Spark 101 is a free resource to help educators ignite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Educators use Spark 101’s interactive industry videos and instructional resources to engage students in inquiry-based learning to build key 21st century skills like critical-thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. The short, scenario-based videos are directly aligned to national curriculum programs, such as the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP), Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and National Academy Foundation (NAF) programs. Local industry professionals—from business, academic, non-profit and government sectors—develop project-based videos that highlight real-world STEM challenges, inspiring and preparing future problem solvers. North Texas is the first community to maximize the use of Spark 101 to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world applications, which aligns with the United 2020 community goal to prepare 60 percent of graduates to succeed in education after high school.
As the local affiliate and partner, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is helping build the adoption of Spark 101 in the region, as well as supporting outreach and training to local educators and industry content contributors.Visit Spark 101 online!