Hello! I wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for your webpage. I run a talented and gifted group for young students with a talent for mechanics and inventing. A student named Kira has been helping me make a list of STEM related resources for the students to use at home which is how we found you. Thanks for your help! Kira also found this article of engineering games. We got a lot of use from it and she thought you'd like to add a link to this to your page for others to explore. Kira is a new member so I wanted to make sure I encourage her and pass the message on. I'm sure she'd love to know what you think about it. If you have any other ideas for us, I'd love to hear them!
Have a great day,
Hi there Dr. Maslyk,
I just wanted to send you a quick email on behalf of my granddaughter Alyssa. Alyssa just finished the sixth grade and is enrolled in a summer enrichment STEM program that starts in a few weeks. The program is set up to help kids deepen their understanding in engineering, math, science and technology. Alyssa's class learned a lot about mechanics and engineering in their last science unit, so she is super excited to dive into this summer STEM program. Alyssa is participating in "camp grandma" until her summer enrichment camp starts and has asked if she can research and learn as much as she can about engineering and mechanics. Alyssa has insisted on doing research on her own, so my one requirement is she can only go on safe and kid friendly websites if she wants to research on her own and of course I am over her shoulder most of the time. Yesterday, Alyssa came across your page and I just wanted to personally thank you for making it. You have some great resources and information that really taught her a lot about engineering.
Alyssa also found this great page that I thought would fit really nicely with the information on your page.
Would you consider adding it for me? I would love to surprise her and show her that her research will help other kids learn all about engineering and mechanics!
Thank you so much,
Check out the new resource that Peyton shared!
Powerful learning occurs at the intersection between steam and making
STEAM Maker feedback
Spotlight on Student STEAM Makers
Thank you Kira for sharing this list of digital engineering resources!
Classroom Maker Resources
Maker Shed http://www.makershed.com/
Ready, Set, Design http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2011/09/09/ready-set-design/
Carnegie Science Center Fab Lab
New York Hall of Science
Wanger Family Fab Lab at Museum of Science and Industry
Engineering and Design
Engineering is Elementary
Virginia Children’s Engineering Council
PBS Design Squad
The Kennedy Center Art’s Edge
The Buck Institute of Education
My Science Box
Kids Do Ecology
Thanks to Alyssa for sharing this great resource!