STEM RESOURCES

ABC Teach - Science

The Science section of the ABC Teach website includes free resources for K-8 teachers, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and more. While some resources are free, paid membership is required to access others. Users must create a free account to access any materials. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Adventures in Chemistry

Adventures in Chemistry captures the interest and imagination of pre-Kindergarten and elementary students through interactive activities divided into four sections: experiments, secret science of stuff, games, and science ABCs. Students  learn about real-life science to build a strong foundation in chemistry.

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Alaska Department of Fish & Game Curricula and Classroom Activities

Alaska Department of Fish & Game offers a variety of conservation education curricula and activities for educators. Subjects range from class lessons on animals including bear, bison, and salmon, ecosystem interactions and environmental science, to outdoor activities that engage students in field investigations or hands-on learning about wildlife management. Available education resources also include curricula for the National Project WILD, one of the most widely used conservation education curricula in the nation. The downloadable resources are marked with the relevant grade-level. 

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Amazing Space

The Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach promotes the science and majestic beauty of the universe to the education community through Amazing Space. The materials are accurate, instructionally sound, visually appealing, and carefully crafted to adhere to accepted educational standards. The resources were developed primarily for middle and high school educators and learners and include descriptions of the targeted grade levels. However, the materials can be adapted to suit any grade level. Materials cover topics such as gravity, galaxies, and black holes.

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American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website has educational resources for students and teachers in grades K-12. Fully aligned with national education standards, ASCE resources and hands-on activities can help introduce students to engineering and help kids connect science and mathematics to real-life concepts. Resources include information, activities, continuing education courses, and a free student portal.

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Annenberg Learner

Annenberg Learner offers free professional development resources for K-12 teachers to help them teach and stay current in their fields. Professional development resources provide teachers with research on effective teaching strategies, their connection to national education content standards, and how they have been applied in classrooms. Video resource components are paired with websites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and background information that enhances the learning experience. Using these resources, teachers can learn from experts, other teachers, and even students who reveal their unique interpretations of the content.

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Annenberg Learner for Students

Annenberg Learner for Students has fun and interactive self-paced lessons for middle and high school students to independently explore topics of interest to them. Teachers can also integrate these resources into their lessons for grades K-12. Some of the topics covered include mathematics, geology, biology, anthropology, and physics. Students and teachers can access videos, lessons, hands-on activities, and more. Some of the topics covered include mathematics, geology, biology, anthropology, and physics.

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Argonne National Laboratory

Managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center where researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia, and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, and technology. Argonne also offers educational programs to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers by connecting science to the classroom. Argonne’s website has educational resources for elementary, middle, and high school students. Its resources range from video discussions with Argonne scientists to virtual tours through Google Hangouts to live streaming of public lectures. This website has a number of other resources that can engage students in science projects and discovery.

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Arizona STEM Network

The Arizona STEM Network, led by Science Foundation Arizona, is a collaboration between businesses, educators, government, and philanthropy with a common agenda to graduate more Arizona students who are prepared for the global economy through STEM education. The Arizona STEM Network provides a variety of resources for K-12 students, teachers, and parents, such as a STEM immersion guide and a STEM club guide.

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ASCEville.org

This American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website encourages children to explore the impact of civil engineering in the world around them and see the exciting challenges that civil engineers experience in their jobs. The website shows that engineering is creative and rewarding and plays an important role in our everyday life. The site is set up as a city (Adobe Flash required), and students can find answers about engineering topics by clicking on various parts of the city (e.g., click the skyscraper to learn about how a skyscraper is able to stand up). This website is appropriate for K-12 students, but elementary aged students may need additional assistance.

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Ask a Biologist

In addition to submitting biology questions to experts, the Ask a Biologist website hosts biology learning materials such as lesson plans, games, activities, videos, articles, image galleries, and a podcast. Subjects addressed include animals, birds, bugs, physiology, food webs, plants, cells, the body, and more. Within the Teacher's Toolbox section of the site content can be searched and sorted by type, grade level, and whether a computer is needed. To fund the site, some pages request voluntary donations.

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Ask Dr. Math

Funded by Drexel University, this website provides students a forum to post and receive answers to difficult math problems and concepts. Students can browse or search questions and answers or submit their own question. The website features math problems and concepts for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

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Ask Dr. Universe

Funded by Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe provides resources including videos, activities, coloring sheets, field guides, and an “Ask the Expert” feature all designed for elementary-aged students. Materials cover information on brain and body, culture, earth and sky, food and health, history, geography, plants, animals, bugs, technology, engineering, and math. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the options on the homepage. 

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ASSISTments

ASSISTments is a web-based platform that allows middle school math teachers to set assignments and receive detailed feedback on students’ individual performance as well as group progress through data analytics, while also providing students real-time feedback on every math problem. Teachers can attend webinar workshops to learn the software, and the website contains a content library which includes free textbooks, lessons, state test practice, and skill-building problem sets. Users must create an account to access the free program.

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BioEd Online

BioEd Online is an educational resource for K-12 educators, students, and parents. The site offers free, interactive courses and lessons on a wide range of topics, including genetics/genomics, environmental health, and the science of water. Materials are sorted by topic. Users must create a free profile to access the courses.

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BioInteractive

At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your high school classroom. The video resources range from a series of short films on evolution, hosted by an award-winning author-scientist, to lectures on the brain given by a Nobel Prize winner—all supplemented by teacher guides, planning tools, and classroom activities. In addition, the website also offers free professional development resources including in-person workshops and online courses to assist in implementing BioInteractive classroom resources, which promote conceptual understanding and build students' science skills and competencies. 

