GreenSTEM@VCU integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education with a focus on energy and the environment using service-learning techniques for middle school science, mathematics and technology teachers.
GreenSTEM’s video series highlights STEM education in action through various activities implemented with middle school students.
Middle School students participate in service-learning courses, integrating key scientific concepts to address community-identified needs.
Students enhance their schools and communities while preserving trees and forests while participating in service-learning projects.
Middle school students develop community connections and leadership skills through service-learning projects.
Service-learning doesn’t end when the community service project is complete. Students reflect on their experiences through journaling and group reflections.
Today’s students learn about using a balance of energy sources that includes renewable and alternative energy.
Students learn to create solar cells to capture the sun’s energy and transform it into electricity.
Students learn about water runoff and the effects pollution has on our water systems.
Students in middle school investigate how trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions.
This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve America Grant No. 09KSSVA002. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation or the Learn and Serve America Program.