The GotScience Teachers STEM Education Resource Center is proud to announce the release of the GotScience.org Discussion Guides. This 36-page PDF e-book of high school science teaching discussion guides and activities is now available for FREE download from GotScience.org.
A second e-book for middle school science teaching is coming later this summer.
More About the Project
Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects is a priority of the US Department of Education. In 2011, however, only 32 percent of middle school students performed at or above grade level in science. Science Connected is meeting this challenge by creating supplemental learning materials for middle school classrooms and offering them free to teachers.
GotScience.org is a project of Science Connected, a nonprofit public charity dedicated to increasing public understanding of science. GotScience.org translates complex research findings into accessible insights on science, nature, and technology.
A rapidly growing number of teachers are using GotScience.org articles and photos in their classrooms. At the request of those teachers, we have produced a set of educational materials to accompany our articles in classrooms.
Topics covered include animal life, archeology, astronomy, biology, engineering, environment, oceanography, physics, science and art, technology, and general science concepts.
This project is funded by Awesome Without Borders grant #180.
Science Connected is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to provide top-quality scientific information and education for all.
What Inspires Our Work
If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights.
—Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world, and to share this accumulated knowledge.
—President Barack Obama, White House Science Fair, March 23, 2015
Education at all levels in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) develops, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and skills that convey personal, economic, and social benefits.
—National Science Foundation