To support the national science and mathematics educational agenda by ensuring that MESA students develop a high level of literacy in mathematics and science so they can play a leading role within an increasingly technology-based world.
Utah’s MESA program began twenty years ago, as a partnership between the University of Utah and the Granite School District. At that time, there was a group of 52 students in the start-up program. Since then, MESA has grown to include 17 school districts and charter schools.
K-8th grades: Intro to Computer Science: Looking to demystify computers for elementary and middle level students—and their teachers? This is a 20-hour course from code.org introduces basic programming concepts and computational theory through hands-on tutuoritals and unplugged activities emphasizing the creative and collaborative nature of computer science.
High School: Award-winning biology educator and YouTube Edu Guru paul Andersen shares his passion for teaching and technology through videos explaining concepts in AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Statistics and Graphing
K-6th grades: Students can play learning games such as How small is Small? Which explores nanotechnology concepts; Blasto, the Sub-Human Cannonball, which teaches about variables; and sky Dive, which highlights the different layers of Earth’s atmosphere.
7-12th grades: This comprehensive collection of science content supports the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and helps middle and high school teachers start adding NGSS aligned tutorials to their classroom.
K-12th grades: Compiled by science teachers, professional scientists, and educational consultants, this web page offers thousands of K-12 project ideas and spans the entire K-12 spectrum
Prospective students and their parents need to start with a manageable college savings plan. This site discusses widely available options to start saving for higher education.
K-12grades: An online platform that connects classrooms to industry professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
k-12grades: Explore energy concepts with K-12 students with lessons from The Society of Petroleum Engineers. For example, in Fish Fossils, and Fuel: Where Does Oil Come From? (elementary students). In Pump It Up—Getting the Oil Out, middle level students model the process of removing oil from the ground. Oil and the Environment, high school students examine innovations in the petroleum industry.
Middle level: Introduce students to all things nano with these hands-on activities developed by teachers who attended Stanford University’s Center for Probing the Nanoscale summer educator workshop.
Middle level: Bionic arms? Rainwater harvester? Solar cars? Wireless alarms? As diverse as these technologies are, they all involve engineering. These learning modules explore a wide range of engineering technologies.
Make science fun with hands-on experiments and science fair projects!
The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools.
The Research and Practice collaboratory engages researchers and practitioners around the country in an effort to address the long-standing gap between educational research and practice in STEM education.
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Flippity is a powerful web tool that you can use with Google Spreadsheets to perform a variety of tasks.
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When you volunteer to be a Bio-Rad Science Ambassador, you become an advocate for science education and inspire our next generation of scientists.
Here are some fun science experiments that can be done all around the home.
Attention teachers! Check out this great list of all of the discounts that are available for current teachers. Maybe it can help you get some supplies for a STEM project in your classroom!
Clever Octopus Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and environmental awareness through art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Our multitentacled approach includes the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center and the Octopod mobile outreach vehicle.
The Beehive State is abuzz with cyber security activity. From degrees and certificates to professional communities to employment opportunities, we cover everything you need to know about Utah’s cyber security scene.
Check out these fun science experiments involving cars! Science can be fun, but the only way to test this theory is to try some experiments. Don’t forget to think about safety, and don’t try any experiments with real, life-size cars!
This is a great website full of fun and exciting science toys and experiments. Check it out!
Back in the day, science was boring. There was nothing more than textbooks and listening to professors. Surely, life didn’t give us too many chances to appreciate science. These days, it’s a different story. Yes, science can be fun. Here are 7 intriguing science experiments for your kids to help them appreciate science and also have fun along the way.