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Engage students with this successful approach to integrated studies that combines science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Quick, Draw a Scientist!

As long as science is perceived as geeky, U.S. students are less likely to embrace STEM subjects. They need to reimagine what scientists look like.

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.

Why Students Leave STEM

To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.

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STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

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Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making"

Former engineering professor and executive director of the Maker Education Initiative describes how the Maker Movement is engaging STEM students in new ways.

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Twenty of the Worst Science Jokes Ever

Ohms, neutrons, and more (bad) science jokes. Please add your own! The more groan-inducing, the better.

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A Primer on Citizen Science

A Primer on Citizen Science: How to Ignite Students' Natural Curiosity

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The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know?

The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know? STEM blogger Eric Brunsell outlines the five features of science inquiry

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National Lab Day: Connecting Teachers, Students, Scientists and Engineers

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell interviews National Lab Day founder Samantha Israel.

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Karen Dvornich, National Director

Learn more about NatureMapping program participants.

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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding
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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding

When long-term projects form the backbone of the curriculum, learning takes off.

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A Primer on Citizen Science

A Primer on Citizen Science: How to Ignite Students' Natural Curiosity

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Encouraging Science at Home is Easier Than You Think

Guest blogger 'Science Bob' Pflugfelder, a noted science ed popularizer, suggests that parents encourage their children's natural curiosity through activities like dismantling old computers, touring their home's utilities, and borrowing small wildlife...

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

Using project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts.

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National Lab Day: Connecting Teachers, Students, Scientists and Engineers

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell interviews National Lab Day founder Samantha Israel.

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Student Filmmakers Shine at White House Film Festival

VideoAmy reports on the glory and the glamour of the first annual White House Student Film Festival.

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Karen Dvornich, National Director

Learn more about NatureMapping program participants.

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Photos: Classrooms That Really Move

These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing barriers to access by meeting students where they are.

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