Integrating STEM and Project Based Learning

Integrating STEM and Project Based Learning

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education can be easily integrated with Project Based Learning (PBL). To learn more about this integration please view the Archived webinar.

Learn more about STEM education

Learn more about PBL or view the video below

Project Based Learning: Explained




Workshop Resources

The resources below are for the PBL/STEM workshop participants. The documents are designed to be printed and hung in the classroom as was demonstrated in the workshop. They are Word documents that contain useful URL's and QR Codes. Additionally, participants are free to modify the documents for their specific classroom purposes.

STEM Resources

SPARKvue AirLink Turorial - This tutorial demonstrates how to set up Pasco Education's AirLink to gather data using Pasco probes with an iOS device such as the iPad:


STEM Resources Continued

General Overview of SPARKvue With Probes
Tutorial on Using SPARKvue with Probes
Pasco Developed Videos Describing Their Probes
Demo of Pressure Sensor App
Tutorial on Using SPARKvue with Accelerometer
Experiment Using SPARKvue with Accelerometer
AR Drone Flight Tutorial
Testing Using Technology


Top 50 STEM Apps for the IPad
SPARKvue App
AR Drone App
Curiosity School STEM App

PBL Apps and Resources

BIE Website Videos
Is this an Example of PBL
Book Creator App
Flat Classroom Project
Edutopia PBL Resources
iTunes app: there are a huge number of PBL resources in iTunes

Productivity or Business Apps

7 Free QR Code Reader Apps for iOS
QR Codes in the Classroom
QR Code Generator
Keynote Presentation App
Book Creator App 
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Related Resources

The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) promotes the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning.

Archived Webinar

Greg Johnson explores STEM education and its connection to Dimension 1 of the Next Generation Science Standards and Project Based Learning.

Free PBL Webinars

Webinar Wednesdays occur twice a month and are 45 minutes long. The webinars shine a spotlight on all things PBL. The presenters are members of BIE's National Faculty & Staff and special guests.

The webinars are free to attend and you don't need to register. The webinars will be recorded and available shortly after each broadcast.

STEM and PBL Archived Webinar

Access BIE's free webinar on engaging online programs and opportunities that allow integration of STEM and PBL.  Michael Gorman, BIE National Faculty and named STEM Educator of the Year by the Indiana US Air Force Association, will highlight several brief demonstrations of software and give a tour of some amazing web sites. The results will be a PBL educational experience that will rev up student engagement, inquiry, creativity, and innovation.

PBL Assessment Article