NASCAR and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have teamed up to provide engaging and relevant content and activities for teaching science and STEM. The NASCAR Kids program is designed to help youth learn about the world of NASCAR through unique science, technology, and innovation-inspired content. NASCAR-themed lessons, a Track Guide, videos, and other resources are available free of charge to educators nationwide. They can tap lessons for elementary and middle school students such as “How Do Things Make Sound?” (K–2) “Why Do NASCAR Drivers Need to React Fast?” (3–5), and “How Do Roof Flaps Make a Racecar Safer?” (6–8). Students can explore the science behind drafting, drag, and aerodynamics through videos, and they can design and drive their own racecar while learning about aerodynamics and engineering in a one-of-a-kind simulation. The STEM at the Track resource guide for K–12 teachers features engaging science lessons and activities to do at the racetrack.
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute is holding a freeonline event for middle school and high school students and teachers on September 21, 2021. The interactive session, titled “Mathematics, the Key to a Hidden World,” will explore how mathematics helps us wonder at the world we live in.
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.