The curricular materials below have been developed by ITEST projects and shared for dissemination to broader audiences through STELAR’s resource library. ITEST projects work with PreK-12 youth in a variety of STEM disciplines and settings. Additional information is included within each entry, including information about the project’s focus and audience, as well as PDFs and/or URLs to the original resource. These materials are made available for public use through the National Science Foundation’s public access policy, which encourages funded projects to share all materials generated over the course of the grant. Unless otherwise noted, these curricular materials are free to use with appropriate credit to the organization/authors.
Simple Systems ModelingFree, web-based, and open-source software to engage students in systems thinking through designing, building, and revising models. An easy to use drag-and-drop tool for basic diagramming of the structure of a system or creation of static equilibrium or time-based dynamic models.
Project AIM: Helping Teachers Promote Mathematics Discourse for All LearnersCurricular Materials
Project AIM, a partnership between the NC State College of Education and Horizon Research, Inc., is a year-long professional development program that helps elementary school teachers learn to promote mathematics discourse for all learners using techniques adapted from literacy instruction to mathematics.Through three main modes of engagement delivered through a hybrid model, teachers who participate in Project AIM:Advance their own mathematical understandings of the content and pedagogy needed to improve the quality of mathematics discourse in their classrooms Learn how to adapt literacy
Exploring Waves Through SoundCurricular Materials
Each of the lessons linked below can be explored independently or within a larger unit of sound/waves. The order below is a recommended learning sequence in exploring the basics of soundwaves. This lesson sequence uses the anchoring phenomenon of a deaf person claiming he can feel music. Throughout each lesson, students will have to use evidence from their activities to explain this phenomenon.
Math and Science Learning Modules Using a Flight SimulatorCurricular Materials
FLY HIGH YOUR MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLSThe project, Fly High Your Math and Science Skills, aims to introduce math and science teachers to an exciting and innovative teaching approach that will have a significant impact on the performance of their students. The project team consisting of faculty from mathematics, aerospace engineering, mathematics education and an instructional designer (consultant), has developed learning modules for 7th and 8th grade students using a flight simulation environment. The project team conducted one-week summer professional development for teachers at Tuskegee
DNA Transcription and TranslationCurricular Materials
Learning DNA Using Augmented RealityLesson 1: Introduction to DNA Transcription and Translation Using ARLesson 2: CRISPR - Transcription & TranslationWhat is DNA?What is the purpose of DNA?What is the structure of DNA?Where is DNA located?
CryptoComics is a culturally responsive cryptology and cybersecurity curriculum for 7-11 year old. children. An innovative blend of a comic book, technology-based and unplugged activities engages kids in making and breaking codes, symbolic systems awareness and cryptology careers.
Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle AquariumCurricular Materials
“Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” is an NSF project that will work with 90 Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) fifth grade teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPSCD are expected to participate in field trips to the Belle Isle Aquarium and follow-up activities.The COVID-19 epidemic has caused the Aquarium to be closed temporarily and our program of fifth grade field
Engineering by Design Advanced Technological Applications CourseCurricular Materials
"The Engineering byDesign™ Program is built on the belief that the ingenuity of children is untapped, unrealized potential that, when properly motivated, will lead to the next generation of technologists, innovators, designers, and engineers."A Standards-Based Model Program The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context.The model, Engineering byDesign™ is built on the Common Core State Standards ( High School /
Lens on Climate Change: Teacher HandbookCurricular Materials
Overview of the Program The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) program engages middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities. Middle and high school students are paired with graduate and undergraduate student mentors to research, film, edit, and ultimately screen their films and participate in a panel discussion. Each student group (4—6 students) is guided by both a science and a film mentor through the completion of the project. The science mentors are science graduate students from the
2017 Hydroponics CurriculumCurricular Materials
This curriculum library contains materials and resources for the 2017 Hydroponics Curriculum.AlignmentsBusiness (Jun)Business (New Development)ChemistryEcological ImpactsElementary MaterialsGamesInquiryMath and StatisticsPowerpointsTrobleTools-Resources