STEM education

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How to Create a Fun Engineering Contest Students Will Love!
February 25, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, Engineering, Tools for Teachers

For science teachers implementing NGSS, finding fun, engaging, engineering activities that students will enjoy can be challenging. Creating contests is a great way to engage students of all ages.

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Top 3 Trends in Engineering Education
February 22, 2016 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: Engineering, STEM News & Views

In this guest post by Lauren Willison, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida’s newest university dedicated exclusively to STEM, highlights the top three trends in engineering education.

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What Happened to Elementary Science Student Dagan Merckler? Did He Succeed or Fail?
February 8, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: PBIS, STEM News & Views

The internet is full of videos. Every once and a while you stumble upon a video that resonates with you, makes you think, and makes you ask questions. This is one such video, posted by elementary school science student Dagan Merckler.

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New Blog Series: Using EdTech to Implement the NGSS (#NGSSedtech)
February 3, 2016 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: EdTech, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

We’re launching a new blog series that will highlight innovative technology that can help science teachers implement NGSS in their classroom — technology that facilitates deeper learning, inquiry, and collaboration. Stay tuned!

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Congratulations STEM Wars Winners: 6th Grade SOAR Team (Samuel Mickle School)
January 28, 2016 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: Engineering, STEM News & Views

Congratulations to the STEM Wars winning class! These students demonstrated they can provide an innovative solution, backed by scientific concepts, in response to a problem.

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STUDY: How to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers to Change the World
January 22, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Engineering, STEM News & Views

Understanding how engineering is viewed by parents and students can offer direction about how to change this view from distaste to a lifelong love of engineering.

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The Awesomeness of Teen Science Cafés and Students Embracing STEM Learning Outside of School
January 14, 2016 | By: Doug Williams  
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Category: STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Teen Science Cafés are a great way to increase students’ interests in STEM outside of the more formal school environment. Here’s how to start one!

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Making 2016 the Year of STEM Mentorship: A One of a-Kind Experience for Students
January 5, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: STEM News & Views

How can schools design mentorship programs that give students awesome, real-world STEM research experience?

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