FREE 2021-22 STEM Resources for Classroom Teachers
Cadet STEM Read Aloud for K-5
Cadets connect with classrooms to read a picture book and a kit of materials is provided for a STEM activity. Teachers keep the book and materials! Teachers may sign up one class per semester.
Life, earth, and physical science equipment are available as well as robotics, construction, and STEM literacy materials. Additions for this school year include adjustable pipettes, Picture Perfect K-5 STEM assembled book collections and The Walking Classroom STEM series which highlights a variety of STEM careers.
Chemistry Magic Shows & Recorded Chemistry Demonstrations
Contact Stacey Lazzelle to schedule magic shows. Virtual presentations for non-local schools are available. For recorded chemistry demos visit:
Virtual Audience with an Astronaut Events
All sessions are at 10:00 AM MT.
Session 5: March 16, 2021
To register for these events, click here
Physics is Phun Demonstrations
Contact Sandy Lamb to schedule these interactive, hair-raising demonstrations.
STEM Professional Development
- We support monthly PALS and eleSTEMary workshops by supplying teacher materials. Please visit these sites for a complete schedule: PALS and eleSTEMary
- Botball Coding Training
- January PD delivered by the chemistry department
- June Biotechnology PD delivered by the biology faculty
- Science Standards Implementation Institutes
Virtual Audience with an Astronaut Sessions
USAFA STEM Outreach partners with the Space Foundation to bring classes 5 virtual interactions with retired astronaut Digger Carey. Mr. Carey discusses his schooling, astronaut preparation, missions in space and future space careers.
Energy Camp for 10 Year Olds
Teachers can recommend 10-year-old students to attend a November energy themed camp. This 2-day free camp is packed with tons of exciting energy activities and student take-home materials
LEGACY Craftsman Camps
Following an application process, 12 students per 11–15-year-old age level are selected for free LEGACY Craftsman day camps which occur at the beginning of June. The week is filled with a variety of STEM activities, interactions with scientists and engineers and a Friday field trip. The application window runs from Jan 1st – Mar 1st. To apply go to: http://wpafbstem.com/pages/legacy_afa.html
Research Center Tours
School group tours will be available on a limited basis and restricted to one bus.
Support for School STEM Days or STEM Nights
Depending on cadet and staff availability, demos and hands-on activities can support school-wide events.