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Let's Code This custom stickers promote STEAM-powered lessons from The Home Depot


With a custom kiss cut sticker in the orange-and-black color palette of The Home Depot, Science Fair Central provides a motivational message for K-12 students. "Let's Code This" is part of a larger collaboration between Discovery Education and The Home Depot, where they have made it their mission to prepare today's students for the careers of tomorrow. To accomplish this goal, Science Fair Central will STEAM power K-12 classrooms and homes across the country.

With a promotional sticker this bold, the message is sure to hit the mark. The Innovation team at Home Depot uses these stickers for student recruitment events during their summer internship program. The team takes them along to different universities, and since the stickers are small and simple they are a big hit with students – easy to slap on a laptop or phone case.

Science Fair Center has something for everyone

According Science Fair Center, 10 million students from grades K-12 are participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, and thus Science Fair Central aims to give students the tools to take their projects to the next level.

For teachers, check out the Maker Corner where they provide hands-on, standards-aligned STEAM lessons and accompanying materials lists for exciting, creative new ways to learn. If you're a student, you can find ideas for science and engineering projects, whether it's for school or for fun. Parents can browse plans and shopping lists that allow the whole family to make something together, from the trip to the store to the craft at home.

Home Depot sponsors all kinds of projects, including their Kids Workshops. The Maker spirit is all about “learning-through-doing.” The Home Depot wants all learners to put this spirit into their science fairs or STEAM events, and their fun, hands-on activities designed to encourage exploration and spark curiosity.

Project-based learning

For the scientific projects, students can pick from Life Science, Earth Science or Physical Science categories. Then they start their investigation with a scientific question and move into the testing stage. Following the scientific method, students pick an independent variable and a constant, and they they measure the data they collect. These are just some of the topics to pick from: Plants, Animals, Health / Human Body, Microorganisms, Environment, Weather, Geology, Space, Chemistry, Energy/Force and Matter. The engineering projects are all geared toward problem solving and giving the power to the student. They can identify a problem they want to solve or a process or physical design they want to improve. Some of it's heady stuff, but these are all certainly worthy concepts to study. This program even offers tips for the final presentation so students are ready to share their learning.

The "Let's Code This" sticker is an affirmation of the maker attitude, and this initiative strives to advance education for millions of students.

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest comes to Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont


This weekend marks the end of STEAM Week with the Rocky Mountain  STEAM Fest here in Longmont. A custom die cut sticker will be at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, where hundreds of attendees will take in exhibits and participate in building, doing and making. There will also be a combat robot competition, and let's be serious who doesn't want to watch a bunch of robots battle?

STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals. The objectives of the STEAM movement are to place Art + Design at the center of STEM. This event will help turn learning into a fun, interactive experience. If you head over to, you'll see their mission.

Thanks to the Maker Bolder team, this event has the mission of connecting Makers, Entrepreneurs and Educators into a larger Colorado community. There will be hands-on learning, gears grinding, hackers iterating and tinkerers talking.

Their design features five colored hexagons, each representing an element of the STEAM acronym. STEAM as an acronym is a modification of STEM, with the addition Art and the modification of M for Making and Engineering for Entrepreneurship. Then you see the STEAM FEST branding in small type in the top of sticker. It's bright, it's creative, it's all things STEAM, and the custom die cut really helps the shapes pop off of any background.

The sticker helps highlight each area of interest in STEAM. Taking a look at the sticker, you'll see that on the red hexagon there's an atomic icon for Science, on the blue hexagon there's a spaceship for Technology, on the green shape there's a light bulb to represent Entrepreneurship, on the yellow Arts shape is a painter's palette baord and lastly on the purple hexagon is a gear to highlight the role of Making in the STEAM movement.

While STEM is very popular nationwide, STEAM efforts really try to enhance the offerings to include all types of learners, and STEAM Fest is an attempt to fill visitors with awe and give them a chance to tinker, hack, build,  fly, drive, and dabble

These are all lofty goals and an important mission in today's world. But let's have some fun learning! Tickets are on sale the website and at the door this weekend on site.