As science teachers pursue Next Generation Science Standards, many wonder how STEM and NGSS match up. Can a good NGSS-aligned science lesson be a good STEM lesson too? Anne Jolly and guest Marsha Ratzel offer insights via the Matchstick Rocket Challenge.
Category: STEM Lessons
Lots of lessons you find on the Internet don’t meet the minimum criteria for a good STEM learning experience. In her latest STEM By Design post, expert Anne Jolly explains how to take a potential STEM lesson and boost its power. Lesson sources included!
What makes a lesson or unit STEM-worthy? Expert Anne Jolly evaluates two actual lessons that have been given the STEM label. Each incorporates science, math, group work and technology, but one fails the ultimate STEM test. She details the reasons why in this insightful article.
Anne Jolly doesn’t claim she knows the magic formula to produce a “perfect” STEM lesson, but the starter pack she shares here will get you well on your way.
STEM curriculum writer Anne Jolly spent a week in math and science classrooms with students, testing teachers’ STEM lesson ideas. Great student comments!
To help readers grasp how engineering principles are integrated into math & science curriculum, Anne Jolly reveals the anatomy of a real STEM lesson.
Anne Jolly describes an successful 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.
Overarching Design Principles from the “Change the Equation” group can help teachers and schools develop their own STEM lessons, says blogger Anne Jolly.