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April 29, 2014 AT 5:00 am

STEM Integration in K-12 Education #makereducation

This animated short from National Academies encourages integration of the different STEM fields.

What is STEM? It’s the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world. Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers. Watch this video and tell us what you think!

The National Academies has made the full report on “STEM Integration in K-12 Education,” which inspired this video, free for download to the public. Check it out here!

STEM Integration in K-12 Education makes recommendations for designers of integrated STEM experiences, assessment developers, and researchers to design and document effective integrated STEM education. This report will help to further their work and improve the chances that some forms of integrated STEM education will make a positive difference in student learning and interest and other valued outcomes.


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