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.


Coding Class for Kids Available Through Dec. 12

CodeWizardsHQ, a leading online coding school for kids ages 8–18, is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by offering a special introductory class for kids that also benefits their schools’ parent-teacher organizations.

December Deadlines Looming for 15 NSTA Teacher, Student Awards

Deadlines are nearing for 15 awards and grants from the National Science Teacher Association for K–12 teachers and students in the sciences. There are 14 teacher awards open for applications/nominations and one award open to female students in grades 5–8. The deadlines for most are Dec. 15, 2021, with the remaining deadlines being December 17.

Mockingbird Foundation Music Grant Deadline Nears

Educators have about a month left to submit inquiries for a program that awards grants for innovative music programs of up to $10,000.

Robotics Connects Young Learners to Core Curriculum and Each Other

Collaborative lessons help teachers accelerate learning for all students in math, literacy, and SEL.

SAS and Sphero Address Coding Needs of Students with Visual Impairments

Data analytics company SAS and education technology company Sphero are working together to bring data analytics and robot coding — along with soft skills — to students with visual impairments.

Twig Ed Intros New Middle School Science Lessons

Education technology company Twig Education has produced a new version of STEM curriculum for grades 6-8. Twig Middle School Science Next Gen features, among other resources, videos of scientists around the world, filmed on location, as they share their areas of expertise, including in subjects such as mechanical engineering, food sustainability, volcano eruptions and space exploration.

Minecraft Ed Edition Releases Free Hour of Code Lesson

Minecraft Education Edition has released a new, free Hour of Code. "Timecraft" lets students learn basic coding concepts while correcting "mysterious mishaps" throughout history.

Many Parents Say Tech Barriers Hindered Academic Success in the Last Year

A new survey of 1,000 parents of school-age children found that nearly half (48%) reported technological barriers that hindered their kids' academic success over the last year. Barriers included limited equipment, lack of Wi-Fi and other factors.

Survey: Most Young Kids Are Learning STEM at School

A large majority of students age 10 and younger are being taught STEM at school, and parents can't seem to get enough of it. A survey of 1,000 parents of students aged 10 and younger found that 78% reported that their kids are learning STEM-based curricula at least weekly. And 73% of parents want schools to adopt more STEM learning.

Deadline Extended for 'Solve for Tomorrow' Classroom Grant Program

Samsung has extended the deadline by one week for its 12th-annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, which will award $2 million in technology and supplies to classrooms across the United States.

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