Scholastic is thrilled to announce the pre-order of SuperSTEM, a print and digital resource for grades 3-6 that was created to meet the urgent need in classrooms for integrated materials that strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
To celebrate the launch of SuperSTEM, Scholastic is offering a sneak peek into the content with free articles and activities featuring Earth Day related careers that highlight STEM professionals who are passionate about protecting our planet.
To learn more about SuperSTEM, visit: https://superstem.scholastic.com/.
To access the free Earth Day content, visit: superstem.scholastic.com/earth-day-careers.html
SuperSTEM builds STEM knowledge, develops problem-solving skills and encourages investigation of the world around us through interdisciplinary texts. With six issues per school year, the magazineoffers a variety of features, including:
- A broad selection of cross-curriculum lessons that correlate to standards including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and expand academic skills and domain vocabulary.
- Engaging topics that cover a range of reading levels in every issue, such as ‘a day in the life of an ice cream scientist’, that spark curiosity and allow students to see themselves in diverse, fascinating STEM careers.
- Eye-catching photography and demonstration videos that generate excitement and directly connect with articles to deepen content-area knowledge.
- Print and digital formats that include multi-genre texts and robust differentiation tools to support every readeron any device for in-person and remote learning.
- Educators kits that support teachers in implementingin-class activities with easy-to-source materials.
- Family engagement opportunities as each child receives their very own print issue to take home as well as family access to online resources that extend classroom learning.
With the ever-evolving needs of the modern classroom, and recent national data revealing that math and science scores in 4th graders continue to decline, SuperSTEM offers students and educators standards-aligned content that support growth in literacy. To ensure SuperSTEM content matches the needs of educators, the resource was reviewed and piloted by over 100 teachers in schools across the country.
D'Jon Pitchford, Grade 6 Science Teacher at Kelly Lane Middle School, Pflugerville, TX describes his experience:
- “I love how SuperSTEM provides articles that are very diverse and relatable to the audience. I also love how they have opportunities for the students to get hands-on experience from what they read about."
Lauren Tarshis, SVP Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Classroom Magazine Division, Scholastic Magazines+ said:
- “Scholastic is thrilled to provide this level of strategic content in a way that is accessible and approachable to educators and will inspire students across the country to get even more involved in STEM,” said Lauren Tarshis, SVP Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Classroom Magazine Division, Scholastic Magazines+. “With SuperSTEM, we celebrate diversity in this vast industry and the everyday applications of the disciplines in the world around us. We hope thatall children will see themselves in the careers we profile and the stories we share.”
In the coming years, Scholastic will be bringing more resources to classrooms with a focus on National STEM Day in November as part of a larger commitment to the You Belong in STEM initiative, created by the U.S. Department of Education, designed to strengthen STEM education nationwide.
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