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. Create These Awesome Sculptures with Cardboard Building Discs Kids can create their own building material by transforming a box into cardboard building discs. Stack the discs to make these awesome sculptures! This art activity provides open-ended creative exploration for kids. Project & post by Samara Caughey of Purple Twig STEAM tips and resources you can use right now ArtsEdge, from the Kennedy Center, offers resources for educators to integrate arts into their classroom instruction. The site features lessons, activities, and projects, along with multimedia such as games, audio and video clips, printables, and graphics. Themes that help students connect arts to other education topics include acoustics and sound; earth, wind, and water; the Civil War; and plants and seasons. Season 43 of Sesame Street focuses on STEAM and the importance of STEM knowledge in arts-based careers, such as that of a musician, dancer, or painter.
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. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on.
What Exactly Do We Mean By "Close Reading," Anyway? If you teach reading, English or even social studies, chances are you’ve had a conversation about close reading in the last few months. While the topic was once reserved for university classrooms, close reading has come to K–12 and is here to stay, thanks to the Common Core State Standards. The funny thing is, the standards don’t have much to say about close reading outside of requiring that students “read closely” to understand text (ELA Anchor Standard 1) and that students who have mastered the standards are able to “undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature” (p. 3). So why is everyone talking about it? In short, close reading has become an education buzzword. As Chris Lehman points out, the term “close reading” has been applied to everything from independent reading to read alouds.
50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Even better, these resources, whether classes, lectures, or tutorials, are all free of charge, meaning you can improve your knowledge without emptying your wallet. Check out our list (organized by topic, not ranking) for some great STEM resources that can help you build your knowledge about everything from calculus to zoology. Universities These universities, many of which are renowned for their STEM programs, offer resources like course materials, videos, and lecture series. Lectures
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. Makerspaces That Encourage Writing and Reading - Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Twitter: @inkyelbows) Back to For The Love Of Reading (Last updated July 23, 2018) Handout from Jess Keating's and Debbie Ridpath Ohi's Makerspace session at nErDcampmi 2018 (4.8 MB) - Direct download Example of ideas for Makerspace activities for any book (including nonfiction), by Jess Keating
Siemens STEM - Grades 9,10,11,12 NASA Videos Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains six videos from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Videos in this pack include: Balloon - capillary action Hammer and feather on the moon Inside KC135 - zero gravity Newton's Cannon xFlight Keywords: NASA, space, astronautViews: 58