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How STEM Education Differs from Science Education Instruction

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on April 20, 2018

 

If you are a teacher in the 21st Century, then you know that the education landscape has changed quite significantly in the last two decades. The differences between traditional science education as we once knew it and STEM education has been the subject of much debate, but one thing that we cannot deny is that the buzz around STEM continues to be a leading topic in education circles and politics. 

What is the difference between science education and STEM education, though, and what do first-year teachers need to know coming into a science classroom?

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Topics: Teacher Tips, STEM Ed News

How Playing Outside Increases Science Understanding and Real World Learning 

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on March 19, 2018

 

Outdoor play has always been an important part of childhood. Imaginative play, exploratory discovery, and real-world learning — these are just a few of the many benefits of playing outside, and this can also be a great place for engaging kids in science concepts. 

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Topics: high school, PreK & Kindergarten, STEMrangers Science Night, Middle School, STEM Ed News