Have your students ever wondered how to make a career out of exploring the world? Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, and cofounder of EarthEcho International, welcomes students to STEMExplore’sCabinet of Curiosities. To begin their adventure, students click on an object in the cabinet of curiosities where they will discover the wonders of the world and meet the scientists and engineers who are modern-day explorers. Videos introduce the modern-day inventors and adventurers who spend their lives solving the big problems, uncovering the hidden secrets, and finding new questions to answer every day using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEMExplore is students’ passport to some of the most incredible careers that they can pursue. Once they open up the cabinet of curiosities, students can choose their own adventure. Categories include Marine Science, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Anthropology, Engineering, and Communication & Policy.
The K–3 STEM Foundations project is developing NGSS-aligned curriculum units for K–3 students that connect science concepts and guided inquiry activities to reading/language arts, as well as health and wellness. The units are designed for use during class time or after school.
American Honda Foundation’s grants support educational programs that focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. The foundation seeks proposals from pubic school districts, and private and public elementary and secondary schools with a program focused on scientific education for youth from birth to age 21.
The Scratch team in the MIT Media Lab is gearing up to release a new version of Scratch designed to work on mobile devices. The team is also working on a way to integrate the physical world with Scratch using what they’re currently calling a “Scratch Pad.”