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Biology4Kids

Biology4Kids provides basic biology help and information on topics such as cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics. Lessons, activities, and quizzes can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms as a resource to students of all ages by providing simple explanations of biology concepts. Lessons and quizzes can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Bioscience Education Net

Managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bioscience Education Net (BEN) provides access to PreK-12 teacher resources from its collaborators. BEN has over 20,601 peer-reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics, such as bioengineering, cell biology, and aquaculture. BEN resources can help engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national content standards.

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Blend Space

Tes blendspace allows K-12 teachers to quickly blend content from different sources to create digital lessons to use in the classroom. The site also offers lesson resources for special needs teachers. Users must register, but registration is free. However, some resources offered are not free. 

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Broadening Participation in STEM

This section of the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education website provides research briefs and videos on STEM education for PreK-12 educators and administrators. These resources focus on increasing involvement in STEM in several ways: supporting interest and achievement for underserved or underrepresented student populations; increasing teacher diversity and voice in STEM research, development, and policy; and forming strategic research and development partnerships.

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Buck Institute for Education

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) shows K-12 teachers how to use project-based learning in all subjects and grades, which can be particularly useful for STEM projects. BIE offers professional development on how to design, assess, and manage projects that engage and motivate students. The website has research, planning forms, and student handouts to read; videos and archived webinars to watch; and live webinars and online classes to attend. Users must create an account to access the available resources, but registration is free. 

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Chem4Kids

Chem4Kids has basic information on matter, atoms, and the periodic table. Lessons, activities, and quizzes are available for educators and parents to explore and share with their students and children. The resources on this website can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms as a resource for students of all ages by providing simple explanations of chemistry concepts. To fund Chem4Kids, some webpages have advertising.

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ChemEd DL

ChemEd DL provides access to multiple collections and services from the Journal of Chemical Education DLib and the American Chemical Society Education Division. ChemEd DL creates news communities for different education levels (e.g., high school, undergraduate) and provides resources in different sub-disciplines of chemistry (e.g., physical, inorganic) and different pedagogical areas (e.g., problem-based learning).

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Chemistry Shorts

Supported by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Chemistry Shorts is an ongoing collection of films that demonstrate the role chemistry plays in solving challenges facing the world. Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan and articles to integrate chemistry into high school science classes. Other subjects covered in the films include biology, technology, and more. 

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CK-12

CK-12 is a nonprofit organization with the mission to enable everyone to learn in his or her own way. The website provides free online textbooks in math, science, engineering, and other subjects, along with online games on these topics. The site has both a student and teacher version.
 

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Click 2 Science PD

Click2Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth. Resources include activities, an online discussion community, a blog, and mentoring resources. Users must create a free account to access the resources.

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Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Portal was launched in 2010 as a National Science Digital Library Pathways project. It is led by the science education expertise of TERC, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. CLEAN stewards the collection of climate and energy science educational resources and supports a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy. CLEAN’s website holds hundreds of resources on climate and energy for secondary and higher education students. The resources have been rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists, and are ready to use in the classroom. Resources include learning activities, visualizations, videos, short demonstrations/experiments, and teaching guidance.

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Code Academy

Codecademy offers free interactive courses on how to code using CSS, Java, HTML, and other programming languages, as well as data science courses.  The website's target audience is adult learners. However, lessons and skills can be incorporated into classroom lessons for middle and high school students interested in data science and coding. Users must create a free account to access the resources, and some upgraded features require a paid membership. 

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Code.org

Code.org is dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by underrepresented minority and female students. Code.org believes computer science should be part of core curriculum so every student has the opportunity to learn computer science. In addition, Code.org works to increase diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds and skill levels in ways that inspire them to continue learning. The website contains a number of resources including web-based courses, such as Intro to Computer Science for K-8 students; the Hour of Code series that teach students 6 years and older how to code; tutorials to help students learn programming languages (e.g., Python and JavaScript); and activities for developing mobile applications. The resources on this site are for educators and students.

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ComPADRE

Produced by the American Association of Physics Teachers, ComPADRE is a digital library of educational resources used by researchers, educators, and students in physics and astronomy for grades K-12. The website contains a catalog of teaching and learning materials and community collaboration tools. Examples of the resources and tools include simulations, animations, and images illustrating physical systems and processes; student tutorials; activities and labs that enhance learning; evidence-based science education practices; support for new physics teachers; and conference presentations.

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CoolMath.com

Coolmath.com offers easy-to-understand mathematics explanations for concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, and pre-calculus. The website also includes practice games (e.g., business simulations, card games, and Pac Man-type games) and references (e.g., mathematical dictionary, math survival and careers.in mathematics). The website is for ages 13 years and older and has a section where teachers can share information, practices, and successes. To fund Coolmath.com, some webpages contain advertisements.

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Cosmos4Kids

Cosmos4Kids is a kid-friendly website that introduces children to astronomy basics and the science of stars. The website has content on the universe, galaxies, stars, systems, the solar system, and exploration. In addition, the site has quizzes so students can test their knowledge of the solar system, and theme-based slideshows with astronomy images and explanations. Lessons, activities, and quizzes can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms as a resource to students of all ages by providing simple explanations of astronomy concepts. To fund Cosmos4Kids, some webpages contain advertisements. 

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CS Unplugged

CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach computer science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons, and lots of running around. The activities introduce students, ages 5-14, to computational thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms, and data compression, all separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas. Topics include binary numbers, error detection and correction, kidbots, searching algorithms, and sorting networks. Each topic area includes lesson plans (separated into age groups) and curriculum integration resources. 

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CSI: Web Adventures

On this site students learn and use forensic sciences to solve cases in an online game based on the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) TV series. The site includes a section for teachers that contains classroom and at-home activities, demonstration videos, quizzes, worksheets, and links to other forensic science resources. To play the game, users must have the latest Adobe Flash® Player installed.

