Enhance your learners' STEM experiences; partner with a STEM Docent
Benefits of Partnering with a STEM Docent
- Docents are specially trained in STEM content as well as in youth engagement and science teaching.
- STEM modules are aligned with national recommendations, helping to easily integrate into both K-12 classroom and informal settings.
- Program costs include coordination and support by the 4-H STEM Docent Program Manager, full instruction by a trained volunteer, and all the materials required to conduct the youth program.
A STEM Docent is a volunteer with a specialty in STEM education who seeks to enhance knowledge and engagement in STEM by New Hampshire youth.
Quick Peek of Sample Modules
Encourages youth to explore local stream environments through examining the invertebrates inhabiting stream systems and how these creatures interact with other biotic and abiotic factors.
Subject Area(s): Ecology
- Water cycle
- Food webs
- Species interactions
Includes 8 instructional hours* and materials. *Three site visits to a stream is ideal, but not required.
Target grades 3 - 8
Introduces youth to the engineering design process while exploring materials and physics principles to build a working model car powered by a mousetrap. It is suitable for out-of-school time learning as well as the classroom (grades 6-8) and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Science and Engineering Practices. In this track, youth are challenged to build a working car with a limited set of materials and directions. Through exploring materials, trial and error and with coaching from a teacher/mentor youth experience the engineering design process of identifying a problem, designing solutions and testing and improving their design.
Subject Area(s): Physics, Engineering
- Energy and Motion
- Engineering Design Practices
- Cause and Effect
- Structure and Function
Includes 8 instructional hours and materials, plus optional participation in NH 4-H State-wide Makers Challenge.
Target grades 5 - 8
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If you have any questions, contact the STEM Docent Coordinator at email@example.com or at 603-641-4391.