STEM Integration in K-12 Education

A new video from the National Research Council challenges viewers to consider how K-12 education might make science education more relevant to students’ lives and open doors to new and exciting careers.
The video is based on the report STEM Integration in K-12 Education, which examines current efforts to connect the STEM disciplines in K-12 education.
STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world. The report identifies existing approaches to integrated STEM education, reviews the evidence for the impact of integrated approaches on various student outcomes, and proposes a set of priority research questions to advance the understanding of integrated STEM education.