4 Fascinating STEM Blogs You Should be Reading
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In recent years, there’s been a large push for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
The Department of Education explains the need for STEM education on its site: “In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions.”
With this topic in mind, I decided to look at some of the top STEM-related blogs.
There are plenty of great blogs out there for anyone interested in STEM. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or just passionate about science and technology, check out these STEM blogs.
Edutopia is an educational foundation founded by award-winning filmmaker George Lucas (yes, that George Lucas) in 1991.
“We show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world,” the site explains.
There are great STEM articles on the site that cover topics like education equity and different learning styles.
I enjoyed these posts: Using Problem-Solving to Build Community From Day 1; Using Blended Learning to Explore Multifaceted Topics; and Physics Design Challenges Based on Big Ideas.
Follow @edutopia on Twitter.
Do you have students write a six-word memoir? Try having them enhance it with a 30-second film.https://t.co/XzTwQ1af9G
— edutopia (@edutopia) July 14, 2022
2. HowStuffWorks | Science
This blog is perfect for anyone interested in all things science.
HowStuffWorks provides unbiased, easy-to-understand answers to questions you never thought you had.
Physical science, innovation and engineering are just a few of the article topics you can dive into on the site. There also are several fun podcast options to choose from.
Check out these posts: Here’s the Buzz on Alcohol in Space; Tungsten’s Boiling Point Is 10,030 F and Other Crazy Facts; and Going Nowhere Fast? Smart Traffic Lights Can Help Ease Gridlock.
Follow @HowStuffWorks on Twitter.
Rossby waves influence everything from high tides to extreme weather patterns, and not just on Earth. They also occur on the sun and on Venus and Jupiter as well. So, what are they exactly? https://t.co/zD4Yrps8qK
— HowStuffWorks (@HowStuffWorks) July 15, 2022
ThinkFun creates STEM-related apps, games, and educational programs to make learning fun. The company was founded by husband and wife team Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello in 1985.
The blog has great posts, including regular brainteasers for puzzle lovers, project ideas, tips for how to make learning enjoyable, and more.
Here are a few fun reads:
Follow @ThinkFun on Twitter.
"Sharing one of our all-time family board games: Gravity Maze! We love strategy & problem-solving games because it encourages the kids to think of different ways to come up with a solution."
📸: creativemummyinspirations (IG)https://t.co/5PPrEdRaq5 pic.twitter.com/Z38HOdzqvJ
— ThinkFun (@ThinkFun) June 2, 2022
With its take on “the lighter side of science,” IFLScience is a blog that will keep you clicking to the next post again and again.
Co-founded by Elise Andrew, IFLScience is perfect for adults who feel like geeking out on STEM-related news.
Posts have widespread appeal and cover topics like the environment, physics, and technology. A weekly newsletter also is available to help readers stay up on the latest science news.
I recommend reading Fish Can “Count”, And This Discovery Could Help Humans Too; Jupiter And Even A Moving Asteroid Snapped by JWST; and Scientists Grow Human Heart Ventricle In Lab, And It Beats Just Like The Organic Kind.
Follow @IFLScience on Twitter.
After a Google engineer was placed on leave having become convinced that LaMDA was sentient, another AI has since been sending its users links to the story, claiming to be sentient itself.https://t.co/OYM1S5q4wG
— IFLScience (@IFLScience) July 15, 2022
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She’s worked with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.