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STEM education provides many opportunities and challenges. How can our practice evolve to meet the needs of 21st-century learners?
What are your favorite STEM education resources?
I will get you started with a few of mine:
For the past three summers, I have been working on Light Emitting Diode curriculum with a STEM focus on nanotechnology through the University of Notre Dame's RET program. Some of the content was accepted to the Summer of Curriculum on Curriki.org. Next project is a unit on solar cell/solar energy technology. All content is geared towards high school age students, primarily in grades 10-12. Check it out if you are interested:
Here is the link to a new wiki: High School Geometry Adventure
which incorporates STEM and PBL and Discovery Learning at an interactive and collaborative Web 2.0 wikispace using LOTS of Arts & Crafts projects across virtually all subject areas...
Welcome and join us in creating and collaborating exciting and engaging STEM Education:
Geometry Teacher with Arts & Crafts
Teachers of PreK-grade 2 (and their principals) might take a look at the National Science Teachers Association's elementary school journal Science and Children to find activities, lesson plans, and resources.
Also check out The Early Years blog, another early childhood resource for (mostly science) STEM learning where you can contribute to the conversation by posting a comment!
I spent the best part of a year collecting these. Hope they help
They are all resources I have used in K - 12
Here are a few... These are not all "STEM" but are science, tech, engineering, math related
Blog with a constant stream of K-12 science resources
My STEM related bookmarks on delicious- over 2000 bookmarks and you can search for STEM specific
STEM related videos using Vodpod
AFCEA is offering 50 $5k scholarships for students preparing to be a STEM teacher. Scholarship recipients are also eligible to receive 3 $1k teaching tools grant once they begin teaching a STEM subject. The grant can be used in creative ways to promote STEM, like starting a club or going on a field trip. It's a great opportunity for students and to promote STEM. http://stem.afcea.org
Hi. Please check out our site: www.egfi-k12.org. The home page is a fun introduction to engineering for ages 8-16 (it works on many levels...), and we have lessons and activities for all grade levels, too. Here's a link to our teacher site: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/. We also have a free newsletter for teachers, great materials for the classroom, etc. Please feel free to email me if you'd like further info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone. We have lots of free STEM resources on our site, www.egfi-k12.org. The homepage is a fun, interactive introduction to engineering for kids of all ages (it works on many levels...). Our teacher site has STEM lesson plans and class activities, organized by grade level: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/. We also have a blog, a facebook page, and lots of other materials. Feel free to email me if you'd like more info!:) email@example.com
By fall I hope to have the expanded version of SuperScience for High School Physics online as a resource. It be a STEAM site (Science, Technology, Engineering Art, Math) and will include an active directory of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and artists that will be available to give in class presentations at some level (probably area dependent) or at least through Skype, and also be a repository of materials that teachers can use to make STEM more interesting by introducing students to what is going on in the real world of advanced concept science and technology.
When it's ready, I'll post a link here at Edutopia.
In the Global Ozone or "GO3" Project students measure ground-level ozone and meteorological parameters outside their schools and continuously upload their data to Google Earth to share with other students around the world. Each US school is encouraged to have an international "sister" school, and students interact with one another on a social network similar to Facebook but with advanced features such as data plotting and analysis, environmental forums and blogs, chat, contests, videos, educational games, etc. We recently held our first Ozone Summit in Denver on May 2, the first day of Air Quality Awareness Week, with 120 students 30 teachers and 25 scientists and other professionals participating.
There is a free downloadable curriculum on air pollution and free online Moodle courses for students and teachers on the GO3 website.
GO3 students are acting as "citizen scientists" by making scientifically valid measurements and creating the world's first global ozone monitoring network. I fact, the EPA's AIRNow Program plans to start using the student data for making their air pollution maps and forecasts. Students interpret their data and the data of other students around the world and discuss their interpretations in blogs and forums and at Ozone Summits.
We are hoping to expand the program to all 50 states and most countries throughout the world. The cost of the equipment for the program is $4,500, but the GO3 Foundation is constantly seeking funds for schools who have signed up for the project. You can sign your school up at www.go3project.com. The website has downloadable proposals for making your own submissions to local companies. We will soon be posting resources for student-run air quality awareness campaigns that will raise funds for the equipment as well. The overhead for the project and support of some schools is provided by 2B Technologies, Inc. as an educational outreach program.