EE Week's multi-year focus is Greening STEM. The environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as it provides teachers with a diverse range of real-world challenges that engage students in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM concepts across multiple subject areas.
The following toolkits lay out sets of activities and resources in popular environmental topic areas that incorporate elements of STEM. Some activities and resources also include project-based learning, service-learning and citizen science components.
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Educator Toolkit: Engineering a Sustainable World
EE Week developed a suite of actives and resources for the 2014 theme, Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World. The Engineering Toolkit includes classroom resources, lesson plans, an infographic and a list of Engineering apps and games.
EE Week partnered with National Geographic Education and Project Noah to offer educators a toolkit, equipping educators with activities and resources to conduct a schoolyard or local bioblitz with their students.
NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more at neefusa.org.