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ISTEM: Lesson Plans

From this page you can find student centered, experiential and investigatory learning based lesson plans for all STEM subject areas and grade levels. Lessons are constantly being added to this page. If you can’t find what you are looking for send us an email and we will find it. If you have a lesson plan that you would like to share, create an account, if you don’t have one already, and then click on Manage My Resources. Next click on Lesson Plans and share your lessons. In a future release the Indiana State Standards will be added and each lesson plan will be associated with the appropriate standard(s).

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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? - 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources 0 Comments June 8, 2013 By: Michael Gorman Jun 8 Written by: 6/8/2013 3:20 PM ShareThis Air Force wants student help on STEM projects Collaborative partnership encourages real-world solutions to STEM projects By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney August 26th, 2013 A new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce.

NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project: Developing Leaders in STEM Education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Change in teacher practice is the key to improving student performance in STEM area disciplines. Endeavor provides the comprehensive, online training that educators need to: Online Endeavor courses, using the internet and a phone or headset at the same time, benefit all educators of STEM content at any level, K-12. This includes science and mathematics educators, STEM leaders or curriculum leaders, or anyone responsible for, or wishing to better integrate math, science, technology, and engineering curriculum strands across grades K-12.

The Engineering Design Process The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineering teams use to guide them as they solve problems. Anyone can do it! To determine how to build something (skyscraper, amusement park ride, bicycle, music player), engineers gather information and conduct research to understand the needs of the challenge to be addressed. Then they brainstorm many imaginative possible solutions. 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. Connect the Dots But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Together, we can ignite the spark in students around the clock and around the world.

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 8: 'Forgotten' STEM elements 8. Schools focus on the ‘forgotten’ elements of STEM education. In most of the national conversations about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, it’s the “S” and the “M” that get all the attention. Click here to access a PDF of all Top 10 stories. But those oft-forgotten middle terms, technology and engineering, were pushed into the spotlight this year as well, thanks to sweeping initiatives such as the Next Generation Science Standards and the Hour of Code.

Integrated Design Engineering Activity Series (IDEAS) Launch Tool This website was developed as part of a project funded by The Engineering Foundation and organized by two of the world's major engineering societies, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The project set out to identify low-cost, hands-on engineering projects for use in middle-school math, science, and technology classes. Each activity has three levels: exploratory, intermediate, and advanced.

Solar sizzlers Learning outcomes Through research, experimentation, and analysis of radiant solar energy forming useful heat energy, students will learn some principles of energy interaction, transformation, and storage. Teacher planning Time required for lesson 12 hours Materials/resources 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.

Secondary Education Curriculum Creativity and design play a significant role in every part of our lives. Here you will find a new approach to design, sustainability, and creative problem-solving using Autodesk software. Are You New in Digital STEAM? Go to the Start Here Page and watch the Digital STEAM Overview videos to get a guided tour of the site. The 10 Best STEM Resources By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Saturday and Summer professional development workshops are available through the Teacher Institute.

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