The Mathical Book Prize recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction related to mathematics for youth aged 2–18. The intent of the prize is to engage youth in the power and beauty of mathematics—to give them confidence to consider and solve arithmetic, spatial, logical, structural, and algebraic problems; to see that math can be employed to better understand and appreciate the wonders of nature and human artistic expression (in fine art and music, for example).
To continue America’s technological advantage and strengthen the workforce pipeline, Lockheed Martin funds STEM education outreach activities for students across the K–16 spectrum. The company supports programs, events, and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity
The National Museum of Wildlife Art collects, displays, interprets, and preserves high-quality artwork of North American wildlife, supplemented by art of wildlife from throughout the world. The museum has developed several lessons for use in conjunction with its online collection.
Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space, planned to distribute science and engineering lessons and share demonstrations with students around the world. She, along with the other crewmembers of flight STS-51, died when their Challenger shuttle exploded 73 seconds into flight. Now McAuliffe’s “lost lessons” have been updated and made available to teachers.
Rube Goldberg, Inc. develops curricula designed to bring laughter and invention together in STEM- and STEAM-friendly activities. A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated—and funniest—way possible.