STEM at School

Exciting ways students are connecting with STEM in the classroom.

The team at Illustrative Mathematics has authored a list of resource links focused on adapting to online teaching during the pandemic. They range from content-specific resources to general advice specific to the pandemic.

Illustrative Mathematics Resources for Shifting Instruction Online

StraDDegy provides access to 100’s of resources that can be introduced as whole-class, small group or independent activities. Teachers can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

StraDDegy Number Sense Activities

The University of Cambridge provides a page with links to a wide selection of activities for students of all ages.

University of Cambridge NRich Math Activities

The Mathematics Assessment Project offers a set of assessment activities for middle- and high-school math teachers.

They are divided into 3 levels based on the extent to which they require students to autonomously apply their mathematical knowledge, and include a scoring rubric, a set of pre-scored sample student work, and the same set of work without the scores.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has a web page of free resources. They are relevant to teaching math in general but do include some online-specific resources.

In response to the COVID-19 situation we have been working with school districts to provide support for teaching remotely. We offer virtual professional learning programs such as Going Remote with Inquiry-Based Learning and Making Place-Based Learning Phenomenal that can be customized to meet your school district’s specific needs.

Our remote programs:

  • model engaging and effective remote science and engineering instruction
  • align with the NGSS and the MA 2016 STE Framework
  • foster instruction and assessment using the Science and Engineering Practices
  • may be tailored to address the specific needs of your school or district
  • include science content as well as pedagogy

This is a portal for teachers to access assignable, self-paced, and self-contained activities that provide students and their families with high-quality, standards-aligned material to keep them engaged and learning.

The NASA WEAR Challenge for middle school and high school students gives Artemis Generation students an opportunity to design wearable radiation countermeasures for deep space exploration. Protecting deep space astronauts from high-energy charged particles and solar particle events (SPE) is important to exploration and the Artemis program.

Although this year is a different learning experience for us all, BioBuilder Educational Foundation is committed to providing science students, teachers, and their parents with the online resources they need for a successful academic year.

Created specifically for middle school students, BioBuilder is offering a new program, BioBuilders 6-7-8, adapted from our high school curriculum. This program can accommodate virtual, in-person, and hybrid classroom models, and gives students an introduction to BioBuilder's synthetic biology curriculum and opportunity to pursue a group project in biodesign, under the supervision of BioBuilder Teaching Fellows.

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