STEM RESOURCES

ABC Teach - Science

The Science section of the ABC Teach website includes free resources for K-8 teachers, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and more. While some resources are free, paid membership is required to access others. Users must create a free account to access any materials. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Adventures in Chemistry

Adventures in Chemistry captures the interest and imagination of pre-Kindergarten and elementary students through interactive activities divided into four sections: experiments, secret science of stuff, games, and science ABCs. Students  learn about real-life science to build a strong foundation in chemistry.

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Amazing Space

The Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach promotes the science and majestic beauty of the universe to the education community through Amazing Space. The materials are accurate, instructionally sound, visually appealing, and carefully crafted to adhere to accepted educational standards. The resources were developed primarily for middle and high school educators and learners and include descriptions of the targeted grade levels. However, the materials can be adapted to suit any grade level. Materials cover topics such as gravity, galaxies, and black holes.

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American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website has educational resources for students and teachers in grades K-12. Fully aligned with national education standards, ASCE resources and hands-on activities can help introduce students to engineering and help kids connect science and mathematics to real-life concepts. Resources include information, activities, continuing education courses, and a free student portal.

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Annenberg Learner

Annenberg Learner offers free professional development resources for K-12 teachers to help them teach and stay current in their fields. Professional development resources provide teachers with research on effective teaching strategies, their connection to national education content standards, and how they have been applied in classrooms. Video resource components are paired with websites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and background information that enhances the learning experience. Using these resources, teachers can learn from experts, other teachers, and even students who reveal their unique interpretations of the content.

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Annenberg Learner for Students

Annenberg Learner for Students has fun and interactive self-paced lessons for middle and high school students to independently explore topics of interest to them. Teachers can also integrate these resources into their lessons for grades K-12. Some of the topics covered include mathematics, geology, biology, anthropology, and physics. Students and teachers can access videos, lessons, hands-on activities, and more. Some of the topics covered include mathematics, geology, biology, anthropology, and physics.

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Argonne National Laboratory

Managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center where researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia, and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, and technology. Argonne also offers educational programs to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers by connecting science to the classroom. Argonne’s website has educational resources for elementary, middle, and high school students. Its resources range from video discussions with Argonne scientists to virtual tours through Google Hangouts to live streaming of public lectures. This website has a number of other resources that can engage students in science projects and discovery.

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Arizona STEM Network

The Arizona STEM Network, led by Science Foundation Arizona, is a collaboration between businesses, educators, government, and philanthropy with a common agenda to graduate more Arizona students who are prepared for the global economy through STEM education. The Arizona STEM Network provides a variety of resources for K-12 students, teachers, and parents, such as a STEM immersion guide and a STEM club guide.

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ASCEville.org

This American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website encourages children to explore the impact of civil engineering in the world around them and see the exciting challenges that civil engineers experience in their jobs. The website shows that engineering is creative and rewarding and plays an important role in our everyday life. The site is set up as a city (Adobe Flash required), and students can find answers about engineering topics by clicking on various parts of the city (e.g., click the skyscraper to learn about how a skyscraper is able to stand up). This website is appropriate for K-12 students, but elementary aged students may need additional assistance.

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Ask an Astronomer

On Ask an Astronomer, K-12 students and teachers can search archived answers by topic and can submit their own questions to be answered by astronomers. In addition, the For Teachers section has resources for teachers to guide questions and develop related classroom activities. 

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Ask Dr. Math

Funded by Drexel University, this website provides students a forum to post and receive answers to difficult math problems and concepts. Students can browse or search questions and answers or submit their own question. The website features math problems and concepts for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

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Ask Dr. Universe

Funded by Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe provides resources including videos, activities, coloring sheets, field guides, and an “Ask the Expert” feature all designed for elementary-aged students. Materials cover information on brain and body, culture, earth and sky, food and health, history, geography, plants, animals, bugs, technology, engineering, and math. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the options on the homepage. 

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