STEM Resources for Teachers
Below are some links to sites that I found helpful over the summer.
SONG 18 Wheels on the Big Rig for Roman Numerals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvDgxPvX1tM&list=RDnvDgxPvX1tM#t=0 From Troutfishing in America- give it a few rounds and it does get to the roman numerals. Rave reviews from 5th grade teachers
Estimation 180 http://www.estimation180.com/ Estimation activities for the whole school year.
Graham Fletcher http://gfletchy.com Three Act Math, math progression videos and innovative math strategies.
Yummy Math www.yummymath.com Tasks in real-world contexts, correlated to CCSS & NCTM.
NCTM Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org Tasks, many with applets & tech support that can be used in the classroom.
Annenberg Learner www.learner.org Lessons structured around in-depth problems.
Problems from Math Circles www.mathcircles.org Classroom activities.
Teaching Children Mathematics www.nctm.org/publications/blog/blog.aspx?blogid=599514 Forum for sharing and discussing rich problems. Also see the Problem solvers sectionns of the NCTM site. Diffferent problem for classroom use each month.
Problems to Ponder https://www.nctm.org/classroomresources/ Series of challenging problems published in NCTM President's Corner
Thinking About Problem Solving Tool http://learningandtheadolescentmind.org/worksheets/Thinking_About_Thinking_Problem_Solving_Tool.pdf Easy to use printout.
Thinking About Thinking Self-Reflection Tool http://learningandtheadolescentmind.org/worksheets/Thinking_about_Thinking_Self_Reflection_Tool.pdf Easy to use printout.Smarter Balanced Virtual Library Is coming on-lline soon
Jason Project http://www.jason.org/curricula They do some good video field trips. You can get on their mailing list for those. The website costs per student so I don't use that feature anymore.
Project Learning Tree https://www.plt.org/ Project Learning Tree has lessons for all types of units and grade levels. I have a lot of their resources.
Idaho Forests Products Commission + Cool Stuff forTeachers http://www.idahoforests.org/ Resources for current information about forests, professional development and Idaho.
Teach Engineering http://www.teachengineering.org/ Providing standards-based engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering and math classrooms.
Genious Hour http://www.geniushour.com/ Inspiring idea for stations/fun Friday time.
King of Random Grant Thompson https://www.youtube.com/user/01032010814 Great WONDER videos/preview.
STEMNOLA http://www.stemnola.com/ Founded by Dr. Calvin Mackie. Saw him speak in Jersey. Very inspirational and runs a fantastic STEM program for kids.
National Science Teachers Association http://learningcenter.nsta.org/ Great professional development website for all things scienc e. I have a membership and can share resources with you. You can create accounts and use a lot of the resources.
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Science Online http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/earth.htm Tons of science stuff.
Windows into Wonderland http://windowsintowonderland.org/# Electronic field trips from the US Forest Service-Love the to Eat or Be Eaten trip.
The Globe Program http://www.globe.gov/web/elementary-globe Good resource for fiction/non-fiction book ideas for introducing K-4 students to the Earth Sciences.
Arts Impact Lesson Plan Database http://arts-impact.org Lessons for teachers to integrate the arts.
Sun, Earth & Moon Paper Rotation Model http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/astronomy/sunearthmoon/ Neat activity for rotation and revolution. Also done with paper plates.
The Right Balance: Mixing Energy Resources http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/right-balance-mixing-energy-resources/?ar_a=1 Application activities. Search the whole site for valuable links.