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12 Ways to bring STEM to Your Classroom
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From Getting Smart, here are 12 ways to start teaching STEM

Want more STEM experiences for your students but don’t know where to start? Want to infuse art into science and boost STEAM experiences?
Before exploring how to do STEM, let’s define what it is. Everybody teaches science and math—STEM adds technology and engineering to the equation; STEAM adds art. Common elements of quality STEM learning include:
• Design-focus: using design tools and techniques to attack big problems or opportunity (challenge-based, problem-based learning).
• Active application: applying knowledge and skills to real-world situations and constructing or prototyping solutions to challenges (maker, project-based learning).
• Integration: real world problems aren’t limited to a discipline—solutions almost always draw from many fields.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Greg Young
Date Added:
10/11/2018
All Natural: Jim Denevan and Chris Drury
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SPARK tails artists Jim Denevan and Cris Drury as they create large earth works. This Educator Guide is about the history and tradition of artists making work in and about the natural environment.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
05/18/2005
Animatronic Plush Heart With 3D Printing : 3 Steps (with Pictures)
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I wanted to make a realistic animatronic heart, and as I was developing the 3D printed mechanism I used a sock to try and get a vague idea of how the silicone skin would move once the design was finished. Since the silicone casting turned out to be quite challenging and very expensive, the sock test gave me the idea to instead use a slightly elastic fabric to make a plush heart design, which could be fitted over the 3D printed mechanism.

This project is very simple on the 3D printing/assembly/electronics side, but I'd recommend you have a little sewing experience because, as a sewing amateur, I'm not 100% confident in my patterns. A sewing machine is not necessarily required and a lot of the sewing is by hand anyway, but it would certainly be useful!

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
https://www.instructables.com/member/Ikkalebob/
Date Added:
01/31/2020
Art and Ecology
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Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates.
In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Ecology
Physical Geography
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Artistic Expression of Original Research Course Curriculum
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Grade level: graduate students, advanced undergrads, persons with analyzed research results

Course length: 1 semester, 4-6 months

Objective: This course empowers scientists to engage with their own data, each other, and the public through art. Through collective brainstorming, prototyping, and feedback from professional artists, students will create a project that expresses their own research through any artistic medium of their choice. The course typically culminates in a public art exhibition where students interact with a general audience to discuss their research, art, and what it means to be a scientist.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Life Science
Biology
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Peter Marting
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Artist in Search of a Medium: Jonathon Keats
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SPARK trails writer, critic, and Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats as he works on his project, Divine Taxonomy, which attempts to find God's place on the phylogenetic tree. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and the role of science in contemporary art.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
Date Added:
03/02/2005
Attention and Perception Lesson Plan
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Novel representations and diverse perspectives can reveal new insights into complex systems, and can support rich understandings of the world. In this activity, students will identify and analyze the choices artists and scientists make when creating representations of living or non-living natural objects. This process will help students recognize the potential and place for their own articulation of how the world works. After drawing from nature, students will reflect on the process of representing information, then compare their drawings with that of a 16th-century artist. Students will consider what is included and what is excluded, and hypothesize about larger contexts and systems.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Date Added:
03/01/2016
Bunny Addition
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This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen to the story "Count on Bunnies". They will be given the opportunity to act out the story and solve bunny equations. After listening to the song "Five Young Rabbits," the children will take turns being rabbits and pantomiming the actions as the class sings. The children will combine the rabbits at the end of each verse to see how many rabbits have been added. Then they will work in pairs to create their own rabbit equations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Becky Smith
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Butterfly Metamorphosis
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This is an integrated lesson which is introduced using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Butterfly metamorphosis is explored through art, math, and writing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Laura Byers
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Catapult Challenge
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This is a really fun and informative lesson that I do with my high school Programming/technology class to break up the monotony of beginner programming. However; this lesson can be used and applied in essentially any class and for many purposes, and to address many areas. One of the other really nice things about this lesson is that it can be extended to hit many points including physics, math, and advanced engineering.

