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  • High school students working together in class

    Guiding Students to Be Independent Problem-Solvers in STEM Classrooms

    Teaching high school students how to plan to solve a problem in science, technology, engineering, and math is a crucial step.
    Stephanie Toro
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  • How to Build Your Own Outdoor Classroom

    How to Build Your Own Outdoor Classroom

    Outdoor learning labs can engage students in hands-on activities, while providing a safer way to attend school in person.
    2k
  • Young girl making a paper airplane at home

    Science Takes Flight With Paper Airplanes

    A well-designed STEM activity helps elementary students understand the basics of physics and design thinking.
    1.2k
  • A photo collage featuring Jo Boaler: Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
    8.1k
  • Teenage girl participates in distance learning class at home with her laptop

    Ensuring That All Students Can See Themselves in STEM

    Meeting professionals of color in science, technology, engineering, and math can be a game changer for high school students.
    1.2k
  • 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.
    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.
    12.7k
  • 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.
    6.7k
  • 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.
    5.6k
  • Teen boy playing video games at home on his computer

    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.
    636
  • Student presenting data at a whiteboard

    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.
    1.4k
  • 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.
    1k
  • 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.
    865
  • 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.
    2k
  • 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.
    2.4k

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