STEM

  • Bee Bot

    Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, bee bot floor robot p10405 819905 mediumproblem-solving, and just having fun!

    Directional keys are used to enter up to 40 commands which send Bee-Bot forward, back, left, and right. Pressing the green GO button starts Bee-Bot on its way. Bee-Bot blinks and beeps at the conclusion of each command to allow children to follow Bee-Bot through the program they have entered and then confirms its completion with lights and sound. 

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    Kit number 16064 (includes 5 Bee-Bots)

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  • Kits

    CUES EDUCATIONAL KITS

     

     Ethnobotany: People and Plants(Red Butte Garden Botany Bin) #13350

    DESCRIPTION: The materials and lesson plans in this module focus on ethnobotany, a scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people’s interactions with plants. “Ethno” means people and their culture, and “botany” is the study of plants. Students will explore the various ways different groups of inhabitants used Utah’s native plants for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, in ceremonies, and for other uses over time. Other lessons will help students discover three major biomes found in Utah and the adaptations plants have made in order to survive in each of these areas

    CONTENTS: Lesson plans, magnifying glasses, books, charts, specimens. Clickhere for a complete list of contents in the bin.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: 4th Grade Science and Social Studies

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    Conserving Water in the Desert(Red Butte Garden Botany Bin) #13351

    DESCRIPTION: “Conserving Water in the Desert” provides information and activities for students to explore the water resources in Utah and the Western United States. In addition, it is the intent of this program to raise awareness about the limited availability of water in our desert climate and to encourage water conservation. The lessons focus on basic water science, the sources and availability of water for human use, some of the issues surrounding human water consumption, the importance of plants in the quality of our water, and how individual citizens can become stewards of this precious resource.

    CONTENTS: Videos, books, plant specimens, activity resources.  Clickhere of complete inventory of bin.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: K-6 (8) Science

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    Ecosystems Ancient Ecosystems(Natural History Museum of Utah) #13352

    DESCRIPTION: Research the ways in which prehistoric animals and plants have interacted with Earth over millions of years.   Discover what creatures ate, where they lived, and what fossil evidence they left behind

    CONTENTS:Fossil Specimens:  Carnosaur (dinosaur) footprint, Ceratopsian predentary (Triceratops beak), Mammuthus primigenius (Mammoth) tooth, Gastrolith (dinosaur gizzard stone), Tyrannosaurus rex tooth and claw, Coprolite (fossilized droppings), Knighta alta (fossilized fish), Crinoid, Shell in rock, Ammonite, Insects in amber, Petrified wood, Turtle shell, Fossilized leaves, and Shell cluster fossil
    Modern Specimens for Comparison:  Tree ring, Scat, Insect (butterfly), Lion tooth, Pressed leaf, Feather, Cougar claw, Shells, and Coal
    Printed materials:  Utah: A Geologic History, Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley, Dinosaurs of Utah by Frank De Courten, Fossils (Golden Guide), Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki, and The Kids Natural History Book by Judy Press

    GRADE/SUBJECT: K-6 Science

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    Insects Toolbox(Natural History Museum of Utah) #14981

    DESCRIPTION: Dozens of mounted entomological specimens to help students understand the incredible variability and beauty of insects. Learn to classify and to identify unique adaptations.

    CONTENTS: Specimens, books, magnifying lenses, poster. Clickhere for detailed contents list.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: K-5

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     Plant Toolbox (Natural History Museum of Utah) #14980

    DESCRIPTION:Plant specimens from Utah's diverse habitats are accompanied by curriculum, activities and resources for studying adaptation and classification. See examples of Utah plants from wetlands, forests, and deserts. Learn to sort and classify using seeds, plant specimens and important botanical resources.

    CONTENTS:30 preserved plant specimens from all the habitats of Utah.  Other materials include: Books, lesson plans, quadrat for population studies, plant press, magnifying lenses, many different types of seeds, slice of tree trunk, rulers and other materials for lessons. Clickhere for detailed material list.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: K-12 Science

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    Rocks and Minerals Toolbox (NHMU) #10416   

    DESCRIPTION:Examine the differences between rocks and minerals and learn how each was formed. Discover how rocks and minerals are important in our everyday lives. Compare specimens in the different stages of the rock cycle.  

    CONTENTS: Samples of 21 different minerals, 5 igneous rocks, 4 metamorphic rocks, 4 sedimentary rocks, 6 Geology/mineral books, and other miscellaneous items to help conduct successful lessons.  Lessons are included in both Spanish and English.  Clickhere for a detailed list of kit content.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: K-12 Geology

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    Digging Dinosaurs: Discovering Utah’s fossils #16050, #16051

    DESCRIPTION: This toolbox provides teachers with one-of-a-kind Museum casts of dinosaurs unearthed by Utah paleontologists.

