Remote Learning Projects

AceraEI Toolkit – Free Remote Learning Projects


As schools plan for a possible return to remote learning during the 2020-21 school year, Acera is sharing resources to make virtual learning engaging and fun. Feel free to use them, adapt them, and share them! We also offer a series of virtual, hands-on after school STEAM classes for kids everywhere! View classes and register.

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 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!

Interested in applying to Acera? Visit our Admissions page and attend one of our monthly virtual Parent Information Sessions.


Activities and Lessons
Download a remote school daily agenda template

Maker and Hands-on Activities

  • 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
  • Symmetry Drawing (K-2): PDF
  • Radial Symmetry Pictures (2-4): PDF
  • Rock Art Photo Journal: Study of Cave Paintings (4-6): PDF
LEGO Design Challenges (all ages):
  • LEGO Animals Challenge: PDF
  • LEGO Animal Hospital Challenge: PDF
  • dreamSTEAM Academy (K-8): PDF
Tech Hub (All Ages):
  • Repairing a Lumitime Clock: Video
  • Electric Fireplace repair: Video
  • Respectful Disassembly: Keyboards: Video
  • Keyboard Reassembly: Video

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. 

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Math games for all ages: PDF
  • Earn Up! A video lesson on investments and earnings. Video presentation
  • Containers & Beans (K-3): PDF
  • How Do I Measure? (3-6): PDF
  • The Cube: Origami Polyhedra Activity (4-8): PDF

Reading and Writing

  • Exploring and Writing Poetry (K-12): PDF
  • Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt (K-2): PDF
  • Engaging students with literature (K-12): Video


Mindfulness: Daily Connection Challenges!

Kids (and adults!) need to feel connected during this time of social distancing. Acera classroom teacher Kim Machnik offers a different challenge each weekday to encourage us all to stay positive and connected.

Click here to see all 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. 


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