STEM

Why STEM? “Four billion people on the planet use a mobile phone, while 3.5 billion people use a toothbrush. In the past two years, 90% of all the world’s data has been generated. NASA plans to set foot on Mars in the next 20 years, and driverless cars are already being tested in Europe. The future is here, and it requires a citizenry fluent in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).”
— Smithsonian Science Education Center

STEM Platforms Grades K-8

  • TeachEngineering
    Excellent K-12 NGSS standards-aligned, hands-on lessons, activities, maker challenges and more. Students will learn about key engineering concepts. Very user-friendly website allowing visitors to browse easily to find the right information.
  • PBS STEM a plethora of high quality STEM and other subject related areas. The site is well organized including various types of media content, interactive lessons, and a free personalized online dashboard for customize learning.
  • Concord Consortium engages students with scientifically accurate virtual labs, hands-on digital tools and interactive modules. Make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.
  • Amazon Future Engineers offers free comprehensive classes from childhood-to-career programs aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults.
  • Google Education is a repository of Google’s cutting edge STEM lesson plans, virtual reality, computer coding, and Language Arts.
  • learnXdesign offers design based learning resources for broader learning strategies.
  • Science Buddies is an award-winning, non-profit content provider empowering K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. 
  • Microsoft Library Hacks are hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone.
  • Siemans Foundation invested more than $122 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education skill-based initiatives. While guiding young minds about the pathways toward STEM careers. These much needed skills are designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • TGR Foundation offers interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications to access integrated STEM learning .
  • NYSci Discover over 450 exhibits, events, and workshops designed to engage ages 1 to 100. With over 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space, plus 60,000 square feet of outdoors, you’ve got room to explore!

Game Design

Calling all Gamers.

Do you have what it takes?

Classes

  • Lynda offers software video tutorial classes divided into short segments, from MS Office to Auto CAD and everything in between. Login with your Northbrook library card number and password/PIN.

  • Hackr.io is an aggregate of courses from many providers to make it easy to find the best courses on almost any subject, wherever they exist on the web. The aim is to provide an unbiased platform for learners to discover the best sources to learn a new skill.

Computer Coding

Drones

Electronics


Trending

  • Machine Learning for Kids is a free tool introducing machine learning by providing hands-on experiences for training machine learning systems and building things with them.

STEP-BY-STEP PROJECT GUIDES


  • DeepMind if your interested in learning the inside track about artificial intelligence look no further.


OpenAI is a research laboratory based in San Francisco, California. Their work examines the potential use for artificial intelligence. Imagine exploring aspects of neural networks, reinforced learning algorithms, and generative language models or any other aspect in the frontier of artificial intelligence.

MACHINE LEARNING CLASSES


S2 Ep1: A breakthrough unfolds DeepMind: The Podcast

In December 2019, DeepMind’s AI system, AlphaFold, solved a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology, known as the protein-folding problem. A headline in the journal Nature read, “It will change everything” and the President of the UK's Royal Society called it a “stunning advance [that arrived] decades before many in the field would have predicted”. In this episode, Hannah uncovers the inside story of AlphaFold from the people who made it happen and finds out how it could help transform the future of healthcare and medicine. For questions or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind or email podcast@deepmind.com.  Interviewees: DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis, John Jumper, Kathryn Tunyasunakool and Sasha Brown; Charles Mowbray and Monique Wasuna of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi]) & John McGeehan of the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth Credits Presenter: Hannah Fry Series Producer: Dan Hardoon Production support: Jill Achineku Sounds design: Emma Barnaby Music composition: Eleni Shaw Sound Engineer: Nigel Appleton Editor: David Prest Commissioned by DeepMind Thank you to everyone who made this season possible!  Further reading:  AlphaFold blog, DeepMind: https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alphafold-a-solution-to-a-50-year-old-grand-challenge-in-biology AlphaFold case study, DeepMind: https://deepmind.com/research/case-studies/alphafold It will change everything, Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03348-4 AlphaFold Is The Most Important Achievement In AI—Ever, Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robtoews/2021/10/03/alphafold-is-the-most-important-achievement-in-ai-ever/?sh=359278426e0a Bacteria found to eat PET plastics, NewScientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2080279-bacteria-found-to-eat-pet-plastics-could-help-do-the-recycling/ Protein Structure Prediction Center: https://predictioncenter.org/ An interview with Professor John McGeehan, BBSRC: https://bbsrc.ukri.org/news/features/enzyme-science/an-interview-with-professor-john-mcgeehan/ John McGeehan profile, University of Portsmouth: https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/en/persons/john-mcgeehan Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi): https://dndi.org/ A doctor’s dream, DNDi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk31iucWYdE The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dx75g/episodes/downloads Hannah Fry: https://hannahfry.co.uk/
  1. S2 Ep1: A breakthrough unfolds
  2. S2 Ep2: Speaking of intelligence
  3. S2: DeepMind: The Podcast with Hannah Fry – Season 2 coming soon!
  4. S1 Ep8: Demis Hassabis: The interview
  5. S1 Ep7: Towards the future

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