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This is the 'one-stop' place to look for free federally-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational resources. There may be some video materials mixed in here, but it is primarily for other kinds of resources. Use the search box below to get started.
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has been a buzzword in education since approximately 2006 when President George Bush, in his State of the Union address, announced an initiative in this area.
The websites listed here focus on some aspect of STEM. You may also wish to consult the mathematics and science website lists for more resources in those areas.
This site is from the Curriculum Library at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Huge variety of resources including children's books that support science academic standards.
National Science Digital Library
The National Science Digital Library is a national network dedicated to advancing STEM teaching and learning for all learners and both formal and informal settings, and the locus of activity for the National Science Foundations Distributed Learning Program. Lots of interactive tools for teachers at all levels.
Gender and Science Digital Library
Digital resources to support STEM education for students of all ages, but especially focused on females.
MSTE (Mathematics, Science, Technology Education)
This site, at the University of Illinois, has a variety of resources for teaching mathematics and science.
Advanced Technology Education Centers (ATE)
Portal page to the 36 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers supported by the National Science Foundation.
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) creates and oversees national programs addressing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, with a focus on earth and space.
Formerly known as Brain Cake, this site specializes in encouraging girls to explore STEM careers.
Math and Science Partnership Network
MSPnet is created and facilitated by the Center for School Reform at TERC. This site is supported by the National Science Foundation. Visit the Projects area to learn about STEM projects around the country, the Library for research articles, and Resources for websites and other information.
This site includes an extensive video library on science and mathematics topics for K-12 teachers and students. Also includes practice exercises and score tracking. Note: Seems to work better on Firefox than on IE browser.
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way partners with middle and high schools to provide a rigorous STEM education; which enhances the development of problem solving skills, critical thinking, and creative reasoning.
PhET Interactive Simulations
Based at the University of Colorado--Boulder, this site has simulations for exploring physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics topics at all grade levels. Click on any link on the home page to get to the page where simulations are grouped by topic or grade level.
Design and Discovery Curriculum
Design and Discovery is an academic enrichment curriculum that engages students in hands-on engineering and design activities that enhance knowledge, and problem solving skill in the areas of science and engineering.
Engineering is Elementary
Based at the Museum of Science in Boston, this site supports engineering and technological literacy among elementary students and teachers (grades 1-5). The lessons are intended to be integrated with elementary science topics.
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
This site, based at Stevens Institute of Technology, provides access to information about technology, engineering, and science-related projects and curriculum. It includes online publications and curriculum resources.
The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.
Real World Design Challenge
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9 – 12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries
The goal of the website is to help students learn how their participation in certain classes (STEM) can lead directly to an exciting career. Students will learn how STEM applies to directly to almost every career field.
www.getSTEM-mn.com or “getSTEM,” is a web portal designed to connect Minnesota educators with science and technology businesses, in order to better prepare students for post-secondary education programs and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). getSTEM is a partnership between the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Minnesota Department of Education and sponsoring businesses including: Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, 3M, Inetium, Honeywell, and Ecolab among others.
Starbase is an exciting and rigorous science, math, technology and engineering program that strengthens skills, increases motivation and expands opportunities for inner city youth. Students, grades 4-6, think like scientists and engineers, experimenting and exploring the wonders of flight and space.
Statewide coalition of business and education groups who support quality K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education based on research, national standards, and effective practice.
UST -- STEPS Camp
Follow this link for more information about the summer camp for middle school girls interested in engineering.
This site has an extensive video collection on topics related to high school mathematics and science subjects. It also has a section where the videos are correlated to popular high school textbooks for these subjects.
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids
As the title suggests, there are over 200 cool sites here for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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