Morning Ag Clips, PenBay Pilot share UMaine Extension STEM toolkits
Morning Ag Clips and the Penobscot Bay Pilot shared University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s two new STEM toolkits available for use by formal and informal educators in hands-on science-based activities with youth. The Sky’s the Limit is designed to increase awareness and understanding of solar energy through basic circuitry; energy collection and transfer; engineering design principles; and building design challenges. The Sustainable Fishing toolkit is designed for use with grades 3–5 to explore and investigate what species are fished for in Maine waters and methods of finding fish, including showing how eDNA is used to detect species’ presence in the water and the difference between sustainable and unsustainable fishing. More information also is available on the Extension 4-H STEM Toolkit webpage.