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.

1. Edutopia

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: Building a STEM Pathway for Native Students, The STEM Zombie Apocalypse, Sparking Curiosity About STEM

Follow @edutopia on Twitter.

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: How do Airplanes Get Inflight WiFi and Live TV?, Science Is Finding Out Why Some Love ASMR Videos and Others Hate Them, Why Is Salt Used to Melt Ice on the Roads in Winter?

Follow @HowStuffWorks on Twitter.

3. Thinkfun

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: Improve Critical Thinking Skills With DIY Games, 5 Ways to Get Students Moving to Retain Information, Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Follow @ThinkFun on Twitter.

STEM Blogs We Love: @thinkfun on Instagram

Credit: @thinkfun on Instagram

4. IFLScience

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 Every Single Seal, Dolphin, And Whale In One Study Found To Have Ingested Plastic, Are MRI Scans Safe If You Have Tattoos?, and This Ground-Breaking Technology “Translates” Brain Patterns Into Speech

Follow @IFLScience on Twitter.

STEM Blogs We Love: @iflscience on Instagram

Credit: @iflscience on Instagram

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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.

2 thoughts on “Blog Profiles: STEM Blogs

  1. Sorry to be Debbie Downer here, but it’s way past time for science to
    solve the pressing issues of our time–in fact, there is only one issue–
    climate change–which determines all the rest. Science and technology
    can’t solve this one without change on the part of cultures, industries,
    and every day people.

    Your feel-good post is operating on a plane of denial that has become the norm among
    many good people worldwide. I understand. The degree of sorrow and grief involved
    in facing up to the coming disaster is a place most people never want to go.

    Like

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