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STEM Education Info

When elementary school students debate the pros and cons of zoos in America they’re learning about ethics in STEM education and the ethical dilemmas associated with scientific endeavors. They’re learning to think critically and use evidence in support of their arguments. The same is true...

At StratoStar, we talk about STEM education and STEM programming pretty frequently. We fully believe that by exposing students to science, technology, engineering, and math that we can positively impact their futures and the future of the world. But, one thing we don’t talk about...

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a hot topic in education circles right now and for good reason! STEM is a movement designed to help prepare students for their future careers. As industries look for innovation in every corner, STEM projects help students gain...

How do students engage with science learning in the classroom and the outside world? They learn through their own experiences. Constructivism is a theory about how people learn. It says that humans construct meaning about the world around them by experiencing things and then reflecting...

When you think about Bear Grylls, you probably picture him climbing a mountain, jumping out of an airplane, or even chopping his way through a jungle in South America. As an adventurer, he’s known for his television show about surviving in the wilderness, but he’s...

The Earth’s oceans have been rising over the last few years at a much higher rate. They’ve been expanding and growing to almost the point of worry. Scientists predict that coastal towns and entire islands could find themselves underwater, eventually. The only hope we may...

For many years, people viewed it as the responsibility of the education system to cultivate an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. However, as the STEAM education movement has grown and evolved, organizations all over the globe have taken interest. Why? Because the numbers speak for themselves. STEAM career fields expect a shortage of workers in as little as five years. However, it appears that this problem is not because students are disinterested in STEAM.

We all know that STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) education is on everyone’s radars. For teachers who are interested in project-based-learning and high altitude science, however, incorporating so many interests into one project can present a challenge. There are plenty of projects and experiments...

The Carnegie Science Center (CSC) and StratoStar teamed up to launch a parrot to the edge of space. The Pirate Parrot, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Pirates, took a wild ride when a team of StratoStar students strapped him onto the payload of a weather balloon. The balloon was launched at the edge of the baseball field during pre-game festivities, and it rose high up into the stratosphere.