What’s the Buzz: Engineering Design Process

Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  Those arranging and participating in “Girl’s Day” activities are helping us to close the science gap. SheHeroes (reviewed here) is an organization that believes young girls should be encouraged to pursue non-traditional STEM based careers. Be sure to check out their resources as you plan for participating … read more »

Environmentally Conscious Classrooms: Reducing Paper Use in STEM Lessons

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global to-do list for improving the world by 2030. The seventeen goals address different aspects of sustainable development, ranging from poverty to gender equality. Goal 13, climate action, addresses the need to confront climate change head-on, urging all of Earth’s citizens to cut down on greenhouse gases, prepare … read more »

Hidden Figures No More: Spotlight on Women in Science

April 25 is National DNA Day, commemorating the 1953 double helix discovery and the subsequent completion of The Human Genome Project in 2003. James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix; however, several women, including Rosalind Franklin, Martha Chase, and Barbara McClintock, made notable contributions yet aren’t as well-known in the scientific community. Despite … read more »

Celebrate Your Future Engineers!

With National Engineers Week taking place from February 18–24 (this year’s theme is “Welcome to the Future!”) and Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day happening on February 22, this is the perfect time to add some engineering lessons or activities to your class schedule! Many organizations offer live and on-demand events and various resources to … read more »

Bring Excitement into your Classroom with Low-Cost Makerspace Activities!

Makerspace activities excite and engage students and offer them a multitude of academic and mental health benefits! Cost should never be a barrier to implementation of makerspace activities in your classroom. Low-cost/no-cost makerspace activities are as engaging and exciting for students as higher priced activities. You can easily obtain low-cost or no-cost makerspace materials! You … read more »