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Numbers in the Game: Sports Statistics as a Tool for STEM Learning

The Value of Sports Statistics in STEM Education Using sports statistics to facilitate STEM learning can be a highly effective and engaging way to connect core STEM concepts to real-world events and situations. This approach to education offers practical, relatable situations for students to explore – making complex STEM subjects more approachable. This unique approach…

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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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Science of Hockey

Believe it or not, Hockey is one of the few sports the STEM Sports® team has yet to produce a curriculum for. A sport that entails plenty of STEM concepts for students to wrap their minds around as they skate past the blue line and set-up their teammate with a centering pass. Needless to say, our…

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What’s More Important for Sports: Mind or Body?

There is no shortage of insight and acuity on this subject, yet one with a similar message and tone: Sports and/or physical activity benefit both mind and body. However, does one supersede the other from a physical v. mental standpoint? Or are they one in the same physiologically? The STEM Sports® supplemental curriculum examines and…

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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…

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From Plants to Project-Based Learning; Building the Foundation for STEM Sports

By Donovan Burriss on June 26, 2018 At the onset, I prompted this question to my 3rd-6th graders, “can you guys tell me what you think STEM is?” Here are some of my favorite answers. “Stem is a part of a flower!” said one 4th grade student. “Isn’t Stem like a plant?” said a 5th-grader….

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Students learn academic skills through STEM Sports programs in Glasgow, KY

Story via Will Perkins of Glasgow Daily Times on June 19, 2018 Dasia Driver, a rising seventh-grader at Glasgow Middle School, held one end of a measuring tape while rising eighth-grader Miranda Lee held the other Tuesday morning in the parking lot behind GMS. They were measuring and recording the distance that Lee threw a…