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STEM Careers Middle School

 
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NASA External Resource: Solar System Exploration - People

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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12, Birmingham, AL: December 7, 2007

Type: Symposia Archive

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Summary: During this half-day symposium, sponsored by NSTA Press, the authors of the NSTA Press publication NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 talked to teachers about how science is different at the nanoscale, the challenges that scientists have when...

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Archive: Sally Ride Science/NSTA Symposium: Igniting Students' Interests in Science Careers, Portland, Oregon: November 20, 2008

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Summary: During this half-day symposium, Sally Ride Science scientists and education specialists shared information with the participants about the wide variety of STEM careers available, the many paths to becoming a scientist, and the vibrant men and women involved...

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Archive: Teaching Biotechnology: New Tools and Resources for the STEM Career Pipeline, February 17, 2010

Type: Web Seminar Archive

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Summary: This Web Seminar, developed in collaboration with the National Science Digital Library and WGBH, took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Daniella Quiñones, Marketing Coordinator for WGBH Teachers’ Domain,...

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Expanding Students’ Professional Horizons: A View from the Earth and Space Sciences

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Summary: Teachers can use this inspiring article to introduce students to careers in the Earth and space sciences. The authors discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, job opportunities and prospects, and their relevancy to many economic and environmental...

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From Aristotle to Today: Making the History and Nature of Science Relevant

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Summary: Students connect to science in multiple ways. For some students, learning how real people have developed and defended their scientific ideas makes science relevant and interesting. Tracking the changes in scientific thought over time can be fascinating...

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Science Sampler: Doing sophisticated science simply—Help students understand the nature of science

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Summary: We all recognize the power of inquiry-based instruction when implemented in our classrooms. It engages students and motivates them to actively participate in their learning. But do our students develop a deep understanding about the nature of science?...

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Science Sampler: Weather RATS

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Summary: Weather RATS, or Weather Research and Tracking Systems, is a collaborative effort among a national network of K-12 students, their teachers, wireless weather stations, internet data sharing, and professional engineers and meteorologists. Weather Rats...

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Science Shorts: Nature of Science Is...

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Summary: The phrase “nature of science” refers to the characteristics of scientific knowledge that necessarily result from the scientific investigations that scientists conduct to develop knowledge. Yet, these characteristics are assumed by many to be “difficult”...

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Scope on Safety: STEM: A question of safety.

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Summary: This column shares safety information for your classroom. This month’s issue discusses the growth of STEM lessons and the need to address hazard recognition and safety training relative to the use of hand and power tools in engineering project construction.

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The Great Top Challenge

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Summary: The United States has a significant deficit in the number of university students choosing to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and subsequently entering STEM professions (National Science Board 2008). One way to address...

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Thinking Engineering

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Summary: Two university educators and a sixth-grade teacher collaborated to create and implement a five-day engineering unit that incorporated both mathematics and science concepts and hands-on learning. In this series of engineering activities, students test...