Created in conjunction with Rice University, STEMscopes is a comprehensive and hands-on K12 science curriculum that serves more than 1.4 million students online. It provides numerous intervention and acceleration activities as well as teacher support resources. These activities can be delivered in customizable ways that can be adapted to unique teaching and learning styles.
These real-world videos highlight jobs from different industries so students can connect educational concepts to college and careers. The videos depict how workers use math, language arts, science and technology. A diverse group of workers with varying educational backgrounds is interviewed to show students the skills they need to achieve their goals.
As a comprehensive online STEM curriculum program, STEMscopes provides classrooms with hands-on inquiry and problem-based learning activities, such as interactive games and virtual science labs. It also gives teachers lesson plans and intervention tools. STEMscopes has a variety of student assessments, including multiple choice exams and open-ended response tests.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:35pm
Oceanographer Robert Ballard announced a $500,000 state grant to extend his online learning project to eight additional public schools. Last year, the General Assembly awarded $500,000 to launch JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Ballard that teaches more than 2 million students annually in STEM subjects.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:34am
The three winners of this year’s Google Science Fair are Viney Kumar (Australia) in the 13-14 age category, Ann Makosinski in the 15-16 age category, and Grand Prize winner Eric Chen (U.S.) in the age 17-18 category. The first two contestants came up with their own technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:33am
A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.