Scientists have been using art to illuminate and share their research with the public for centuries. And art could be one way to bolster K-12 science education and scientific literacy in the public.
New research demonstrates the many aspects of nature play that make it a great way for young children to gain STEM knowledge.
A greater understanding of interconnectedness created by river maps could influence people to become more engaged with conserving river systems.
Science and comic books have been cross-pollinating each other for some time (think Spider-Man). But kids can learn a lot of valuable science information from comics books too.
Université de Sherbrooke introduced 10 new outdoor classrooms during COVID-19 and created a guide about outdoor teaching. It will fine-tune outdoor teaching in response to student feedback.
Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren’t attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Teachers could better support young people’s scientific inquiry into urgent planetary and social issues if school testing valued practical science.
Teachers in training can be taught to teach their students to tackle problems like mathematicians and scientists. But will they stick with that approach once they get their own class?
Students are taught isolated and impersonal facts without understanding the history and processes of how scientists know what we know — an education in scientific literacy.
While undergraduates rarely get serious research experience during their first year of college, some faculty are working to change that. A scholar says the new approach could boost diversity in STEM.
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Covering subjects from black holes to sleep science, a geophysicist explains his new course.
The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today’s college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
Will new communications licensing costs make small satellites so expensive that they can’t be used for student education?
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
The establishment of science centres for young people is one of many initiatives hoped to fix South Africa’s education system.
Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make - so let’s help mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.
Women in science receive less funding than men and apply for smaller grants. This inequality needs to be addressed now.
Evidence shows that otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers on certain questions in physics. We don’t know why.