In 1984, Ronald Reagan first announced the “Teacher in Space Project,” hoping to promote civilian interest in space travel. However, the mission was ill-fated. Two years after Reagan’s announcement to the public, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle Challenger broke down 73 seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members perished as the nation watched helplessly from below.
There may be things you’ve been told about STEM that aren’t actually true. The many myths surrounding STEM education, especially in how it relates to younger students, can seem reasonable, but we’re here to show that some of what you’ve heard is simply false.
The engineering design process was created as a foundational method to solve engineering problems. Today, it can be easily applied to the STEM classroom and to a variety of problems. In this post, we’ll look at some of the creative ways you can utilize the process in your classroom.
Hands-on activities are one of the best ways for students to learn in the STEM classroom, and research has shown that project-based learning is an approach that boosts student engagement in addition to giving them a positive “making” experience. Adding project-based learning into your classroom will be fun and effective for students, and the tips discussed in this post can ensure that your activities go smoothly.