Category Archives: Middle School

NIMBioS Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Active Learning Day’ with 3-D Printing

As a part of the US President’s Office of Science Technology and Policy’s Active Learning Day, which is celebrated today, Oct. 25, NIMBioS is pleased to announce the release of a new 3-D printing educational module aimed for middle school learners. … Continue reading

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STEM Campers Run Like Dinosaurs and Design 3D Models

Middle school girls from across Tennessee enjoyed trying out different models used in math and science at this year’s Adventures in STEM Camp. The campers used computers to design 3D models of flowers for 3D printing, tested a mathematical model … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts Field Trip for Rural Middle School Students

Nearly 50 sixth graders and their teachers from Greenback School visited NIMBioS last week for an exciting day of STEM and getting a taste of the college experience. The rural school located about 30 miles southeast of NIMBioS. Beginning with a mock “university … Continue reading

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Teachers Explore Local Fossils with Paleontologists

Fossils and paleontology were the special topics this year for an exciting teacher workshop hosted at NIMBioS, the final event for Darwin Day Tennessee festivities. Lesson plans for K-12 on local fossils, developed by paleontologist Alycia Stigall of Ohio State … Continue reading

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Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable  — which is why NIMBioS participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids this week blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Staff, Postdocs & Graduate Students Give Middle School Girls STEM Adventures!

Sixteen middle school girls enjoyed a fun and exciting week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adventures last week during a day camp organized and hosted by NIMBioS and the engineering center at the University of Tennessee called CURENT. Girls toured … Continue reading

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Fractals and Fruit Flies Win Awards at Regional Science Fair

NIMBioS awarded its annual prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology last month to budding young scientists and mathematicians at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. The junior prize went to Piper Halcrow and Olivia Ricche … Continue reading

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Evolution Featured at Tennessee Teacher Conference

While socio-cultural forces continue to pressure teachers not to talk about evolution through intimidation and confusing laws, many science teachers remain committed in the face of adversity to helping each other teach their students the scientific consensus of evolution as … Continue reading

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Two Days of STEM Fun: Over 100 Middle School Students, Teachers & Parents Visit NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosted two events for middle school students last week that resulted in over 100 students, parents and teachers visiting the institute. On the agenda were fun activities to inspire students to pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering and … Continue reading

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Tennessee Environmental Educators Connect Biodiversity & Probability

NIMBioS showcased its “Measuring Biodiversity with Probability” at the Tennessee Environmental Educators Association Conference last week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The conference drew 114 environmental educators from across the state to a day and a half of sessions … Continue reading

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