CodeR4MATH aims to infuse computational thinking into math classrooms through a web-based learning platform that integrates R computing resources, math modeling activities, automated assessment and tutoring, and teacher professional development resources.
Following the recommendation to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering practices in their classrooms, schools across the country are looking for ways to integrate scientific argumentation into their curriculum. Since 2012 the High-Adventure Science project in collaboration with National Geographic Education has offered free online modules for Earth and space science […]
Geniverse brings genetics to life with game-like challenges and an engaging narrative. Students use a virtual model species (drakes) to explore the fundamental mechanisms of heredity and genetic diseases and then get a taste of careers in genetics.
With the CraftTech Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, we are studying adaptive expertise in youth as they design with a new genre of learning materials, software, and design tools called paper mechatronics.
Earth’s landforms have been shaped over hundreds of millions of years by the movement and interaction of Earth’s tectonic plates. While geoscientists can correlate the wide variety of landforms to this movement, teaching about it poses significant challenges. It’s hard for students to reason spatially and temporally about such processes. One of the goals of […]
Graph literacy is the ability to identify important features of graphs and relate those features to the context of the graphs. Graph literacy is emphasized in both the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Creating and disseminating “SmartGraphs,” digital objects that “know” about themselves and that provide scaffolding to students to help them learn about graphs and the concepts graphs convey, in mathematics, science, and other subjects.
Students should engage in practices that are essential for learning STEM through both inquiry and design. This comprehensive project assists teachers in preparing diverse students for careers in STEM by engaging them in exciting, inquiry-based science activities.
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, Flickr (CC-BY-2.0) A breakthrough in medical research has allowed a team of scientists to edit the DNA of human embryos to repair a version of a gene that causes cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease resulting in heart failure. While some see this genome editing technology—known as CRISPR—as a […]
The CRISPR gene editing technique is faster, cheaper, and more accurate than past methods of editing DNA. And it’s creating a huge buzz in the world of science and medical research. By precisely removing, adding, or altering part of the genome, CRISPR enables geneticists to target and edit genes that are associated with genetic diseases—without […]