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STEM Mom: Defining STEM

STEM mom defines the buzz acronym STEM and addresses the issue of doing more of the same in the disguise of educational dogma. However, if students are allowed to experience the process of STEM rather than only the fact, than maybe we have a chance at reform.

Cool Teacher: Evan Mirenberg |

Coney Island Reborn Two years ago, Evan Mirenberg challenged his students to re-create landmark structures in their hometown using LEGO bricks and robotics. In many other places, the final products might show off historic buildings. But in Coney Island, an oceanfront area known for its iconic amusement park, it meant that students got to build a functioning Ferris wheel, a parachute jump, and more.

STEM Goes to Hollywood |

Article STEM Goes to Hollywood The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik on getting even the most disinterested kids hooked on STEM. As an actress who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and plays a neurobiologist on The Big Bang Theory, I'm often asked to give advice on getting students interested in STEM careers.

We Are Teachers

Picture a first-grade classroom, maybe even your own. Kids are gathered around the sand table, exploring the sand, letting the grains run between their fingers. The teacher passes out some props-marbles, rulers, boxes and cups-and lets students explore freely for a few minutes.

The Concord Consortium | Revolutionary digital learning for science, math and engineering

The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. We create interactive materials that exploit the power of information technologies.

Find Your Path through the NGSS

You can also download our NGSS "fortune tellers" (PDF) for another fun way to find resources available for different paths. Find your path through the Next Generation Science Standards with help from the Concord Consortium. Start in the center with a core idea. What do you teach?

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.

[Infographic] Digital Initiatives in STEM Education

If you think the information technology transformation in schools and workplaces is new to the 21 st century. You might want to look back thousands of years. Using technology to learn plat, and develop skills is a continuation of our quest to survive and adapt.

Setup Complete

With support from an NSF grant, Smithsonian Science Education Center developed the Science and Technology Concepts Programâ„¢ (STCâ„¢): A basal, science and engineering-practices centered program for grades K-10.

42 STEM iPad Apps for Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Ready for the best ipad STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) apps for kids? These can be great for summer learning, too. Just remember that most ipad apps, with a few exceptions like Khan Academy, won't instruct your child. They will, however, give him or her practice, repetition, and reinforcement.

STEM collaborations with Art class? Full "STEAM" ahead! | K4STEMLAB

What do you get when you incorporate artistic design element(s) into a STEM project? Why, a STEM project, of course! This year we are trying something new - seeking opportunities to integrate Art (taught by Mrs. Sundra, shown here) into various STEM projects. Mrs. Sundra and I see a lot of potential here!

4 TED Talks for Educators Interested in STEAM

This month on Graphite, we're featuring apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning. Be on the lookout for related Top-Picks lists, reviews, blog posts, and New & Noteworthy collections that highlight STEAM education.

Connect the Dots | STEM CAMP | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

We are excited to announce the launch of the Discovery Education STEM Camp - a dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations, and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school STEM programs or wherever support is needed.

June 2014 - Get Caught Engineering

Invitation from : How does Ironman's helmet keep him safe from harm, yet remain comfortable to wear? Is it really possible for a human being to spin a web ...

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup
Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.

Click on any of the tabs below to discover the brilliant students and people who are making advances in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We update this regularly, so make sure to come back...

Divergent Thinking

Divergent thinking - more than a mere tool - is a technique very commonly used on creative activities because it allows us to expand our brains a little bit, by looking for new opportunities and ways of getting things done.

STEAM Project: Tiny Dancers (A Homopolar Motor)

Today we are getting a bit artsy with our science! Does the idea of making a wire sculpture that "dances" entice you......? Tiny Dancers is the third project in our collaborative series STEAM POWER: Empowering kids to explore the world through creative projects. Today's topic is HARNESS!

Makey Makey | Buy Direct (Official Site)

That's up to you! First, load up a computer program or any webpage. Let's say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys Or let's say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a pencil: Then you can play Pacman by touching the drawing.


At 3Doodler, we are committed to supporting educators with curricular materials that inspire and make it easy to create. The materials hosted on this page are designed to introduce the 3Doodler into classrooms, libraries, museums, and makerspaces. All materials are freely available and downloadable.

Shop 3D Printers, Support Materials, and More | MakerBot

Shop MakerBot for the highest quality desktop 3D printers for educational, professional, and home use.

Star Wars STEM Learning Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house? Odds are good that you do... Because we're huge fans (for proof, check out our Halloween costumes ), I've rounded up 20+ different ways to play & learn with your favorite Star Wars characters and stories.

Plans for a Better Tomorrow

This channel is dedicated to educators who use or are interested in using STEM Challenges in their classrooms. General how-to posts, tips & tricks, and chall...