Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences

Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) is a precollege program at Oregon State University (OSU) supporting out-of-school time learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to improve student achievement and teacher professional development, and close the achievement gap for students from groups underrepresented in higher education in Oregon. SMILE clubs and events engage students in STEM activities wherein the practices of art, design, and communication contribute to creative and innovative problem solving. The weekly afterschool club meetings also act as "test beds" for teachers to introduce, evaluate, and adapt new activities for their classrooms.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.

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1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.