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STEM/STEAM
 

Check out new resources and education news each month in the free print copy of Teaching Today!
 

 

STEM Resources 2015

No STEM Wide Resources

 

 

Science

Everyday Mysteries

Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to many of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/

 

NEWTON Ask A Scientist!

We have a number of resources ranging from video discussions with our scientists, virtual tours through google hangouts to live streaming of our public lecture series called Argonne Outloud.

http://www.anl.gov/education/learning-center/classroom-resources

 

ABC's of Nuclear Science 

Visit here and learn about radioactivity - alpha, beta and gamma decay. Find out the difference between fission and fusion. Learn about the structure of the atomic nucleus.

http://www2.lbl.gov/abc/

 

National Marine Sanctuaries

The collections in this thematic area provide educational resources to increase the understanding of marine life, the pressures that threaten their existence, and the role each of us play in the stewardship of marine ecosystems.

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/pgallery/welcome.html

 

Structural Biology

Provides basic information on the molecules of the body including DNA, RNA, proteins, carbohydrates (sugars) and lipids (fats) and how they function in human health.

http://www.nigms.nih.gov/education/pages/factsheet_structuralbiology.aspx

 

NASA Education Rocketry

NASA Education Rocketry is a website devoted to learning about rockets. There’s a beginner’s guide to rockets, a pictorial history of rockets, an index of rocket topics (including math and science fundamentals), and more. It offers interactive features, including one on “building a rocket.”

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/rocketry/home/index.html

 

 

Technology

Cyber Security Tips

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips

 

Jing

If you’re teaching kids about tech or just about anything else, a great screenshot program is essential. Jing is one great option that allows teachers to take screenshots as images, record up to five minutes or videos then edit and share the results.

https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

 

Stat Planet

(Formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is free, award-winning software for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable. In addition to maps, the software also has the option of including interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich infographics.

http://www.statsilk.com/maps/statplanet-world-bank-open-data

 

Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

http://www.wordle.net/

 

WordTalk

A free Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter.

http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/

 

Toontastic

Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play!

Free download

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8

 

 

Engineering

Engineering Design for Human Exploration

Engineering Design for Human Exploration: Energy and Power helps students learn a 12-step engineering design process as they solve problems associated with traveling to and living on the moon.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/HEP_Engineering.html

 

Building Big Labs

Building Big Labs helps kids think about structures they see every day and the impact of technology on society. Online laboratories invite students to test forces, materials, loads, and shapes.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/index.html

 

Amusement Park Physics

Design your own roller coaster, and along the way they will learn a thing or two about the laws of gravity, pendulums, and kinetic energy. Along with explanatory essays, this resource contains interactive graphics and a glossary of terms.

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/

 

Nanoscience - Nanoscale Informal Science Education

Find activities and lesson plans with nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

http://www.nisenet.org/About_Programs

 

Nanotechnology Lessons & Games

Ultra-tiny nanoscale engineered materials and technologies show up in products from cosmetics to medicine. To help teach this rapidly expanding area of STEM, TryNano has assembled a webpage with lessons, games, and other free resources.

http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/trynano/

 

NASCAR’s Acceleration Nation

Acceleration Nation is a new learning program created in partnership with Scholastic to teach elementary and middle school students about math and science behind NASCAR’s Three D’s of Speed: Drag, Downforce, and Drafting.

http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/nascar-acceleration-nation/

 

 

Math

Census Videos

Cool videos that show the value of math and statistics to research, learn, and resolve problems.

http://www.census.gov/schools/videos/

 

Figure This Math Challenges

Figure This! emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students; find presentations and handouts for your class.

http://figurethis.nctm.org/teacher_corner.htm

 

Math Games

Math games bring out kids' natural love of numbers. Get them hooked on math with fun, bite-size activities! This article presents 15 ideas, in 15 minutes or less.

http://eric.ed.gov/?q=math&pg=6&id=EJ993186

 

Practical Uses of Math and Science

PUMAS is examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life.

https://pumas.gsfc.nasa.gov/

 

Dave's Math Tables: English/Spanish Dictionary

List of English math vocabulary words with the Spanish equivalent. A Romanian-Spanish version of this page and a German-English math dictionary also exists.

http://math2.org/math/spanish/eng-spa.htm

 

Inspirational Math

Math can be a tough sell. Many students think it’s too hard, or that they’re no good at it. It doesn’t have to be this way, says Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Jo Boaler, who has designed a free program for teachers to change mindsets and inspire their fifth through ninth graders to think more deeply in mathematics.

http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/inspirational-math/

 



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