Mary Baker is the coordinator of SMARTspace@NIU, which provides virtual interdisciplinary learning opportunities for pre-K-12th grade learners. The program integrates science, math, engineering, art, and technology (STEAM) to meet standards such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and IL Fine Arts Standards. Mary promotes student creativity through online problem-based learning opportunities to help learners collaborate, engage in STEAM activities, develop innovative solutions to authentic problems, and make connections across multiple disciplines. Formerly, an art and technology specialist in Louisiana, Mary made her way north to Chicagoland to work at NIU.
Are you prepared for the attack of the zombies? How about the ACT? This game will give you the skills you need to survive both. Learn algebra, geometry, and more Exercise your logic skills Calculate the rate of infection Consider the probabilities of different choices Use your brain to keep you alive Can you outlive the zombies?
Activity Design your own paper plane by using the templates and directions below. Which one flies the fastest? Which one flies the furthest? Does using a heavier paper or different artistic media affect the flight? If so, why? These designs are symmetrical, meaning that one half of the design is mirrored on the other half. […]