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Sparticl engages teens with free STEM resources

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 8th, 2013

Curriculum directors have a free, robust resource at their fingertips

sparticl-freeA new free website is connecting teens with top-rated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content online, and also puts the power of information in students’ hands as it lets them submit content they find for inclusion on the site.

Launched on Oct. 1, Sparticl.org is the product of Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) and 3M, and it aims to offer teenagers a free learning community that boosts and sustains their interest in STEM with articles, videos, games, and other hands-on activities.

Lots of great STEM content is free and available online, but sometimes students don’t notice it because it doesn’t appear on the first page of their search results, said Richard Hudson, executive producer at TPT. “There are excellent STEM websites that students never find because they’re not on the first page of Google,” he said.

(Next page: What’s on the site?)