49ers Partner with Khan Academy to Bring STEAM Online

Monday, January 30, 2017

As the world has its eyes on Houston for Super Bowl LI, teachers across the country are turning to the big game as a way to bring interesting projects and content into their classrooms. That’s because the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM, are inextricably bound with sports – and with football in particular.

Now anyone anywhere can gear up for the big game by better understanding the concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the lens of football.

 How many footballs would it take to fill a football stadium? What are the forces at play when the ball is in flight? What is technology’s impact on the Super Bowl?

These are all questions 49ers S Eric Reid among other 49ers players can help any football fan and active learner identify through the 49ers STEAM learning concepts now available online through education leader Khan Academy’s website – all for free.

As the first professional sports organization to work with Khan Academy, the 49ers expanded its existing education presence with the 49ers STEAM Education Program beyond the walls of Levi’s® Stadium. Since 2014, the 49ers have engaged more than 150,000 Bay Area youth from grades K-8 in tangibly showing students how the concepts behind science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) are applied at a professional football team at no cost to students or their schools.

In partnering with a renowned a leader in online education, the 49ers can now provide free online programming beyond the Levi’s® Stadium field trip program and into the homes and classrooms of learners across the globe.

With online supplemental learning resources for students and teachers available free on Khan Academy, anyone from students to teachers, parents and STEM enthusiasts, alike, can learn how dive into the use of angles in kicking and tackling and more.

For more information on accessing the 49ers STEAM Education Program’s online content including videos, articles, project-based learning activities and more, please visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/49ers-steam


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