By Elizabeth Antenucci
Are you looking to enhance your STEM teaching experience? Here are four valuable resources to help you develop your skills and knowledge in STEM education!
A project created by Berkeley University, “Understanding Science” is a comprehensive database designed to assist teachers in STEM education. This resource database includes a wide array of resources: including numerous lesson plans, hands-on activities, assessment tools, tutorials, and teachings. Using this database, teachers can deepen their STEM understanding, enhance their teaching skills, and create an enriching learning environment among young learners.
2. PBS NOVA
For those looking to provide better education for children in grades 3-5, PBS Nova Education is the ideal teaching resource you need. A comprehensive toolkit encompassing various interactive videos, lesson plans, and classroom activities suitable for all learners promotes a wholesome learning experience that would undoubtedly foster a grand understanding of STEM. The integration of these versatile tools allows both educators and learners alike the opportunity towards cognitive excellence suffused with authentic scientific knowledge, thereby encouraging curiosity while strengthening critical thinking abilities among pupils.
Aimed directly at instructors of grades 3-5 and their personal growth as effective facilitators of STEM, The Endeavor STEM Certificate Teaching program is both transformational and one-of-a-kind. It is based on an emphasis on student proficiency along with teacher self-confidence as it provides professional development opportunities via educational workshops, coaching, and an extensive network of experienced educators that encourages the successful integration of topical materials into a thematic curriculum.
Feel-Good Teaching is a website focused on creating and sharing educational experiences with teachers that not only capture students’ interest but also widen their knowledge across STEM. This website includes lesson plans, curriculum, and trainings.
In conclusion, these four resources provide valuable support and guidance for educators seeking to gain comfort and experience in teaching STEM. Delve into the thorough database of “Understanding Science,” utilize the interactive tools available at PBS NOVA Education, discover transformative opportunities with the Endeavor STEM Certificate Teaching Project, or explore Feel-Good Teaching’s engaging resources – all aimed at deepening your understanding of STEM subjects and fostering critical thinking in students. With an assortment of lesson plans/training options at your fingertips- bolster your knowledge in this field to create a wonderful classroom atmosphere that enriches student learning!
These resources are from the National STEM Honor Society Resources section of our website for members. Make sure to join to gain access to even more invaluable resources!
Do you want more resources on the topic of teaching STEM for grades 3-5? NSTEM’s vast resources database provides thousands of STEM resources that are searchable by category, school level and state. This comprehensive library includes info on enrichment activities, curricula, internships, scholarships and more. Check out a free sampling here. Or get an NSTEM membership today to unlock the complete list.
Grades 3-5 continue the STEM education journey, where students are interested in the natural world, in how things work, responding to stories told by teachers that give purpose and meaning to STEM disciplines, which molds them into thinkers, problem solvers and creators. The National STEM Honor Society sees grades 3-5 as a critical point in the NSTEM journey. To start your grade 3-5 chapter of the National STEM Honor Society, click here.