Professor Po Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon Mathematics Department
In each 60-minute weekday live stream, Po-Shen Loh invites students, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in math to post math questions in the YouTube Live interactive chat. He will improvise mini-lessons around them, showing how mathematical reasoning is interconnected, and how learning to think creatively about math can actually simplify the task of learning math itself. He gives preference to questions in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, as they are the gateways to mathematical fluency.
Format. This stream is intentionally friendly and informal. Po-Shen Loh will pick out the most mathematically interesting questions in the chat in real time, and interact with the audience. None of the mini-lessons will be prepared in advance, to give the session a more lively feel. You can also view previously presented sessions.
Next Show Times (all times USA Eastern)
Consistent Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Days of Week: Monday – Friday
Confirmed Dates: Fri Apr 3 – Fri Apr 10
This daily stream will continue to operate based upon the level of interest, with the potential to expand in scope, again depending on interest.
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National Science Digital Library
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings. The NSDL collection contains structured descriptive information (metadata) about web-based educational resources held on other sites by their providers. These providers have contribute this metadata to NSDL for organized search and open access to educational resources via this website and its services.
Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource).
NOVA - Full episodes and short videos
Alice - Tell Stories. Build Games. Learn to Program
Alice is a FREE gift from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Unlike many of the puzzle-based coding applications Alice motivates learning through creative exploration. Alice is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and to be a first exposure to object-oriented programming. The Alice Project provides supplemental tools and materials for teaching using Alice across a spectrum of ages and subject matter with proven benefits in engaging and retaining diverse and underserved groups in computer science education.
Research has shown that Alice has a measurable positive effect on performance and retention in computer science education. The team has researched and published their findings in support of the increased retention of “at-risk” students in introductory computer science course when Alice is implemented. It has also been proven to improve up to a full letter grade outcomes in early computer science courses when implemented as a mediated transfer from Alice to Java.
Access How To, Lessons, Exercises and Projects.
PhET Interactive Simulations for Science and Math
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
To help students engage in science and mathematics through inquiry, PhET simulations are developed using the following design principles:Encourage scientific inquiry
Make the invisible visible
Show visual mental models
Include multiple representations (e.g., object motion, graphs, numbers, etc.)
Use real-world connections
Give users implicit guidance (e.g., by limiting controls) in productive exploration
Create a simulation that can be flexibly used in many educational situations
Learn a new language with Duolingo!
The Exploratorium "Science Snacks"
LGC STEM Career Explorations and 360° Lab Tours
Developed from a desire to share information about STEM Career opportunities with future generations of students and show them current research environments, this series hopes to bring new ideas to current middle and high school students. CMU undergraduate students who are performing research in CMU faculty member labs become autobiographers and tell about their experiences from middle school to the present focusing on the moments that helped carve their path to STEM fields of study. Faculty members also share their current research with viewers and discuss the potential real world impact that their focused efforts can have in any area. After viewing the interviews, walk through the faculty member’s lab and see highlights of what equipment students are able to use in a 360˚ lab tour that’s VR compatible.
Pittsburgh Zoo To-Go!
Math Science Music
The Frick Pittsburgh - Virtual Exhibits and Tours
Nature Livecams at explore.org
NASA and Google: 360° Tour of Mars
Bridge Building Challenge!
Here's a challenge that you can complete at home: with materials that you find around the house,make a 3D version of one of the TRUSS BRIDGES that are shown in the photo below.
Virtual Field Trip to Johnson Space Center
Tour Dozens of Museums with Google Arts and Culture
National Park Service Virtual Tours
Visit the National Park Service main page to search for virtual tours of several different parks.
For example, start here to see sites in Yellowstone National Park.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - virtual tour
a LONG List of Resources compiled by the National Science Teacher's Association
A list of resources compiled by CMU's School of Computer Science
Khan Academy Free Lessons
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Outdoor activities suggested by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources:
Encourage your child to explore their own backyard as a classroom- Ideas from Project Learning Tree (PLT)
Take a walk in your local park! Help your child to check out their local state or community park and use it as a learning space. Here are activities from Project Learning Tree (PLT) to make it more meaningful.
Go for a hike! Introduce your students (& their parents) to their local PA State Park.
The Math Learning Center
130+ Online Learning Resources from "We are Teachers"
Educational Games: Tyto Online
“Your child can learn science while playing an online game with their friends – having fun and learning, from home!” The development of these activities was supported by funding from NSF. Modules focus on topics such as Ecology, Growth and Genetics, and Cells to Organisms. The topics are designed to match the Next Generation Science Standards.
The company is offering a 60-day free trial so students can explore and learn while they are out of schools because of COVID-19.
PBS Kids Nature Changer Game and Other Games!
In Nature Changer children choose an animal, and then play the game to help that animal find what it needs to survive. For example a frog is hunting for insects.
This game is aligned to the science disciplinary core idea of Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms (LS1.C). As children are playing the game they are engaged in the following element: All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow. (K-LS1-1).
Smithsonian Science Education Center: Tami's Tower Engineering Game
It’s lunch time and Tami, the golden lion tamarin, is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower. But watch out! Other animals can cause Tami’s tower to topple over.
From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Tami’s Tower: Let’s Think About Engineering is an educational engineering design game that will help teach your child how to design a solution to a problem using basic engineering design principles.
- Aligned to educational science standards for kindergarten through second grade
- Designed for emergent readers
Salvadori Center: Free Project Based STEAM Lessons
The Salvadori Center has developed a series of FREE Project-based STEM lessons. These are designed for teachers to share with their class - but can also be downloaded and completed at home. New challenges wil be released every week.
Any teacher can receive or access the free lessons by signing up for the email list - send a message to email@example.com and ask to be added.
Students learn through a project-based approach. They apply new knowledge to a real-world challenge.
Erikson Institute: Early Math Collaborative
In 2007 Erikson Institute launched the Early Math Collaborative to increase the quality of early math education.
For example, when children play The Hoop Game they get to explore the part-part-whole relationships within a given number of beanbags. Taking apart and putting together numbers in flexible ways is an important foundation for later number operations.
Start with a small set of beanbags, no more than 5 or 6. Each child gets to toss the beanbags one by one into the hoop. How many land inside the hoop? How many land outside of the hoop? How many beanbags in all? Each round gives children practice seeing and naming smaller parts of a total number in a variety of ways.
Thera are more PreK-2 games like this
United States Census Bureau: Statistics in Schools
Cincinnati Zoo: Fiona the Hippopotamus
Scholastic Learn at Home
This free resource provides children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their
own or together with you and your family.
The active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide children with up to
three hours’ worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips,
meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love.