STEMscopes™ is constantly improving! Our latest additions include PBLs, Web Surfing Science, and Math Connections for grades K-2. Thanks to dedicated user feedback, we understood that early elementary teachers wanted to bring these elements to their burgeoning learners. As you begin to integrate these new pieces into your teaching, here are a few tips on how to maximize their use:
- Problem Based Learning - PBLs are king of the mountain when it comes to real world, thought-provoking teaching techniques. Our PBLs necessitate student exploration into how science touches their everyday lives. Perfect for both advanced students (pushing thinking into the upper Bloom's) and those in need of intervention (developing a meaningful context to what they might not have grasped in whole group instruction). The best part: PBLs are an ideal home-to-school connection for parents eager to take the science classroom home for their kids; did we mention it's in Spanish and English?