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STEM-ulating Solutions!

This collection of resources will help you get your students interested in STEM to solve issues relevant to them by using real world examples. In environments where students may have a hard time linking the tenets of STEM to them, this will hopefully inspire them to make those links.
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STEM-ulating Solutions!
  • Ashley Hawkins says:
    Want to incorporate science and math into the classroom that make for engaging activities? Pamela Truesdell, a Research Fellow for the Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program has written a book titled: "Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How do I infuse real-world problem solving into science, technology, and math?" Some good examples are: "Cell Phone Drop", "Changing the Shape of Breakfast", "Harvest Helpers" just to name a few.
  • Ashley Hawkins says:
    Have a gander at the many activities there are for students of all grade levels. Some lessons I find particularly interesting due to the high level of engagement and creativitiy are: ""What? No cars?"" (Sci); ""How much is too much?"", ""Model Cities and You"" (Math); ""Energy Jeopardy"", ""Available and Distribution"" (Sci).
  • edweek.org
    edweek.org

    Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

    5 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    You'll be a STEM lesson planning pro in no time! This article contains additional links including "12 Steps to Great STEM Lessons"
  • Ashley Hawkins says:
    Here you can find free lesson plans for projects in physics and engineering. There are three that I really like because it allows students to get their creative currents flowing! There are three particular activities that I like, could also inspire healthy competition, are: Bristle Bots, Dance Pad Mania and Electric Gambox. Be sure to show the Hidden Alarm video first.
  • middleweb.com
    middleweb.com

    Real-World STEM Problems

    9 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    How to build interesting STEM projects with using real world examples. You can use the resources listed in the article, or ask your class to come up with real world examples all on their own. This is an interesting take because you can see how engaged they are with the world around them.
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BloomBoard Asks:What real world examples of issues have you encouraged your students to investigate using STEM?