STEM RESOURCES

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

This site provides free 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.

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Teachers Try Science

Teachers TryScience is a web site for teachers that provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in STEM. The site also features collaboration tools to enable teachers to discuss and share effective instructional practices. 

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TechRocket

TechRocket is an online learning platform to help children, ages 10 to 18 years old, learn STEM skills. There are web-based courses for programming languages (e.g., Java, C++, Python, and iOS) and for designing video games for popular 2D and 3D platforms. There is also an online forum to post questions or talk to the social community, coaches to help with courses via chat, and other features that make learning fun. There are three types of memberships, which range from free to a monthly fee to an annual fee.

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The Biology Corner

The Biology Corner is a resource site for 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 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. 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 resources for teaching and learning, 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

An award-winning interactive tour for students of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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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.

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Thinkport Education

Thinkport provides digital activities and lessons for all ages, 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.

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