At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.
We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.
As parents and teachers, we are aware of the societal barriers that can often lead to students giving up on math. Dr. Raj Shah, a mathematics educator, has written a new paper: Promoting a Math-Positive Classroom: A Guide for K-12 Educators. His paper covers reasons why students might lose interest in math, and provides three steps to combat these issues. Read the above short article for a quick overview of the paper, and find the full paper linked at the bottom of the post.
In 2018, NASA and the German Research Centre for Geoscienceswi are launching two new satellites to detect changes in mass of the earth, including ice sheets and aquifers. Watch the video below to learn about this awesome mission and the cool technology behind it.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with CrashCourse, it’s a YouTube channel that brings together a handful of YouTubers who teach crash courses in everything from Physics and Computer Science to Sociology and Mythology. This week, a new course started in the History of Science. Be sure to watch the first video and keep watching for more!