Teachers | 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. Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". Through many of our award-winning STEM-related television programs – NOVA, NATURE, CYBERCHASE, CURIOUS GEORGE, and SID THE SCIENCE KID – PBS continues to play its historic role as both a standard-bearer and innovator in digital content and professional development guided by research and actively supporting classroom teachers, home educators and childcare providers. STEM Education News
- 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 The STEM and PBL Series Part 5… 14 Amazing Project Sites…. I hope you have enjoyed the series and if you missed any post, feel free to click above! BIE Tools – PBL Project Search – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action. West Virginia PBL Project Data Base – This is a wonderful site where teachers can search through the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, dance, visual arts, theater, and music. Learning Reviews – This website claims to connect kids to learning on the web. Here are more than 30 websites with free PBL examples, guidance, rubrics, and templates. Others Talladega School Collection - Great collection of PBL resources, projects and ideas. Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Lion Sleeps Tonight Synth Arp & Drum Pad para iPad en el App Store de iTunes 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. There are many possible causes of global warming. The melting of the ice in Antarctica, Greenland and other land locked glaciers is a big concern for scientists. A good introduction to global warming for students can be found at: The Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Kid's site Group Size: Any Learning Objectives: 1. 2. 3. 4. Guiding Question: What is global warming? Materials: Student Introduction: What is Global Warming1. 2. 3. Observing Global Warming's Effect on CitiesThe CyArk Hazard Map ( section can be done as a teacher demo in front of the class or in small studentgroups. 1. 2. 4. Procedure1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 1.
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 representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers. (Next page: The three STEM projects)
different trains Drums in communication Developed and used by cultures living in forested areas, drums served as an early form of long distance communication, and were used during ceremonial and religious functions. Types Talking drum Some of the groups of variations of the talking drum among West African ethnic groups: In the 20th century the talking drums have become a part of popular music in West Africa, especially in the music genres of Jùjú (Nigeria) and Mbalax (Senegal). Slit gongs Message drums, or more properly slit gongs, with hollow chambers and long narrow openings that resonate when struck, are larger all-wood instruments hollowed out from a single log. These drums were made out of hollowed logs. Drum languages In Africa, New Guinea and the tropical America, people have used drum telegraphy to communicate with each other from far away for centuries. Among the famous communication drums are the drums of West Africa (see talking drum). See also References External links
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? 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? Findings from the IESD 2012 National Survey on STEM Education of 1,079 educators suggest that concerns about funding continue to be the leading challenge. The surveyed teachers’ top STEM tech tool was clearly the iPad, which was followed by other tablets, probes, simulation programs, and apps. “Educate to Innovate,” a Vote of Confidence in STEM STEM’s Report Card