Three resolutions for educators in the new year

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 is […]

Top 7 Earth Day 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 WiselySuggested grade level: 5This is a great way to introduce students in renewableresources and engage them in conservation activities.[see resource] 2. Parc Alternative Energy KitsSuggested grade level: 6-8Learn about the […]

mySci STEM Lending Item Giveaway

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 resource that was used to take your mySci lesson […]

New year, new opportunities

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 our one-time workshop or join our in-depth […]

Annual challenge fun way for students to consider STEM careers

Alex Kueser (above, left), Jacob Massmann and Tommy Kueser, all of Eureka High School in southwest St. Louis County, prepare their plane for launch during the Boeing Design Challenge at the Washington University Field House April 29. They were among 110 area high school students from six school districts on 26 teams who designed and […]

mySci Ambassador shares her love of science on the Investigation Station

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School included the MySci Investigation Station in a Literacy Night for their K-1 students and families Feb. 20. More than 150 visitors, including children dressed in their pajamas, explored the Investigation Station with the help of Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center project coordinator, and MySci Ambassador Catherine Garnier (above), a […]

High school students compete in St. Louis Area Brain Bee

More than 150 people watched as 54 local students competed in the St. Louis Area Brain Bee Feb. 8 in McDonnell Hall on the WUSTL Danforth Campus. This competition for high school students tests knowledge in neuroscience and engages the competitors in cool brain science activities. The annual St. Louis Area Brain Bee is a […]

ISP’s Darwin Day celebration to highlight evolution education

Prominent biologist, WUSTL alum Sean B. Carroll to keynote weekend events that also include Assembly Series talk (January 24, 2014 by Leslie Gibson McCarthy) Teaching biology without evolution, David Kirk said, is like teaching chemistry without atomic theory or physics without the theory of gravity. “When biology is taught without evolution, it turns into a […]

ISP Kirk Teacher Fellow Elizabeth Petersen on teaching evolution

This article appeared in the August 2013 (Volume 18 Number 3) issue of the Missouri Science News published by Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM), the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. Why Teaching Evolution Is So Darn Fun By Elizabeth PetersenScience TeacherLadue Middle School, St. Louis, MO I’ll never forget the first time […]

“Photosynthesis in Our Lives”

A chance to explore the hottest research topic in St. Louis St. Louis is known for its plant science, but few of us know what is going on in the labs we drive by on the way to work. Now is our chance to find out. The International Society of Photosynthesis Research, meeting this August […]