WV STEAM

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West Virginia STEAM is a series of videos designed to inspire middle and high school students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. They are produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from the West Virginia Department of Education.
West Virginia STEAM is also available as an interactive video on our YouTube Page 

  • Nanoengineer and the Scientific Method

    Students learn how the scientific method is used in the field of nanoengineering and about the career of researcher. The scientific method is used by a researcher in nanoengineering to develop new sources of energy.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Pipefitter and the Pythagorean Theorem

    An apprentice pipefitter explains how he uses math and science in his every day work tasks in this video for WV Steam. 

    Grades: 6-9
  • Nurse: the Frontline of Family History

    A nurse scientist explains why she entered this field, what the career entails, and how she uses genetic research and family health histories to assist patients in this video from WV Steam.

    Grades: 6-12
  • The Art of an Iron Alchemist

    A metalworker and art professor explains the mixture of science and creativity, alchemy and engineering that goes into creating his metal sculptures in this video from WV Steam. 

    Grades: 6-9
  • Forensic Science in the Crime Lab

    Students learn about careers in forensic science and see how technology is used to analyze DNA samples from the crime scene. Two forensic scientists explain some of the academic requirements for their profession. They also discus how DNA testing progresses from collecting evidence to suspect identification.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technicians are In-Demand

    Examine the skills and education necessary to secure a career in advanced manufacturing technology.  Practice solving problems using logic to analyze truth tables and learn how math is used in programmable logic controllers.

    Grades: 7-13+

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