Contributors to the iSTEM department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms. This article is a STEM lesson on insulators and conductors for heat energy.

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Jenni L. Houghton, jenni_houghton@roundrockisd.org, teaches third grade at Anderson Mill Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is interested in getting girls excited about fields in science and mathematics as well as making learning fun for all of her scholars.

Edited by Melissa M. Soto, melissa.soto@mail.sdsu.edu, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University in California

Mollie H. Appelgate, mollie@iastate.edu, a mathematics teacher educator at Iowa State University in Ames. Contributors to the iSTEM department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 5 classrooms. Send submissions of no more than 1500 words to this department by accessing http://tcm.msubmit.net. See detailed submission guidelines for all departments at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM.

(Corresponding author is Houghton jenni_houghton@roundrockisd.org)
(Corresponding author is Soto melissa.soto@mail.sdsu.edu)
(Corresponding author is Appelgate mollie@iastate.edu)
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