STAM-FORD = STEM-FORD QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Resources to support STEM learning.
What is STEM?• S- cience• T- echnology• E- ngineering• M- ath
It’s Relevant STEM video (A video is worth 1000+ words)• http://www.itsrelevant.com/content/9944/Students_Make_Connec
How is STEM learning different?• A great STEM lesson, or unit, integrates all of the disciplines together.• In some cases S, T, E and M are utilized simultaneously as student solve engaging real world problems.• Problem solving, inventing, collaborating, innovating
Examples of STEM lessons• Barbie Bungee• The BIG CELL!• Designing and Eco-friendly knee brace• Paper airplane design• Popsicle stick bridges• …the potential ideas are endless
QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.• “Everybody in this room understands that our nations success depends on strengthening Americas role as the worlds engine of discovery and innovation,"…. "And that leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering, and math."
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What are 7 things you do to promote STEM learning? • You’re doing it right now! • Visit STEM related attractions and museums • Take advantage of after school opportunities that may exist. • Watch a STEM themed movie together. (Apollo13, October Sky etc.) • Do fun STEM projects together. • Discuss and encourage their STEM interests. • Ecourage STEM class choices. (Mindset)