Using STEM Strategies
With STEM strategies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are taught in an interdisciplinary manner and students have the opportunity to see how the subjects, and skills they involve, are related to each other. Students work with each other using an inquiry and hands-on approach while connecting their topic of study to a valid, real-world, open-ended problem.
The resources in this tool kit are designed to give you some ideas on how to use STEM strategies in your classroom, provide you sample lesson plans and templates to build from, and link you to additional resources on the topic. Additional STEM activity idea and lesson plan Teacher Tools can be found with many videos throughout the Educate.Today website.
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Teacher Tool 595: Using STEM in the Classroom
Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use STEM strategies in the classroom.Download
Teacher Tool 597: Using STEM Strategies--Sample Lesson Plans
This document provides a sampling of lesson plans utilizing STEM strategies in a variety of ways. Additional STEM activity ideas and lesson plans related to specific curriculum areas are available with each of our Curriculum Topic Resource Packages. STEM lesson plans are also available as a Teacher Tool with many individual videos on our website.
Sample lessons currently available in this document are:
1. Good Bye Plastic Bags
2. Designing a Space Capsule Console
3. Angular to Linear Velocity
4. Design a Subway System
5. Overlapping Engineering Fields
6. Weather Measurements