STEM RESOURCES

Earth Observatory

NASA’s Earth Observatory website shares images, stories, and discoveries about the Earth's climate and environmental change. This site includes current as well as archived news, data, in-the-field research, models, and satellite images. Students can build animation sequences that demonstrate and compare a variety of changes on the global level. Resources are categorized into the following topic areas: atmosphere, heat, humans, land, life, natural events, remote sensing, snow and ice, and water. The target audience for the resources are middle and high school students and teachers; however, materials can be adapted to suit younger children.

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Edsurge

EdSurge offers STEM resources for K-12 and postsecondary educators. The website posts STEM-related articles, research-based STEM guides, and product reviews on STEM curricula resources. The Product Index section listed under More provides a list of free and for-purchase products related to STEM curriculum, lesson plans, assessments, and more. In addition, EdSurge hosts in-person summits and provides a job board.

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Education.com

Education.com offers free lesson plans and games for elementary students and educators, searchable by grade level and subject area, including science and math. A free membership is required, and to fund the site, some webpages have advertising. To access the entire database of resources, a paid membership is required. 

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eGFI Dream Up the Future

Hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education, eGFI, which means Engineering Go For It, promotes and enhances STEM education for K-12 students. The website has information and resources for students, teachers, and parents in the different areas of engineering (e.g., biomedical, computer, and mechanical) and features descriptions of professional paths for each, including profiles of real people at work in the field. Visit the website to access the free newsletter and blog; there are also resources available for purchase.

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Einstein Online

Einstein Online is a web portal with information about Albert Einstein's theories of relativity and their coolest applications, from the smallest particles to black holes and cosmology. This website features resources for middle, high school, and postsecondary students and educators. 

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Energy.gov Science Education

The Energy Department's STEM Rising webpage supports K-12, postsecondary, and professional STEM learning through educational online content, experiential learning, lesson plans, professional development opportunities, internships and student partnership programs, and national events like Solar Decathlon and the National Science Bowl. Free online resources include videos, interactive content, articles, blogs, and more.

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EngineerGirl

The EngineerGirl website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering. It highlights the opportunities for girls and women in engineering. It is targeted to students in grades 5-8. The site provides career information and competitions related to engineering.

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Engineering Everywhere

Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum for pre-K through middle school-aged children in afterschool and camp programs. Engineering Everywhere empowers youth to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration. The downloadable units include STEM activities and supporting materials.

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EnvironmentalScience.org

This site provides a guide for students interested in environmental science careers. The site offers information on all aspects of becoming and working as an environmental scientist, including average salaries, common work environments, education requirements, types of environmental science degrees, and related job descriptions. It also includes a search tool to find an environmental science college program that fits the student's needs as well as information on scholarships and internships.

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Expii

Expii.com is a free interactive website, focused on math and science, where students, teachers, tutors, and enthusiasts provide explanations for various STEM topics. By cataloging multiple ways of explaining the same idea, the site allows users to personalize the way individual students learn about a topic. The content on this website has a target audience of middle, high school, and postsecondary educators and students. 

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Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. It develops innovative learning environments, enthusiastic leaders, and new knowledge for teacher professional development. The website provides teaching and learning activities, programs, and events for grades K-12. Professional development workshops are also available through the Teacher Institute.

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Extreme Science

Extreme Science has a collection of extreme facts, world records, videos, maps, science calculators, and more for elementary to high school students and teachers. Materials include information on the animal kingdom, earth, ocean, space, time, and weather. To access educational information on STEM topics, select one of the topic areas on the homepage To fund the site, some pages have advertising.

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