Parents Page





Welcome to the USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center's Parents Page: a hub for at home STEM enrichment, updated often. Also see our Resources page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more STEM ideas @USCViterbiSTEM

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                This Week's K-12 STEM Center Picks

                      Our recommended resources from across the web!


AP Online Classes and Review Sessions
From: Advanced Placement

Tune in for LIVE AP online classes and review sessions everyday! Click here for the schedule of courses.


Staying home: How social distancing helps fight corona virus
From: Brains On

This episode of the Brains On podcast for young learners introduces new terms your child may be hearing like "social distancing." Learn in kid-friendly language what the terms means and how it can keep them safe.


Learn How to Use Tinkercad
From: Tinkercad

Children grades 3 and up can use the free 3D modeling platform Tinkercad to make and share their 3D creations. Parents can learn how to get their child started on Tinkercad here.


Activities in Action
From: University of Chicago's Becoming A Math Family

This site has example videos for parents to learn strategies of how to talk to their young children about math. For example, the "Making Maps" video demonstrates how to help your child make a map of a room.


Girls Who Code At Home Activities
From: Girls Who Code

This page features several activities your student can do offline to learn the basics of computer science. We suggest starting with the activity "Debug the Maze." Bonus: Watch Girls Who Code founder, Reshma Saujani, talk in this TedEd video encouraging girls to take risks and learn to program.


Pancake Lab
From: California Science Center's Stuck at Home Science

The California Science Center makes a series of LIVE videos demonstrating fun STEM activities you can do at home, now featuring All Cooked Up!, a new segment each week on culinary science. New live videos stream every weekday at 10:00 AM.


Our Past Events

Conversation with Prof. Gigi Ragusa, Education Expert
For Parents
By Gisele Ragusa, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering Practice, Division of Engineering Education
Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:30-6:30 pm
Click here for the event recording.

Make a Molecule (for high school students) with USC Prof. Shaama Sharada
For High School Students
By: Prof. Shaama Sharada, Assistant Professor, Mork Family
Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:30-4:30 pm  
clcik here to download the free software & pdf used during the event.
Click here for the event recording.

Listening Session with USC Viterbi Parents 
ByUSC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center Staff
Tuesday March 24, 2020  5:30-6:30 pm