STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts

Here you'll find articles and resources for STEM+Arts education, also known as STEAM. Topics include science, technology, engineering, math and arts education and range from research reports to feature articles to profiles of makerspaces to news about new STEAM and STEAM initiatives in schools.


Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

$10,000 Awarded to Advance VR at ‘Geographically Isolated’ Maine School

East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.

Google, Mystery Science Team to Bring Eclipse Science to Students

Google has provided Mystery Science with 15,000 eclipse glasses headed directly for schools, and Mystery Science is offering videos and lesson plans free for download via eclipseamerica.org.

Legends of Learning Doles Out Free Games, Lessons for Aug. 21 Eclipse

Legends of Learning has released a slew of eclipse-related curricula games and resources for teachers and students ahead of the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21 across the United States

STEMconnector Adds Credly Badges to Day of Design Competition

The Day of Design will ask students in K-12 and higher education to tackle a series of challenges incorporating teamwork and design thinking to cultivate skills necessary for success in STEM fields and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Could ESSA Plans Invigorate State STEM Intentions?

Could states use their ESSA plans to formulate innovative ways to advance STEM in their schools?

Discovery Ed Releases Free Resources for the 'Great American Eclipse'

Discovery Education’s multimedia resources are free for K–12 teachers to integrate into lessons to help engage students in the Great American Eclipse — a total solar eclipse is passing over the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years.

15 New Girl Scout Badges Promote STEM

In the largest rollout of new badges in a decade, Girl Scouts of the USA has introduced 15 specifically tied to STEM.

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