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I Got Kissed by a Giraffe! Packing STEAM in Your Suitcase

Summer vacation started three weeks ago. Let the summer slide begin! Or, use STEAM to keep the kids occupied and learning about biology, engineering, weather, erosion, math and art. Any vacation can be turned into a [...]

Why Add Art to STEAM?

Art should be added to STEM because women in STEM need the creative and innovative education to guide them into STEM careers. Most girls connect with liberal arts like art, dance, music, and drama so [...]

We have the answer and it is: STEAM

A typical middle school day includes six periods of five mandatory subjects and one elective. Students move every hour from classroom to classroom and study the subjects in isolation with one teacher and one subject. [...]

STEAM: Using the Multi-Plane Camera in the Classroom

Design and innovation is the heart of STEAM integration. So, when opening a new STEAM Academy the right design can lead to success. Discovering how to combine learning and STEAM has a learning curve, but [...]

How a Box of Crayons can Change the World…

When I think about diversity, a picture of the color wheel pops into my head. Sir Isaac Newton invented the color wheel when he performed an experiment with a prism and discovered pure white light [...]

Can We Paint In Math Class? Engaging Middle School Girls in STEAM (Part 3)

As a continuation of last Fridays post, May 9, 2014, we continue to explore the “10 Lessons the Arts Teach” by Emeritus Stanford Professor Elliot Eisner. We are modifying the 10 lessons into the first [...]

Can We Paint In Math Class? Engaging Middle School Girls in STEAM (Part 2)

As a continuation of last Fridays post, May 2, 2014, we explore the “10 Lessons the Arts Teach” by Emeritus Stanford Professor Elliot Eisner. We are modifying the 10 lessons into the first STEAM standards. [...]

Can We Paint In Math Class? Engaging Middle School Girls in STEAM

A few months ago, I asked a teacher at my daughter’s school “Why can’t they paint in math class?” She replied, “The real answer is because we don’t have the money for paint and math [...]

What is STEAM? And How Can it Engage Middle School Girls in STEM Subjects?

 STEAM is the integration of art into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Simple concept, yet difficult to execute. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines integration as “to combine (two or more things) to form or create [...]

Why Do I Have to Learn the Pythagorean Theory? Engaging Middle School Girls in STEAM

Why aren’t girls and women interested in STEM subjects and careers? Are girls and boys interested in different things as they grow up? Is it our culture and parents dressing their girls in pink, giving [...]

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