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Welcome to STEM DuPage

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STEM DuPage ENGAGES

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STEM DuPage ENCOURAGES

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) website; we are part of the DuPage County Regional Office of Education. Our goals are to encourage awareness and engagement with STEM content, processes, and careers. The events and activities hosted by our team focus on middle school grades and include educators, students, and parents. We collaborate with schools, businesses, and community organizations in DuPage on our quest for all to embrace STEM.

STEM Starters

SEQUENCES

Fill in the entries in each sequence.

OUR SUN!

Think of 5 things you know about our nearest star.
Write them down and be
prepared to share.

image credit: NSO/NSF/AURA

Shape Classification

Sort the figures above into classes and subclasses.

Fun for:

Educators

You can use these starters to engage students as they enter class and get seated. This type of activity is sometimes referred to as bell work, or a bell ringer.

Families

You can use these to spark an after-dinner discussion, a game night or an exploration.

STEM Nerds

Just nerd out with us.

Everyone

Click “Get Starter” button to see the full challenge, from there you’ll scroll to a second slide to see the solution. Check back weekly to see new Starters.

Events

DuPage County Recycling Events

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a mantra we’ve all heard. Studying and researching the “what”, the “why”, and the “how” each of these are accomplished are important STEM topics, relevant to your students. To start the discussion, use this list of upcoming recycling events in our county.

Our Upcycling Solutions Showcase Event is in Progress.  Check back for a showcase of entries.

DuPage students in grades 5-8 were invited to work with a team and create a video showcasing solutions to a real-life STEM problem related to upcycling, or repurposing an item that is typically discarded. Details are included here.

Registrations were due by April 13th. Direct questions to Patricia Zriny, STEM Squad member, at pzriny@dupageroe.org.


Schools

Representing Wheaton, the 7th grade Gnarly Llamas of Wonder (G.L.O.W.) have won the Illinois State Championship in the annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition.  Next stop: Houston, where they will compete against 90 teams from more than 25 countries.