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STEM-Works  is a portal that supports the teaching of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills. It provides articles, activities, and career information. Search or browse under nine headings, including games. No standards are listed. Grade levels to be determined by teacher. Users must create a free account.

Crime Scene Investigation,  for example, provides information and activities in forensic and biometrics that will separate fact from TV fiction. In Wingspan,  students learn how anthropology uses math when they explore the association of height and arm span by collecting and plotting data on a scatterplot. Afterward, students can Take a Tour of a Forensic Biology Lab. Three virtual tours of drug chemistry, firearms and tool marks, and biology labs.

Mail Dog  is an article that describes a robotic dog, Spot, that maps the area around it to avoid obstacles and can deliver packages. In Make A Smart Umbrella Make a Smart Umbrella,  students, in a class project, can combine basic wiring and computer connectivity to create an umbrella that responds to weather forecasts.

Sunspot Cycles  Students look for patterns in sunspot activity using graphical and statistical analysis. In another activity, Correlation of Coronal Mass Ejections with the Solar Sunspot Cycle,  students use historical data to determine if there is a correlation between coronal mass ejections and the solar sunspot cycle.



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