‘Learning ecosystems’ provide formal and informal learning in science, technology, engineering and math By Ron Ottinger and Gerald Solomon Reprinted from U.S. News and World Report, November 24, 2015 In science there are multiple variables that can affect the results of any one experiment as scientists work to prove or disprove a theory – whether it’s the number […]

The wide world outside the classroom is the perfect laboratory for exploring STEM concepts. On the ramps and rails of a Texas skatepark, young people are learning about scientific observation, critical thinking and the physics of action sports. By connecting STEM concepts with young people’s passions, informal science facilitates engaging learning experiences that build confidence, […]

Everyday objects can be transformed into tools, instruments, and geometric sculptures in the hands of curious, innovative young people. With help from Jay Silver, of Joy Labz, middle school students are engaging in open-ended informal science learning that empowers them to explore the wonders of the material world while developing valuable STEM skills. Learn and […]