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There are plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month. We would like to celebrate by sharing ways to teach, learn, and celebrate Black history with books, resources, and more! If you are looking for even more resources, check out last year’s edition of the newsletter as well.
Our Latest Blog Posts
- Free CAD Software for 3D Printing
- The Broad Field of Engineering: Interview w/ Jesse Burton
- A Big Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion!
- Expeditions in Education: Dacia and Steve Jones
Free Black History Resources You’ll Love
There is a rich history of Black achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math. Here are some resources to learn more and teach more about them:
- Library of Congress: African Americans in Science and Technology internet resources
- Black Lives in Astronomy: A Resource Guide
- The HistoryMakers: K-12 lesson plans and activities
- The National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network: Racial justice resources
- Education World: Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt
- Radio Public: Black History podcast series
- Synthesize Aspirin (online) – Dr. Percy Julian was the first scientist to synthesize a chemical compound and was a civil rights activist. Be like Dr. Julian with this activity! (This one was in last year’s edition, but such a cool activity that we had to include it twice!)
Best Books on Black History in STEM
- The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca (Author) & Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
- Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists by Lynda Jones (Author) & Ron Garnett (Illustrator)
- Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker (Author) & Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
- Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM by Tonya Bolden
- Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success by Keith C. Holmes
MakerBot SKETCH is Now Available!
Earlier this month we announced our new partnership with MakerBot, one of the most reputable 3D printer brands on the market. In combination with STEM Education Works’ support, you can find the perfect 3D printing bundle for your classroom.
Next week we have our only trade show of the month, IDEAcon, where we will be bringing a lot of STEM Education Works newcomers. Then in March, we have KySTE in Louisville. Read more about each conference below!
Spend your Valentine’s Day at IDEAcon, from February 13-15 in Schaumburg, Illinois. IDEAcon draws in presenters, thought leaders, exhibitors, and partners from all over the world to share innovative practices in the classroom. See us at booth #327. Register here.
STEM Champions to Follow
- Twitter: Black Girls CODE – Our goal is to empower young Black girls ages 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.
- Twitter: Society of Black Archaeologists – The official Twitter of the Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA) #BlackInArchaeo
- Instagram: ASALH – The Association for the Study of African American Life & History was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of #BlackHistoryMonth.