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STEM Careers Elementary

 
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NASA External Resource: Planetary Images

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NASA External Resource: Solar System Exploration - People

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NOAA Games for elementary students: STEM

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Archive: Sally Ride Science/NSTA Symposium: From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students' Interests in Science Careers, Boston, MA: March 29, 2008

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Summary: During this half-day Symposium, scientists and education specialists from SRS, NOAA, and USFS talked about the basic science behind our understanding of climate change, and global impacts on the atmosphere, ecosystems (particularly forests), and oceans...

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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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Editor’s Note: STEM Careers

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Summary: There is a new impetus for encouraging students to become more knowledgeable about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and perhaps encourage them to choose a career in science-related fields. Several groups and individuals, including...

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Landing Safely on Mars

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Summary: While designing and building "Mars Landers," fourth-grade students engage in important engineering practices such as making models, testing designs, and comparing the effectiveness of different models. Students also create nonfiction books as they learn...

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Layer-Cake Earth

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Summary: Though you can’t tell just by looking at them, layers of sediments tell us much about Earth’s history—when the ocean flooded continents, when mountains were formed, when climate was warmer or cooler, and so much more. Stratigraphy, the study of sediment...

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Science 101: How are skyscrapers designed?

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Summary: Building a structure that stands hundreds or thousands of feet in the air incorporates all aspects of the design process. There are clear goals, constraints, and trade-offs. Here the author does his best to describe these three with respect to skyscrapers...

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Teaching through Trade Books: If You Build It...

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Summary: From the youngest ages children construct buildings, bridges, towers, and anything else that comes to mind using a variety of materials. This month’s books and activities take this interest in construction and build on it by allowing students to experiment...

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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...