STEM in the News

Exciting ways students and the community are connecting with STEM.

This page lists past webinars and links to subscribe to new webinars. The webinars are from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and The McAuliffe Center of Framingham State University. The offerings include STEM subject-based sessions as well as sessions addressing the challenges of virtual learning.

McAuliffe Center-WPI Teacher Webinars

This page links to various interactive games based on programs in the PBS series NOVA.


The National Science Teaching Association provides this page of links to various sites providing virtual learning experiences in many areas of science.

NSTA Virtual Labs Collection

EcoMUVE is a curriculum that was developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that uses immersive virtual environments to teach middle school students about ecosystems and causal patterns. It features a pond and a forest component, each a 2-week inquiry-based investigation. On the overview page is a resources tab that brings you to a site to register and access the materials.

Harvard EcoMUVE curriculum

PhET is a repository of simulation activities in Math and Science. This page lists translations of some of these activities into 93 languages.

PhET Translated Simulation Activities

The National Council of teachers of Mathematics provides Core Math Tools, a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java required.

NCTM Core Math Tools

Figure This! is a resource from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that provides interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families.

NCTM Figure This!

Illuminations provides standards-based resources and materials that illuminate the vision of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for school mathematics and improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for each and every student. Lessons and activities on Illuminations can be searched by grade level and broad mathematics area.

NCTM Illuminations


Learning Trajectories is a program based at the University of Denver. They provide activities that guide children through successive levels of development in their mathematical thinking.

Learning Trajectories Website

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