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Includes sciences such as earth and life sciences, ecology, and computer sciences.

Jan 04, 2022

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Prestigious Award for Exemplary STEM Teaching

For nearly 40 years, the White House Office of Science and Technology has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on K–6 STEM educators. Anyone can nominate a STEM teacher at the K–6 level. Teachers can also directly apply at paemst.org. Awardees will receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation; an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cohort of award-winning teachers.

Deadlines: Nominations are due by January 7, 2022; applications are due by February 6, 2022.

Jan 04, 2022

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Toolkit Exploring the Process of a Space Mission—From Idea to Flight

Set to launch in the summer of 2022, NASA’s Psyche mission will be the first to explore a world likely made largely of metal. Scientists hope that studying asteroid Psyche will give insights into how Earth’s core and the cores of the other terrestrial planets came to be.

Jan 04, 2022

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STEM Curriculum Centered on Student Ideas

Smithsonian Science for the Classroom is setting the standard for 3D learning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in grades 1–5 in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines that connect to the world around them.

Dec 01, 2021

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Virtual Tour of a NASA Facility to See Where It All Happens

Students can take a 360-degree virtual tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology. Through the virtual tour, students can explore key areas of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dec 01, 2021

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Virtual Biotechnology Activities Incorporating Computational Analysis

Researchers in the BIO5 Institute at The University of Arizona worked with teachers to develop activities that allow high school students to learn about the use of computational analysis for biological questions.

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