Throughout the building period, I would present teams with a challenge (puzzle, build, etc…) and the first team to complete it would get a prize. It could be more modification time, extra materials, etc…)

The materials (including hot glue guns) can be purchased at Wal Mart or a similar store for around $20-25, if ordering through your district isn’t an option. With those purchases, it gives you a lot more materials than needed which can be used for additional similar projects.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Timothy Barnes
Date Added:
12/05/2018
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This is a really fun and informative lesson that I do with my high school Programming/technology class to break up the monotony of beginner programming. However; this lesson can be used and applied in essentially any class and for many purposes, and to address many areas. One of the other really nice things about this lesson is that it can be extended to hit many points including physics, math, and advanced engineering.

Throughout the building period, I would present teams with a challenge (puzzle, build, etc…) and the first team to complete it would get a prize. It could be more modification time, extra materials, etc…)

The materials (including hot glue guns) can be purchased at Wal Mart or a similar store for around $20-25, if ordering through your district isn’t an option. With those purchases, it gives you a lot more materials than needed which can be used for additional similar projects.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
STEMToolkit Administrator
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Continuous Line Robots and Art
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Students use the robot paths they documented during the associated Robots on Ice Engineering Challenge activity to learn about and then make artwork. During the previous activity, students recorded the path of their robots through a maze in order to collect data during a remote research simulation. Now, they take a new look at the robot paths, seeing them from an art perspective as continuous line drawings. Students learn about Picasso’s famous works of art that used the same technique. Then they learn the artistic definition of a line and see examples of how it is used in different art pieces; they practice making continuous line drawings and then create sculptures of their drawings using colorful wire. A PowerPoint® presentation is provided to guide the activity.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Anthony Spears
Ayanna Howard
Carrie Beth Rykowski
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Counting on Art
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In these lessons students will explore the paintings of Horace Pippin and Wayne Thiebaud and the mobiles of Alexander Calder to discover and practice math and visual art concepts. Background and biographical information about the work of art and artist, guided looking with class discussion, and activities with worksheets using mathematical formulas and studio art provide the framework for each lesson.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Creatively Navigating the Design Process With Disaster Islands
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Used as an introductory activity in an Exploratory Makerspace and STEAM class, this project is designed to be an introduction to using all steps of the Design Process. Students will work through these steps to identify the problem, imagine a solution, create a plan, build (an island), test and evaluate their solutions.After we talk about these six steps, students are encouraged to solve the simple problem of building an island.  As an instructor, I emphasize that this can be any type of island using any materials we have available, encouraging strong personal choice.  

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Environmental Studies
Educational Technology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Sharla Krell
Date Added:
04/27/2021
A Deeper Look Into Seeds
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Developed for second grade. Students will: use their sense of touch and sight to discover differences between several types of seeds; discuss why seeds come in different shapes and sizes; make connections between art and science; discuss the growth process of a seed; discuss how different seeds are used in different products.Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by students from our partner schools. This wiki has been established to share ideas about teaching biology in elementary schools. The motivation behind the creation of this page is twofold: 1. to provide an outlet for the teaching ideas of a group of college educators participating in a workshop-style course; 2. to provide a space where anyone else interested in this topic can place their ideas.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
WikiEducator
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography
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Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text-self-world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Discovery Through Juxtaposition
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Problem solving is often guided by disciplinary frames of reference, which can restrict our ability to see other possibilities. This exercise uses object-based learning to underscore the idea that there is more than one way of analyzing and knowing the world, and that through multiple ways of knowing, we develop more complex understandings and new solutions. Through the process of critique, an essential part of visual-arts pedagogy, students practice analyzing and reflecting both individually and in groups.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
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PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Date Added:
03/01/2016
Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic
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Students create math stories by first drawing, then writing, and finally using math symbols to show addition or subtraction.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
Ecology Birdhouse Makerspace Project
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This project is a science based unit that incorporates using a makerspace. Students work together to research a local bird species and design and build a birdhouse to meet the specific needs of their species.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Christopher Montagna
Date Added:
03/16/2018
Elementary GLOBE: Honing in on Hummingbirds
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In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions. Using their new knowledge, each student will make a hummingbird out of art supplies. Finally, using their hummingbirds as props, the students will play charades to test each other in their knowledge of the ruby-throated hummingbirds. The purpose of this activity is to provide students with information on ruby-throated hummingbirds, provide students with the opportunity to conduct research on hummingbirds in topic areas that interest them, and to provide students with opportunities to share their knowledge with other students. By completing this activity, students will gain knowledge about ruby-throated hummingbirds. They will also gain experience researching a topic of their choosing related to hummingbirds and communicating those results in several different formats.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Embryology: Hatching Baby Chicks
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This lesson integrates science, math, communication skills, arts, and social studies through hands-on activities. Students are directly involved in hatching baby chicks.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Ann White
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Fairy Tale Engineering with Simple Machines
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In this unit, students will use the engineering design process and their understanding of how simple machines work to help fairytale characters solve problems. Each lesson focuses on one fairytale and one simple machine.

