STEM Education Resource Center: Technology Resources
Although science fiction author Arthur C. Clark thought "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," we know that today's students must distinguish technology from magic and understand intimately it's workings and limitations. New technology innovations will likely be developed by innovators skilled in math, engineering and science who are made impatient by limitations. Historical documentaries like HOOVER DAM from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE can help your students gain perspective on how technological innovations change landscapes and cultures while content like The Genetic Modification module from WGBH's Teachers' Domain can help them envision the technological future.
Below is a snapshot of PBS offerings; to find more, search our database of nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for grades preK-12. We've also created a printable STEM Resource Round Up [126K pdf] for your use.
Fetch! These easy, hands-on activities are great for eight- to ten-year olds. It's science, engineering, problem solving, and fun all rolled into one.
Maryland Public Television's Thinkport includes student activities, lesson plans, and projects, that align to state and national standards, and are infused with technology and span a wide-range of grades and subjects.(Free. Registration required to make full use of resources.)
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Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it!
Learn how medical pioneers who researched antibiotics, genetics and organ transplants have contributed to better treatments and some cures.
Discover how detective work related to DNA, human remains and fingerprints helps to identify a victim and determine the cause of death.