Step outside and watch the birds come to your homemade feeders. Get to know the trees on campus and enjoy collecting and looking at neat nature's interesting inventions.
Stomp Rockets will fly high as students make predictions and conduct experiments to observe how different rocket designs affect flight performance.
Students use block coding to learn essential computer programming skills! Fun activities help kids build interests that could inspire their future careers.
Creative expression through art is an important part of each week. Here, students learned all about the first written language recorded in human history (Cuneiform) by pressing reeds into soft clay.
Students gather in small groups outside to listen to their STEM coaches or peers read them a fun story themed to their STEM activities! Students are read to everyday from an amazing collection of printable stories.
What is the STEMTaught Expanded Learning Program (ELOP)?
STEMTaught’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) provides schools with 180 days of STEM-based daily plans featuring a story, games, and activities that are so easy to follow that anyone can lead them. Each month has a fun theme that provides students with NGSS aligned hands-on activities to help them develop new skills and a deeper understanding of each month’s topic.
Can your resources be used for older students in middle school and high school?Certain programs are best for certain age groups. Here is a brief breakdown of which programs are best for specific age groups. ELOP: Grades K-8 Summer Camp: Grades K-8 Robotics: Grades K-12 Microscopy: Grades K-12 Basketball: Grades 4-8
Will the programs work for students with special needs?Absolutely! We have found through several years of working with students of all abilities that students with special needs thrive when given the opportunity for hands-on learning where they can use their hands and creative thinking to come up with solutions.
Do you provide support?Yes, we provide support through email, phone calls, and text messages. Please reach out, and we will work together to address your needs.
Can you come on-site for in-person training?Yes, if requested we can travel to your school to have in-person training. There is a fee associated with this.
How long do we have access to the program?You will have access to the program for a year from the date the program is purchased.
Where do we get the supplies for the daily activities?Each month has a supply list of everything that you will need to make the month a success! All the supplies can be purchased at a local Walmart or on Amazon.com.
Are the robots and microscopes included in the ELOP program?No. The robots and microscopes can be purchased separately at an extra cost. Although activities using robots and microscopes are a part of the schedule, the ELOP program can easily be run without the use of either of these resources. While they are not necessary, they are encouraged, as these resources provide the students frequent opportunities to develop valuable life skills from a young age that will set them up for success in future endeavors!
I see that the schedule is only for a 2-hour 30-minute schedule, but our program runs longer, can this work for our program?We have created our daily schedules based on a 2-hour 30-minute schedule. The times and activities are adjustable for your school day.
How do I use the program?1. Get a QUICK OVERVIEW of each month's themed unit content. Read what activities you will do and what materials you will need to prepare. 2. Click a day on the calendar to find VIDEO LINKS, BOOKS, AND ACTIVITY HELP RESOURCES for each instruction day. 3. PRINT A LESSON PLAN/SCHEDULE for each of your STEM Coaches (after school staff) for each instruction day.