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March 24, 2020 – UC Davis TERC is committed to supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and students as we navigate unprecedented new learning challenges in the face of a global pandemic.   Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. school districts have been forced to shut down. In addition, UC Davis TERC has been closed its science centers and suspended our regular program offerings. However, we would still like to be a resource to the millions of students and parents that are now sheltering at home and trying to continue getting through the normal day-to-day for an indefinite period of time. With seven days a week on the schedule for full-time child-rearing, we recommend creating a routine and sticking to a schedule. And learning can be fun together! If you’re looking to incorporate science into your child’s daily routine, look no further.

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We have compiled a list of free STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) resources to aid parents, teachers, and learners. You can view the resources by visiting tinyurl.com/scienceathomeresources! Each resource has the recommended grade level for learning, whether it is intended for educators or direct student use, and a brief description. Check out the various resources for some of our top choices for at-home, STEM education. These activities include a combination of indoor and outdoor activities that can be done in or around your home, as well as instructional videos.

This resource is intended to be for the community by the community! This is a working list and a live document that we hope everyone will continue to suggest new resources and ideas to share. If you know of additional resources that would be beneficial to include in this list or have additional thoughts to share, please comment those additions directly on the document or email recommendations to tercinfo@ucdavis.edu.

We hope this will be helpful to families and students and encourage everyone to share ideas of how to support continued learning during this unprecedented time.

SCIENCE AT HOME RESOURCES: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18m7jEoyzmu2c8jMdEQVnXngxFYN1IE2sb8zRpoM6YQA/edit?ts=5e751dcc