Exploring the Scientific Method in a Backpack

As a means of keeping science in the curriculum, teachers are showing students about exploring the scientific method in a backpack. At Westwood Elementary School in Indiana, fifth graders take home a backpack with a rubber band and a toy car to learn about...

Developing a Healthy School

Developing a healthy school is the objective of researchers in St. Louis who will use a $1.1 million grant to develop a school that not only tends to students educational needs, but to their health and well being. The grant was received by “For the Sake of...

STEM Education for Young Children

How early should STEM education for young children begin? A group of business and military leaders in Ohio say that high quality pre-K education is critical to allowing young children to develop STEM skills that will be necessary for 21st century jobs. The nonprofit...

Starting School a Day Early

Incoming sixth graders are finding that starting school a day early has helped the transition to middle school for the 200 incoming students at Central Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa. The incoming class is the largest in recent memory, according to Principal Terry...