Videos Connecting Math and Science to the Real World
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies) to help students engage in a meaningful way with STEM subjects. BLOSSOMS uses freevideosegments to build on math and science fundamentals by relating abstract concepts to the real world. Educators and professionals contribute their knowledge and learning to an open database that anyone can access. Every 50-minute lesson is a complete resource that includes video segments, a teacher’s guide, downloadable handouts, and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic. BLOSSOMS uses a “teaching duet pedagogy” model, in which a teacher will help students solve problems before passing the baton to another teacher for a brief video lesson.
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
The PBS/NOVAweb seriesThe Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers provides humanizing snapshots of scientists who are shaping our world. Students will learn about cutting-edge science and engineering, the amazing people who do that work, and the activities they engage in when their lab coats come off.
The US Departmentof Education has launched CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge to inspire high school students to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. Students from across the country are invited to design and build prototypes of CubeSats (cube satellites), or satellites that aid in space research, bringing space missions out of the clouds and into the classroom.