Blog Profiles: STEM Blogs
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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: “All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow.”
With this topic in mind, I decided to look at some of the top STEM-related blogs.
Not surprisingly, 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.
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.
Follow @edutopia on Twitter.
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.
Follow @HowStuffWorks on Twitter.
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.
Follow @ThinkFun on Twitter.
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.
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Follow @IFLScience on Twitter.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.