Subject:
Engineering
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Sara Bowers
Date Added:
12/06/2018
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Fairy Tale Engineering with Simple Machines
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In this unit, students will use the engineering design process and their understanding of how simple machines work to help fairytale characters solve problems. Each lesson focuses on one fairytale and one simple machine.

Subject:
Engineering
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
STEMToolkit Administrator
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Flexible 3D Print Masks : 12 Steps (with Pictures)
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Learn how to make lightweight, flexible 3D printed masquerade masks! These are great masks as they make it look like the design is tattoed on your face or floating on your face.

Subject:
Computer Science
Graphic Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Penolopy Bulnick
Date Added:
01/31/2020
From Dream to Reality: Building the Hale Telescope: Primary Source STEAM Project
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The 200-inch Hale Telescope (historically known as the “Palomar Telescope”) at the Palomar Observatory in California represents an amazing feat of engineeringand ingenuity, the result of decades of trial and error.The primary sources in this project describe the last great hurdle in the Hale Telescope’s construction: successfully transporting the 40-ton, 200-inch mirror and its packing materials from upstate New York to the top of Palomar Mountain in southern California. This project is designed for advanced middle school or high school students. It contains a suggested project that puts students in the role of problem-solvers, with students using the actual data points drawn from the 1947 primary sources. Students will learn how to work with a formula, and to manipulate the formula’s variables to achieve different outcomes.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Education
Higher Education
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Give me a hand! Bioengineering for Prosthetic Limbs
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 Students extend their knowledge of the skeletal system to biomedical engineering design, specifically the concept of artificial limbs and joints. Students relate the skeleton as a structural system, focusing on the hand as structural necessity. They learn about the design considerations involved in the creation of artificial limbs, including materials. This lesson plan was developed for emergent bilingual students who are intermediate or advanced in their English language development skills. This lesson is adapted from the following resources, "Engineering Bones" and "Prosthetic Party," on the TeachEngineering Digital Library: https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_biomed_lesson01, https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_biomed_lesson01_activity1

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Language Education (ESL)
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Paulette Rubio
Oregon Open Learning
Date Added:
06/14/2022
Global Nomads Group: Science and Technology Curriculum (Year-Long Program)
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Road to Doha explores critical environmental issues through addressing the driving question “How do we, as youth, impact climate change in our communities?”

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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Humanizing Science through STEAM Challenges
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In a science methods course during the Covid19 pandemic, 51 future elementary teachers authored children's books and then read them aloud as part of a giving-back, service-learning activity as Open Educational Resources (OER). The 51 children's stories and their accompanying audiobooks aim to integrate STEM and the Arts to humanize science and scientific inquiry with history and philosophy of science in mind.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
E.J. Bahng
John M. Hauptman
Date Added:
11/18/2021
ISKME's Teachers as Makers Academy 2012
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Activities, resources, photos and videos from ISKME's two day professional development teacher training that explores Open Educational Resources (OER) and Maker-Teacher collaborations to facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ projects are points of inspiration for Teachers while they engage in design-thinking activities to create, remix, and share OER Projects with online collaborative tools.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Megan Simmons
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
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This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons in many instances begin with literature (e.g., stories, books) and discussion activities that set the stage for posing questions and presenting conflicting situations related to the Big Ideas in mathematics and science that are the focus of the lesson.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
Date Added:
11/30/2000
Jennifer Hannaford
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In this video from Science City, meet a forensic scientist. She describes the steps to recover and analyze fingerprints to help solve crimes. She also discusses common attributes between art and science.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Partnership for a Nation of Learners
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/18/2007
Learning About Aurorae - The Planeterrella Experiment - V2
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This unit emphasizes literacy skills for STEAM students, using the Planeterella Experiment to learn about aurorae. Guided by text-dependent questions, students will study and gather evidence from anchor and supplemental texts on the Planterella’s design, purpose and history, magnetic currents and their role in aurorae, the Van Allen Belt, the Lorenz Effect, and how global warming impacts aurorae. Students will perform experiments with magnetic currents and create a lab simulation of the aurora borealis using textual evidence and data from the anchor and supplemental texts. Students will present their findings and their experiments using the Tricaster TC40.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Jeanna Wagner
Date Added:
06/22/2017
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Learning the 4Cs Through Literacy-Based STEM
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In this unit, students will learn about the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creation, and critical thinking) through literature-based engineering challenges. Each lesson focuses on one "C" and one read-aloud. This unit is geared for grades 2-3 but could be adapted to any elementary grade level.

