Online Tools & Resources

Through local innovation, schools across the state have created practices in STEM education that are worthy of being shared with others. The Network has placed a high priority on sharing education strategies and practices and has developed an online method of delivering these tools and resources to others across the state. The TSIN “Tools and Resources” page provides free, open access to STEM related curriculum, lesson plans, videos, activities, strategies, and more.

Electromagnetism lesson for middle and high school

Uses a small light bulb, battery and wire to teach circuit concepts. Lesson plan download included.

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Blended Learning with STEM School Chattanooga

Blended learning is the instructional practice by which we integrate technology into our curriculum, instruction and assessment. In a traditional school setting, the teacher usually has access to all of the knowledge and information, and the students are reliant on the teacher to dispense the information. In a virtual school setting, all information is disseminated by an online platform and there is no teacher involved in the teaching process. In blended learning, we use both practices depending on the resources, subject matter, and student need.

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Backwards Planning and Curriculum Design from STEM School Chattanooga

Backwards planning is the methodology used by our faculty in designing STEM curriculum units of study for our students. The faculty began the process of backwards planning by seeking out STEM issues and problems that are current and relevant in our world. Our school consistently seeks out business, industry, and higher education partners in this process so that we are connected to what is happening in the real world.

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AP Physics Lab — Magnetic Field of a Solenoid

The goal of this lab exercise is to “discover” the properties of the magnetic field of a solenoid. You will determine the direction and shape of the magnetic field lines. And you will investigate the effect of several variables on the magnetic field strength.

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TSIN STEM Advocacy Kit

The Tennessee STEM Advocacy Kit was developed to help STEM stakeholders successfully advocate on behalf of STEM. Please personalize and duplicate the materials in this toolkit as needed to help you spread the word and equip advocates to share their perspectives about STEM education.

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Tennessee STEM Strategic Plan

Developed with the input of education and business leaders across the state, the TN STEM Strategic Plan is a living document intended to align strategic decision making across all of Tennessee’s STEM stakeholder organizations.

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Reflections on STEM Practice

Learn how to create successful STEM programs from Tennessee STEM practitioners working today.

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Cool STEM Jobs in Tennessee

Use these profiles of cool STEM professionals from across the state to inspire your students to pursue careers in STEM.

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197 Educational YouTube Channels YOU should know about!

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless!

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Unit Plan, Lesson Plan, and Rubric – from Innovation Academy

The faculty of Innovation Academy believes a project-based, problem-based curriculum best prepares our students to be college and career ready. Our students study subjects through an integrated approach that will enable them to see all knowledge as connected, rather than separated into discrete disciplines. Our lessons encourage our students to explore and question, think critically, […]

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