National Geographic Resources
Welcome to RoboWorks! Help design machines to solve some real-world problems.
Maximize your yield while keeping your farm sustainable in this crop-growing game.
Plan it Green: Generation Station
In this fun energy game, select components of a power plant in the correct order to create a working power plant.
Monday, April 27, 2020
May 5th-12th: Save the Dates
You are invited to take part in a free, interactive, week-long video showcase event that will feature over 170 federally funded projects. Projects showcase their innovations in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science education in formal and informal settings.
View videos of interest, post queries and feedback to the presenters, and vote for your favorites. Thousands of researchers, K-12 educators, higher ed faculty, administrators, policy makers, aspiring investigators, graduate students, and parents will take part. We look forward to your active participation in May! Bookmark this site.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
With many schools closed due to COVID-19, we know that parents and educators are looking for online learning resources for students. We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources that students can access to continue their computing education outside the classroom.
Live Video Streaming
Members of the Microsoft MakeCode team and community will be recording live video streams daily to walk students through different MakeCode tutorials and projects. All videos will be live streamed on Mixer and available for viewing later in the MakeCode YouTube Channel.
Mark Rober is an American YouTuber, engineer and inventor. He is known for his YouTube videos on popular science, do-it-yourself gadgets and creative ideas. Several of his videos have gone viral, including a digital Halloween costume, and a trap for package thieves that releases a fountain of ultra-fine glitter. Prior to YouTube, Rober was an engineer with NASA where he spent seven years working on the Curiosity rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He later worked for four years at Apple Inc. as a product designer in their Special Projects Group, where he authored patents involving virtual reality in self-driving cars.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4pm (he advertises it as 1pm Pacific time)
WGBH Distance Learning Opportunities
Engineering & Technology
Engineering & Technology
In these challenging times, you may be searching for ways to keep your kids occupied and learning while they’re home. WGBH’s Distance Learning Center was created to support you and the kids and teens in your care with high-quality, trusted, and engaging digital education resources.
We’ve curated a selection of free resources from the extensive PBS Learning Media library and other WGBH Education initiatives, with a focus on self-directed activities.
Resources span grade levels from PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, cover a wide range of commonly-taught and interesting subjects, and are presented with time estimates to help caregivers select activities.