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Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger   Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA. In this position, she helps develop and implement national strategic initiatives to effectively serve girls and their families.  She serves as a national spokesperson

Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

What do streetlights and sea turtles have in common? By Rita A. Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area High School, Wisconsin    Join me for an incredible virtual field trip to learn how smart streetlights are helping protect sea turtles in Florida, along with a wide variety of other innovative ways technology is working to

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC __________________________________________ Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017? I live and teach in South Carolina, and while I knew we had several nuclear power plants, I did not

Don’t miss the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 for your students!

Want your students to explore exciting STEM careers? Jobs in manufacturing are quickly evolving from simple factories to using 3-D printing, human-robot interactions, and extreme customization. Inspire your students to explore different career pathways and prepare them for exciting jobs in advanced manufacturing with this Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge. We’re calling on educators to create an innovative classroom

Don’t Miss This Sweet Treat We’ve Cooked Up with Ford STEAM Lab!

Today, in our third and final activity from the Ford STEAM Lab and Discovery Education series, we will explore the magic behind Ice Cream-istry! If you’ve missed the other innovative offerings from this partnership, check out our past blogs and fun activities including: Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Power a Business Using

Teach Students How to Power a Business Using Green Energy!

Solar or Wind? Decision-Making in Entrepreneurship How much do your students know about the real-world applications of STEAM learning? Don’t miss the new activity from the Ford STEAM Lab, Powering A Business Plan, that challenges students to apply their STEAM skills to real-world situations like opening a business! In Powering A Business Plan, students will

NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class! Developed in partnership with the Ford STEAM Lab, this hands-on lesson challenges students to use Design Thinking to create a prototype of

Game Time! We’re kicking off our VFT to EA Sports!

Tune in Today to Watch A Numbers Game Virtual Field Trip  Join Wide Receiver Antonio Brown, as he takes us behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS and the NFL Combine to explore the data behind video game development! In this numbers-driven virtual field trip your class can play along as we demystify how data can be used and spark

Practical Applications for High School STEM: Navy STEM Challenges Now Available!

Guest blog by Jamie Jenkins, Manager of Instructional Design for Discovery Education   Navy STEM for the Classroom, created in partnership with America’s Navy, is a series of interactive classroom resources designed for 9-12 graders to explore the world of STEM through real Navy careers.  If your students are curious about applying their learning to

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