George Lucas Educational Foundation

STEM

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

  • Bringing the Natural World To Students With a Pollinator Garden

    A garden for bees and butterflies helps local endangered species while providing opportunities for standards-based science lessons.
    Lauren Swihart
  • 4 Ways to Encourage Math Talks

    Math discussions boost students’ math skills—and also help them see themselves as valued math thinkers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exploring STEM Through Play

    Tapping into preschoolers’ natural curiosity helps teachers foster an early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Using the Outdoors to Teach STEM

    An engaging activity encourages students to explore math in everyday spaces like parks and school campuses.
  • 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.
  • Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • The Value of Digital Tools in Science Classes

    Digital learning experiences can be used to mirror the work of real scientists, boosting students’ engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Designing a School Makerspace

    An approach to defining and designing the right space for your school.
  • 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.