As teachers, we are always looking for ways to introduce our students to the many STEM careers. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have friends or parents of students who are willing to come in to talk. The following groups offer live programs or webinars that will bring STEM careers into your classroom.
Superheroes of Science
STEM career awareness is important for students. Superheroes of Science was developed by Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators.Google Play
ID Antarctica - Follow the adventures of polar scientist Andrew Corso and see if your students can identify the "mystery creatures" that he encounters during his research cruise along the West Antarctic Peninsula.
Palmer LTER VideoTeleconferences: Research on the Ice - What is like to do research on the ice? Your students can participate in a real-time video teleconference (VTC) with a scientist at the Palmer LTER station in Antarctica and find out the challenges and rewards of doing cutting-edge research. Students will learn about Antarctic food web ecology and how scientists are conducting long-term experiments and observations to understand this remarkable ecosystem- and our changing climate.
Complete the application before December 11, 2019
Explorer Classroom connects classrooms around the world with National Geographic Explorers, brining science, exploration, and conservation to life through live video events. Students have the opportunity to ask the explorer their questions directly. Each month Explorer Classroom features a new theme and provides supporting resources for educators. Throughout the school year classes can also join explorers live on expedition through our In the Field series.
This program connects classrooms around the world with scientists for 30-60 minute sessions for free. The program is free for any group with an internet connection. And it is based out of our own University of Connecticut! There are over 2000 scientists on their list, so you can work with them to find someone that will help support what you do in the classroom. Try this out and let us know how it worked out for you!
This Canadian-based program offers monthly webinars and chats with scientists and explorers from around the world. Check out their website and get on their mailing list to become a part of their STEM talks. You can participate with your class in a live chat or as part of the live webinar, asking questions through the online chat. The program is led by an Emerging National Geographic Explorer, so many of the chats are with international groups.
JASON connects youth with inspiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) role models via a live, interactive webcast series. Their role models put a human face on STEM careers, and show how STEM fundamentals students learn about in class are applied in real world situations. Each role model shares their passion for their field and their job, tells stories about the path they took to get where they are today, and provides details about their day-to-day experiences as scientists and engineers.
All of JASON’s live events are free and open to the public. Students may enter questions before the event