STEM Education Videos for Teachers, Parents & Students
These short videos demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts can be demonstrated through simple an engaging experiments. We hope that each one of these experiments will give STEM teachers ideas for inquiry-based activities in the classroom and will inspire them to engage their students in meaningful learning. The idea of creating these videos came from the need to support future STEM teachers at the Teacher Education Program at UBC through creating reliable resources based on K-12 STEM curriculum. The videos are based on the Deliberate Pedagogical Thinking theoretical framework developed by Dr. Milner-Bolotin and her collaborators. Supported by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund from the University of British Columbia, these videos originated from hundreds of low-cost, safe, and ‘green’ hands-on STEM stations presented to the general public during the annual Family Math and Science Day that takes places annually at the UBC Faculty of Education (http://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/outreach/family-math-science-day-at-ubc-faculty-of-education). The Activities presented in these videos have explanations and extension activities, as well as instructions for safety. They can be performed schools, at after-school programs, and home. In most cases they require very limited budget, which makes them accessible to all students, parents and teachers.