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Cyber Chase

CyberChase, a website by PBS Kids based on the Emmy award-winning animated math mystery show of the same name, offers a range of online resources for future CISOs. Resources for elementary and middle school students and teachers include activities and games geared toward learning math, code, and similar concepts. STEM topics include data, environment, fractions, measurement, geometry, and more. To access educational information on STEM topics, select any of the options from the topics page.

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Design Squad Global

Design Squad Global is a web-based community that grew out of the PBS Kids Design Squad television series. The website was designed to empower middle school students to solve real-world problems while understanding the impact of engineering in a global context. The website features creative activities, videos, interactive games, and interactive challenges. In addition, the website features lesson plans for teachers with topics including engineering design process, green design, structures, and simple machines. Design Squad helps to give children a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things used in everyday life.

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers a range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the classroom. The website has programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, and videos for grades K-12 in science, math, English, and social studies.

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Earth Observatory

NASA’s Earth Observatory website shares images, stories, and discoveries about the Earth's climate and environmental change. This site includes current as well as archived news, data, in-the-field research, models, and satellite images. Students can build animation sequences that demonstrate and compare a variety of changes on the global level. Resources are categorized into the following topic areas: atmosphere, heat, humans, land, life, natural events, remote sensing, snow and ice, and water. The target audience for the resources are middle and high school students and teachers; however, materials can be adapted to suit younger children.

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Edsurge

EdSurge offers STEM resources for K-12 and postsecondary educators. The website posts STEM-related articles, research-based STEM guides, and product reviews on STEM curricula resources. The Product Index section listed under More provides a list of free and for-purchase products related to STEM curriculum, lesson plans, assessments, and more. In addition, EdSurge hosts in-person summits and provides a job board.

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Education.com

Education.com offers free lesson plans and games for elementary students and educators, searchable by grade level and subject area, including science and math. A free membership is required, and to fund the site, some webpages have advertising. To access the entire database of resources, a paid membership is required. 

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eGFI Dream Up the Future

Hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education, eGFI, which means Engineering Go For It, promotes and enhances STEM education for K-12 students. The website has information and resources for students, teachers, and parents in the different areas of engineering (e.g., biomedical, computer, and mechanical) and features descriptions of professional paths for each, including profiles of real people at work in the field. Visit the website to access the free newsletter and blog; there are also resources available for purchase.

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Einstein Online

Einstein Online is a web portal with information about Albert Einstein's theories of relativity and their coolest applications, from the smallest particles to black holes and cosmology. This website features resources for middle, high school, and postsecondary students and educators. 

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Energy.gov Science Education

The Energy Department's STEM Rising webpage supports K-12, postsecondary, and professional STEM learning through educational online content, experiential learning, lesson plans, professional development opportunities, internships and student partnership programs, and national events like Solar Decathlon and the National Science Bowl. Free online resources include videos, interactive content, articles, blogs, and more.

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EngineerGirl

The EngineerGirl website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering. It highlights the opportunities for girls and women in engineering. It is targeted to students in grades 5-8. The site provides career information and competitions related to engineering.

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Engineering Everywhere

Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum for pre-K through middle school-aged children in afterschool and camp programs. Engineering Everywhere empowers youth to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration. The downloadable units include STEM activities and supporting materials.

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EnvironmentalScience.org

This site provides a guide for students interested in environmental science careers. The site offers information on all aspects of becoming and working as an environmental scientist, including average salaries, common work environments, education requirements, types of environmental science degrees, and related job descriptions. It also includes a search tool to find an environmental science college program that fits the student's needs as well as information on scholarships and internships.

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Expii

Expii.com is a free interactive website, focused on math and science, where students, teachers, tutors, and enthusiasts provide explanations for various STEM topics. By cataloging multiple ways of explaining the same idea, the site allows users to personalize the way individual students learn about a topic. The content on this website has a target audience of middle, high school, and postsecondary educators and students. 

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Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. It develops innovative learning environments, enthusiastic leaders, and new knowledge for teacher professional development. The website provides teaching and learning activities, programs, and events for grades K-12. Professional development workshops are also available through the Teacher Institute.

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Extreme Science

Extreme Science has a collection of extreme facts, world records, videos, maps, science calculators, and more for elementary to high school students and teachers. Materials include information on the animal kingdom, earth, ocean, space, time, and weather. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the topic areas on the homepage To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Free Educational Resources

Free Educational Resources offers free mathematics worksheets for K-6 teachers. Users can browse by grade level and type of resource. To fund the site, some webpages have advertising. To access the resources, users must create a free account.

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Funbrain

Funbrain includes interactive, educational games for children in grades K-8. Users can browse by grade level and subject area (e.g., math, grammar, science). For example, students can play Math Baseball or Bumble Numbers.

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Funology

The Funology website has resources including science experiments, crafts, trivia facts, etc. for parents and teachers looking for activities they can do with elementary and middle school students away from computer and television screens. The site is organized by resource type and subject. Subjects available include biology, physics, chemistry, space, the human body, insects, and weather. Users do not need to create an account. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Future Goals

The Future Goals program sponsored by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association includes two online resources: Hockey Scholar – an interactive hockey-themed STEM curriculum for middle school and elementary school students, and Healthier Me – a program that provides elementary students the tools they need to make healthy decisions. Users must create an account.

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Games Planet Arcade

This website is a portal to games and interactive educational activities that focus on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other organizations promoting environmental stewardship. The games predominately target elementary and middle school students and include games such as connect the dots, mix and match, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and more. However, the website does include more challenging games, such as Cloud Lab that requires students to use real NASA data to identify clouds and investigate the clouds’ role in severe storms. 

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Geography4Kids

Geography4Kids has an introduction to earth sciences and in-depth information on topics around the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Lessons, activities, and quizzes can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms as a resource for students of all ages by providing simple explanations of geography concepts. To fund Cosmos4Kids, some webpages contain advertisements.

