Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, 1st Edition

  •  Milton Huling
  • Published By: National Science Teachers Assc
  • ISBN-10: 1681405571
  • ISBN-13: 9781681405575
  • DDC: 507.1
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Sure, there are lots of cool STEM activities you can use in class. But do they really help your students learn science? This book shows you how to take lessons you’re already familiar with and, through small changes, design STEM lessons that are actually meaningful for teaching and learning science and make sure your STEM lessons contain the content students need to learn. The book’s foundation is a conceptual framework that keeps science front and center, showing you how to embed engineering, technology, and science applications in your lessons. To make it easy to use this conceptual framework, it provides 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. Lessons correlate with A Framework for K–12 Science Education, take a constructivist approach, and operate within the 5E instructional model. By presenting STEM as a process and not a thing, this book helps you bring STEM learning to life in your classroom, easily and effectively.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
About Our Approach.
Connections to Standards.
1: What is Stem?.
2: What Constitutes a Stem Program of Study?.
3: It’s About the Question: Matching the How to the Why.
4: Is Integration Enough?.
5: Teaching StEMT Through Inquiry and the 5E Instructional Model.
6: Correlation to A Framework for K–12 Science Education.
7: Earth and Space Sciences StEMT Lessons.
8: Life Sciences StEMT Lessons.
9: Physical Sciences StEMT Lessons.
Appendix A: Claims, Evidence, Reasoning Rubric.
Appendix B: Constellations.
Appendix C: Moon Phases Model Sheet.