Volume 72 • Number 4
DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015
STEM for All
STEM—Beyond the Acronym
Jo Anne Vasquez
STEM education can be theme-related, integrated, problem-based, and all of the above.
In Step with the New Science Standards
Jeff C. Marshall
What benefits will the Next Generation Science Standards
Jo Ellen Roseman and Mary Koppal
Which curriculum materials support the standards’ three-dimensional approach?
28 Tinkering Is Serious Play
Bronwyn Bevan, Mike Petrich,
and Karen Wilkinson
From wind tubes to scribbling
machines, the maker movement
makes students want to do science.
34 Teachable Moments
Linda Griffin and David Ward
How to teach deep, foundational
concepts to K–2 students.
42 Engineering for Everyone
Christine M. Cunningham
and Melissa Higgins
Open up the engineered world to all.
Jane Margolis, Joanna Goode,
and Jean J. Ryoo
Why and how to broaden
participation in computing.
54 Building STEM
Opportunities for All
Sharon J. Lynch, Erin Peters-Burton,
and Michael Ford
STEM schools offer a variety of new
ways to organize high school.
62 Teaching the
Value of Science
Lee Shumow and Jennifer A. Schmidt
Try these underused methods to
make science your students’ most
On the cover, Shutterstock images from top, l–r: Nattavut, Sergey Nivens, Ralph Loesche,
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