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Girlstart

Girlstart for Educators helps elementary and middle school educators empower girls in STEM. Here you will find free curriculum, formal and informal STEM best practices resources, effective messaging tips, collaboration opportunities, and more. The site also offers an e-mail newsletter with quarterly tips and resources on engaging girls in STEM. 

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Gizmos

Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. A free account is needed to access a rotating set of free Gizmos; to access the full library, a paid account is required.

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Go Science Kids

Go Science Kids provides STEM-focused hands-on activities and experiments for kids 1–9 years old. Materials include information on chemistry, physics, edible science, and science with household items. To access educational information on STEM topics, select either the student’s age group or one of the topics from the menu bar. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Gray's Reef

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest near-shore "live-bottom" reefs in the southeastern United States. It is just one of 14 marine protected areas that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System and is governed by the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. Gray’s Reef has converted marine science research into information for educators. The information includes K-12 classroom activities, onsite educational workshops, in-class presentations, and education publications. 

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HippoCampus.org

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic website that delivers multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and students. Teachers can use these as classroom resources, while students can use the site as a study resource.

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Hooda Math

The Hooda Math website is a collection of K-12 math games, videos, timed math tests, and tutorials. The site is organized by resource type, grade level, and math subject. Subjects covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, integers, and algebra. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks provides easy-to-understand explanations of how the world works. Topics include everything from car engines to search engines and cell phones to stem cells. Each topic has a variety of comprehensive articles, helpful graphics, and usually an accompanying podcast and video. This information can be used as resource by middle and high school students or K-12 teachers; teachers of elementary school students may need to modify the materials to make them more grade-level appropriate. 

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HubbleSite

HubbleSite contains information about all aspects of the Hubble telescope, such as missions, construction, and current news. The website has multimedia resources (e.g., numerous, searchable photographs taken by the telescope; videos about space; astronomy podcasts; and quizzes). The website content can be used by middle, high, and postsecondary school students for independent research and by K-12 teachers for classroom lessons. Teachers of elementary school students may need to modify the materials to make them more grade-level appropriate. 

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iBiology

iBiology’s mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. The aim is to let users meet the leading scientists in biology so that they can discover how to think about scientific questions and conduct research. The Educators section of the iBiology website features assessments, Teaching Tools, and course materials to support educators. The resources are useful classroom resources for high school and postsecondary students and teachers that help explain biology concepts and increase students' interest in science. Most resources on this website are free but some require users to create a free account to gain access. 

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iEarn

iEARN is a nonprofit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN allows teachers and young people to work together online. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. There are over 150 projects in iEARN, all designed and facilitated by K-12 and postsecondary teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. To join, participants select an online project and integrate it into their classroom. Users can search active and archived projects around topics such as natural disasters and environmental stewardship.

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iExploreSTEM

iExploreSTEM is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings communities together to appreciate and celebrate STEM. The organization connects leaders and stakeholders interested in improving STEM K-12 education and increasing the public understanding of science. It also helps communities produce public STEM events and introduce STEM into afterschool activities. The website includes resources for how to design and set up STEM events.

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Intel Teaching Idea Showcase

The Intel Teaching Idea Showcase contains lesson plans and supporting materials created by teachers that showcase integration of technology into the classroom. Materials are available for ages 5-18, and cover subjects including computer science, biology, chemistry, STEM, forensics, technology, and more. Content is searchable by age. 

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Kahoot!

Kahoot! allows K-12 students and educators to quickly create and share digital learning games on any subject that can be used in the classroom. The games can be played with others around the world. Users must register, but registration is free. 

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Topics include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. "Math missions" guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. The site has also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

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Kids' Science Challenge

The Kids' Science Challenge is a free nationwide competition for 3rd to 6th graders to submit experiments and problems for scientists and engineers to solve. Play science games, watch videos, and enter to win awesome prizes and trips. To access educational information on STEM topics select any of the options displayed on the homepage.

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Kinetic City

Budding scientists of all stripes will dig Kinetic City's collection of science projects, experiments, and educational games -- including activities that pull the young scientist, grades 3-5, away from the screen. To access educational information on STEM topics, select any of the categories or icons displayed on the homepage.

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KnowItAll.org

KnowItAll.org is a portal to interactive educational resources for K-12 students, teachers, and parents. KnowItAll.org has content on several subjects, including math, science, and technology. This website is a community service of ETV, South Carolina’s public broadcasting network.

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LabXchange

LabXchange is a resource created by Harvard University that provides science materials, community forums, and course options for teachers and students. To access the online course and community forum features users must create a free account. Science materials accessible without an account include activities, videos, simulations, assignments, and more. Subjects covered in the materials include biology, chemistry, health sciences, scientific method, and global health. In addition, the site has information on science-based undergraduate and graduate programs as well as science careers. Materials are filterable by type, by subject, and by the organization that created the resource.

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Learn & Teach

The American Museum of Natural History provides programs, resources and more for K-12 educators and learners. The site lists student programs, workshops, seminars, and curriculum collections. Curriculum collections are a collection of activities, articles, videos, and more, for educators, families, and students on topics ranging from biodiversity to dinosaurs.

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Learning and Teaching about the Environment

This website provides K-12 students and educators with access to homework resources, lesson plans, project ideas, videos, games, and more for learning and teaching about the environment. Materials address subjects including air, climate change, ecosystems, energy, health, waste, recycling, and water. The site is navigated by the resource type, and content is organized by grade level.

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Learning Zone

This is a section of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Center for Science Education’s website. The Learning Zone provides information on weather, atmosphere, and climate for K-12 students and educators. It also includes activities and games on these topics.

