Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February.
Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School.
It's National Engineering Week. As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to highlight different aspect of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building. It is a part of our teachers' everyday skill set. All of us engineer more than we realize!
It's National Engineering Week. As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to hightlight different aspects of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building stuff. It is a part of our teacher's everyday skill set. All of us engineer more than we realize!
Wondertwin powers activate! Form of.... an IDEA!
That's what I think of when I hear the word 'ideate.'
It’s National Engineering Week! As the STEM coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to highlight different aspects of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering (not just building) is part of our teacher's everyday skill set. All of us engineer more than we realize!
Good humans have empathy. Did you know that good engineers also have empathy?
Erie Elementary School teacher Kristina Stem's classroom is alive.
A pair of budgie parakeets chirp from their cage on one side of the room and Stemmy, the bearded dragon lizard, hangs off of a branch in his cage on the other side. Despite the dozen, or so aquariums and cages that already line the room, Stem is hoping to bring some new life to her students next year.
"Having life in the room makes for a lot of teachable moments," said Stem, who is the school's science lab teacher. "Now, I want to bring an astronaut to class."