Tag Archives: STEM

UL Xplorlabs: Fire Forensics – Claims and Evidence

Introduction UL Xplorlabs is a new educational platform that is designed for middle-school students to engage in problem solving. UL Xplorlabs is a motivating and interactive program that uses videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities and creative classroom challenges to engage students in scientific reasoning. Moreover, perhaps the best news for teachers is that it […]

Posted in NSTA Recommends: Technology, The STEM Classroom, X, Y and Z | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

This week in education news, early exposure to robotics helps break gender stereotypes; the next generation of science education means more doing; dance programs help students develop skills such as creativity and persistence that benefit them in the classroom and beyond; Iowa employers are having trouble filling high-tech jobs with below-average STEM pay; a new […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning by Jeff Weld offers insight for educators, policy makers, and business leaders about why STEM education matters and where it’s headed next. This new NSTA Press book includes case studies and real life vignettes from people invested in bringing meaningful STEM curricula to K-12 classrooms. Weld, who […]

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Ed News: A New Normal in STEM Teaching?

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, top White House science adviser job still vacant; U.S. Department of Education awards $253 million in grants to expand charter schools; flipped learning still going strong 10 years later; Education Week conducted a preliminary review of states’ ESSA plans and finds a wide variation on a range of key requirements […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Off to the STEM Races

When students build race cars and compete in races, they can learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, are more likely to retain what they learned, and have fun in the process, educators have found.

Posted in NSTA Reports | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

President Trump Calls for $200 Million Boost for STEM Education

Last week President Trump issued a presidential memorandum calling for a $200 million boost to STEM education and computer science in K–12 schools. The memorandum,  signed during an Oval Office ceremony attended by Ivanka Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is intended to help make STEM education a bigger priority for schools. “My administration […]

Posted in Legislative Update | Also tagged , , , , , | 2 Responses

Ed News: Critics Say Proposed NM Science Standards Omit Evolution, Climate Change

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, New Mexico unveiled proposed science standards that omit references to climate change and evolution; all California teachers with a teaching credential, including preliminary credentials obtained through a traditional teacher preparation program or an intern credential, will now meet the definition of “effective;” teachers need to keep creativity at the forefront […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STEM Sims: Data Visualization

Introduction STEM Sims provides over 100 simulations of laboratory experiments and engineering design products for applications in STEM classrooms. One particular simulation found on this site, Data Visualization, is a stimulating and imaginative tool for students to analyze a graphic representation of Napoleon’s 19th Century invasion of Russia. Hence, students use data provided with an […]

Posted in NSTA Recommends: Technology, The STEM Classroom | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Vernier Three-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor: A Magic Wand for Magnets

What could be better than one anisotropic magnetoresistance magnetic field sensor? How about three anisotropic magnetoresistance magnetic field sensors and a Hall effect sensor as well! Pack them all into a lightweight watertight housing with a rechargeable battery and wired or wireless connectivity and you’ve got yourself a Vernier Three-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor. I’ve been […]

Posted in NSTA Recommends: Technology, Science 2.0 | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Quality PD the Goal of STEM Certification? Here’s What the AACT Has to Say

For anyone who isn’t yet familiar with The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), here’s a bit about who we are. We’re 4,500 members strong, though we’ve only been around for three years. Most of us are teachers, and some are other chemistry professionals. We all care deeply about chemistry education and recognize that teachers […]

Posted in Conferences | Also tagged | Leave a comment