K-12

Colorado has many K-12 STEM initiatives and programs developed for students from diverse backgrounds. These programs range from afterschool programs, summer programs held at schools, and STEM-centric school initiatives.

Everyday Science TV Show

Colorado State University’s Brian Jones teams up with Poudre School District kids for fun-filled shows of zany Everyday Science. Each episode explores a science theme that not only entertains, but is tied to science standards for grades K-12. Everyday Science captures the best of Brian’s nationally celebrated “Little Shop of Physics” which serves up hundreds of fun and easy to recreate experiments to about 15,000 Colorado students each year.

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CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network)

CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can effect and impact our lives.

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