Learning Resources

Virtual Field Trip to Mars for Middle Schoolers

Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week.

Caterpillar Showcases Driverless Trucks in Interactive STEM Videos

Caterpillar teamed up with Spark 101 to launch its free challenge that teaches students about driverless trucks.

100 NYC Title I Schools to Adopt Coding Curriculum

At the Computer Science for All summit, the White House announced that Codesters would bring computer science curriculum to more than 5,000 students enrolled at 100 Title I schools in New York City.

Website Aims to Improve STEM Teacher Leadership

The Department of Education launched the Building STEM Teacher Leadership website, in an effort to provide practical information and planning guidance to enhance STEM programs.

Companies Settle with New York to Stop Tracking Children Online

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with four major companies, blocking them from using tracking technology on their popular children’s websites.

Raspberry Pi Sells 10 Million Micrcomputers, Debuts Starter Kit

To celebrate 10 million products sold worldwide, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has created a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit that includes its flagship microcomputer and additional accessories.

Free Online PBS Resources Teach Students about Elections

A free website that provides K-12 resources for students to learn about the political process has just added new tools designed to help them explore the role of the Electoral College and other aspects of this year's presidential election.

Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Statistics Resources

The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled yesterday an updated program that provides free online activities, games and other resources to help students understand statistical concepts and improve their data analysis skills.

REcharge Labs Giving Away Windmill, Solar Kits

Between Sept. 15–30, teachers can enter a giveaway contest from REcharge Labs to win free STEM kits.

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