Arlington, Virginia : NSTA Press, 
xvii, 461 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword: Exemplary STEM programs: designs for success / Robert E. Yager -- STEM starters: an effective model for elementary teachers and students / Ann Robinson, Debbie Dailey, Gail Hughes, Tony Hall, and Alicia Cotabish -- Science in our backyard: how a school is turning its grounds into a living lab / Jyoti Gopal and Ella Pastor -- Promoting STEM practices for all students / Karen Johnson -- STEMRAYS: after-school STEM research clubs / Morton M. Sternheim and Allan Keldman -- STEM education in the middle school classroom / Margie Hawkins -- Introducing STEM to middle school students: a world of excitement and inquiry / Matthew Cieslik -- STEM challenges and academic successes / Cheryl Frye, Melinda Jodoin, Terri Ladd, Shelly Muñoz, Lisa Waller, Taylor Predmore, and Robert Voelkel -- Middle school engineering education / Angelette M. Brown, Gillian H. Roehrig, and Tamara J. Moore -- STEM literacy through science journalism: driving and communicating along the information highway / Wendy Saul, Alan Newman, and Angela Kohnen -- Urban STEM: watch it grow! / Mary Hanson -- Ecology disputed: a model approach to STEM education that brings ecology, daily life impact, and scientific evidence together in secondary school science classrooms / Yael Wyner -- Mission Biotech: Using technology to support learner engagement in STEM / Troy D. Sadler, Jennifer L. Eastwood, William L. Romine, and Len Annetta -- Learning genetics at the nexus of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) / S. Selcen Guzey, Tamara Moore, and Gillian Roehrig -- STEM education in the science classroom: a critical examination of mathematics manifest in science teaching and learning / Todd Campbell, Stephen B. Witzig, David J. Welty, and Margaret M. French -- Mixed-reality labs: combining sensors and simulations to improve STEM education / Edward A. Pan, Jennifer L. Chiu, and Jie Chao -- Integrating interdisciplinary STEM approaches for meaningful student learning / Renee M. Clary and James H. Wandersee -- Building TECHspertise: enhancing STEM teaching and learning with technology / Elizabeth Lehman and Deborah Leslie -- Rolly pollies, bubbles, and wheelies: inquiry STEM in the early childhood classroom / Fred Estes -- A state STEM initiative takes root, blossoms / Jeffrey D. Weld, Disa Lubker Cornish, Mari Kemis, and Erin Heiden -- Like a scientist: using problem-based learning to connect practice with content in STEM education / Donna R. Sterling, Mollianne G. Logerwell, and David E. Long -- Integrating technology and engineering in a STEM context / Barry N. Burke, Philip A. Reed, and John G. Wells -- RIP~ing through STEM / Robert E. Landsman and R. Gordon Schaubhut -- Developing STEM site-based teacher and administrator leadership / Jo Anne Vasquez -- Integrating science and engineering in the elementary classroom / Christine M. Cunningham and Cynthia Berger -- Endword: STEM successes and continuing challenges / Herbert Brunkhorst