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Kids Ahead - The coolest science, technology, engineering, and math stuff for kids like you!

Kids Ahead - The coolest science, technology, engineering, and math stuff for kids like you!
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Playing With Time Search, Collect, and Share | SMILE STEM on Station Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Follow astronauts in this series of videos as they demonstrate STEM concepts that students investigate in grades 5-12. The astronauts demonstrate STEM principles such as Newton's Laws of Motion, surface tension, and advances in technology. Select a topic below to go beyond textbooks, and use the videos and additional resources to supplement classroom activities. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Select a topic below to go beyond textbooks, and use the videos and additional resources to supplement classroom activities.

STEM Home Page Biologists are increasingly using mathematical tools to aid in research. These problems explore different biological contexts where maths has an important contribution to make. Bird Watch Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live? Terrariums Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions. Food Web Is this eco-system sustainable? Food Chains When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain? Counting Dolphins Stage: 4 Challenge Level: How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins? Investigating Epidemics Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out. Solving the Genome Puzzle

Part 4… 23 Formative Digital Resources ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The STEM and PBL Series Part 4… 23 Formative Digital Resources ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Project Based Learning is built on lessons/activities rich in formative learning experiences along with student interaction and production. It is the formative learning that is a key to the PBL Essential Element of “revision and reflection”. Resources Like this: Like Loading...

Community Action Grant - Home Part 1…. Connecting It All…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Quick Note Please feel free to join me for a free webinar this Wednesday at (4/24) at 3:00 PM EDT entitled STEM PBL in Middle School. The STEM and PBL Series Part 1…. Part 1…. What is STEM? As most of us know, STEM includes the integration of the curricular areas of Science, Technology, Math, Engineering, and Technology. Some educators, including myself, like to include the Arts and call it STEAM. STEM and PBL… A Connection! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Like this:

Best science technology engineering math contests for kids ScienceThrillers.com is proud to compile this list of the year’s top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests and competitions for the 2014-2015 school year. Please share, tweet, re-post this list to parents, educators, potential sponsors and judges. Encourage–heck, force–your kid to participate the same way you’d push for attendance at that out-of-town soccer game. Help your niece, nephew, grandchild, or the neighbor kid complete a science project. Volunteer to work at your local science fair; if you’re a scientist, technician, or engineer, volunteer to be a judge or mentor a team at your neighborhood school. New to the ScienceThrillers List this year (2014-2015): #2 Exploravision and #12 MathCounts Video Challenge Not your ordinary science fair: 1. 2. 3. Team event, ages 13-18. 4. Jr. FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. FIRST Robotics Competition: For high school (grades 9-12). 6. 9. Math & Technology competitions:

Part 2… 14 Secondary Ideas To Build With…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The STEM and PBL Series Part 1…. Part 2… Secondary Ideas To Build With…. In the last post we identified the connections between STEM, PBL and the Common Core. 1. 2. 3. 4. Middle school students who come through a program of PBL and STEM will be ready for the increased rigor and specialization found at the high school. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. * Next three posts… Over 50 STEM and PBL based online resources. Thank you for joining me and if you have an idea that you feel is important please leave a comment or pass it on to me in an email. Like this: Like Loading...

50+ Totally Awesome STEAM Projects to Boost Creativity What if I told you I had the secret to getting your kids to love learning and I could boost their creativity? Sounds pretty crazy right? How could I possibly get your kids begging you do to more learning activities and asking questions about the world around them on a daily basis? You might be even more surprised to learn most of the materials to make this happen are right in your own home. * This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. When I was growing up, I had one class I couldn’t wait to go to every day. In fact, I wasn’t the only one in my school that felt the same way. I am pretty sure if it wasn’t for science class, I wouldn’t have become the person I have become today. When I was in school, we didn’t focus on something called “STEM” education, and yet, that is exactly what it was. It is now my mission to do the same for my kids. Inspiring young minds doesn’t have to be such a struggle. What you need is a plan. 50+ Awesome STEAM Projects STEAM Starter Guides

Part 3…17 Challenges and Competitions… A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series…Goldmine of Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The STEM and PBL Series Part 1…. Part 3… 17 Challenges and Competitions ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources I know you have been waiting for the resources. I often tell people you do not have to enter a competition to use the resources, although the completions are a lot of fun! Challenges and Competitions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Like this:

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