STEM Resources for Teachers

STEM Resources for Teachers


STEM Education

Connecting with the millennial generation, our current K-12 students, means a new way to teach and introduce material. Tech savvy Millennials love learning that is individually adapted to them with just enough detail that is needed at that particular moment in time.

While very motivated and goal-oriented, Millennials want to learn in a team-oriented environment. Teaching to these students should use methods that connects to their needs while also meeting set educational standards.

Looking for new ways to teach STEM?

These free resources are available for you to infuse new ideas into your current curriculum. (New resources will be added at the end.)

  • Car & Vehicle Science Experiments - Cars area great subject for science experiments. Check out this site on several ways to incorporate cars into teaching science.
  • Learningscience.org - a free and open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science.
  • Science Demonstrations for Young Learners - From the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, this site offers videos of fun science demonstrations for young students and children. New videos are added each month.
  • Science Experiments for All Around Your Home - Offers examples of science experiments that students can do at home.
  • Campus Ties - Campus Ties, a collaboration between Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University, is a gamified STEM learning site for college and college-bound students. Learners work with bite-sized lessons with build-in assessments and micro-certificates upon completion of courses.
  • Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM - Site that offers ideas and encouragement for females to explore careers in STEM.
  • CK12.org - For teachers this site includes lesson plans, pacing guides, differentiation guides, in-class presentations, etc., on 5000 math and science concepts. For students it has readings, videos, quizzes, sims, real world group activities, etc.
  • Understanding Science — How science really works – site from the UC Berkeley that helps to explain the scientific process with links for teacher resources for primary, middle school, high school and even undergraduate students.
  • Rubistar — Create rubrics for your project-based learning activities – supported by a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers customizable rubrics for project-based activities in science, math, and other subjects.
  • Share My Lesson — an award-winning, online professional development community created by the American Federation of Teachers, a union of 1.6 million professionals, and TSL Education, creator of TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world. Offers teaching resources and best practices at no cost.
  • EverFi —cutting-edge education technology free of cost to K-12 schools.
  • Future Goals — a North American education initiative launched by the NHL and the NHL Players Association that helps students build their science, technology, engineering, and math skills using hockey as a learning vehicle.
  • College Success for Women in STEM— a guidebook and comprehensive resource for women to learn about education and career options in STEM fields. Website offers list of scholarships and grant opportunities exclusively for women in STEM, list of top careers for women in STEM, and expert advice from those already in the field.
  • Exploratorium — located in San Francisco, this museum offers online resources to be used in both formal and informal learning settings. These teaching tools will provide first-hand investigations of scientific materials, phenomena, and ideas.
  • NASA Educators — offers teaching material, resources, featured sites, and so much more by grade level.
  • eGFI Dream the Future — lesson plans, classroom activities, outreach programs, web resources to strengthen skills in math and science through engineering projects.
  • Kinetic City — a collection of science experiments, games, activities, etc.
  • MASTER Tools — interactive tools and simulation environments to create authentic scientific experiences.
  • PBS STEM Education Resource Center — offers nearly 4,000 STEM resources from Public Broadcasting Services.
  • First Book — free material including posters and education guides. While required, registration is free.
  • NSF Resources for STEM Education — offers information on teacher development, educational resources, assessments, and research syntheses. Check out Whyville, an interactive website where students can become “citizens” and learn to work on a variety of issues.
  • Bridges: An Integrated STEM Teaching Guide — an interactive inquiry-based instructional unit on building different types of bridges created through a partnership between Elmer’s Glue and Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology.
  • National Geographic STEM Education — offers teaching resources such as ideas, activities, lessons, units, etc., that are connected to real-world scientists.
  • Elementary STEM Education Resources — resources for the younger students to begin to become excited about STEM subjects from STEM is Elementary.
  • STEMfinity — free STEM resources to complement project-based learning for pre-K to 12.
  • Intel Online Resources for K-12 Teacher — a wide array of STEM-centered online tools and resources that are designed to inspire better learning and greater discovery created by Intel.
  • Teach Ocean Science — uses the ocean as a natural STEM interdisciplinary subject by having students learn to focus on solving real-world problems through hands-on, inquiry-based lessons.
  • Elementary Science Program — offers resources for both teachers and students including kits, videos, units, and a blog on current events in science.
  • Masters in Education - financial resource for teachers considering a continuing their education with a searchable scholarship database.
  • CyberDegrees.org - website with information for students on the field of cyber security.
  • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies - One stop shop for cybersecurity careers and studies.
  • Learningscience.org - a free and open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science.
  • Science Demonstrations for Young Learners - From the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, this site offers videos of fun science demonstrations for young students and children. New videos are added each month.
  • Science Experiments for All Around Your Home - Offers examples of science experiments that students can do at home.