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Engineering Design Challenge: Leprechaun Trap

April 6, 2021

Students engage in engineering challenges created and facilitated by RAFT staff that take advantage of household materials and/or use RAFT supplied materials. Challenges can be live or asynchronous. RAFT will showcase student design solutions on our social media platforms. This is a great way to engage your learning community in fun hands-on activities without burdening…

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Lagunita STEAM Night Highlights

April 6, 2021

The Virtual STEAM Night at Lagunita Elementary School (Salinas, CA) held on Thursday March 4, 2021 was a really great event! Nearly 100 families participated in a 1-hour STEAM lesson focused on RAFT’s Car on a Roll STEAM project kit. Students assembled the cars prior to the session and investigated different phenomena during the session,…

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RAFT Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

March 24, 2021

RAFT is heartbroken by the violent, racist attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The latest attacks are only the most recent examples of a horrifying increase in harassment and violence against the AAPI community, largely fueled by divisive, xenophobic sentiments. RAFT condemns this despicable behavior, and we stand in solidarity with…

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Engineering Design Challenge: Cat Care

March 9, 2021

Students engage in engineering challenges created and facilitated by RAFT staff that take advantage of household materials and/or use RAFT supplied materials. Challenges can be live or asynchronous. RAFT will showcase student design solutions on our social media platforms. This is a great way to engage your learning community in fun hands-on activities without burdening…

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Lagunita STEAM Night Highlights

Apr 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Lagunita STEAM Night Highlights

The Virtual STEAM Night at Lagunita Elementary School (Salinas, CA) held on Thursday March 4, 2021 was a really great event! Nearly 100 families participated in a 1-hour STEAM lesson focused on RAFT’s Car on a Roll STEAM project kit. Students assembled the cars…

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RAFT Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

Mar 24, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

RAFT is heartbroken by the violent, racist attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The latest attacks are only the most recent examples of a horrifying increase in harassment and violence against the AAPI community, largely fueled by divisive, xenophobic sentiments.…

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Engineering Design Challenge: Cat Care

Mar 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Engineering Design Challenge: Cat Care

Students engage in engineering challenges created and facilitated by RAFT staff that take advantage of household materials and/or use RAFT supplied materials. Challenges can be live or asynchronous. RAFT will showcase student design solutions on our social media platforms. This is a great way…

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RAFT Spring Sale

Feb 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT Spring Sale

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Featured: Pratik’s Dream Playground Project

Jan 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Featured: Pratik’s Dream Playground Project

We love inspiring the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators! Here’s a young engineer at work: Pratik Patel, a 2nd grader from the San Ramon Valley School District, took part in RAFT’s Dream Playground Design Challenge program. Pratik built a dream playground…

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A Successful Voyage

Sep 24, 2020 | Comments Off on A Successful Voyage

On September 23, 2020 the SS RAFT took sail. During the virtual event, guests were able to learn more about RAFT, honor people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the education community, and learn what RAFT is doing to support joy…

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