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May 2017: Resources to support STEM

May 2017: Resources to support STEM

I like this definition of STEM from WhatIs.com: STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills. I prefer this definition because, in

THE TOYOTA IMPACT: THE ENGINEERING BEHIND SAFETY

Join us Live:  Thursday, April 20, 1:00 PM ET Take your students behind-the-scenes of Toyota Motor North America Research and Development HQ where technology meets passion in the hub of design, research, and development for Toyota Motor North America. Meet the engineers, scientists, and technicians who envision the future of safety and then use science,

Summer is Here: Let the STEM Fun Begin!

By Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery Education’s National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives One of the most important parts of STEM teaching and learning is students having the opportunity to see how the world works outside the classroom bringing content to life in context. We stress the importance of integrating the idea of “real-world” into learning. However we

Designing Sports Safety Equipment STEM Lab

This week during Community STEM, our STEM Challenge involves choosing your favorite sport and designing or redesigning a piece of safety equipment. You must provide evidence of the need for such equipment, develop a prototype, and defend the costs involved. Develop an ad or commercial selling your product. You may work alone or with partners. Some Examples:

The Billy Goats Build a Raft!

This week on Community STEM we will combine a STEM activity with a classic fairy tale. That troll is up to his old tricks again.  He insists that the Billy Goats cannot cross over his bridge. After a brief conversation, the Billy Goats decide that they wouldn’t be breaking the rules if they build a raft to cross the stream. Your task

The Camping Trip Egg Drop

Every week we are sharing another great STEM activity that will inspire teachers and students. This week we will combine a fun family event with an old classic, “The Egg Drop.” This exciting challenge  will be introduced by DEN Star, Kim Miller, from Boise, Idaho. Students will be asked to design a contraption that will

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