Dolphin STEM Co-op

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Get ready to explore, connect, and grow while you develop your #STEMpassion

Dolphin STEM Academy began as a grassroots initiative to bring quality STEM opportunities to 3rd-12th graders. Our goal is to help develop their areas of interests, deepen their love of learning, spark curiosity and imagination, and connect them with other homeschoolers with #STEMpassions.
We’re proud to offer opportunities for subject exploration such as our STEM Camp, STEM Week and Math Tournament, STEM Clubs, homeschool and private school courses, and our very own online STEM Co-op.   Our Co-op is a hive of 3rd-12th graders who are interested in STEM careers.  Co-op members enjoy premium-level resources in the STEM Portal, interact with each other during our special events, and have a unique opportunity to potentially participate in our #STEMpreneur program!

Inspiring passions in STEM

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Calendar of Dolphin STEM Co-op Hive Events:

  • Ongoing: Pi-Thon Math Challenges, #ScienceLabLive, Monthly resources and articles, and more!
  • February: #STEMwriwe – Our very own STEM Writing Week of activities to set you off on your best scientific writing foot!
  • March:  STEM Week and Pi-Thon Math Tournament
  • May: Field Day – Join us as we participate in National Field Day online!
  • July: Shark Week (subject to change based on Discovery Channel’s scheduling of the week)
  • July:  Summer STEM Camp
  • September – November: Online STEM Clubs
  • December: Winter STEM Camp

 

*STEM Clubs, Events, Activities, and Resources:

  • Coding Club:  Code with Scratch, Minecraft, and Roblox.  Or checkout Programming, Web Design, Python, Javascript, and Drone Programming with Arduino!  58 Courses, 220 Quests, 600 Challenges are available!
  • Graphic Design Club using Adobe Creative Cloud: Students who participate in the club will receive a FREE student login to access the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud!  From Photoshop to Character Animator, what will you create today?
    Engineering and Technology Club: Let inquiry lead you! Your imagination will run wild as we explore the engineering design process, CompTIA certification, recent technology, and more! 
  • Zoo Squad: Are you a future zoologist, ecologist, marine scientist, conservationist, or environmental biologist?  Join the Zoo Squad and work collaboratively to develop #STEMpassions and help animals and the environment!
  • #STEMpreneurs: An exclusive opportunity to nurture entrepreneurial skills while positively impacting the local or greater community!
  • Summer and Winter STEM Camp: An online STEM Camp with a variety of STEM activities and challenges!  Occurs in July and December.
  • Pi-Thon Math Challenges and Tournament: An exciting tournament for ALL students to find success in Math!  We offer both a Math Friendly non-competitive event and a Math Competition for 3rd-12th graders online!
  • STEM Week: A weeklong celebration of all things STEM and Pi!  We host an online Pi Day activities, and special STEM activities, games, and challenges. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Students who participate in the graphic design club or any club/event that requires use of Adobe CC will receive a FREE student login to access the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud!  From Photoshop to Character Animator, what will you create today? Parental permission required for students 13 and under.  Not available for international students due to software limitations.
  • Study Island: K-12 Academic Enrichment for math, science, reading, language arts, social studies, ACT/SAT test prep, Shakespeare, Algebra 1, Biology, Career and College Readiness, and more!  Please note: family accounts receive one shared account.
  • Wonderville: Be prepared to be amazed! You’ll love the hundreds of animations and games in this resource! Wonderville hosts an array of award winning animations, games, career showcase videos, and so much more.
  • Typing and Digital Citizenship: Learn how to type in a natural way, with easy mistake correction and goal setting.  As a bonus, you get a full digital citizenship course to learn the basics of computer science and internet safety.

 

*FREE Resources to get your #STEMjuices flowing:

  • Zoo Squad – Our very own #STEMpreneur’s website!  Checkout Damisa in action!
  • National Geographic Kids – An amazing treasury of science and more for kids!
  • Zooniverse – Become a citizen scientist and help researchers around the world! It’s the most popular people-powered research platform and the combined work results in new discoveries, datasets, and useful research.
  • Journey North: Get involved, help track migrating species and seasons!
  • Engineering Resources: TryEngineering.org is dedicated to providing educational resources, inspiration, and guidance that empowers educators, counselors, and their students around the world, fostering the next generation of technology innovators.
  • Project-based Engineering: These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. All projects in the collection use the same set of materials, so it’s easy to buy in bulk and create many of these activities.
  • 50+ Engineering projects for kids: A wide variety of exciting STEM projects to choose from.
  • Science ResearchAn online science magazine for kids that features the latest peer-reviewed research in age-appropriate language for kids!  Perfect for budding scientist!
  • Climate Kids: Learn more about our climate and NASA’s research.
  • Biology: Biology in kid-friendly chunks.
  • Frontiers for Young Minds – Science for kids, edited for kids.  Scientific articles written to address young audiences.  Kids have a chance to respond to authors and give feedback to improve the articles before publication.  on the articles and research to
  • Science, History, Geography, and Biographies: An in-depth look at science and more!
  • Animation: “With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.”
  • Programming: Alice is free programming software from Carnegie Mellon University; it is a widely accessible tool for growing the diversity and access to early computer science education.

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Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.

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Laurie, mom of Christopher

Christopher has had some great positive things to say. It’s really cool that he is connecting with kids and teachers from all over – a great “virtual” way to open up his world and perspective.

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Erin, mom of a 5th grader

This is our 1st year homeschooling and we are so glad that we chose Dolphin STEM Academy

The support from the staff is amazing!

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My daughter and I are so excited to start a new school year with Dolphin STEM Academy! The support from the staff is amazing! Debbie has a genuine interest in educating my child per her abilities and interests. I am so glad we found an 

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My daughter's work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.
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