STEM RESOURCES

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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