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RAFT STEAM Teachers of the Year 2022

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 STEAM Teachers of the Year! RAFT’s STEAM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize outstanding pre-K-12 teachers in the Bay Area who incorporate effective hands-on learning and/or maker education into their curriculum. Each awardee demonstrates excellence in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math.  RAFT…

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Happy International Day of Education from RAFT!

January 24, 2022

Today the world celebrates International Day of Education! Not only do we recognize the contributions of teachers, the personal development of students, and the hard work of everyone in the education field, but we also take today to recognize the role of education for the world. Education can unlock every individual’s potential and pave the…

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RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

January 19, 2022

The rain of December took a brief hiatus to allow RAFT’s Education Team to bring the excitement of a makerspace build to San Lucas Union School District in southern Monterey County. With the support of all 75 students, they built new tool walls and shelving units to get their makerspace organized and even better than…

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RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

January 15, 2022

We’ve said before that it’s a great idea to kick off the new year with some STEAM learning, and we’re so happy to say that the RAFT Education Team helped the students of Luther Burbank Elementary School in San Jose do just that. In the first week of January, the team held a week-long STEAM…

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RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

Jan 19, 2022 | Comments Off on RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

The rain of December took a brief hiatus to allow RAFT’s Education Team to bring the excitement of a makerspace build to San Lucas Union School District in southern Monterey County. With the support of all 75 students, they built new tool walls and…

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RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

Jan 15, 2022 | Comments Off on RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

We’ve said before that it’s a great idea to kick off the new year with some STEAM learning, and we’re so happy to say that the RAFT Education Team helped the students of Luther Burbank Elementary School in San Jose do just that. In…

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Launch into January with our Puff Rocket STEAM Activity!

Jan 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Launch into January with our Puff Rocket STEAM Activity!

Our “Puff Rocket” is our STEAM activity of the month, and it’s the perfect kit to launch 2022 with some great STEAM learning. Like all of our quality kits, it guides you through fundamental lessons with some really fun challenges, all while being made…

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RAFT’s Maker Mobile Brings Hands-on STEAM Activities to Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Dec 21, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT’s Maker Mobile Brings Hands-on STEAM Activities to Local Boys & Girls Clubs

We at RAFT are immensely glad to provide STEAM activities for the community, and one of the amazing ways we do this is with the Maker Mobile Van. Equipped with all the tools, materials, and staff necessary to bring STEAM activities everywhere it visits,…

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Discover the Potential of STEAM Learning on National Energy Conservation Day!

Dec 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Discover the Potential of STEAM Learning on National Energy Conservation Day!

Today, India celebrates National Energy Conservation Day, so let’s take a page out of their book and do the same! Turn off the lights when you leave the room, unplug any devices you’re not using, and see if you can walk, bike, or take…

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RAFT’s STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service: Affordable and Responsible STEAM Learning Made Easy

Dec 8, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT’s STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service: Affordable and Responsible STEAM Learning Made Easy

Just two weeks ago, we at RAFT launched our brand new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service, the perfect way to get regular access to our quality STEAM learning kits and activities. This service is the latest way for us to share our dedication to…

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