The last few years have been marked in US science education by:

Continuing Growth in computer science – In addition to high school level courses in programming such as the AP java course, there are high school algorithm courses for the other AP exam, advanced high school (ie post AP courses), and lots of coding and algorithm work in younger grades using programs like Tynker, Codable, Code Monkey etc

Growth in Robotics and robotics competitions – There are leagues from elementary school up and these are great STEM projects which involve teams working together to design, code, 3D model and maintain their robots

Makerspaces with all sorts of tinkering and special interests. For instance, I’ve seen lots of computer controlled sewing machines as well as 3d printing machines being used in all sorts of ways by all sorts of students including those that would have not gotten anywhere near science labs traditionally .

 

 

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