George Lucas Educational Foundation

STEM

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

  • It’s Good News on Girls and Science

    A recent meta-analysis of almost 80 studies finds that girls are making dramatic strides in imagining themselves as scientists—but there’s still work to do.
  • 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.
    Stephen Merrill, Laura Lee
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exploring STEM Through Play

    Tapping into preschoolers’ natural curiosity helps teachers foster an early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • Social and Emotional Learning in Science Class

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

    An approach to defining and designing the right space for your school.
  • 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.
  • Local Issues Make Science Learning Meaningful

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