STEM Learning & Experiments by Because Learning
Making STEM fun for learners through real-world data. (And helping parents and educators, too!)
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At Because Learning, we believe ongoing educator professional development is an essential key to student success. Santa Rosa County Public Schools, in Florida, have been using our Sensor Kits for more than 3 years. But the constant arrival of new teachers makes a great opportunity for continued professional development and first-time coding lessons.
We’re thrilled to finally announce the winners for AstroSchool Fall 2018! Each of the educators below represents someone dedicated to bringing STEM excellence to their students.
Get enough kits for an entire classroom to run amazing STEM lessons! Save 10% on our Classroom Launch Pack when you fill out an information request form before November 26!
Want an alternative to rewatching that same district-approved Halloween movie yet again? And want to meet several Next Gen Science Standards and Common Core standards while having science fun? With over 150 STEM activities in our Lessons portal, Because Learning has plenty of options to bring spooky fun to your classroom. Even better, these lessons […]
What makes effective teachers who bring inquiry-based teaching into their science classrooms?
The geographical location of a school does not have to be a determining factor in the quality of its STEM education. Multiple factors, including recent developments in technology, provide greater access to STEM learning than ever before.
As educators, it is our job to take into consideration the unique qualities of this generation and factor that into the way we teach. And that may mean an upheaval of what is considered a pretty “traditional” teaching method.
When picturing a STEM classroom, what comes to mind? Is it a teacher at the front of the room, scribbling complicated equations onto a blackboard while students hurriedly take notes? Or is it a laboratory with students hunched over various beakers and test tubes, too focused on their work to speak?
Too often, STEM education is characterized as both too analytical and too critical. Feelings are for “soft” subjects like English and social studies, right? As many schools and programs are showing, incorporating empathy into STEM education isn’t just possible. It helps students make profound real-world connections.
Today, children and adults alike interact with technology more than ever. Just think: how many children under 10 do you know that have their own phone or tablet? (For us, it’s “plenty.”) Now, how many children could explain the technology inside those devices? Understanding how technology works, even at a basic level, gives children advantages. […]