SENSING STEAM: 30+ AWESOME SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATH ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
This is the mega monster of STEAM posts. It’s a list of some of the coolest science, technology, engineering, art and math projects from some of the most creative bloggers out there. Plus, all of the projects help feed the senses while kids play and learn. Get ready to have some fun!
CK-12 Online Math and Science Textbooks call Flexbooks. They also have study groups for students, simulations, and adaptive practice. You search by state, grade level, and science strand to find content.
BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on January 5, 2015
TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it’s for everyone! That’s why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.
TryScience is brought to you through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and science centers worldwide.
New interactive content is added regularly to these areas:
Adventure: Thematic interactive experience
Experiments: Hands-on (offline) activities with an online component
Field Trips: Interactive science center features, plus a science center locator
Curious?: Short polls and activities based on a hot topic question, plus related news links
Live Cams: Live views from webcams at science and technology centers worldwide
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on December 3, 2013
STEM in Sports is a site which ties the science of sports to STEM instruction in the classroom. Included are videos and lesson plans.
The Kids Should See This Videos
This web site was designed to connect kids, parents, and teachers with smart, conversation-starting videos – about science, art, music, nature, and more – that probably weren’t made for kids, but are still perfect for them. Yes, it’s true that there are plenty of videos for kids out there, but they often include unnecessary wacky noises or simplistic narration that distracts from the beauty of what’s real, and what’s completely fascinating on its own. Why not share content that doesn’t underestimate what children can learn or might be interested in?
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in STEM Resources, Web 2.0 | Posted on July 12, 2013
I Love Free – Resources for STEM and Common Core is a presentation from Jan Coley, Jefferson County Schools TN, from TETA Summer Institute. Great resources for math and science.
Science of Disney is a site in development that will allow students to participate in real life project based learning with a STEM emphasis. Check back as new features are added.
Beanstalk is a game that focuses on explicitly teaching balance to the player, as they must plant flowers to counter balance the different bugs falling onto the plank. This is another good online game for science and STEM activities.
Rumble Blocks is a game is designed to teach children ages 4-11 how to build and identify stable structures. In the game, players must build towers by manipulating a series of blocks in order to help a friendly alien creature get to its spaceship so it can return to home. Great for the engineering component of STEM!
Invent It Challenge is a project from ePals Global Community. Students and teachers can register by Jan. 5.
Think about a problem in your school (or one in your ePals friend’s school) and come up with an invention to solve it.
Find an invention that is used in your school and tell us how you would improve upon it.
Find a real-world problem and come up with an invention to solve it.
STEM Flix™ is a new, interactive video series provided for your viewing pleasure by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and Science Bob. And they are all about having fun with STEM – that is, SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS.
How to Smile
SMILE is an online collection of math and science activities available to anyone, free of charge. We are also a community of educators who contribute, use, and comment on activities at howtosmile.org.
SMILE stands for Science and Math Informal Learning Educators; we are a pathway (an audience-specific branch) of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL.org).
SMILE’s learning activities, tools, and services are available to all but are designed especially for those who teach school-aged children in non-classroom settings (like museums, zoos, aquaria, and afterschool or outdoor education programs). SMILE is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE’s growing collection.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on October 1, 2012
Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Established by an Executive Order of the Governor, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (the TSIN or Network) is a unique public-private collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) designed to promote and expand the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-12 public schools across Tennessee.
Angry Birds in the Physics Classroom has ideas and links to You Tube videos on incorporating the popular App into your Physics instruction.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, STEM Resources | Posted on August 30, 2012
Curiosity in the Clasroom
Discovery Education and Intel have teamed up to create Curiosity in the Classroom, a website designed to bring teachers, students and families on a journey through life’s biggest questions. Includes STEM lesson plans and videos for grades 6-12.
SciStarter will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities. We aim to:
- Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.
- Inspire greater appreciation and promote a better understanding of science and technology among the general public.
- Create a shared space where scientists can talk with citizens interested in working on or learning about their research projects.
- Satisfy the popular urge to tinker, build, and explore by making it simple and fun for people—singles, parents, grandparents, kids—to jump in and get their hands dirty with science.
100+ Stem Websites and Web Tools Livebinder has dozens of STEM resources for the classroom teacher. Includes videos and apps.
Wall-to-Wall Project Based Learning is a conversation with a high school biology teacher who implements projects throughout the entire school year.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in STEM Resources, Videos | Posted on June 7, 2012
Sylvia\’s Super-Awesome Maker Show is a collection of videos of Sylvia showing students how to construct various “contraptions”
The 8+1 Science is a new way of thinking about and teaching science, not a new set of science standards. It supports basic concepts included in most sets of standards and can be implemented with existing curriculum, textbooks, and equipment. Teachers are being trained on how to incorporate 8+1 Science in their classroom as they teach their curriculum. By helping students apply what they are learning in science and make connections to the world around them, teachers are becoming more effective in what they teach and students learn creative and critical thinking skills.
Scroll down and click the bottom of the page to download PDF posters.
Science Friday lesson plans are based on our popular Science Friday Videos and are created for us by the New York Hall of Science. You can access lesson plans, videos, and more on this site based on NPR’s Science Friday radio show.