STEM RESOURCES

Design Squad Global

Design Squad Global is a web-based community that grew out of the PBS Kids Design Squad television series. The website was designed to empower middle school students to solve real-world problems while understanding the impact of engineering in a global context. The website features creative activities, videos, interactive games, and interactive challenges. In addition, the website features lesson plans for teachers with topics including engineering design process, green design, structures, and simple machines. Design Squad helps to give children a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things used in everyday life.

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Digital Library for Earth System Education

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Digital Library for Earth System Education is a geoscience community with nearly 16,000 resources that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. The website supports all education levels and provides access to peer-reviewed teaching and learning resources, including lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models, and virtual field trips. In addition, the library offers interfaces and tools that enable student exploration of Earth data and a community center that fosters interaction, collaboration, and sharing.

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers a range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the classroom. The website has programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, and videos for grades K-12 in science, math, English, and social studies.

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