COMMUNICATION - Click Clack Moo

COLLABORATION - Iggy Peck Architect

CRITICAL THINKING - Rosie Revere Engineer

CREATION - Galimoto

Subject:
Engineering
Literature
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
STEMToolkit Administrator
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Learning the 4Cs Through Literacy-Based STEM
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In this unit, students will learn about the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creation, and critical thinking) through literature-based engineering challenges. Each lesson focuses on one "C" and one read-aloud. This unit is geared for grades 2-3 but could be adapted to any elementary grade level.

COMMUNICATION - Click Clack Moo

COLLABORATION - Iggy Peck Architect

CRITICAL THINKING - Rosie Revere Engineer

CREATION - Galimoto

Subject:
Engineering
Literature
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Sara Bowers
Date Added:
12/06/2018
The Life Cycle of A Seed
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This lesson integrates science into the language arts block. Students will read about plant life cycle events and then write their own books about the life cycle of a plant.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Joni Kight
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities
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Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities:

Looking for grab-and-go elementary STEM lessons? Looking for a read-aloud to hook an existing STEM lesson? Trying to build a STEM library? Search the spreadsheet by titles, authors, big ideas, themes, and lessons. Whether you are a STEM specialist or a classroom teacher, these lessons will work for you.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Sara Bowers
Jessica Redcay
janemarie mckay
Date Added:
12/05/2018
The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
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The students will listen to and discuss books about butterflies and the migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico in order to integrate science, social studies, and language arts.

Subject:
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Margaret Monds
Martha Dobson
Date Added:
07/15/2004
Observing Connections: Changing Landscapes
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The students will learn about the changing environment through study and observation. They will reflect on these changes in the environment and create their own landscape and habitat. This is the second lesson in "Observing connections," a series of three in which students are creating art based on their observations.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Lisa Mitchell
Date Added:
07/19/2000
Oil and Water Art Project
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This is an art project where oil paints and water is used. Students will have already explored the densities of oil and water.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Haliburton
Date Added:
10/04/2011
Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts
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"Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts" teaches children to become keen observers of the natural world by drawing and writing about the plants and animals in situ. In a set of nested exercises, students use games to gain confidence in drawing and writing as a way to gather information. Later, they employ these skills to put together a field guide, make treasure maps, and to write short stories and poems.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Native Plant Society
Author:
Emily Bruenig
John Muir Laws
Date Added:
08/19/2011
PVSTEM9 Year at a Glance
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An overview of the STEM 9 program at Pequea Valley High School in Lancaster County, PA. Most 9th grade learners take this course which teaches Algebra I math concepts via physics concepts and tech ed building.

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Applied Science
Engineering
Algebra
Physics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Rob Webb
Date Added:
12/05/2018
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This is a template for lessons developed by the San Francisco Unified School District SLANT Cohort.

