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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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Hope Services Team Up With RAFT

Jul 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Hope Services Team Up With RAFT

July 16, 2015 – Hope Services volunteer at Resource Area for Teaching to help improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT), the San Jose-based nonprofit organization committed to hands-on learning, has long focused on supporting teaching…

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Let’s Talk Innovation: Adapting Ideas From RAFT’s Innovation Institute for Your Curriculum

Jul 15, 2015 |

By Jen Rodgers, 8th Grade Science Teacher Last summer I attended RAFT’s two-day “Innovation Institute.”  It would take several posts to share with you everything I learned and was able to apply to my classroom.  However I would like to share one activity with…

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