Professional Learning

STEM: Virtual Projects to Inspire Lessons in Your Classroom

June 27, 2010

STEM at MIT is an exciting Web site experience that promotes their summer institute, mentoring program, and parents' programming. The site also offers a resource page with links to NASA Kids, Discovery Channel, and the MIT museum.

There you will also find these useful sites:

As AISES describes it so succinctly, these virtual science projects provide the foundation "to foster greater interaction, dialogue, and innovation in STEM research." You can start by investigating the creative projects within this site with your students; each project contains an abstract that details the purpose and methodology of the experiment to facilitate your choice.

You can tell by the project titles, these students have developed an awareness of the relevance of scientific inquiry to their own lives. It is my hope that these students will become leaders in our communities where "Going Green" will not be a separate topic in our curricula -- instead it will be a transparent way of life if we are to save our planet for future generations.

(Consider joining the Edutopia group STEM Education for further online resources, lesson ideas, and discussion.)

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