Teachers Try Science is a science portal that’s a collaboration of the New York Hall of Science, IBM Corporation and teachengineering.org. Teachers TryScience was created to provide best practices in design-based learning to schools. Design-based learning gives teachers the flexibility to facilitate and enable students to synthesize skills from a variety of disciplines and integrate them into learning activities.
Examples include solving a problem in environmental science with students employing physics, chemistry and earth science concepts and skills. Design-based learning goes further in challenging students to engineer solutions through their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.