    CONTENTS:Fossil Specimens: Allosaurus upper jaw bone with teeth, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth, Utahraptor hand claw, Grallator track (footprint), Black bear jaw, Elk jaw, Coyote jaw, Diabloceratops skull, frill piece, & horn, Apatosaurus hip bone with tooth marks, Tarbosaurus toe bones, Dinosaur egg, Modern and fossilized seashell, Modern and petrified wood.
    Books:  DK Eyewitness: Fossil by Dr. Paul Taylor, DK Eyewitness: Dinosaur (with CD & Poster) by David Lambert, Bones Rock! by Peter Larson & Kristin Donnan, Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley, Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki
    Other materials:  DVD—A Fossil’s Journey, NHMU, Measuring Tapes (5), Hand Lenses (5), Laminated Dino Fact Cards (for each dinosaur fossil cast in crate) (8), Laminated Deep Time Maps – World and Utah (23), Meet the NHMU Paleontologists (2 bios), Utah’s Newest Dinosaur Discoveries (articles & photos), Rules for Collecting Fossils in Utah, Utah in the Age of the Dinosaurs, Where to see fossils in Utah – Utah Museums, Quarries, Tracksites, List of good websites, Care of Fossil Casts Sheet. Clickhere for the complete inventory list.

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    Discover Ouelessebougou, Mali, West Africa(Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance) #13064, #13065


    DESCRIPTION:  Take your class on a field trip of a lifetime, without even leaving your classroom!  Journey to Ouelessebougou (Way-less-ay-boo-goo), Mali.  In the contents of this kit (trunk) are treasures to discover and friends just waiting to meet your students.  The activities are aligned with the second grade social studies core objectives, but you are encouraged to explore ways to tie them to other areas of the curriculum.  Some of the activities are standalone; others require using the Ouelessebougou Education Trunk, which include artifacts, pictures and explanations.

    CONTENTS:  Curriculum manual/activity guide, photos, maps, video, and artifacts. Artifacts include: Kolon/Kolongalan,talking drum, boubou, gourd instrument, well dipper, mask, Malian toothbrush, soap, gourd dipper, toy, millet, jewelry, mudcloth, flag.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: Social Studies; 2nd Grade Social Studies

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    Seasons & Moon Phases (Clark Planetarium) #16052, #16053

    DESCRIPTION: This is a simple and fun activity where students utilize models of the Sun, Earth and Moon and determine why moon phases Occur.  The hands-on activity will challenge students' common misconceptions by using observation, data collection, analysis and comparison to allow the students to discover the real reason behind the seasons. Students will work together in small scientific groups to research and collect data and convene with the greater scientific community (classroom) to share data and draw conclusions. Students will 1) measure the amount of direct sunlight at specific locations on the globes; 2) estimate the highest point reached by the Sun and also 3) estimate the number of hours of daylight various parts of the Earth receive at different times of the year.

    CONTENTS: These kits consist of two boxes with globes, lights, power strips, moon models and multimeters. Lesson Plans and a resource DVD are also included.  Clickhere to view the activity book andhere for handouts.

    OBJECTIVES:After this activity, students will be able to state the order of the moon’s phases from a first quarter moon to the next first quarter moon and demonstrate how the moon’s position relative to Earth creates the phases.

    GRADE/SUBJECT: Science

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  • Micro:bits

    microbit backThe micro:bit is a stamp-sized circuit board, called a 'microcontroller', in that you write programs on a laptop, tablet or smartphone and copy them over via a cable or Bluetooth to be run.

    These programs can take full advantage of the micro:bit's I/O (input/output) features like a couple of pushbuttons, temperature sensor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, compass, Bluetooth communications, and a small 5 x 5 dot matrix display.

    micro:bit online editor: https://www.microbit.co.uk/app

    micro:bit MicroPython documentation

     
    Additional resources can be found here
     
     
    Kit number 16065 (includes 11 micro:bits)
     
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  • Portable Planetarium

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    We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Utah STEM Action Center to purchase a Digitalis Digitarium portable planetarium system which will be added to our checkout inventory.  Thank you STEM Action Center!  We would also like to thank the community donations from Barney Trucking, Garkane Power, State Bank of Southern Utah, and Zion's Bank.  The generosity of these entities will enable us to literally bring the universe to our regional schools!  Be on the lookout for more information as to when this will be made available.  Reach out to Brandon if you would be interested in attending a two-day training on the use and implementation of the portable planetarium. We will be arranging training with Digitalis Education after we receive the system, hopefully sometime in the early fall. 

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  • Robotics Library

    CUES is pleased to have partnered with the Utah STEM Action Center to provide coding robot kits to our Regional Schools. The available kits include Lego Mindstorms and Micro:Bits (geared for older middle and high school students), Ozobots (elementary and middle age kids), and Bee-Bots (ideal for K-2 students). Robots can be checkout from our "Available Kits" page.  A resource Google Site has been created (and will continue to be updated) where you can find additional information, video tutorials, and instructional tips for each robot. You access this site by clicking here.  Thank you to the STEM Action Center for their generosity!  Find out more about the SAC by visiting their webpage.

