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The Math and Science Partnership Network

MSPnet is an electronic community that serves NSF's MSP and STEM+C programs.
It welcomes all educators and researchers interested in improving Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

New MSP Paper

Tensions and Mitigating Strategies Related to Integrating Engineering Design-Based Science Instruction, Jeffrey Radloff, Brenda M. Capobianco, Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED) MSP, Research in Science Education, May 2019.


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Elementary Teachers’ Enactment of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, Emily J.S. Kang, Mary Jean McCarthy, et al., Journal of Science Teacher Education. July 2019

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Broadening K-8 Teachers’ Perspectives on Professional Development in Engineering Integration in the United States, So Yoon Yoon, Yi Kong, et al., International Journal of Research in Education and Science. 2018

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Refining an Instrument and Studying Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of the Scope of Engineering, Jacob Pleasants, Joanne K. Olson, Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER). March 2019

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Increasing Early Opportunities in Engineering for Advanced Learners in Elementary Classrooms: A Review of Recent Literature, Debbie Dailey, Alicia Cotabish, et al., Journal for the Education of the Gifted. 2018

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New IN Resources

Balancing Engineering and Science Instruction: Teaching third graders about balanced and unbalanced forces, Jesse Wilcox, Maryah Klapprodt, Jordan Holub, Kysha Van Buskirk, Science and Children, March 2019.

This activity has students solve an engineering problem of moving a marshmallow from the floor to a table. We use this experience to explore how unbalanced forces are necessary to move objects and how simple machines can make tasks easier.

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase

Title: Next Generation Science for Next Generation Kids

Presenter(s): Kirsten Daehler, Jennifer Folsom, Jennifer Mendenhall, Patrick Moyle, & Nicole Wong

Title: Seeds of STEM: A Problem-based STEM Curriculum for Preschool

Presenter(s): Mia Dubosarsky, Florencia Anggoro, Colleen Bostwick, Suchira Channoi, Melissa Sue John, & Susmitha Wunnava