The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s fast-paced webcast seriesSTEM in 30 engages middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics ranging from World War I airplanes to rovers on Mars. The 30-minute shows combine animations, interviews with experts, and unique locations to convey to students that science extends beyond the walls of their school. The shows are interactive: students respond to polls and submit questions that are answered online or during the live broadcast. Educators are provided with additional content and follow-up activities to extend the experience beyond the live webcast. Each show meets Next Generation Science Standards. Students can participate in STEM in 30 live on the museum’s website or on NASA TV. They can also view archived programs on demand.
The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a freeLeadership Curriculum with a Framework for Community Service. Designed to teach sixth- to twelfth-graders how to lead and serve, the innovative leadership lessons can easily be integrated into any subject area and all class or club settings. The Lead4Change program is privately funded and available at no cost to educators and youth club advisers. Since 2012, 1.8 million students have put their leadership skills to work. Join more than 14,000 educators in the Lead4Change member community.
Lead4Change is an innovative leadership curriculum for students in grades 6–12. The program includes ready-to-use leadershiplessons aligned to current education standards, including SEL, PBL, Literacy, and 21st Century Skills. Lead4Change also offers Integration Guides for incorporating the lessons into CTE, STEAM, Gifted Education, and core subject areas—English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art—in any setting or learning environment. Additionally, student teams can enter the Lead4Change Challenge and win grants for their school or community. Educators are invited to register for full, free access today.
Through the Young Inventors’ Program (YIP) at the University of New Hampshire, Leitzel Center, teachers guide students through the invention process to solve problems while applying STEM learning and gaining 21st-century skills.