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18 September 2014

The Life Size Mousetrap

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The Life Size Game of Mousetrap uses Newtonian mechanics to plant the seeds of curiosity with a 25 ton Rube Goldberg machine.

Projects like this could be a great addition to STEM programs.

15 September 2014

LabQuest Mini

Looking for more in-depth analysis using the Vernier interface? The Resource Center has 7 LabQuest Minis!

The perfect solution for educators collecting data with a Windows or Macintosh computer, LabQuest Mini works with Logger Pro 3 or Logger Lite software for unparalleled power, analysis, and curricular support. Students can watch their data being collected with real-time graphing and see how changes to their experiment are reflected graphically. With 3 channels the LabQuest Mini can measure several different types of data at the same time to compare variables.

More information about the LabQuest Mini can be found on our inventory site.

 

11 September 2014

Early Childhood STEAM Conference

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Registration for the Friday, October 24th Early Childhood STEAM Conference at SIUE is now open!

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) on SIUE campus is hosting a series of workshops and presentations concentrating on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This Friday event features a number of excellent opportunities, including a presentation by STEM Center staff, and several prominent speakers who are well-known voices in the field of early childhood education.

Please follow the attached link for conference details and on-line registration.

http://www.siue.edu/earlychildhood

09 September 2014

$1 Million NSF Grant for Math Teachers

STEM-Logo-smSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train 24 secondary mathematics teachers over the next five years to serve in high-needs rural and urban communities in southwestern Illinois. The program builds on the success of a previously awarded SIUE NSF Noyce scholarship program developed for science teachers. STEM Center staff will oversee the summer internship program for both NSF projects. Summer interns are undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields who complete 200 hours of outreach to K-12 and general public audiences.

Read more about the Noyce awards on the SIUE news page here.

You can also see the announcement of our Math grant here.

05 September 2014

Data-Collection Workshops by Vernier

spectrovis plusLooking for a hands-on learning experience on how to use your Vernier equipment?  Then this workshop is for you!  Vernier is hosting workshops this fall across the United States for science and STEM educators.  The workshops are FREE!  You will get four hours of hands-on training, a light meal, and lab handouts on a CD.  If you are interested in buying Vernier equipment, there are a couple of package options at a discount.

Locations close to SIUE:
St. Louis, Missouri 10/2 and 10/4
Kansas City, Missouri 9/29
Chicago, Illinois 11/1 and 11/3

Register online at www.vernier.com/workshop

04 September 2014

STEAM Conference October 24

STEAM Conference LogoEdwardsville Area Educators!

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) on SIUE campus is hosting a series of workshops and presentations concentrating on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This Friday event features a number of excellent opportunities, including a presentation by STEM Center staff, and several prominent speakers who are well-known voices in the field of early childhood education. The registration fee is only $35 and the conference staff are offering continuing education clock hours so if you can make it we highly recommend that you check out the Center’s Save the Date form and head to their website for more information.

If you want to be more involved with the STEAM Conference, the ECC is also taking applications for poster presentations by area educators to talk about STEAM in their classrooms. If you’re interested in this part of the proceedings, fill out the Poster Session Proposal Form and send it to the ECC staff listed.

We hope to see you there!

02 September 2014

Back to School!

SRC - View 3 - smallIt’s back to school time again!  Are you looking for new, creative ways to teach your students this year?  Come check out the STEM Resource Center’s wide collection of science kits, books, and more!  Call today to make your reservation and get your students more involved with STEM today!

Phone: 618-650-3065
E-Mail: stemcenter@siue.edu
Vadalabene Center 1304

 

09 May 2014

Vernier Professional Development

$10 Cost | 6 CPDUs

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Effectively incorporating technology in the classroom can be a challenge for many teachers. In this workshop, instructors of grades 2-12 will learn how to incorporate Vernier LabQuest data collectors and a number of sensors into their classrooms.

After a review of the LabQuests’ capabilities, participants will try out four short curricula to provide inspiration about bringing Vernier probes into the classroom. The curricula will be for early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school with discussion for adaptation and related NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Learn more about these useful devices and receive information about borrowing them for no cost from the STEM Resource Center.

When
SATURDAY May 31, 2014
9am to 4pm

Where
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Science West Building
Edwardsville, IL

Cost
Cost Per Participant is $10
Lunch Not Included | Please Make Checks out to SIUE
6 CPDU Hours Upon Completion

01 May 2014

Teachers Save the Date!

Save the Date! June 16-20, CosmoQuest will have a development workshop for educators. The workshop is a week-long, fun-filled “InVESTAgation” with our education team Kathy Costello, Ellen Reilly, Nicole Gugliucci and Georgia Bracey. For more information, visit CosmoQuesst.

25 April 2014

Handheld Illuminating Microscope

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Need an excuse to take the class outside?  Look no further!  The handheld illuminating microscope is perfect for class on the go and educational field trips.  With this pocket-sized microscope, students can examine anything and everything!  Students can catch and examine the texture of butterfly wings.  They could take a close look at rocks to assess the porosity.  Students could even closely inspect the veins of leaves!  Class activities are endless with the handheld illuminating microscope.