STEM RESOURCES

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 all girls, with an eye toward future STEM careers. The site includes videos of women in STEM and STEM games.

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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 girls in STEM.

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Science Kids

Science Kids is a science and technology resource for children. 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.

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ScienceNetLinks

ScienceNetLinks is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Resources 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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Scratch

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for 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 youth. 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 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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Spark 101

Spark 101 offers free 10-minute 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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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 all levels of education and the STEM workforce.

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STEM Learning

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