We Can't All Be Scientists, But We Can Learn to Reason Like Them
Welcome to our new STEAM series. For the next two weeks, we are deconstructing the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with posts that explore each subject in a new light. First up, the value of science literacy.
How Early Should We Be Teaching STEM?
Sesame Street thinks students should understand the word “hypothesis” at age 4. Do experts agree?
New Approach Proposed for Science Curriculum
A new curriculum is being written that hopes to improve science education in the United States. The new framework will focus less on memorization of facts and more on critical reasoning with an added focus on engineering. Helen Quinn, who led the 18-member team that worked for over a year devising the framework, described the […]
Girls Take Top Prize at Google Science Fair
Although women make up nearly half of the world population, their presence in the sciences constitutes a vastly smaller percentage. Today, only twelve percent of engineers are female. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM for short) are all fields in which women are under-represented. This is precisely why this year’s Google Science Fair results are […]