Middle school math students learn about center of mass, compression, and tension at White Hill! Thanks Julia Marrero for the pictures!
Here are some lesson plans to tie art into science: musical instruments, quilt designs, makers's ideas, inventors, and force and motion.
Manor 4th graders have a try at their first parachutes... they did not work so well. Students first iteration: Some added more load, some changed the canopy, and some shortened the shroud lines.
I love when I start to look for one thing and I stumble upon such great resources! For the earth science teachers: The NASA's BEST student guides has 9 design challenges (one guide for 3-5 and one for 6-8).
An extensive list of STEM resources: websites, games, apps, contests, camps, and careers resources. K-12 (including a section on Math)
3D technology meets life science...
All of these resources are off the NSTA Freebie site. So much more to explore!
Thanks Angel Wells for this great resource for NGSS videos... Travis Benner has many more videos on other topics on his youtube channel.
Great lesson that built upon the vocabulary that was being learned about force and motion. Building a roller coaster that will be the SLOWEST! Students started with the same number of cut paper towel tubes, tape and construction paper. (Pictures from Glenwood School)
Follow up building day at Coleman, the students trying to create a loop de loop! So much learning going on. More lesson ideas on iTEAMS google docs under physical sciences force and motion.
Venetia Valley's third graders...
Kindergarten at Sun Valley wanted a go at it also...
Another great 7th grade engineering lesson from Miller Creek. As part of their life science unit on heredity, this is a way to show how the birds and bees applies to plants... and humans. The documents are also available in the iTEAMS google doc folder for lesson plans under life science.
Here is a list of the top 10 STEM resources from NEA--- number one? Exploratorium!
iTEAMS is a professional development research project designed to provide teachers with support to deepen their content knowledge and pedagogy to promote STEM education aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).