Picture STEM

Description of Project:  

The PictureSTEM Project includes an instructional module at each grade level, K-5, which employs engineering and literary contexts to integrate science, technology, and mathematics content instruction in meaningful and significant ways. These transformative new models for STEM learning use picture books and an engineering design challenge to provide students with authentic, contextual activities that engage learners in specific science and mathematics content while integrating across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Currently, there are limited curricula that address this need for integration. The goal of PictureSTEM is getting these high-quality, research-based materials into practice in a form that fits with teachers’ current implementation structures.


Dr. Tamara J. Moore (Purdue), Dr. Kristina M. Tank (Iowa State)


Elizabeth Gajdzik, M. Terri Sanger

Graduate Students:

Anastasia Rynearson, Bunmi Babajide

Project Website


Funding Source of Project: 

National Science Foundation (Grant No. EEC - 1442416 & IIP - 1519387)