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

Oct 01, 2018


Environment for Learning to Program Robots—Without Robots

Robot Virtual Worlds (RVW) is a simulation environment created by Robomatter, which enables students without robots to learn programming.

Web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9.

Oct 01, 2018

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Deadline: November 21, 2018, for registration and free STEM Kit

Oct 01, 2018


Lessons for Determining the Nutritional Value of Space Foods

NASA’s freely downloadable Food for Thought: Eating in Space educator guide presents five math, science, and technology standards–supported lessons for grades 5–8 that relate to food and nutrition.

Oct 01, 2018


Instructional Units Integrating STEM and Literacy Across Disciplines

The PictureSTEM Project offers three instructional units for K–2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.

iOS app creator

Sep 17, 2018


Tool for Creating, Testing, and Sharing iOS Apps

Using a visual interface rather than a programming language, Lightwell lets students create real iOS apps that they can share with nearby devices or submit to the Apple App Store. Although Lightwell is a professional tool, students can use the software to create simple apps as they learn the programming language.

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