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imagesThere is a lot of emphasis these days on encouraging students to get involved with math and science.  Staff writers at eSchool News have prepared an article about TeachEngineering.org, which is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia’s theme this week is Full STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Mathematics] Ahead!  In support of National Arts in Education Week, these resources help teachers bring the creative arts into STEM curriculum.  For example, do you remember growing up reading pop-up books? Pop-ups, or three dimensional, moveable books that rely on intricate and innovative paper engineering, are wonderful “devices” to engage learners (grades 3-12) in reading and spark their imagination off the page. (more…)

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engamerica_film_large_thumbStudents can explore America’s greatest engineering feats through American Experience’s interactive map, and teachers can also find accompanying educational resources.  Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. This collection offers you quick access to videos, interactives, and articles (more…)

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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (more…)

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The STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, sponsored by Google and WGBH Education, is a video contest seeking creative STEM teaching solutions. Upload your video to our YouTube channel and it may be selected for inclusion in a special STEM collection
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indexWGBY invites you to the world premiere of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, an in-depth study of the architect’s complex life and accomplishments this Sunday, 13 April, from 4 – 6 pm at The Academy of Music, Northampton.  In addition to major contributions to the American landscape, such as co-designing Central Park, heading the first Yosemite commission, and designing the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Olmstead designed Smith, Mt. Holyoke, UMass and Amherst, and his firm created parks in Springfield and Holyoke MA.  (Who remembers Riverside Park?) (more…)

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imagesJoin WGBY each Wednesday night at 9p — starting on April 9 —  for THINK WEDNESDAY, a dynamic line-up of programs exploring the thrilling world of nature, technology, and science.  This special night of science explores the animal mind, bionic pets, DNA, and human evolution.  PBS LearningMedia is extending THINK WEDNESDAY into the classroom by offering a new resource collection for PreK-12 science teachers packed with videos, infographics, lesson plans, and interactive games.  Watch a preview. (more…)

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