Science Learning Through Discovery

OpenSciEd creates free NGSS-aligned science materials and professional learning support that empowers educators to inspire all students with the beauty and wonder of science.

Science Assessment in a Playful Gaming Environment

Can assessment be more embedded? Can it be more exciting? Or more flexible? In November 2023, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) unveiled a 3D digital assessment on the Roblox gaming platform that determines how well middle schoolers have learned, and can apply, Newton’s Second Law of Motion.

Activities Examining the Complex Effects of Technology

While there are many movements encouraging teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms, as well as STEM/STEAM initiatives aimed at increasing students’ technological skills, there have been few initiatives or curricula aimed at helping students pursue a technology education that delves into the varied effects of technology through ecological and critical lenses.

Challenge to Propose Solutions for Local Ecological Threats to Biodiversity

Philippe Cousteau Jr.’s nonprofit EarthEco International is inviting submissions from youth aged 13–16 to compete in the 2024 OurEcho STEM Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to identify local ecological threats to biodiversity and propose solutions to protect or repair them.