Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops.
Baylor College of Medicine is offering a set of hands-on K-12 activities, grouped by grade level, that will enable parents and children to remain engaged in STEM learning until school operations return to normal. We call this collection STEM @Home. The lessons were selected specifically because they are easy to use at home, and provide high-quality STEM content without the need for specialized training, equipment or materials. We welcome you to investigate our STEM @Home activities, and to explore the entire BioEd Online website for accurate, free STEM educational materials.
Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room. Check out all the fun at the link, and be sure to come back often since experiences will be updated regularly.
Below are links to compiled resources from national teacher associations. Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has compiled a list of resources to help teachers support their students during this time of remote learning. Check back periodically for updates. National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) has compiled a list of resources to assist teachers with the challenge of online learning. External resources in this collection have been shared by educators, but have not been reviewed by NSTA. Additional resources from NSTA are also included to provide on-going professional learning experiences. Resources will continually be added. NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)…
For a free tour of NBC Learn’s NGSS, searchable database please register for a webinar: NBC Learn Webinar: 6-12 Science; 3/18 at 3:30pm Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcu-prz0i9JB0Rv23xrQL5OmjMSi_bg NBC Learn Webinar: Elementary Science; 3/18 at 4pm Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0vfu-trD0pvZstimriy11j0lJ-KQGfdQ
Applications are being accepted for the 2020-21 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellows now through November 1st. The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship is a paid, yearlong opportunity for professional development and public service for outstanding scientists and engineers. Fellows come from a wide range of disciplines, sectors, and career stages. Fellows are postdocs, faculty on sabbatical, and other scientists and engineers looking to develop new skills as they grow in their careers. The AAAS is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities…
The Report of 2018 NSSME+ (The National Survey of Science & Mathematics Education) details the results of a survey of 7,600 science, mathematics, and computer science teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs; science, mathematics, and computer science professional development; science, mathematics, and computer science courses; instructional objectives and activities; instructional resources; and factors affecting instruction. Read more.
From 2006 to 2016, degree completion in the “hard sciences” increased in prevalence for both genders. Excluding social sciences and psychology, the percentage of bachelor’s degrees accounted for by S&E disciplines increased five percentage points for men, and two percentage points for women. Read more.
Conducted annually since 1995, the Bayer Facts of Science Education survey series gauges the public’s opinion on the state of science education in the United States, support for reform, and the recognition of the roles that science and science literacy play in everyday life. The surveys have polled a number of different audiences, including the nation’s Ph.D. scientists and science teachers; corporate CEOs of STEM companies and other business leaders; and deans of colleges and universities, as well as parents and the general public. The 2015 survey represents the 17th survey Bayer has commissioned during those 20 years. To celebrate…
Photo caption: An automated lift moves an elderly at a private nursing home in Chiba Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg The rise of the machines in the workplace has U.S. and European experts predicting massive unemployment and tumbling wages. Not in Japan, where robots are welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government. His government launched a five-year push to deepen the use of intelligent machines in manufacturing, supply chains, construction and health care, while expanding the robotics markets from 660 billion yen ($5.5 billion) to 2.4 trillion yen by 2020. Read more.