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. In the past 100 years, the Earth has warmed by one degree Fahrenheit. Mosaic: An Integrated Approach to Mathematics, Science, Technology, & Language Mosaic is a K–5 supplemental instructional program that provides engaging and rigorous lessons and resources that integrate math, science, and technology while supporting English learners and academic language skills. Aligned with Texas standards and grounded in research, the inquiry-based activities and real-life scenarios make math and science exciting and relevant for students while building a strong foundation of skills and connections among concepts. Units By Grade
New Tools for STEM Education April, 2015 Looking for new ways to make STEM education more engaging? From fundamental math and engineering to hands-on electronics and robotics, here are some new products that have been creating a stir in various STEM communities. MathGames A wonderful Math website for students that works on tablets, phones and desktops and tests over 1200 CCSS-aligned math skills. Made by Google, this free resource aims to teach a diverse audience with online exercises, mentors, events, and more. - 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
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. 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.
What makes a good question? Teachers ask thousands of questions each week. They are the prime means of finding out what pupils think and to get them to think in the first place. And there are a range of techniques you can use to develop questioning skills. Here are five ways to avoid that frustrating situation in which you ask a question and receive absolutely no response: Avoid questions that require a single, direct answer, such as: “What is the capital of Mongolia?” There will be times when they are useful, but questions like these will discourage many pupils from responding, because they will be thinking: “There is one right answer to this and I don’t want to be seen to get it wrong.”Use questions that invite pupils to talk about what they think, such as: “What do you know about Mongolia?”
22 Customizable STEM Project-Based Learning Activities If you’re a teacher or homeschool parent looking for ideas for STEM project-based learning activities, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of terrific STEM project-based learning activities that can be tailored to meet your students’ needs. Our list breaks down the learning activities by subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Many of these activities are customizable so they can be catered to toddlers all the way up to high school aged students. If you’re looking for some quick 5-minute project ideas to keep the kids busy while you’re on the phone or taking care of house chores, check out this Bored Jar idea from Left Brain Craft Brain.
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. The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November. Air Force representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers.
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? 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 From political debates to classrooms to local media, the importance of STEM success is causing a buzz—so what is holding back a wholehearted push toward expanding these programs and encouraging our students to achieve their highest potential?
tools for educators / problems of the month The Problems of the Month are non-routine math problems designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme at your school. Each problem is divided into five levels of difficulty, Level A (primary) through Level E (high school), to allow access and scaffolding for students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity. Explore the Problems of the Month here. performance assessment tasks These formative performance assessment tasks were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and the Mathematics Assessment Collaborative (MAC) for grades two through high school.
Some of The Best Android Apps for Teaching STEM May 17, 2015 We have received a couple of requests over the past few weeks from teachers asking about Android apps for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We did some research and compiled for you the short list below. We only featured the apps with more popularity among educators based on the number of downloads and user reviews. We hope you find this compilation helpful. Enjoy 1- Physics Practical 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.