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Life Sciences Outreach Program

The Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard University is committed to enhancing high school biology education in New England through professional development programs for teachers and hands-on laboratory experiences for students. Teachers engage with faculty and graduate students and learn about current research in the Fall Faculty Speaker Series. Each spring, over 30 teachers bring their classes to campus for 3-hour laboratories as part of the Spring Laboratory Program for High School Students. As the main Amgen Biotechnology Experience site in Massachusetts, Life Sciences Outreach has introduced over 100 teachers and thousands of students to this exciting biotechnology program.

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Lifeboat to Mars

The Lifeboat to Mars site includes two online games that demonstrate ecology, microbiology, physiology, and ecosystem concepts to students as they work on a spaceship transporting ecosystems to Mars. The site also includes instructions and free access for teachers to create and insert customizable levels into the games. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Flash player to access the games. An account is not required, but users can create a free account to save their progress.

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Little Bins for Little Hands

Little Bins for Little Hands hosts a variety of materials including printable worksheets, experiments, and more for teachers and parents looking to engage pre-kindergarten to elementary school students. Activities and worksheets cover content including STEM, physics, chemistry, art, weather, space, the outdoors, and more. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. To access free materials users must provide an e-mail address. 

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Manufacture Your Future

Manufacture Your Future is provided by Discovery Education. The website offers free downloadable lesson plans, videos, and more STEM resources from the advanced manufacturing sector for grades 3-12.

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Mars Education

The Mars Education lesson plans section serves as a resource for educators, grades K-12 to download and utilize in formal classroom settings. The lessons are free downloadable PDF documents. All of the Mars Education Program lesson plans include elements of inquiry-based learning that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards as well as problem-based learning and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study 5-E instructional model. The lessons focus on space.

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Math Blaster

Math Blaster is an online space-themed game that reinforces math concepts. Users must create a free account to access the game, and the game can be synched to mobile devices and Nintendo DS™ for uninterrupted play across devices. The Math Blaster website also has math-focused worksheets, puzzles, and activities found under the "Cool Math" header on the website. These resources cover K-7 math concepts, are sortable by grade level, and can be accessed without an account.

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Math Games and Calculator Kids

This site is an interactive portal that explores several mathematical concepts that all can benefit from in fun and exciting ways. This resource is beneficial to K-12 teachers, parents, mentors, and students. Users are provided with opportunities to learn math and practice their skills using special calculators and playing math games, too. Some games involve playing on the computer against yourself. You can set up other games for playing at home or outdoors. You could even learn amazing tricks to enable you to surprise your friends and family with numbers. You can also find homework help, as well as download worksheets to practice with. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Math Geek Mamma

Math Geek Mamma provides resources for teachers and students in grades K-12, all focused on teaching and learning math. Resources include interactive worksheets, math games, math art projects, teacher professional development resources, reviews of math books, teaching tips, lesson bundles, theme units, and more. To access educational information on math topics, select an option from the homepage or the menu bar. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Math Is Fun

This Web site could be useful to parents, teachers and students.  It has fun suggestions for reinforcing and teaching math concepts from K-8.  There are links to worksheets that teachers are permitted to use and copy. To access educational information on STEM/Math topics select any of the categories or icons displayed on the homepage.

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Math Matters, Apply It!

Math Matters, Apply It! is an applied mathematics awareness campaign, created for K-12 students and teachers as well as anyone who wants to know more about the mathematics behind everyday life and the technologies we encounter. The site provides downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics including the math behind pedestrian movement, pattern formation, smoke animation, and more. Some of the topics are also available in Spanish. While some resources are free, paid membership is required to access others.

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Math-Aids.com

Math-Aids.com provides free math worksheets for K-12 teachers, parents, and students. The math worksheets are randomly and dynamically generated by math worksheet generators, allowing users to make an unlimited number of printable math worksheets to your specifications instantly. To fund Math-Aids, some webpages have advertising.

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MEL Science

The MEL Science website provides a collection of science experiments and activities that students can perform in the classroom, the lab, or at home. The projects include instructions, materials lists, and demonstration videos. Projects can be filtered by duration, difficulty, and level of supervision required. Primarily chemistry focused, experiments can also be filtered by subjects such as acids, elements, metals, and liquid nitrogen. Users can sign up for e-mail updates if desired, and to fund the site some pages have advertisements. To fund the site, some pages advertise store merchandise.

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Middle School Chemistry

Middle School Chemistry, provided by the American Chemical Society, has lesson plans, classroom activities, and background science information for teachers along with activity sheets, related reading, video demonstrations, and molecular model animations for students.

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MIT Blossoms

MIT Blossoms is an international open source library of over 100 math and science video lessons. The lessons are rooted in project-based learning (PBL) strategies to enhance high school student instruction in a variety of subjects including biology, chemistry, math, physics, and engineering. Every 50-minute lesson includes video segments, a teacher’s guide, downloadable handouts, and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic. The site also provides general PBL tools, a STEM and PBL newsletter series, and the opportunity for teachers to create and share their own lesson videos.

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Molecular Workbench

This site provides a collection of interactive simulations and learning activities produced using the Molecular Workbench software, which is also available as a free download to allow users to create their own scientific simulations.

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Mongabay Resources for Students

The education section of Mongabay contains a series of free, standards-based educational resources including lesson plans, articles, and readers centered on themes of ecology and conservation. Materials are designed for grades K-5 and are searchable based on grade and resource type.  

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium website provides numerous learning materials for Pre-K-12 students related to marine and environmental sciences. Materials include curricula, online courses, parent-led activities, printable items, videos, and livestreaming animal camera feeds. Materials can be sorted by grade level and type.

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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members, and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy. To access educational information on STEM topics select any related link or use the search box from the homepage.

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NASA - For Educators

This site includes lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades Elementary, Middle, High, and higher education. The resources are related to space and astronomy.

