Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Mary Lord
Discover how to use the engineering design process to enrich your students’ math and science learning at this day-long professional development workshop presented by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation and ASEE on Satuday, June 3, 2017, at George Washington University. Register by May 7 for early discount,
Photo from 2016 ASEE K-12 Engineering Education Workshop design activity
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Tags: American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE, Curriculum, Engineering Design, George Washington University, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, NGSS, STEM professional development, Summer Programs (Teachers), Teacher Training
Posted on November 29th, 2016 by Mary Lord
Despite years of White House science fairs, a national emphasis on STEM education, and new science standards that include engineering design, U.S. students still fall short of their peers around the world in math and science, a major international exam reveals.
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Tags: Education Policy, International Test of Math and Science Skills, National Center for Education Statistics, NCTM, NGSS, Research on Learning, STEM education, TIMSS
Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Mary Lord
Middle and high school STEM teachers can win up to $5,500 in cash, technology, and funds to cover the cost of attending either the 2017 ASEE or NSTA annual conference in Vernier Software & Technology’s engineering contest. Apply by February 15, 2017.
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Tags: Contest, Contest for teachers, LabView, LEGO, NGSS, sensors, STEM competition, Vernier Software & Technology, VEX
Posted on October 23rd, 2016 by Mary Lord
Tired of plastic action toys? In eCybermission, an Internet-based science fair, students in grades 6 to 9 can play real super-spy detectives. Entries are due February 22, 2017.
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Tags: AEOP, Alternative Energy, Competitions for Students, Contest, Cybersecurity, eCybermission 2016, Grades 6-8, national security, NGSS, STEM education, Web Resources
Posted on January 8th, 2016 by Mary Lord
What does it mean for fourth graders to plan and carry out investigations? How can you help students develop engineering habits of mind? Engineering is Elementary’s new “video snippets” lets teachers see what integrated STEM and Next Generation Science Standards look like in real classrooms.
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Tags: Engineering is Elementary, Grades K-5, Internet Resources, Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, STEM teacher professional development, Teacher Resources, Web Resources
Posted on December 24th, 2015 by Mary Lord
In this activity, students in grades 2 to 8 learn about applied forces and elements of the engineering design process by creating a pop-up card or book.
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Tags: book making, Class Activities, diagram, engineering design proces, folding, forces, Grades 6-8, Grades K-5, Lesson Plan, NGSS, paper, paper engineering, pop-up card
Posted on November 18th, 2015 by Mary Lord
Student teams in grades 3 to 7 learn the key role that smell plays in being able to recognize foods by conducting taste tests while holding and not holding their noses. They then create bar graphs comparing the number of correct identifications.
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Tags: bar chart, CCSS, Chemical Engineering, Class Activities, flavor engineering, food, food engineering, Grades 6-8, Grades K-5, NGSS, senses, smell, taste
Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Mary Lord
What do 6th and 7th graders know about where energy comes from, how much we use, and how that affects our daily lives? EnergyTrends.org is hosting a video contest for public school students to find out. Deadline is midnight May 29, 2015.
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Posted on April 16th, 2015 by Mary Lord
Plant a tree. Snap a selfie for NASA. There are countless ways students and teachers can celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. This year’s theme: It’s Our Turn to Lead. See how your small steps can lead to big change!
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Tags: Class Activities, Climate, Curriculum, Earth Day 2015, Education Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Engineering, Environmental science, NGSS, Resources for Teachers, sustainabilty, Web Resources