Researchers at Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach partnered with teachers to design a program they call Novel Engineering, which plays on the literary strengths of elementary and middle school teachers to help them explore hands-on, science-oriented activities in their classrooms.
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Microsoft has provided an online collection of free hacking STEM lessons and hands-on activities developed by middle school teachers for Office 365. The inquiry- and project-based activities help students to visualize data across the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula.