AceraEI Toolkit 1.0 – Free Remote Learning Projects
During this time of remote learning, we would like to share with you some resources. Feel free to use them, adapt them, and share them!
Acera enables young people to have a runway that fits their potential, developing the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders for our world. We are creating a microcosm of what is possible for all schools—early and deep exposure to STEM topics and innovative fields, practice in creative and complex thinking and problem solving, and opportunities to learn that align with students’ passions and capacities.
We plan on continuing to populate this list daily as more lessons are piloted and recorded. Email us if you want periodic updates as we add new activities and– over time– expand them into units. Please feel free to share this with others!
Five Steps to Successful Remote Learning for School Leaders & Families by Courtney Dickinson
NEW! Guide to At Home Remote-Learning for Parents/Caregivers: PDF
Creativity & Critical Thinking:
Symmetry Drawing (K-2): PDF
Radial Symmetry Pictures (2-4): PDF
Rock Art Photo Journal: Study of Cave Paintings (4-6): PDF
Hunting & Making Pigments (4-6): PDF
Scavenger Hunt (K-2): PDF
dreamSTEAM Academy (K-8): PDF
Containers & Beans (K-3): PDF
How Do I Measure? (3-6): PDF
The Cube: Origami Polyhedra Activity (4-8): PDF
Make Your Own Sundial (K-2, but older students may enjoy too): PDF
Potato Bubbles: A Chemical Reaction (3-9): PDF
The Original Viral Stars Part 1-3 (4-12):
Part 1: Are Viruses Alive: Student/Teacher Guide
Are Viruses Alive: Powerpoint
Are Viruses Alive: Presentation + Narration
Part 2: Hacking Viruses: Full Lesson
Hacking Viruses: Presentation + Narration
Part 3: How Do Viruses Exist: PDF
Our Beautiful Stinky Friend: A Practical Guide to Fermentation (4-12):
Part 1: Student/Teacher Guide: PDF
Fermentation Bonus Video!
Four Ingredients, Limitless Possibilities (Make Your Own Bread): PDF
A Bed for Goldilocks (K-2): PDF
Build a Fort & Optional Pulley System (K-8): PDF
Pollinator Architecture: Structure & Geometry (4-9): PDF
Material Exploration: Deconstructing Forms (4-9): PDF
Foil Float Challenge (K-4): PDF
LEGO Design Challenges (All Ages):
LEGO Animals Challenge! PDF
LEGO Animal Hospital Challenge: PDF
Tech Hub (All Ages):
Tech Hub is a place where students explore computers, smartphones, tablets, robotics, and other tech and is led by Acera’s Technology Manager, David Olson.
Respectful Disassembly: Keyboards Video
Tech Hub with Mr. David: Keyboard Reassembly Video
Mindfulness: Daily Connection Challenges!
Click on the links below for additional Daily Connection Challenges!
Acera Teachers sharing their work via AceraEI: Art lessons by Camila Garcia Enriquez; Scavenger Hunt by Vanessa Roman; Math lessons by Debbie Seidel; A Bed for Goldilocks & Make Your Own Sundial by Amy Yuschik; Virology Science Lessons by Michael Hirsch; Daily Connection Challenges by Kim Machnik; LEGO Design Challenges by David Alsdorf; Engineering/Architecture Lessons by Estee Hill and Josh Briggs.