This is the official SciTech 2020 Quarantine Resource Page.
The purpose of this page is to bring you the most useful resources to stay informed and stay on track, whether it’s:
- Helping to keep your kids engaged, happy and learning while schools and daycare are closed,
- Or how to advance your STEM career while everyone is working and taking university classes from home,
- Or how to stay involved with our STEM community, as we work together to get through this challenging time.
Resources for Parents
Resources for Students and Professionals
Resources for Coronavirus / COVID-19 News
- Free, Printable Daily Schedule – I cannot stress enough how useful it is to block your time when you have an overwhelming number of factors to manage. (Thank you Mrs. Melki from Settler’s Point Elementary!)
- Junior Achievement – Instagram and other online lessons!
- Facebook Group – Mind Full of Brilliance – fantastic group for anyone to join at anytime, and A+ resources being shared for K-12 and College.
- Mango Math – FREE top quality math lessons.
- Share My Lesson – lesson plans for homeschooling you can use today.
- Bedtime Math – fantastic resource for helping children to handle numbers skillfully, while making it FUN!
- PBS Newshour – lesson plans and resources for 6th – 12th grade.
- BrainPop – offering FREE access during quarantine! This is an amazing opportunity.
- School Library Journal – Expert advice article from two librarians with tips for parents.
- National Geographic – kids site.
- PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus
- PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19
- NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news
- Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus
- Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus
- Massive Collection of Educational lessons, organized by institution in a spreadsheet.
- Scholastic – Learn at home lessons from Pre-K to Grade 9
- AZTC – Resources to help you and your business survive the coronavirus.
- STEM Sports – Five FREE STEM Sports lessons for you! This is an incredible opportunity, Jeff’s lessons are out of this world, you’ve gotta check it out.
- Zoom’s tips– for moving into an online college class environment.
- National Science Teaching Association – STEM lesson plans for teachers.
- National Science Teaching Association – 30 days free membership for COVID-19 Quarantine
- Phoenix Public Library Online
- Phys.org – Guide to online STEMonstrations.
- Keep Learning at Home – quick index for K-12 teachers.
- NASA Makes entire media library FREE!
- Cal Newport’s Time Blocking Strategy – How to get 50% more productivity out of your day, by organizing it for 5 minutes. Cal Newport is a computer scientist who specializes in time management and productivity.
- Boeing FUTURE U – Boeing has put together an incredible educational resource, including virtual field trips, Online Lesson Plans, and 100 Days of Learning.
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- Center for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- Arizona State University
- Northern Arizona University
- University of Arizona
Big thank you to Abbey Schroeder, Young Women’s and Federal Grants Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Senator Martha McSally, for the following resources: