The STEM Resource Center (SRC) maintains a library of materials for area educators at every grade level and content area, including lesson plans, books and articles for professional development, and a wealth of hands-on and demonstration materials such as discrepant events, models, and Vernier equipment which may be borrowed or purchased. There is a lab available to work on small research projects, “test-drive” curriculum activities and prepare materials for outreach programs. The center also maintains a classroom which is designed to be flexible in use for both traditional lectures and hands-on inquiry learning. The intent is to develop this space to better model instructional techniques and enable more in-depth educational research.
The Resource Center is open to the public. Staff consultation is available Monday through Thursday until 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Staff is happy to meet at other times by appointment including early evenings to accommodate teacher schedules. Please call for more information or appointments at 618-650-3065.
Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have checked out a Vernier LabQuest and would like to learn more about how to use it, check out our tutorial here.