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Corridor STEM Initiative


As your child’s first and most important teacher, you can help your child develop a love of learning and an interest in science, technology, engineering and math by looking for and taking advantage of learning opportunities all around you.

Encourage your child to ask questions and be comfortable letting your child know that you may not know the answer, but that you’d love to work together with them to find the answer.

Support your child’s school experiences with learning adventures that can take place anywhere- in your backyard, on a nature trail, at local museums, in the kitchen.


invigorate your child's interests

Here are some websites that can get you started as you work to invigorate your child’s (and your) interest in science, technology, engineering and math.


PBS Parents


Helping your child explore science may sound like a difficult task. This PBS website offers support for parents who aren’t sure where to start.



An interactive website for everyone--students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering.

PBS Dragonfly TV


Website for the PBS program, DragonflyTV. Episodes of the program can be viewed at this site as well as games, projects and “real” scientist videos can be accessed.

Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership


Sponsor of CSI, the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) – resources for parents can be found at this website.



Use DESIGN SQUAD NATION activities, animations, video profiles, and episodes in classrooms and afterschool programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home.


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