8


Nasa Stem Activities:

https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html


Great for younger students:

Learn about moving shadows in this video and activity:

https://mysteryscience.com/sky/mystery-1/sun-shadows-daily-patterns/82?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Learn about the how the sun can help you if you’re lost with this video and activity:

https://mysteryscience.com/sky/mystery-3/sun-daily-patterns/81?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Learn about why the stars come out at night with this video and activity:

https://mysteryscience.com/sky/mystery-5/stars-daily-patterns/128?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Great for older students:

Learn about wandering stars in this video and activity:

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-6/planets-solar-system/78?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Could there be life on other planets? Learn more with this video and activity:

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-8/star-brightness-habitable-planets/294?code=NTM4MjY2ODc&t=student


Nasa Coding:

https://chandra.si.edu/edu/pencilcode/

Coding games: https://codecombat.com/play

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All instruction is taking place on Google Classroom. Please email Mr. Barbato with any questions.