Elementary school (K-5)

iDigFossils

Engaging K-12 Students in Integrated STEM via 3D Digitization, Printing and Paleontology

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SageModeler

Simple Systems Modeling

Free, 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.

 

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Project AIM: Helping Teachers Promote Mathematics Discourse for All Learners

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:

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STEM Tales: Investigating the effect of media read-alouds on young children's STEM and literacy learning and interest in STEM careers

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Active
STEM Tales is designed to engage 200 children (ages 4-8) and 400 parents through culturally responsive STEM media/activities at 20 library programs led by 40 library educators, the PBS digital media series is expected to reach two million viewers online.
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A Workshop to Synthesize Findings from Education Research Conducted During the Pandemic: Emerging Lessons From COVID-19

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Active
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CryptoComics

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.

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Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle Aquarium

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.

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Developing underserved elementary students’ systems thinking and economic literacy through investigations of local ecological-economic systems

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Active
Third graders from underserved regions in Maine engage in learning experiences which foreground the role of scientific modeling in knowledge construction to develop an integrated economic-ecological conceptual model of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
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Making the Transition to Remote Science Teaching and Learning

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Expired
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers in remote and hybrid instructional settings are engaged in professional learning to support students in three-dimensional learning through a modeling tool that scaffolds systems and computational thinking.
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Enhancing Engagement and Conceptual Understanding of Fractions for Students with Learning Disabilities using the Model Mathematics Education Curriculum

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Active
More than 140 rural and urban students with learning disabilities and difficulties, grades 4-6, use an innovative, integrated curriculum to bolster engagement in and conceptual understanding of fraction concepts and interest in STEM and ICT careers.
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