STEM at School

Exciting ways students are connecting with STEM in the classroom.

The NASA Glenn Research Center is celebrating its 80th anniversary. As part of that celebration they are sponsoring a student essay contest, The entry categories are

4th-5th grades

6th-8th grades

9th-12th grades

Students can choose from 3 essay topics.

NASA Glenn Essay Contest Information

There are a few football-themed science and math activities on the New England Patriots Hall of Fame page. Scroll down to find them.

New England Patriots Hall of Fame Activities

New Teacher Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. They help teachers and students overcome challenges by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. By focusing on teachers, students succeed. They provide a webinar series and online community to achieve this goal.

New Teacher Center

 

The National Science teaching Association provides Daily Dos, activities that engage students in authentic, relevant science learning. These activities cover a broad range of grades and topics and require students to share and evaluate ideas, give and receive critique, and reach consensus. Topics are searchable by grade level.

NSTA Daily Dos

Middle and high school students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter the Lucy in Space contest.

The Lucy in Space contest challenges students to bridge the human drive for discovery and exploration of our Earth origins to solar system exploration. The contest is part of NASA's efforts to engage students in this solar system STEM enterprise of exploration to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Schools, classrooms, educational organizations, homeschools, and families can register their students for these activities. Students under 18 should be registered by a teacher or guardian. Educators can register once on behalf of their entire classroom or organization. The dates for each of the education plans are completely flexible.

Mission to Mars Student Challenge

The NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University provides live educational webinars at no cost. There is a busy schedule of diverse topics covering basic science to mission-specific results.

STEM Webinars from NASA-TSU

 

This free online unit is offered by the Mass DOE in partnership with EVERFI. It aims to help students in grades 6-9 take practical steps to protect their privacy and safety online. Students will learn critical digital literacy skills such as how to evaluate content for accuracy, perspective, and motive. It also helps students acknowledge the benefits of online communities and resources while guiding them to successfully navigate potential pitfalls in their digital lives.

Ignition: Digital Literacy

Mass DOE Free Courses page

This is a free online course offered by Mass DOE in partnership with EVERFI. It is an interactive program for exploring STEM careers for middle school students (grades 6-9). These lesson plans enable learners to engage with interactive content that reinforces key STEM skills while discovering some of the exciting STEM opportunities that await.

Endeavor: STEM Exploration for Middle School

Mass DOE Free courses page

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