George Lucas Educational Foundation

STEM

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

  • STEM

    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.
  • Education Equity

    Building a STEM Pathway for Native Students

    Kathy DeerInWater of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society discusses the importance of increasing STEM access for Native American students.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning in Science Class

    The engineering design process offers a chance for students to develop skills like collaboration and cooperation.
  • 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.
  • STEM

    Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Local Issues Make Science Learning Meaningful

    Students use scientific inquiry to investigate real-world issues facing their community.
  • Education Equity

    A Case of Rural Equity: Coding in Remote Kentucky

    A teacher works to sustain a computer science program at a high school in the heart of Appalachia.
  • Integrated Studies

    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.
  • Maker Education

    Designing a School Makerspace

    Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.
  • STEM

    The STEM Zombie Apocalypse

    What can zombies teach kids about the brain? Images from popular culture provide an entry point to exploring science and math.
  • Project-Based Learning

    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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How Can We Survive on Mars?

    A fifth-grade project-based learning unit harnesses excitement about Mars to develop science, math, engineering, and literacy skills.
  • STEM

    Preserving the Early Excitement of STEAM

    An educator argues for keeping the creative spark of primary school STEAM education as students move into middle school.
  • STEM

    5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.