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  • Snow College STEM Kits

    Screen Shot 2020 10 30 at 11.46.10 AMSnow College is partnering with CUES in making their STEM resources more easily accessible to all teachers and students in the CUES region.  Explore the resources below to see how you can make STEM come alive with your students through the use of the STEM Check-out Kits. These kits were provided through a grant from the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and can be used in your own classroom, or plan an Earth and Space school field trip to the Snow campus.  These kits were created in collaboration with NASA and each one provides hands-on Earth and Space Science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society for your students.  Contact Jon Pugmire at435 283-7534 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your kit. **NOTE:  These kits are not reserved through CUES**

    Available kits include: 

      • Exploring Earth:
        • Rising Sea
        • Land Cover
        • Temperature Map
        • Investigating Clouds
        • Early Exploration
        • Bear’s Shadow
      • Exploring the Solar System:
        • Hide and Seek Moon
        • Observe the Sun
        • Pocket Solar System
        • Stomp Rockets
        • Asteroid Mining
        • Design, Build, Test
        • Mission to Space Game
        • More moon topics coming soon… Moonquakes, Observing the moon, Moon game
      • Exploring the Universe:
        • Filtered Light
        • Expanding Universe
        • Space Guess Quest Game
        • Mission to Space Game
        • Static Electricity
        • Nebula Spin Art
        • Orbiting Objects
        • Star Formation
     
  • STEM

    CUES, NUES, and SESC Endorsement Program:

    Central Utah Educational Services (CUES), Northeast Utah Educational Services (NUES), and Southeast Educational Services (SESC) have partnered together to offer a STEM Endorsement Professional Learning through blended learning using UETN IVC rooms and Canvas. This grant will feature a collaboration with post-secondary institutions of Utah Valley University, Weber State University, and Utah State Board of Education. This project will be based on a continuous improvement model in which data regarding project effectiveness is collected throughout the life of the project and analyzed to inform project changes, leading to continual improvement during the life of the project. The STEM endorsement will consist of two separate cohorts. Each cohort will consist of 45 teachers with 15 from each region of CUES, NUES, and SESC. At the completion, it is anticipated that 90 teachers in the rural service regions will have completed the endorsement.

    The cohort and course schedule is as follows:

    STEM Cohort 2

    EDUC 5760

    1. Force in STEM
      (January 9 - February 20, 2020) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: Will be emailed
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    EDUC 5750

    1. Energy in STEM
      (February 27 - March 19 & April 9 - 23, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: Will be emailed
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5770

    1. Matter in STEM
      (August 27 - October 8, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: Will be emailed
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5780

    1. Nature of Science and Engineering
      (October 22 - November 19 & December 3, 10, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: Will be emailed
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Brandon Burnett and Dr. Spencer Petersen
    5. Required Text: 
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5540

    1. Math in STEM
      (January 7 - February 11, 2021) 3 Credits, 6 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-Line Registration: Will be emailed
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: John Hall
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas 

    EDUC 5790

    1. STEM Practices
      (February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8,15, 2021) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: Will be emailed 
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    STEM Cohort 1

    EDUC 5760

    1. Force in STEM
      (August 30 - October 11, 2018) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration instructions will be sent via email
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    EDUC 5750

    1. Energy in STEM
      (October 25 - December 13, 2018)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration instructions will be sent via email
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5770

    1. Matter in STEM
      (January 10 - February 21, 2019)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration instructions will be sent via email
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5780

    1. Nature of Science and Engineering
      (February 28 - March 21 & April 11 - 25, 2019)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration instructions will be sent via email
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Brandon Burnett and Dr. Spencer Petersen
    5. Required Text: 
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5540

    1. Math in STEM
      (August 29 - October 3, 2019) 3 Credits, 6 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration instructions will be sent via email
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: John Hall
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas 

    EDUC 5790

    1. STEM Practices
      (October 10, 24, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 2019) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    STEM Cohort 2

    EDUC 5760

    1. Force in STEM
      (January 9 - February 20, 2020) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    EDUC 5750

    1. Energy in STEM
      (February 27 - March 19 & April 9 - 23, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5770

    1. Matter in STEM
      (August 27 - October 8, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5780

    1. Nature of Science and Engineering
      (October 22 - November 19 & December 3, 10, 2020)  3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Brandon Burnett and Dr. Spencer Petersen
    5. Required Text: 
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    EDUC 5540

    1. Math in STEM
      (January 7 - February 11, 2021) 3 Credits, 6 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: John Hall
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas 

    EDUC 5790

    1. STEM Practices
      (February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8,15, 2021) 3 Credits, 7 IVC Thursday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 21 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Charlie Matthews and April Mitchell
    5. Required Text:
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    For more information please contact: (CUES) (435) 896-4469