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NASA eClips

The NASA eClips™ website contains short, educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, and help them to see real-world connections to STEM. Video content is aligned to national standards and allows for flexibility in timing, pacing, and sequencing of instruction. The videos are organized by grade levels K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The site also has a teacher toolbox with resources to help teachers plan lessons around the videos.

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. JPL develops space exploration technologies that have provided new information about Earth (e.g. climate, oceans, and geology) as well as technology applications for medical, industrial and commercial uses. This website offers K-12 student activities, toolkits, and contests to learn about these space technologies. The JPL website also offers K-12 teachers activities, resources, workshops, and programs to help them teach about space exploration technologies and their applications.
 

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NASA Kids Club

Students can use the resources and activities on this website to explore scientific topics and improve basic language and math skills. The resources and activities include printable worksheets, interactive games, and educational videos. The website is targeted to PreK-4 students and contains tips about special topics for teachers and parents.
 

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National Association of Biology Teachers

The National Association of Biology Teachers website has free adaptable resources for K-12 teachers that focus on animal projects for students. The resources include downloadable classroom curricula, field projects, hands-on activities, free teleconferences, guides, data sheets, and more. To access the free teaching resources, click on the appropriate menu link under the Resource Links heading.

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National Engineer Week: Future City

The Future City Competition is a national project-based learning competition where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. The annual competition requires students to work in a team of other students, an educator, and an engineer mentor to plan cities; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their products and ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February. To learn more about the competition, resources, and support, visit the website.

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National Environmental Education Foundation

The National Environmental Education Foundation complements the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by extending the agency’s ability to foster environmental education for the American public. This website contains information and resources about areas that can help students and teachers understand how the environment impacts their lives: nature, weather, climate change, and health. The content on this site is targeted toward middle and high school students; however, the resources can be modified by teachers to also suit elementary aged students. 

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National Geographic kids

The National Geographic Kids website has a collection of videos, games, articles, and activities that help elementary and middle school students learn about the natural world. Materials can be sorted by the type of resource (e.g., game, video, etc.) and subject (e.g., mammals, birds, reptiles, etc.). Materials are available for subjects including art, chemistry, earth science, habitats, space, animals, biology, nature, and more. Users do not need to create an account but can subscribe to get occasional updates. To support the site some pages have adds.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a variety of educational resources to help teachers and parents educate their kids about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Resources include hands-on projects and curriculum suggestions for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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National Wildlife Federation

The free lesson plans presented on the National Wildlife Federation site are designed to introduce K-12 students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification, and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.

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NOVA

NOVA is nonprofit organization that produces science tv programs, and its website includes resources such as short-form videos, one-hour documentaries, long-form mini-series, and science and education blogs for students, teachers, and parents. Materials include information on the military, physics, math, nature, engineering, ancient worlds, evolution, and more. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the options in the menu bar.  To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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NumberNut

NumberNut offers an introduction to mathematics and its variety of topics. The content is geared towards K-7 students and teachers. NumberNut provides simple explanations of math concepts that teachers can use as a teaching resource. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Education Homepage

The Education Homepage is a feature of the website of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), an office of the Department of Energy. This section of the website has resources for K-12 students (e.g., information on careers in clean energy and student contests) and teachers (e.g., lesson plans, science projects).

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Ology

Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, the Ology website has science content for students in elementary through high school. The content covers Earth, life, and physical science. The resources include games, hands-on activities, stories, and videos. The site also has a section for educators that links to Ology’s partner ReadWorks, which creates free research-based curriculum materials for educators that complement the information on the Ology website.

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PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. The website includes lesson content and information on content standard, all of which is searchable by content area and grade level.

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PBS Learning Media for Students

PBS Learning Media for Students provides K-12 students with science, math, and arts resources. Students can search assignments, projects, videos, and other resources, and mark the ones they like best as favorites to return to later on.

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PhET

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations for K-12 students and educators. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. Simulations cover topics within physics, biology, chemistry, and other areas of science.

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Physics4Kids

Physics4Kids has information on motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics topics. Lessons, activities, and quizzes can be modified and incorporated into K-12 classrooms as a resource to students of all ages by providing simple explanations of physics concepts. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Plum Landing (PBS)

Plum Landing is an environmental science project from WGBH Boston that helps kids develop a love for, and connection to, the planet. Plum Landing invites kids ages six to nine to get to know their world through a collection of fun and engaging games, apps, videos, and hands-on science activities. Each Plum Landing curriculum pathway provides a set of activities and media resources arranged in a thematic sequence and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. These pathways were put together with informal educators in mind—those running afterschool programs, summer camps or other out-of-school time programs.

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Project Learning Garden

The Captain Planet Foundation's Project Learning Garden offers activities curated for elementary and middle school students, all focused on learning ideas and concepts that can be found in a garden. Each entry includes instructions and notes the science standards addressed in the activity. The activities can be sorted by subject and grade level. Subjects covered in activities include science, math, health and nutrition, art and music, and more. To fund the site, some pages request voluntary donations and advertise store merchandise.

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Q?rius by Smithsonian

This webpage provide packages of topic resources for middle school students and teachers. Select a topic such as meteorites and you will be taken to a page linking to specific resources from websites such as the Smithsonian and NASA. Resources include webcasts and podcasts, lessons, click-through activities, literacy resources, videos, and science expert role models. Use the resources to create a lesson plan, develop a research project, generate an interactive class experience, or otherwise engage pre-teen and teen learners in a science topic. Relevant national science standards are provided for each resource package.

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Ready Kids

Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ready Kids is a tool to help parents and teachers educate children ages 8-12 about emergencies and to help children get their families prepared. The website includes family-friendly pages and materials developed by Sesame Workshop and Discovery Education, including two games that will test children’s knowledge of a wide range of emergencies and teach them how to build the perfect emergency kit.

