Orlando Science Center strives to provide as many resources as possible to further education, especially STEM education, for the members of the community we serve.

There are many opportunities throughout the area where the entire family can learn while having a great time. Here is a list of helpful links that are loaded with additional information and resources about STEM learning.

 

FamiLAB

www.familab.org

FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!

FamiLAB welcomes makers, artists, thinkers, hackers*, crafters, and everyone else – come wield your imagination in any (legal and ethical) way you see fit. Think of FamiLAB as a club for geeks!  Whether you are an art geek, hardware geek, photography geek, code geek, lab geek, or any geek in between–we would like you to join us at the lab and teach a class, lead a lecture, or simply work on a project while surrounded by awesome people. If you can think of it, come build and share it the lab.

 

University of Central Florida, College of Engineering and Computer Science

www.women.cecs.ucf.edu/eyh/resources.htm

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Resources page from the UCF website provides a description of engineering fields, a list of Central Florida STEM Enrichment Resources, and a list of STEM Enrichment websites.

 

Orange County Public Schools

www.ocps.net/cs/services/cs/currareas/STEM/Pages/Elementary.aspx

This is a great resource providing STEM lesson planning resources for students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

 

It's been said that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. They're also tomorrow's innovators and inventors, and the ones who can help create new opportunities for our local economies to prosper and flourish.

To inspire our local youth to develop new ideas that can change the world, Bright House Networks is proud to present "Bright Ideas STEM from Today’s Youth" — a multi-state competition where high school students show how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can bring their idea to life!

Want to get your students' inner geniuses going? We've put together a few ideas and a list of resources that can help you focus your students on using STEM to solve some of today’s challenges.

Whether big or small, your students’ Bright Ideas can change the world!

Download the Bright Ideas Institute Kit to get the tools and instructions you need to participate. This kit includes:

  • The Bright Ideas 60-second promotional video
  • A list of programming networks with STEM-related content
  • Some suggested activities for generating Bright Ideas entries

For more information or to enter the competition, visit www.brighthouse.com/brightideas.

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On March 5, 2014, Orlando Science Center and partners including Lockheed Martin, Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa), STEM Sim Ex, FIRST and Team Orlando converged in Tallahassee to facilitate discussion with state legislators; engage them in active participation of hands-on STEM activities; and promote the value of science centers and strategic partnerships as a tool to inspire and encourage our youth to pursue STEM careers.

In this video, Orlando Science Center President & CEO JoAnn Newman talks about the STEM crisis and what science centers, industry and education are doing about it; Tobi Allen, Community Relations Manager at Lockheed Martin, talks about the importance of getting kids excited about STEM careers; Science Center Educator Emily Duguid breaks down the life-size Angry Birds activity; and Rep. Charles McBurney of Jacksonville comments on the impact STEM learning can have on today's youth.

Special thanks to Dave Heller for shooting and editing this video.


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