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Interdisciplinary learning and applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Robotic workshops for educators

Feb 01, 2019


Inquiry-based, Learning-by-Doing Robotics Activity

The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle school and high school students in a team-oriented robotics competition and serves as a way to meet the Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards.

Books with a math focus

Feb 01, 2019


Books Inspiring Children to See Math in the World Around Them

One way to bring the subject of mathematics to life, according to the Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI), is through literature. According to the organization, “books connect with the sense of wonder and imagination and creativity.”

Top 5 Resources in December

Jan 18, 2019


Our Top Five Resources in December 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.

PAEMST Award for Science and Math Teaching

Jan 15, 2019

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Nation’s Highest Honor for STEM Teaching

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awards are given to teachers who have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year. This year the Presidential Awards is honoring secondary teachers. Consider nominating a talented seventh- through twelfth-grade STEM teacher today using the PAEMST website. If you’re a teacher, you can begin an application at

Deadlines:Nominations close March 1, 2019; applications close May 1, 2019.

Jan 15, 2019


News Stories About Current Research and Events in STEM

Science News for Students (SNS) is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators. SNS is a publication of the Science News Media Group, which is a program of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP). SNS—which is free to use—helps to fulfill the Society’s mission by connecting the latest in scientific research to learning in and out of the classroom.

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