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STEM Curriculum for Kindergarten

What is STEM? STEM is an acronym used when talking about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This commonly known term is often used when discussing education, curriculum, and the workforce. The Importance of STEM at the Kindergarten Level There has been an increased focus on STEM and its importance in the education space in recent…

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10 Best STEM Kits for Teens

Choosing gifts for high school kids can be a difficult task. Especially educational gifts teens can interact with to make choices on which summer camps to attend, college degrees to pursue, or future careers to aspire towards. At the high school level, teenagers are already starting to decide what courses they enjoy and what subjects…

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15 Best STEM Project Ideas for Middle School

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects are essential to a child’s education. These subjects help students prepare for the workforce, where STEM professions are growing faster than any other field. Oftentimes, classroom lesson plans only include math and science. This leaves students with a knowledge gap in technology and engineering. As educators, our goal…

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Why Teach STEM: The Importance of STEM Education

STEM is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and math. This clumping of subjects is used to explain education subjects, degrees, and jobs in the workplace. As the world continues to change and technology advances, the importance of providing students with quality STEM education increases. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Commerce,…

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How to Get Kids Interested in Engineering

In our constantly growing world and economy, the role of engineers is continuing to rise at a rapid rate. Engineering is an essential part of our society’s continued expansion. In order to continue to produce quality engineers with innovative mindsets, we have to find ways to get kids interested in engineering. This early interest is…

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Mentors in STEM

What is a mentor Mentors have always been a part of society. You see examples of this in your own life, movies, and history courses. People often echo the importance of mentorship; but, what is categorized as a mentor?  Guider defines a mentor as, “a person who can support, advise and guide you. They typically…

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Reimagining the Student-Teacher Relationship

By Donovan Burriss and Kasey Kaler Every kid needs a champion. Someone they can look up to and think, “wow, I want to be just like them when I grow up.” While it might not always be that obvious, it is evident the massive impact that we can have on children. Dr. James P. Comer…

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Girls in STEM: Building Motivation and Competence through Sport

By Donovan Burriss and Kasey Kaler The workforce of professionals concentrated in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is imperative to the expansion and innovation of America’s global competitiveness. Today, females are largely underrepresented in the STEM workforce and hold less than 25% of STEM professions (particularly engineering). Per the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics…

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Beaumont Independent School District campers turn sports into science

Story via Liz Teitz of Beaumont Enterprise on June 29, 2018 In a quiet classroom Thursday morning, Logan Castille and Aiden Reed adjusted the angle of their spoon-and-popsicle stick catapult. The middle school students flung cotton balls and marshmallows toward a basketball hoop-shaped bucket, shifting the rubber bands holding the pieces together when they missed…