Join GPB Education on a STEM journey into and out of this world with our triple threat PBS partners NASA, NOVA, and Nature. Utilizing resources from these three digital educational series, participants will explore how to connect their students to compelling, real-world STEAM stories through free videos, interactive tools, and lesson planning resources. The NOVA, Nature, and NASA collections on PBS LearningMedia contain more than 1500 resources that educators can use to spark and enrich student knowledge through STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education.
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STEM is more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM asks students to consider deep, real-world questions and collaborate with others to arrive at meaningful conclusions. Learning through interdisciplinary units of study challenges students and helps them develop the relevant skills for evolving and expanding careers. Join GPB Education as we explore our digital resources and instructional strategies that support STEM education and the P21 framework. Participants will come away with an expanded digital toolbox for better illustrating the knowledge their students need to thrive in the workplace and as citizens.
Utilizing engaging activities from PBS LearningMedia, participants will become familiar with collections from PBS hit shows that allow students to build their design and iteration skills while investigating and solving problems in engineering and aerospace. All of these resources are bookended with digitally integrated instructional strategies.
Your STEM students haven't been on a field trip in ages and they've had enough! They're taking extreme measures "to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids" by planning an interstellar field trip. Their rocket is almost ready, but they haven't started planning their spacesuits and you're a little worried that they don't fully understand the dangers of space travel. Join GPB Education and an intrepid potato for a STEMonstration about how meteoroids don't play nicely in space and what you can do to save the taternaut!
Ever wonder how a zip line works? Wonder no more! In our first STEMonstration, we'll investigate gravity, friction, and the physics behind launched objects. Using simple materials, GPB educators will build and test a way to move a small ball down a zip-line string in less than four seconds. Plus, you might even find a job you like in the mountains of north Georgia!