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Welcome to our free STEM lesson plans which have been used by our STEM teachers and fellows across Africa.  They are also free for any teacher or anyone for that matter who want to use them!

Note that we are constantly updating and adding new lessons. We also encourage teachers to submit lesson plans – click here to submit. Contact us to let us know of other free available resources for teacher STEM and Coding especially suited for Africa – Click here to contact us.

WAAW Foundation Lesson Plans

1. Wind Energy Basics  (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

2. Paper Structures (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

3. Introduction to Energy (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

4. The Physics of Flight (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

5. Changing Climates (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan) (appendix)

6. Solar Energy: Photo Voltaics (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

7. Generating Electricity (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

8. Computer Languages (Web lesson plan) (pdf lesson plan)

9. SCRATCH (pdf lesson plan)

10. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BATTERY (pdf lesson plan)

11. ARDUINO (pdf lesson plan)


ADDITIONAL FREE ONLINE RESOURCES

LESSON PLANS MULTIPLE STEM SUBJECTS

https://www.khanacademy.org/
Geared for self-guided online learning with lots of great videos and tools to supplement lessons, and  a great resource to expose students who want to learn more on their own.

http://sciencenetlinks.com/
Awesome lesson plans covering many topics:  From engineering and astronomy, to biology and animal science! The site has a great search engine, so it is super easy to find what you need.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_teachers
Cover all sorts of subject matter, everything from understanding space travel, to underwater forensics.  Most lessons are brief and specific, great supplemental material.

FREE CODING, PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

http://www.code.org
Free interactive resources to teach kids of any age to code.

http://scratch.mit.edu
Learn Scratch programming language.

http://www.codecademy.com
Learn to code interactively for free. You do not have to install any compilers.

http://codehs.com/
This is one of the best ways to learn how to program.

https://code.google.com/p/blockly/
A visual programming editor online for introducing students to coding.

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
MIT App inventor is a free platform and lessons to teach App development for Andriod

http://phonegap.com/
Build amazing mobile apps powered by open web tech.

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
Khan Academy free coding platform and sample codes

www.csunplugged.org
Teaching Computer Science concepts to Secondary School children without the need for a computer.

http://www.alice.org/
Object-oriented 3D programming environment, lets students learn fundamental programming concepts in context of creating animated movies and simple video

https://www.blender.org/
open source 3D graphics and animation software.

https://www.yola.com/
Build free websites – Free hosting and free web address.

SUSTAINABILITY, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

http://learn.kidwind.org/teach
Lesson plans, videos, and other resources for teaching hands-on wind and solar energy classes.

http://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/lesson-plans
Great interactive site with all sorts of lesson plans geared towards human interaction with the environment.

VIDEOS TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE ON IMPACT OF STEM AND INNOVATION

  1. https://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind?language=en
    William Kamkwambe – How I harnessed the Wind.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill?language=en
    William Kamkwambe – How I build a windmill
  2. https://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions?language=en
    R
    ichard Turere – My invention that made peace with Lions – Kenya
  3. http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-voices/memory-banda-a-warriors-cry-against-child-marriage/
    Memory Banda – A warriors cry against child marriage – Malawi

WEBSITES TO FOSTER THE CURIOUS AND CREATIVE