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The Seaworthy STEM-in-A-Box curricula was developed through collaborative efforts of a team of individuals at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division and Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows via an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program. We are grateful to the following Content Specialists who contributed their knowledge and expertise by researching and writing on selected topics: Suzanne Otto and Stephanie Klixbull. The views and opinions of the Content Specialists expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the AEF Program, the U.S. Department of Energy or the U.S. Government. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the AEF Program, the U.S. Department of Energy or the U.S. Government.
Seaworthy STEM-in-a-Box is a Navy initiative to provide enhanced Naval-relevant, standards-aligned, hands-on activities to K-12 teachers and students. Components of this program include, curated sets of classroom activities that aim to build deep conceptual understanding in Naval-relevant content areas. The kits also includes comprehensive lesson plans, material lists, scientific background information, STEM related literacy books and student activity sheets. The STEM-in-a-Box program is designed to support teachers as they select content, acquire materials and implement more hands-on STEM activities in their classrooms. Increasing student access to hands-on STEM activities, also increases awareness of STEM career paths, engage students in STEM and support development of student’s abilities in STEM content. The content and Naval-relevant activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, (2019). The topics and content covered within the lessons are connected and scaffolded based on grade level. The STEM-in-A-Box kits were designed to guide students through the scientific inquiry-based theory and the engineering design process. The kits are centered around the topics that are relevant for Navy scientists and engineers. These activities are targeted to four distinct grade bands: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th.
Activity booklets coming soon.