On Wednesday, October 15, WGBY premieres the new series How We Got To Now with host Steven Johnson. The programming begins at 9pm with CLEAN — Extraordinary ideas, innovations and unsung heroes who helped make America’s water supply cleaner, followed at 10pm with TIME — profiling the unsung heroes of time who helped advance navigation, technology and travel. A PBS LearningMedia Collection targets video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides with tools to drive this kind of innovative thinking among middle and high school students. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘STEM’
“STEM education is critical, but schools struggle to keep students interested.” So starts a report in the May 6th edition of eSchool News by Managing Director Laura Devaney. The article points out that while STEM education is one of the keys to a successful and competitive U. S. workforce, we are falling behind other nations in math, science, and engineering. (more…)
On Monday, April 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST, you can attend this STEM webinar to learn how to bring exciting, real-world applications of physics and engineering into the classroom. You’ll receive an exclusive look into the resources in the NASA Physics and Engineering collection on PBS LearningMedia™ as well as advice for teaching with this digital media from NASA. (more…)
The need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and proficiency is nothing new. But a movement is growing for STEAM education, in which the “A” stands for Arts. Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, eSchool News, reports in the March 3 edition that cultivating scientific and mathematical viewpoints and experiences through arts education is a critical need in today’s schools, so say STEAM advocates. Read more by clicking here.
PBS Learning Media takes a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of actual scientists and engineers for grades 4-8 and 6-12. As well as spending “A Day in the Life of a NASA Engineer,” you and students might be surprised to see some familiar faces, including television star turned neuroscientist Mayim Biyalik. There’s also a companion collection from NOVA. (more…)