Guest writer Stacy Maxton put together an interest set of resources focused on STEM lessons. If you're a STEM teacher and looking for some fresh perspective, I'd be surprised if you couldn't find something fun here!
I know it can be time consuming to track down these types of lesson plans and tools, so I compiled these resources for the benefit of fellow educators.
Curious George STEM
Active learning begins with curiosity! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building, and simple machines. Lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them.
The Educator’s Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans: Math & Science
Real estate is a complex field that requires skills in math, science, English, social studies and home economics. By incorporating real estate-based lessons into your curriculum, you can help students gain valuable skills in practical math application, presentation giving, forming a persuasive argument, earth science and so much more! Here are some awesome resources to give your class a unique, real estate-based lesson plan on just about any subject.
Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games
In this computer programming basics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about programming.
We know how tough it can be to engage student interest in math so we’ve compiled a list of resources for lesson plans for grades K-12 so parents and educators can skip all the tedious research and get right to the fun parts of teaching and learning! In this article, we provide lesson plans for both classroom-based and project-based learning, broken down by age group.
Architecture Activities to Help You Address NGSS Engineering Standards
To expand upon concepts in physics, calculus, geometry, engineering, and algebra, teachers can use architecture activities for greater student understanding. Architecture is no longer an area of study that simply covers building homes and commercial structures. The concentration also includes things like environmental design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Here are some activities that can bridge the divide between traditional science and engineering concepts in your classroom.
Students with disabilities face access challenges to typical science labs in precollege and postsecondary settings. Access barriers may prevent a student from: gaining knowledge, demonstrating knowledge, and fully participating in lab activities.
So, what are you favorite STEM resources? Please comment and share.