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Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel. The Boeing Company and Teaching Channel have been working together since 2014 to create problem-based curricula inspired by the science and engineering innovations at Boeing and informed by globally competitive science, math, and literacy standards.

Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel

These modules are being released as part of a collection of K-12 education resources under development to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company. Science And Innovation In The Classroom: A Boeing/Teaching Channel Partnership. What happens when engineers and educators collaborate?

Science And Innovation In The Classroom: A Boeing/Teaching Channel Partnership

In a new series, Science and Innovation, created in partnership with The Boeing Company, students solve simulations of real world problems through the application of science, while using the engineering design process, all based on curriculum co-designed by Boeing engineers and teachers. Middle School Engineering Lesson: Design A Glider. 6th Grade Engineering Lesson: Biopolymer Testing. New Science And Innovation Curriculum Series Launches. When I was I little, I used to watch reruns of the TV show “Little House on the Prairie.”

New Science And Innovation Curriculum Series Launches

5th Grade Engineering Lesson: Lift, Drag And Turbines. Introducing Teaching Channel's New Science Laureate. Note from Sarah Brown Wessling: Join me in extending a welcoming hand to a very special addition to the Teaching Channel family: Tom Jenkins, our newest Teacher Laureate.

Introducing Teaching Channel's New Science Laureate

Tom is every bit as passionate, curious, and accomplished as any teacher I’ve met, and I simply can’t wait for you to get to know him. As a veteran science teacher, he brings with him a depth of experience that we’re all going to benefit from. Join me in welcoming him by reading his introductory blog post and giving him some of your Tch love in the comment section below. Why do we become educators? Some people become educators because they were inspired by someone in a particular field or subject area. The science classes that I remember consisted of rote memorization of the periodic table of elements, 25 question chapter reviews, and “cookie cutter” labs. It was at that time that I began coaching middle school football and boy’s basketball, and I realized that my true passion was working with young people. Kindergarteners Are Born Engineers - STEM Lesson.

Imagine yourself as an 8th grade teacher walking into a classroom of five and six year olds with the expectation that you’re going to teach them aerospace engineering.

Kindergarteners Are Born Engineers - STEM Lesson

You’ve been asked not only to teach a simplified version of the physics of flight, but also to discuss materials and aerodynamics. Well, that was me recently. 5th Grade Engineering Lesson: Cubesats, Or Microsatellites. Next Generation Science Standards. When I was I little, I used to watch reruns of the TV show “Little House on the Prairie.”

Next Generation Science Standards

The students sat passively in a late 1800s schoolhouse writing notes on slate boards with chalk. If I think back to my public education in the late 1900s, I remember sitting passively at a desk using a pen to take notes in a spiral-bound notebook. It seems absurd to me that for 100 years, this methodology was the norm and that things remained relatively unchanged in the American educational system for such a large span of time. Read more. Make STEM Come Alive In The Classroom. DOWNLOAD a PDF of this STEM Playlist Over the next several years, 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on employees skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Make STEM Come Alive In The Classroom

To maintain our global competitiveness and leadership in these fields, our students must become proficient in STEM concepts, and more importantly, they must want to learn more. This playlist features classroom projects that students will remember long after a class is over. See how you can make STEM come alive in the classroom: 1. 2. 3. Next Generation Science Standards: What’s a Teacher to Do? How will my district handle the implementation of science standards?

Next Generation Science Standards: What’s a Teacher to Do?

How will they be integrated with the Common Core literacy and math standards? Will I have to figure it all out on my own? Those are big questions for thousands of American science teachers who are encountering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Yes, it’s going to be hard work, but the NGSS show great promise, with their emphasis on what students are able to do.

San Bruno CA: SBPSD - Our Common Core Corner is all about SCIENCE this week! Our Common Core Corner is all about SCIENCE this week!

San Bruno CA: SBPSD - Our Common Core Corner is all about SCIENCE this week!

It is actually a 6th grade two week unit idea revolving around ENGINEERING, but all grade levels could glean something from the questioning strategies, the integration of grappling with concepts, exploration, experimentation, academic vocabulary, and the list goes on! Take a look at this 8 minute video from the Teaching Channel. The teacher teaches at a school in Seattle, Washington. The title is “Composites and Polymers for the Planet”. It incorporates Engineering & Environmental care. As you watch the lesson, watch for strategies the teacher uses to engage her students, get them excited about rigor, engineering, and the use of high level vocabulary words. Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education. Videos: Watch Lakeridge teachers in action. The Teaching Channel, a nonprofit organization that highlights different approaches to education, has featured several Lakeridge Elementary teachers on its website.

Videos: Watch Lakeridge teachers in action

Below is a sampling of a few of the teachers in action. (Go here for the full story on Lakeridge’s approach to math instruction.) From top to bottom, Lynn Simpson teaches a lesson about division; Teresa Tse shares strategies for counting; and Drew Crandall helps students reason through the relationship between multiplication and division. [do action=”script” url=” National Math + Science Initiative Blog. Microduino mCookie: The smallest electronic modules on LEGO® by Microduino Studio — Kickstarter. Teaching Channel – Google+ Dorie Martin (@dorie_martin) Joy’s Jaunts: Math is not just for geeks (or kids) anymore.