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Teaching How Bringing STEM Experts Into Your Classroom Can Help Engage Students
Inviting guest speakers to talk to students can provide higher levels of relevance to classroom instruction.
Lauraine Langreo, November 9, 2022
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Science Opinion Students Can Thrive in STEM—But They Need the Right Push
Nearly 40 years after a teacher made me believe I wasn’t “cut out” for STEM, it’s disheartening to still see the same barriers I faced.
Chris Moore, October 10, 2022
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This GOES-East GeCcolor satellite image taken at 9:56 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Ian passing over western Cuba. Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida, where officials ordered 2.5 million people to evacuate before it crashes ashore Wednesday.
A satellite image by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Ian passing over western Cuba.
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Science How to Teach About Natural Disasters With Care
Anchoring science lessons in current events, like Hurricane Ian, can foster students’ authentic interest. But it also comes with challenges.
Sarah Schwartz, October 4, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Q&A They Recruited 100,000 STEM Teachers. Now They’re Setting Their Sights Even Higher
The national nonprofit 100Kin10 has a new name and a new goal.
Madeline Will, September 27, 2022
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Classroom Technology Opinion Virtual Reality Looks Cool, But Can It Actually Help Schools Teach Math?
A VR company founded in 2019 to offer a learning solution for math now serves over 20,000 students.
Rick Hess, September 22, 2022
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Ninth graders Angela Alexy, Zoe Doyle, and Sarah Retallick use Instamorph to mold a custom phone cord holder at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders mold a custom phone cord holder in a STEM program at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa. Women’s interest in computer science mostly starts in high school, according to the Girls Who Code/Logitech report.
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Future of Work The Key to Getting Girls Interested in STEM Could Be Their Teacher
A majority of women surveyed said that a teacher had the greatest influence in their decision to pursue a career in technology.
Lauraine Langreo, August 17, 2022
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This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA.
This image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region in the Carina Nebula and reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA.
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Science How the Webb Telescope Can Take Students Back a Long Time Ago, to Galaxies Far, Far Away
Educators can use the show-stopping images to teach about astronomy, the scientific method, and how a big project comes together.
Alyson Klein, July 21, 2022
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Ninth graders Darci Hamer, left, and Avery Stimmel make small adjustments to the path of their robot at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders make small adjustments to the path of their robot at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa.
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Future of Work Want Girls to Pursue STEM Learning? Hear What Female NASA Scientists Have to Say
Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM-related careers.
Lauraine Langreo, July 19, 2022
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Future of Work Want to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers? Try Minecraft
Two teachers in Louisiana started an after-school club to get girls interested in STEM.
Lauraine Langreo, June 29, 2022
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Science How to Close the STEM Achievement Gap for Indigenous Students: Feature Local Culture
Study examines factors that will positively impact Indigenous students' STEM proficiency.
Lauraine Langreo, June 28, 2022
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Rita Murphy Elementary School kindergartener Jakinley Scholin works on an Ozobot activity. The Ozobots are small, handheld robots that move and follow a marker line.
Kindergarteners in North Dakota work on a robotics activity that uses Ozobots. In some Hawaii schools, students use VEX robots to learn robotics concepts and to help prepare them for STEM careers.
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Future of Work How a NASA-Supported Robotics Program Is Preparing Students for STEM Careers
A NASA-supported program partners with schools to implement robotics in the classroom.
Lauraine Langreo, June 27, 2022
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