20 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day 2022

Christmas and Fourth of July are great – don’t get us wrong – but we really break out our party pants when it’s time to celebrate National STEM Day.  National STEM Day 2022 falls on November 8th, and this year, we’d love to party with you and your budding scientists, engineers, and mathematicians!   What is National STEM Day?  The Thimble …

PTA in Schools: The Greatest Ally in the Battle Against Learning Loss

PTAs, or Parent Teacher Association,  in schools nationwide are leveraging the power of volunteers to combat COVID learning loss.  Almost every school in America was forced into a remote or hybrid learning model in the spring of 2020. Those circumstances continued throughout the 2020-2021 school year for many districts in the US.

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Thimble Federal Funding Guide for Public Schools

Funding for Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) Thimble is a grade 4-12 standards-aligned and hands-on curriculum that teaches students science, engineering, robotics, and coding through hands-on kits and online lessons. Our project-based materials and lessons inspire students and prepare them for 21st-century careers. We believe in equitable learning for all students and work to ensure our product meets the requirements …

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Want to Learn How to Code? Try BlocksCAD!

At an intermediate school in southwestern Pennsylvania, a classroom is set up like few others. On the floor, in tape, is a grid with an X and a Y axis, but with an added twist. A piece of string has been hung vertically in the middle of the room as the 3rd axis – the Z axis.  Using the entire …

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Thimble STEM Contest

Hi Thimblers, In honor of National STEM Day on November 8th,  our team here at Thimble is running a contest to bring our students together and see who has what it takes to create a fun and/or useful project using components in their kits. Eligibility:  All Thimble subscribers may register for the Thimble STEM Contest. Register: If you’d like to …

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Engineering for Kids

As STEM curriculums continue to grow in public school programs across the country, it is obvious that many parents will find them asking themselves the true effectiveness of this adaptive curriculum on their child’s education.  The acronym created for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), was not established until 2001.  Parents may remember the evolution of technology during their own time in …

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STEM Toys VS STEM Projects

So, you’ve bought the most recent STEM toy for your kids.  Whether it’s a collaborative build or a basic science kit, it’s a better option for your child as the educational component is disguised by the fun in the process.  You build it together, incorporate the educational aspects, and then it’s complete.  Now what?   Even if you could repeat the …