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Real World Design Challenge

The Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges. Each year, student teams address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and generate presentations to demonstrate the value of their solutions. This competition provides opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to workplace technical problems. This website contains information for applying for and participating in the competition.

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School Tube

School Tube hosts collections of videos sorted into content collections such as STEM and reading and writing. The aim of these video collections is to provide teachers with resources to present concepts to students, and for students to learn about a concept. Posted videos cover a broad range of content, and specific content collections include physics, algebra, geometry, math, science, accounting, and more for pre-K to high school student audiences. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. Users can create a paid account to access the site free of ads. 

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Sci Girls (PBS)

SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show, website, and educational outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in STEM learning and careers. SciGirls’ videos, interactive website, and hands-on activities work together to inspire, enable, and maximize STEM learning and participation for elementary and middle school girls, with an eye toward future STEM careers. The site includes videos of women in STEM and STEM games. Some of the content on this website can also be viewed in Spanish.

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Sci Girls Connect

SciGirls Connect is a broad national outreach effort to encourage educators, both formal and informal, to adopt new, research-based strategies to engage girls in STEM. The site offers free STEM activities and videos to engage elementary and middle school girls in STEM.

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Science at Home

Science at Home is part of the website of  the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, containing a collection of hands-on activities and experiments for elementary to junior high school teachers, students, and parents. Materials include information on engineering, DNA, plant and animal biology, physics, and more. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the activities listed on the homepage.

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Science Buddies

ScienceBuddies.com contains science projects, engineering challenges, videos, hands-on STEM activities, a blog, information on STEM careers, and more. This website has information for teachers, parents, and students in grades K-12. Materials include information on engineering and physical science concepts. To locate materials, click one of the topic areas in the menu bar. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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Science Friday: Educate

Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for learners from pre-K to high school. Materials can be sorted by grade level, duration of the project, and subject. Materials are available for subjects including physics, chemistry, earth science, space, health, biology, nature, math, technology, engineering, and more. 

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Science Kids

Science Kids is a science and technology resource for K-12 students and educators. The website has science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos, and science fair projects. For example, students can learn about the properties of materials as they experiment with a variety of objects or they can test the properties of metal, paper, fabric, and glass before using a blueprint to make objects from the different materials.

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Science Update

Science Update is produced American by Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general science society. Science Update is a daily, 60-second radio feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine. The Science Update website includes transcripts from the show, a weekly podcast, and the ability to ask a science question. Podcasts featured on this website are targeted towards middle and high school students and teachers, but the content can be modified by teachers for elementary aged students.

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ScienceNetLinks

ScienceNetLinks is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Resources for K-12 students and educators include STEM project ideas, lesson tools, professional development information, and more. Users can search by grade level, subject, and content type.

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SciJinks

The SciJinks website was created by National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to provide more information on earth sciences to middle and high school students and educators. Resources include games, classroom activities, articles, simulations, posters, and videos covering subjects such as weather, tides and oceans, atmosphere, seasons, space, satellites, technology, and the water cycle.

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Scratch

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for K-12 students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art for free -- and share their creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

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Shark Research Center

The Shark Research Center at the University of Miami website provides hands-on research and virtual learning experiences in marine conservation biology for K-12 teachers. Resources include a high school curriculum in marine conservation and policy, information on student field trips to the Center, and opportunities for speakers from the Center to present at schools.

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Shodor

Shodor is a nonprofit organization serving students and educators by providing computational science materials and instruction and offering workshops, apprenticeships, and internships for students in grades 3-12. The Shodor website includes resources that help students learn about computational science and help teachers incorporate it into the classroom. These resources include free, interactive, online science and mathematics courses and activities and the Computational Science Education Reference Desk, which is a portal to the National Science Digital Library of cataloged lessons and tools for teaching with computational science.

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Smithsonian Education

Smithsonian Education is a gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for K-12 educators, students, and families. This website contains science and technology lesson plans to help educators plan, prepare, and teach STEM lessons. It also has information, activities, and games that will help students to explore, discover, and learn about science and nature (e.g., the universe, prehistoric climate change, moonwalks, and the ocean). The website also recommends activities for families, such as sleepovers at the Natural History Museum or watching videos of scientists at work. The website also links to other educational pages that focus on a specific science area.

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Space Station Explorers

Space Station Explorers offers science materials including videos, articles, lesson plans, and activities related to the International Space Station. Materials curated for elementary to high school students can be filtered by grade range and learning environment (e.g., home vs. classroom). Materials cover subjects including life and physical sciences, engineering and robotics, earth and space observation, and human health and biology. To support the site, some pages have advertising.

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Spark 101

Spark 101 offers free 10-minute K-12 classroom videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and experts—that engage students in authentic STEM problem solving. Students learn how real challenges are addressed in business, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions. The videos meet national and state educational standards and use a format proven to be effective in schools. Users must create a free account to access the resources.

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Stay at Home with STEM

As part of Raytheon Technologies social impact initiatives, the Stay at Home with STEM website contains videos, activities, and a STEM career spotlight for junior high and high school students interested in STEM subjects. Subjects covered include astronomy, math, physics, biology, computer science, engineering, chemistry, and more.

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STEAM Powered Family

STEAM Powered Family provides hands-on activities and experiments for elementary school teachers, parents, teachers, and students. Materials cover science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. To access educational information on STEAM topics, select one of the options on the homepage. To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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STEM Education Data

On the STEM Education Resource website, you can discover the answers to important questions on STEM education and careers using the information from the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators report. Users can explore these topics through interactive charts and maps that focus on different topics across PreK-12 levels of education as well as the STEM workforce.

