December 7, 2016

Day 2 – Computer Science Education Week

  There are many great computer science education resources available on the internet. One resource we love to use is Scratch. Scratch is a free, online programming environment that can be used to create animations, presentations, games, interactive stories, and more. Many of you know our STEM Discover Coding module […]
December 6, 2016

Day 1 – Computer Science Education Week

  Computer Science is Problem Solving. Today is the first day of Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWeek)! Here at NICERC, we’re super excited for the attention computer science has been receiving over the past year. As you may already know computer science is all around us. Computer science is more […]
November 29, 2016

Staff Pick: Explore Aerospace

The staff pick for this blog comes from Joe MacAdam, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. As a high school math teacher, I was very good at teaching math (shocker!), but dreaded implementing the other subjects into my classroom, especially my most hated subject—English!  It wasn’t that I couldn’t do […]
November 14, 2016

VIDEO: Craft Stick Glider

The craft stick glider is a simple mini project found in the Explore Aerospace module that allows students to easily test and compare certain variables and how they relate to glider flight. Students take the information gathered and apply it to larger gliders they design and build themselves.  Watch the […]