Not for Profit Leader in the STEM Space Launches Ambitious ‘Micro:bit for All’ Program to Get a Micro:bit STEM Kit Into the Hands of Every 5th Grader in the United States

Boolean Girl has teamed up with the Virginia Tech Thinkabit labs, The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation and corporate sponsors like Amazon and Batelle to launch an ambitious nationwide program to spark an interest in technology, computer science and engineering.  The ‘micro:bit for All’ program aims to put a micro:bit microcontroller kit in the hands of … Read more

Teachers Raise Expectations and Student Achievement in Elementary & Middle School Science

Research from Northeastern University’s Dr. Tracy L. Waters on the implementation of KnowAtom’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-based curriculum in fourth and fifth-grade classes showed elementary and middle school teachers increased their expectations of what students can achieve. In addition, students were better prepared for new standardized test questions aligned with the NGSS after completing … Read more