Teaching STEM

STEM is used in the classroom as the most integrated focus of study in four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teachers can apply STEM in their teaching programs by focusing on lesson plans that garner innovative thinking techniques among their students, as well as interactive learning activities.

The importance of STEM from early on in education is reflected in the following statistics from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Only 16 percent of high school students are interested in a STEM career and are skilled in mathematics
  • Just 28 percent of high school freshman state interest in a STEM subject to pursue in higher education
  • Fifty-seven percent of these students are predicted to lose interest by the time they graduate from high school
This is where we can come in to help!  Our site will guide you to the resources you need to provide a more engaging and fun classroom for your students!


The NASA EXPRESS message features updates from NASA and STEM associates about workshops, internships, and fellowships; applications for grants or collaborations; promotions for student and educator opportunities; online professional development; and other announcements.


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