Jessica Bonnar

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Recent Posts by Jessica

Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:25 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Agreed. A major component of fairy tales is the lack of ability that women have on their own end to save themselves. One thing that I think could enhance this project even more in that respect is to not have students emulate new ways for the prince to save the princess, as in the Sleeping Beauty and Enchanted Engineering Problem (

Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:13 PM in STEM Research in the Classroom: Your Experience?
Are there any instructors who have had experience with conducting STEM research in the classroom (i.e., using student data to conduct their own peer-reviewed papers and/or collaborating with nearby universities on educational research)? Interested in how this plays out with the classroom dynamic, especially in terms of how it affects students and parents, as well as how it's affected your experien...

Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:08 PM in Teach STEM Outside!
Incredibly important! One of the biggest benefits of outdoor STEM education that this article briefly touches on is the ability of outdoor education to benefit students who don't learn well in traditional classroom settings. Especially for students who tend to be distracted/restless/listless in a traditional classroom environment (such as I was in elementary school), outdoor education provides ...