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Native American Representation in STEM: Indigenous Innovation

NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide brief introductions for teachers to important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Native American Representation in STEM: Indigenous Innovation explores Native scientific legacies. Use this guide to increase awareness of Indigenous knowledge in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math. Culturally sensitive activities and resources connected to Native Americans and STEM are provided.

Resource Information

grades   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
nations
Quechua
subjects
Engineering, Math, Science, STEM, Technology
regions
Andes, Mesoamerica, Rocky Mountains
keywords
STEM, science, technology, engineering, math, bridge, Andes, farming, roads, medicine, health, astronomy, agriculture, resources, water, climate, discovery
Essential Understandings More Close

8: Science, Technology, and Society
American Indian knowledge and related innovations, goods, and technologies (e.g., agriculture) have had enormous global impact. American Indian knowledge can inform the ongoing search for new solutions to contemporary issues.


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