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The ‘M’ in STEM

“Mathematics is a tool that is key to understanding science.” NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. How many? How soon? How big? How much more? These questions are of vital importance in young children’s lives and may be part of their science explorations […]

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Ed News: STEAM Approach Increases Elementary Students’ Scores In Science

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This week in education news, science and technology have the power to do good; STEAM instruction from a well-trained educator can boost science achievement scores among students in high-poverty elementary schools; science is a front-burner issue for California students; S.C. districts are taking unusual steps to fill teaching vacancies — recruiting in other parts of […]

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Ed News: 3D Printers Weave Art, Science To Harness Students’ Imaginations

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This week in education news, new project looks to promote family math; California schools are making progress in implementing environmental education standards; study finds that the U.S. not doing enough to prepare students for the automation age; growing STEM skills gap is causing the outsourcing of high-paying technical jobs; teacher pay is so low that […]

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Ed News: STEM Education Revs Its Engines

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This week in education news, using cars to teach science and math principles was the original STEM; rural school districts across Mississippi and around the country call on retired teachers to return to the classroom; California county offices of education are investing in engineering labs, science camps, mobile classrooms and other initiatives to help rural […]

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Ed News: Federal STEM Education Programs Lack Coordination, Watchdog Finds

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This week in education news, GAO finds federal STEM education programs lack coordination; Juneau School District considers teaching climate change; teaching kids not to be afraid of math might help them achieve; virtual dissection provides high school students with as real an experience with the body and its workings as they can get; new report […]

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Ed News: How P-16 Education Can Increase Women In STEM Fields

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This week in education news, the majority of the nation’s seniors will graduate having never taken physics; report finds teacher shortage and lack of supplies delay rollout of the new science standards in California; new study shows women dominate the education workforce, but still earn less than men; California science teachers wins $20,000 science lab […]

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Ed News: STEM Educators Can No Longer Be Apolitical

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This week in education news, virtual reality offer educators an expanded tool belt of real world learning opportunities for students; new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus announced; Mississippi students could soon have more exposure to computer science; educators find that teaching math outside the classroom is an effective way to engage students; Gates Foundation announces new […]

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Math is integral to early childhood STEM learning

July has brought my happy place (where the worlds of early childhood education and science education overlap) to my mailbox in the form of the 2017 summer journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Science and Children and Young Children. Both issues of these journals […]

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Building with blocks, building skills and memories

I still have the wooden unit blocks that were central to many of my childhood play scenarios. The wooden blocks did not stick or snap together so we had to consider balance and how to make a sturdy base to support our structures. They were the materials we used to make models—building beds and shelter […]

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Science of golf: handicap

Although golf is a game that is often thought of as elitist, it has many egalitarian aspects, such as the handicapping system! Find out more about it in Science of Golf: Handicap Index. Haven’t been golfing long? Or, like me, enjoy walking the course but don’t take time to practice? No problem in this sport. […]

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