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    Diverse Students Find a Home in Esports

    A fast-growing industry is making its mark in U.S. schools. Its proponents say it’s far more inclusive than traditional sports—and paves the way to future careers.
    Meghan Laslocky
  • Girl in lab coat drawing an atom from a science experiment

    How to Make Virtual STEM Lessons More Engaging for Young Learners

    These easy-to-implement strategies can make science, technology, engineering, and math lessons come alive for elementary students.
    693
  • 6th Graders Solving Math Problem as a Group

    Rough Draft Thinking Can Make Math Class More Inclusive

    When math lessons emphasize collaboration and exploration over performance, students become more engaged and confident math thinkers.
    991
  • An illustration concept of STEM and history

    Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

    By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.
    2.8k
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    Will Ditching Calculus Make Math More Relevant?

    Increasingly, statistics and datasets are in the air we breathe, and some renowned mathematicians say it’s time for K-12 math to reflect this new reality.
    1.3k
  • A collage of book covers that feature women and girls in STEM

    12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

    Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.
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  • A photo of mathematician Katherine Johnson working at NASA superimposed on a black, blue, and red background with the word "Apollo" behind her

    The Best (Free) Posters of STEM Women

    Our periodically updated list of beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.
    5.5k
  • Middle school girls participate in a science investigation

    Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions

    Stereotypes and cultural norms dampen girls’ interest in STEM, but educators can counter the disparities with small changes to their practice.
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    Using Human-Centered Strategies to Adapt Science Lessons for Remote Learning

    By coordinating with families and keeping things simple, K–8 teachers can guide students to engage in meaningful science lessons at home.
    624
  • Illustration concept showing math and language arts

    Connecting Math and Science to Reading and Writing

    Educators in K-12 classrooms are exploring unique ways to bridge the gap between math, science, and literacy.
    1.8k
  • Making stars: magical still life with sparks

    5 Science Experiments Inspired by Harry Potter

    Teachers can use elements of the Harry Potter books and movies to inspire students of all ages to engage with scientific concepts.
    2.2k
  • Photo of two boys playing violins

    Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
    6.5k
  • Father and daughter making 3D cardboard models at home

    Making STEM More Engaging and Inclusive

    By allowing student interests to guide projects, teachers can open up the world of STEM to learners who have previously been sidelined.
    591
  • Child making paper plane at table

    3 Ways to Integrate Computer Science in Other Classes

    Students can develop computer science skills starting in the early grades—even without a computer—in project-based learning and other units.
    459
  • A young girl drawing

    50 Years of Children Drawing Scientists

    When girls don’t see women as scientists, they may not see their future selves as scientists, either—but teachers can make a difference.
    2k

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