STEM Resources Related Tags: STEM More Related Discussions Eric Brunsell , Asst Professor of Science Education @ UW-Oshkosh Posted 10/13/2009 9:12PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM Blogger 2014 Facilitator 2014 112 Replies 4741 Views What are your favorite STEM education resources? -- I will get you started with a few of mine: => American Society for Engineering Educatin's Engineering K12 Center PBS Design Squad Boston Museum of Science - National Center for Technological Literacy Boston Museum of Science - Engineering is Elementary Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 112 Share Comments (112 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Show 10 More Comments Posted 11/10/2010 8:08am Allen Bergcurriculum and projects learning centers Hi Don Morgan: Technology and Engineering Colleague, I am new to this group and a computer newbie, so I will have to make several postings to include the several "Engineering" resources available online... I agree totally with you concerning the real everyday experience we all have with "Engineering" and its products etc. First I am going to post a link to the current edition of National Geographic magazine: (November 2010)their "Big Idea / Innovation" section (published every month): "Big Ideas - Little Packages" pages 24-31. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/big-idea/16/little-packages This is a brief very visually effective 5-page spread about current engineering projects, that are included in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibition from 2007: "Design for the Other 90%" (and currently wonderfully permanently online! --that will be my second post, because I do not yet know how to copy & paste more than one hyper-link at this forum format ...but I will learn... :-) btw: if you read about the Water Purifying Straw, called "LifeStraw", and go to their website: lifestraw.com They list the Maufacturer of the product, which is a Professional European Engineering Firm, and if you click on their link for the English version "Bochure" of their product you can download the Adobe file --which I highly recommend -- because it is a real-life Professional Engineering Product Description and Social Environmental Impact Report/Evaluation Example for students to read and view and learn about Engineering "Best Practices" including: graphics, technical writing, research data, tables, scientific journal references,etc. ********************** Then after the second link, I will post my one-page lesson/project outline for "The Engineering of Everyday Things: Structure and Function -- The Anaysis of a Whole and its Parts" Then there are a couple of pages of Teacher Resource Lists of "Compare and Contrast Everyday Things" (Objects) such as: 1. pencil vs. pen 2. flashlight vs. desk lamp 3. paper clip vs. stapler 4. ladder vs. staircase 5. nail clipper vs. Swiss army knife 6. child's bicycle vs. multi-gear bike 7. landline phone/home phone vs. cell phone etc. Then there cool books (CoolStuff and CoolStuff 2.0 etc.) then there are cool website links... then there are my arts & crafts 3-D geometry sculptures projects and papermodel crafting websites etc. to be continued... I appreciate your collegial collaboration Allen Berg Sign in to vote! Posted 11/10/2010 3:20pm David CoxRegional instructional technology facilitator I am a regional instructional technology facilitator in Louisiana and have created a Google site with STEM resources for use by educators and others in my region. since I appreciate all of the resources which Edutopia so generously has made available, I felt like I should share it with others here. As you will see, the site is a clean site with no clutter, just resources. Please feel free to use and share this resource with others if you feel it is worthy. Region VI TLTC Sign in to vote! Posted 11/10/2010 3:22pm David CoxRegional instructional technology facilitator I appreciate Edutopia's free sharing of resources, so I thought I would humbly share the STEM site I have created on a Google site. Feel free to use and share if you think it is worthy. I am not posting this as a hyperlink. https://sites.google.com/site/region6tltcsteminitiative/ Sign in to vote! Posted 11/10/2010 3:27pm David CoxRegional instructional technology facilitator Since I appreciate Edutopia's free sharing of so many great resources, I thought I would make a small contribution by posting a link to my STEM site. Please feel free to use and share this resource as you see fit. Region VI TLTC Sign in to vote! Posted 11/10/2010 5:38pm Kathryn HedgesBiology teacher These sites provide many resources for teachers of environmental or earth science. They also offer professional development free. http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/ http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/DS-Ocean/home.html The NSTA Learning Center has a lot of free lessons for teachers grouped by age and subject in science. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/11/2010 9:18am Linda Keane AIANEXT.cc Director, Prof Arch/EnvDes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago First of all, thank you for all of these great free resources. I'd like to share another, the eco web of NEXT.cc (http://www.next.cc/) NEXT.cc offers a linked network of activities across nine scales-nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region and world that connect design of the built world (STEM) with the environment and human culture (STEEAM). The lack of design education in the K-12 population is distancing design opportunities in what many are calling the design economy. Canada and the United Kingdom have been mandating K12 design education since 1995, yet only three states (MI, WI, NJ) have added design standards to their art standards in the US to introduce critical thinking and strategic research and propositional skills. Only 47% of our schools offer visual arts instruction to eighth graders (US Sec. Of Education, Arne Duncan 2009), and art budgets, arguably the most important programs to stimulate imagination, are first to be cut. K12 design education, declared basically non-existent in the US (Meredith Davis 1998), can assist STEM learning by changing it to STEEAM. STEEAM learning champions creativity and responsibility by adding art and environment to science, technology, engineering and math. It offers ethical and propositional thinking to the mix in rethinking how the built world impacts the environmental world. Victor Margolin calls it the Ecology of the Artificial. NEXT.cc introduces TOOLS that scientists, artists, engineers, architects, designers and environmentalists use to observe, engage and envision new relationships in the world. LANGUAGE journeys introduce systems of ideas such as climate, pattern, shelter, energy, and geometry. DISCOVERY journeys introduce the complexities of multiple interactions between systems such as buildings and nature and buildings and bodies. DESIGN journeys offer challenges to rethink, re-envision, and re-proposition humans' relationship with their surroundings. Each journey is linked to science institutions, museums, free interactive programs and contemporary art and design and science practices. Teachers and students use NEXT.cc thematically (art/design/environment), activity based (research/writing/visualizing/modeling), as traditional curriculum (language arts/social studies/science/math/health), or randomly individualizing informal STEEAM learning. Schools use eco web learning journeys for enrichment clubs, after school programs, weekly homeroom sessions, career introduction, special academies and design curriculum in the classroom and community. Most certainly project based STEM works fluidly across technologies. STEEAM learning learning motivates individual interests and expression and experimentation. Start a journey today! Sign in to vote! Posted 11/12/2010 7:16pm Christy Gerrits Do your brown bag activities come from the Girl Scout books? I love the idea of making them available to the kids to take home and using the PTA to put them together. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/20/2010 12:10pm James M. Bryantmuseum naturalist and science educator Danny Edelson at NGS has laid out the intellectual framework they will be employing in revamping their K-12 offerings in a column you can view at http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring09articles/geographic-literacy.html. I think Danny would be glad to hear from everyone with regard to their needs and views on STEM curriculum development, so that NGS becomes the best resource possible for classroom teachers. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/22/2010 12:28pm Phillip CookHigh School Science Instructor from Culver, Indiana 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: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_cookp/LightEmittingDiodes?bc= Sign in to vote! Posted 2/13/2011 8:48pm Allen Bergcurriculum and projects learning centers Dear Colleagues, 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... 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