Just as the life experiences of a tree and its environmental conditions leave their marks as rings in the cross-section of a tree's core, so do the experiences of humans leave impressions, but often unseen. This project uses the tree as a metaphor to map life experience.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kate Katz
Date Added:
08/08/2019
The STEAM Journal
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Welcome to The STEAM Journal, a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. The STEAM Journal integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and fields. This publication features the bridges between Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts. In this context, the journal acts as a forum for open dialogue of STEAM as well as expanding the body of transdisciplinary knowledge. The STEAM Journal is a hub for scholars and practitioners of many disciplines who wish to provide commentary, exchange ideas and inform policy and practice of STEAM.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Claremont Colleges
Provider Set:
Scholarship@Claremont
Date Added:
03/07/2016
STEAM: Learning That is Representative of the Whole World
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STEAM stands for "Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements," and aims to bring FUNctional literacy to students. Founder/teacher Georgette Yakman describes how her immigrant grandparents, brother with Asperger syndrome, and artistic stepfather led her to bring Arts into STEM.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Big Ideas Fest / ISKME
Provider Set:
Big Ideas Fest
Author:
Georgette Yakman
Date Added:
12/05/2011
STE(A)M Truck
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STE(A)M Truck is a mobile makerspace that inspires youth to tackle real problems with the support of community experts. We teach youth Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) by bringing tools, equipment and mentors directly to kids and allow youth to have fun while making things with their hands. STE(A)M Truck will have everything from 3D printers, laser cutters to saws and hammers.

At ELC we will 1) introduce students to the array of maker tools, technologies and materials; 2) teach students a design thinking problem solving process; and 3) support students to design their solutions and, with the support of community experts, build them.

Some past examples include; building a computer using e-waste, carving a wooden spoon, making your own jams and jellies, building your own design thinking toolbox or creating your own toys and games. Who knows what problems kids will want to tackle this summer.

Learn more at www.steamtruck.org

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
jason martin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
STEAM and Design Thinking Resource
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NEXT.cc is an eco web that develops ethical imagination and environmental stewardship. NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important. It offers activities across nine scales – nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world. NEXT.cc's journeys introduce activities online, in the classroom, in the community and globally. NEXT.cc journeys and activities are supported with links to museums, institutions and contemporary practices. The eco web network of journeys provides a solid foundation for newly established NAAEE North American Association of Environmental Education standards with place based design activities that address the five goals of environmental education: Awareness, Knowledge, Attitudes and Environmental Ethic, Citizen Action Skills, and Citizen Action Experiences. NEXT.cc is based on Wisconsin Art and Design Standards and Common Core State Standards. NEXT.cc plans to reach young people, their teachers and their families with meaningful learning experiences that create positive influence on lives and outcomes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Lindsey Shepard
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Science and Technology of Arts
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This site invites children of all ages to explore the science of music through movies, questions, and online exhibits. Compose, mix, and play with music in ways you probably haven't before. Find out what makes sad music sad, why some songs get stuck in your head, and how opera singers are able to sing notes that seem to last forever.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Date Added:
07/30/2004
Scotch Creek STEAM in the Field
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Taking students into the field to conduct authentic science brings science to life. This document shares resources used to facilitate a field experience for 5th grade students both in the classroom and out in the field around a Washington State listed endangered species, the sharp-tailed grouse. The field event took place at the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area near Conconully, WA but the resource can be used and adapted for other locations and other focus species. This resource can be a guide in developing your own STEAM in the field experience for students.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Carissa Haug
Lisa Monahan
Date Added:
06/24/2021
Serious Play-Dough: Inspiring Young Circuit Designers
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At the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, this engineering professor and her team demonstrate that science or engineering lessons can be found in almost anything -- and a sense of play can make those lessons accessible and incite young minds.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Big Ideas Fest / ISKME
Provider Set:
Big Ideas Fest
Author:
AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas
Date Added:
12/05/2011
Shaken and Stirred: Scott Snibbe
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SPARK follows Scott Snibbe at work on an installation piece Blow Up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and through his studio as he discusses his installation, interactive, and net art projects and some of the ideas underlying them. This Educator Guide is about the digital and new media art and the historic interplay between art and science and technology.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
01/19/2005
Technophiles: Ken Goldberg
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Conceptual artist Ken Goldberg combines robotics and the social behavior of internet communities in a series of whimsical artistic "experiments" where strangers use the internet to jointly control and monitor real life events and activities together. This Educator Guide is about tele-robotics and other new media, technology-based arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
03/24/2004