The Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS) initiative, a new project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, creates videos with a STEM focus for use in high school classrooms. The program features a library with around 50 math and science lessons, available free for download or as streaming video, and also by request as DVDs and videotapes.
Students at Sadler Arts Academy in Muskogee, Okla., can’t get enough of Leonardo da Vinci. The quintessential Renaissance artist, engineer, and inventor is the subject of a semester-long extra-curricular activity for gifted and talented classes that are studying – and channeling – his life and notebooks.
The STEM Academy is a national non-profit education program designed to improve STEM literacy for students. The curriculum prepares students through comprehensive student assessment including traditional tests, project-based learning presentations, and portfolios. The Academy also offers a grant fund for high schools.
Based on the actual software currently used for training at its Launch Control Center, NASA’s downloadable Kennedy Launch Academy Simulation System Software (KLASS) enables a launch countdown simulation with a networked system of computers. The supporting KLASS Curriculum is a series of STEM lesson plans for students grades 6-10 with interactive resources that build to a simulated shuttle launch.
Earth, Space, and Life — check out the K-12 science lesson plans offered through Montana State University’s Extended University Website, a number of which explore the region’s local environment and Native American cultures.