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Teaching Resources

We offer many resources for STEM teachers, from classroom topics to grant funding. With videos, articles, and websites, we can share new experiences with the students we teach.

Funding Resources

  • Local Credit Unions and Banks
  • Local Rotary Club
  • School Parent Organizations
  • School Foundations
  • ISD or ESA

Tips on Writing Grants (from NSTA Reports April 2017)

Project Description:

-     Describe strategies and activities you will use to address the identified area of need

-     Write clearly and concisely

-     Avoid terms and jargon that a non-educator would not understand

-     Connect the passion you have for your project to student learning

-     Show how you will engage your students in science and engineering practices

  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Engaging in scientific argumentation using evidence

-     List all the events related to achieving your objectives or goals in sequential order to support student learning

-     Discuss how student learning will be affected, deepen conceptual understanding, and help solve a community problem.

Features of a Good Project (Description Section):

-     Link student learning to the funder’s mission

-     Activities need to be age appropriate

-     Incorporate Science and Engineering Practices

  • Differentiate between doing an activity and inquiry

-     Include Partnerships

  • Not always mandatory
  • Can add depth and dimension to a proposal so collaborate with universities, colleges, state agencies, and local businesses.
  • May include mentoring opportunities
  • May include organizations outside of your area with Twitter, Skype, etc.
  • Involve an authentic audience

Important Points to Remember:

-     Select age appropriate activities

-     Limit the scope of your activities

-     Incorporate student driven inquiries rather than activities

-     Connect your passion for the project to your work as a science educator.

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Mathematics Resources

At eGFI you will find a variety of tools to boost your students' math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed. These tools include lesson plans, class activities, outreach programs, web resources, and a variety of engineering features.

The ISS National Lab education team is releasing a new Space Station Explorers Kit for students in grades 3-8 that includes hands-on space-themed activities that are engaging, use low-cost supplies, and align with national education standards for STEM.

Find NASA resources for educators to supplement STEM lessons for grades K-college.

National Geographic is proud to offer a wide assortment of professional learning opportunities for educators engaging with students from pre-K to post-secondary. Our programs and resources range from in-the-field projects to digital resources to online networks to grant opportunities and courses.

Educators, students, and curious people everywhere come explore the ocean and atmosphere with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Math teachers, we know you love pi as much as we do, so we're creating a page just for you! Get you Pi Day teacher resources here. From downloadable Pi Day fact PDFs to printable practice question worksheets, we have you covered.

Family STEM activities created my Texas Instruments for grades 6-12.

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child's zip code should not determine their STEM fluency.



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