Each month we publish blogs and 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 May.
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) has created an online version of its popular activity “Determining and Measuring Earth’s Layered Interior” to challenge students to use evidence in the form of earthquake data to understand the Earth’s interior layers.
Developed by researchers at TERC and Tuft University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), the Designing Biomimetic Robots curriculum challenges middle school students to learn about biomimicry by interweaving engineering, biology, robotics, and computer programming concepts through a series of engaging and practical tasks.
Meta’s Engineer for the Week (EFTW) is a free program that introduces engineering to learners (aged 11–18) historically underrepresented in STEM. Over the course of 15 to 20 hours, learners work alongside adult facilitators to build technology prototypes that address a social issue of their choice.
Argonne National Laboratory is expanding its digital presence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education with two channels aimed specifically at students and teachers: STEAMville and a new education-focused Instagram account.