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STEM Education Resource Center

STEM Education Resource Center
Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences. Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". The PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center is here to introduce you to selected STEM education resources. STEM Education News

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National Science Board Releases an Interactive Online STEM Education Resource Website The National Science Board (NSB) recently released an interactive STEM Education Resource Website which provides data, trends, and analysis about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. The new service includes observations and findings on student proficiency, college STEM degrees, and jobs in science-related occupations. Based on data from the Science and Engineering Indicators, the website includes information in the form of central questions organized by education level. The resource framework is based on 60 specific questions which are divided into topics aimed at STEM education at the pre-kindergarten and primary school levels to middle, high school and college.

6-8STEMresources Introduction: In recent years, the potential impact of global warming has been discussed widely by the scientific community. The majority of scientific reports suggest that the Earth will be soon facing climate change as the Earth increases in temperature. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. The increase in temperature may only be a few degrees, however, this slight change could have a profound impact on the Earth's polar ice caps. Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge Click here to find the latest information about the 2015 Siemens Competition including the announcement of finalist, student & judges bios and project abstracts. Launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the flagship initiative of the Foundation and a symbol of our commitment to education in the United States. The nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology, the Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology.

Flipagram Educator Review What's It Like? Flipagram organizes all of your photos into neat categories such as people, places, and times. Flip through your photos, select your "moments," add your own music or narration, set the animation speed, and share your story. 100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids. Here are 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering. Basics These projects focus on the basics of motion, force and other essentials of physics. Balls and Ramp.

Sowing Seeds for Girls in STEM  When I was in 2nd grade, my aunt asked me if I knew how to spell "engineer": E-N-G-I-N-E-E-R. My aunt is an aerospace engineer, and, not surprisingly, my first STEM role model. As the years went on, she would always have me recite "engineer" back to her whenever she came in town to visit and would share stories about what she was working on with Boeing.

The State of STEM 9/27/2012 By: Sascha Zuger Forget “four score and seven years ago”; until the past few years the term “STEM” wasn’t even part of our nation’s dialogue. Today, everyone’s jumping on the STEM bandwagon, but what are the real educational outcomes of this science-tech-engineering-math focus, and how will the current economic climate affect future programming? Here’s a look at STEM today, and what STEM might look like tomorrow. The STEM Sell, Dollars and Sense STEM-Science Technology Engineering Mathematics WestEd offers professional development, evaluation, research, coaching, and assessment development in all STEM subjects, including the less commonly addressed fields of technology and engineering. Much of our work provides support for the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We offer teacher professional development and classroom lessons to help students reach key mathematics standards, address and overcome common misconceptions, and develop academic language. We also prepare teachers, K–8, to navigate challenging concepts in life, earth, and physical science, as well as support their students’ reading, writing, and discourse in science. WestEd projects also use technology in innovative ways, for example, through simulations to enhance student learning and assessment.

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