March 29, 2018

Classroom Discussion: Self-Driving Cars

Students who receive instruction from NICERC’s Cyber Literacy courses or Cyber Science are challenged with developing and discussing the thought behind autonomous devices. Basically, we’re using sensors to gather information from the world around us and then use that data to make decisions. Students discuss what it means to be […]
March 13, 2018

Classroom Activity: Nutrient Absorption in Plants

  The following activity can be found in the Second Grade Flowering Plants module from NICERC’s STEAM Fundamentals second grade curriculum.   Sometimes a concept of lesson can be difficult for students to visualize or relate to. Simple, hands-on activities can help bridge the gap between life experiences and the […]
March 5, 2018

Staff Pick: A Review of NICERC Appearances and Where to Find Us Next

For those keeping track, January and February have been very busy times indeed! NICERC team members have covered events from state standards meetings to teacher conventions and course framework committees to educator workshops. The map below shows locations we’ve been to since the start of 2018. Our first event of the […]
February 26, 2018

Video: Gravitational Potential Energy

 Introducing your middle school students to the concept of potential energy can be tricky. Not to worry, we have a helpful video to help your students visualize the roles mass, height, and gravity play in an object’s potential energy. This week’s post comes from NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialist Josh […]