Educator Resources

Top evolution resources

By gbarajas on May 19, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science

For many K-12 educators, the topic of evolution can be an intimidating one. However, as the foundation of biology, evolution is a crucial subject to address in the science classroom. That’s why the ISP offers educators the resources they need to teach this important topic with confidence. Below i...

Engaging students in exploration

By gbarajas on March 7, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, mySci, Science

His fans call him Mr. Roco, and he may be the most famous member of the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) team at Washington University. Each week Mr. Roco visits local schools with the MySci Investigation Station, where he is often met with screams from his adoring, or slightly terrified, f...

A novel approach to engineering

By gbarajas on February 29, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, Engineering, STEM

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...

5 engineering projects we love

By gbarajas on February 22, 2016 in Educator Resources, Engineering

To celebration National Engineers Week, we wanted to share our top five engineering projects that are perfect for K-5 students and easily integrated into any science curriculum. Building a windmill Suggested Grade Level: 4th-5th This engineering project is one of our favorites because it simplifi...

Leading the way in science education

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science, STEM

Debbie Spiezio has taught in Rockwood School District for nearly 30 years, and today, her students will learn about the digestive system. However, the curriculum that will guide this lesson was not something that she found online, that her district provided her, or that was written by someone at ...

Three resolutions for educators in the new year

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources

1. INVEST IN YOURSELF. As a teacher, you are a professional. An expert in your field and a leader for not only your students but your fellow educators. In 2016, don’t forget to invest in your potential. As the classes kick off and winter break fades into a distant memory of peace and calm, it [&h...

Top 7 Earth Day Resources

By myralopez on April 2, 2015 in Educator Resources

With Earth Day just around the corner, here are the top resources to engage your students in important topics around conservation. 1. MySci Unit 22: Using Our Resources Wisely Suggested grade level: 5 This is a great way to introduce students in renewable resources and engage them in conservation...

mySci STEM Lending Item Giveaway

By myralopez on February 4, 2015 in Educator Resources

Everyone loves a good contest.   Teachers, mySci wants to hear about the great things that are happening in your classroom and how we can continue to support your work around science education. So we’re asking you to help us expand our free STEM materials lending service. Was there a resourc...

New year, new opportunities

By myralopez on January 6, 2015 in Educator Resources

Five ways to connect with the ISP in 2015 Novel engineering workshop or cohort Looking for an easy way to introduce your young learners to engineering? Learn how to make engineering come to life through storybooks by selecting from one of our novel engineering opportunities. You can either attend...