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STEAM Central is our headquarters for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics multimedia learning resources. The goal of this hub is to support educators in igniting student interest in STEAM fields and to help students prepare for a 21st century workplace. To learn more about STEAM and how to become a certified school, visit the STEM Georgia website:

STEAM Resources from GPB

Grades: 6-12
Fast Forward is an original GPB series that presents Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs. 
 
Grades: 9-12
GPB is doing our part to emphasize the STEM integrated approach to learning by developing resources that address those four key areas—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Chemistry Matters is a new interactive video series that supports STEM objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration, and discovery. The series is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for science and thoroughly covers high school chemistry course content. 
 
STEAM Resources from PBS LearningMedia

The following free STEAM resources are from PBS LearningMedia. You will need your PBS LearningMedia login and password, but it is simple and free for GA teachers to sign up! Email us at education@gpb.org to get started.

Grades: 5-8
SciGirls is changing how girls think about science, technology, engineering, and math. Each half-hour episode highlights the processes of science and engineering, following a different group of middle school girls who design, with the help of scientist mentors, their own inquiry-based investigations on a variety of topics. They also learn how rewarding and fun it is to work with their peers, and the shows’ female mentors offer girls a glimpse of exciting STEM career possibilities. SciGirls educational materials provide gender-equitable teaching strategies and hands-on inquiries based on the concepts modeled in SciGirls’ videos.
 
Grades: 6-12
Explore Engineering Is… , a collection of media resources that focuses on the intersection of engineering and science. The new national science education standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, emphasize engineering design as an essential part of science education. With the “Engineering Is…” collection, middle- and high-school students can learn about scientists and engineers working together across disciplines to investigate issues, make discoveries and develop solutions. Find out how scientists and engineers are working together across disciplines to investigate issues, make discoveries, and develop solutions.
 
Grades: 3-8
Students can explore the world of science and engineering with this collection from Design Squad Nation. Use these resources to help your students gain a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things we use in everyday life. The Design Squad Nation Collection equips students with science and math skills, and lays the foundation they need to participate in engineering activities later in life. Use the resources in this collection to help students gain a stronger understanding of the design process, and a better sense for the role of engineering in everyday life.
 
Grades: 6-12
What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas in the classroom? This collection is built around "design thinking" and is intended to help educators and learners explore the invention of real, practical solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.
 
Grades: 5-8
What does a bicycle have in common with an airplane? What keeps hot air balloons aloft? How do satellites in orbit stay put? Launch into science, technology, engineering, and math with the National Air and Space Museum’s newest webcast series, STEM in 30. Each fast-paced, 30-minute episode is packed with hands-on learning broadcast LIVE from the floor of the National Air and Space Museum. Classrooms can participate online by sending in questions and answering polls, connecting students to museum experts and enabling access to the museum’s unparalleled galleries and collections from anywhere in the world.
 
Grades: 2-12
STEM ALIVE is a series of educator training videos focused on STEM topics. Based on the teacher-tested, learner-centered RAFT Idea Sheets, each video invites educators to explore a new STEM-based hands-on activity guaranteed to spark student interest and motivate further scientific inquiry.
 
Grades: 9-12
Inspiring STEM Educators: The NASA Physics and Engineering Collection is designed to bring real-world applications of physics and engineering concepts into high school classrooms. The videos and interactive presentations that make up the collection are drawn from NASA's vast collection of media resources. Take a deep-dive into the 70 classroom and professional development resources in the collection.
 
Grades: Pre-K-4
Active learning begins with curiosity! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building, and simple machines. Lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them. 
STEM Resources from Discovery Education
As a part of Discovery Education's commitment to effective STEM education, they have developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to fuel a cultural shift around STEM teaching and learning!  
  
Igniting the Spark: Discovery Education STEM Camp
Grades: K-12
The Discovery Education STEM Camp is a dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations, and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school STEM programs or wherever support is needed. STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more - all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.
 
STEM Academy for Educators
STEM is not about just teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; it is a culture that needs to be cultivated to help create a problem solving, creative, critical thinking workforce for tomorrow. During this Academy, Discovery Education will expand your thinking to embrace STEM beyond those subjects, and beyond your classrooms walls. This professional development provides:
  • An intense focus on instructional practices to successfully apply a STEM philosophy in their classroom, school, or district.
  • A dive into what these practices look like and how to build them into the curriculum to maximize student engagement and achievement
  • STEM instructional strategies connected to the demands of the NGSS and CCSS
  • Action steps for immediate application of their learning.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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