April 2013: Beyond the STEM Classroom
March 2013: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for Natural Gas
February 2013: Modern Factories: From Henry Ford to Industrial Robotics
January 2013: Maple Syrup
December 2012: The Southwestern United States
November 2012: Food Chemistry (and Physics, and Biology...)
October 2012: The Arts in STEM: STEAM
September 2012: Effective Science Communication
August 2012: Marine Biology, Summer Olympics, and Bikes as Marvels of Engineering
July 2012: Encouraging More Women and Minorities to Participate in STEM Fields
June 2012: Bioengineering and Summer Reading
May 2012: Water Power: The origins of turbines, particularly water turbines, for generating electricity
April 2012: Power Connections: The evolution of power wheels and their use as a vehicle to move water
March 2012: What is STEM Education?
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is on everyone’s mind, and the National Science Teachers Association is publishing The STEM Classroom to provide a forum for ideas and resources middle and high school teachers will need to support these disciplines. By coordinating science and math courses with technology and engineering courses, teachers can give students a better understanding of the world in which they live. Few of today’s students understand the way in which these fields benefit our society or the variety of career opportunities that are available to them.