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STEM Learning

The STEM Learning website houses thousands of K-12 curriculum-linked, quality-assured STEM teaching resources alongside materials produced by the STEM teaching community themselves. Free registration is required to access the resources.

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STEM-Works

STEM-Works is a resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting K-12 students eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. The site provides STEM activities and articles as well as information on STEM careers. Some services, such as student summer camps and teacher professional development, have a fee.
 

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Teach and Learn

The Teach and Learn section of the Energy.gov website is useful for K-12 teachers, university administrators, and students interested in energy careers. Use the Educator Toolbox to search the database for energy-related lesson plans and activities for all ages.

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TeachEngineering

TeachEngineering is a searchable, digital library collection of standards-based engineering curricula for K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math engaging through engineering design. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with free access to curricular resource of activities, lessons, units, and labs.

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Teacher.org Lesson Plans

The Lesson Plan section of Teacher.org provides free K-12 lesson plans searchable by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications. The lesson plans are submitted by teachers. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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TeacherTube

Teacher Tube hosts collections of video and audio files sorted into content collections. The aim of these resources is to provide teachers with instructional resources for presenting concepts to students, and for students to learn about a concept. Video and audio files available cover a broad range of content including computer science, health, math, fine arts, history, religion, science, social studies, and more. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. However, users can create a free account to access the site free of ads. 

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The Biology Corner

The Biology Corner is a resource site for middle and high school biology and science teachers and students. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics for all levels, from introductory life science to advanced placement biology. To fund The Biology Corner, some pages contain advertisements.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

This website includes pre-K STEM games, activities, printable coloring pages, worksheets, and videos themed around the PBS children’s show The Cat in the Hat. Subjects addressed include measuring, numbers, colors, sounds, space, recycling, animals, and more. The site is navigated by selecting the resource type desired (e.g., games, videos, etc.) and clicking into the subject desired.

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The Concord Consortium

The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization that improves teaching and learning through the integration of technology. The STEM Resource Finder on the website features free, open-source educational activities, models, and software tools for grades K-12. These are searchable by keyword or filter by subject, grade level, and type.

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The National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library is an online educational resource for teaching and learning for grades PreK-12, with emphasis on the STEM disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual—in local, state, national, and international educational settings. There is an extensive database offering resources from over 80 providers. Resources include games, lesson plans, case studies, and interactive reading modules for all STEM subjects.

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The Paleontology Portal

The Paleontology Portal was funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the University Of California Museum Of Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the United States Geological Survey. This website is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology—from the professional in the lab to the amateur scouting for fossils to the student in the classroom. It has resources including a time and space section that explores the history of life through geologic time in North America; a fossil gallery to learn what life was like in a particular time period and region; a database of paleontology collections, and profiles of paleontologists. Resources specific to K-12 teachers and students include links to other relevant websites and databases, information on paleontology careers, and information on fossil hunting.

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The Particle Adventure

The Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website offers an award-winning interactive tour for students of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors. The resources on this website target middle and high school students and educators; however, some materials can be modified to suit younger learners. 

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The Possible Worlds

The Possible Worlds digital games are designed to help improve student understanding of phenomena that are often the subject of scientific misconceptions. Developed by the Center for Children and Technology, the games are the centerpieces of modules that address four topics: photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer. Each module includes accompanying classroom activities that leverage students’ experiences within the games. The games are designed to help students build novel conceptual models, to complement teachers’ existing instructional practices, and to be familiar and fun to play. The resources on this website target middle school students and educators; however, the materials can be modified to suit learners of all ages. 

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Thinkport Education

Thinkport provides digital activities and lessons for PreK-12 students, as well as support materials for educators. Resources such as cartoon videos and online games in STEM topics are available. Check out the editor's picks or use the Browse by Grade Band link at the bottom of the page to find resources.

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Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is an education website that teaches the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site helps users understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time. Teacher resources include articles, tutorials, and teaching materials on evolution for K-12 students.

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Understanding Science

Understanding Science provides a fun, accessible, and free resource that communicates what science is and how it really works. Understanding Science gives users an inside look at the general principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science. Teacher resources include articles and tutorials on science topics for K-12 students.

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Weather Wiz Kids

Weather Wiz Kids is an educational resource for elementary and middle school students, teachers, and parents that will help children learn about weather. It gives teachers and parents tools to explain different types of weather and weather conditions (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts) to children. The website has user-friendly weather information, experiments, flashcards, games, jokes, and a career corner. To fund Weather Wiz Kids, some webpages have advertising.

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Women in STEM

This is a resource of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. This online guide introduces matters surrounding women’s underrepresentation in STEM fields and serves as a resource for girls and young women who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. The resource includes in-depth research and interviews covering the most popular degrees for women currently entering a STEM field, universities that conduct outreach to K-12 students, female STEM pioneers and experts in the field, and scholarships for women in STEM. Students, teachers, and parents can use this information for career and college guidance in STEM fields.

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WorksheetWorks.com

Worksheets.com is not just another worksheet site full of static documents. On this site the users get to choose what goes into their worksheet. Every “generator” has options to make personalized worksheets, save them, and make them again. Depending on the topic, users can control different aspects such as the problem difficulty, the kinds of problems asked, and even the appearance of the page. The worksheets downloaded from WorksheetWorks.com are made just for the users and has resources for grades K-12. In order to access some of the features of this website, users must create a free account.

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Zooinverse

Zooniverse.org hosts research projects from institutions across the United States and United Kingdom that students and adults can participate in as citizen scientists. No special training or background is needed and volunteers can participate online on their own schedule Each project contains background information, an overview of the problem the research aims to address, instructions for participating, and a message board to engage with others working on the project(s). Projects on Zooniverse have resulted in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and publications. Users must create an account to access the available resources, but registration is free.

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