GENERAL

STEMfinity

Free resources including grant writing resources as well as STEM kits for sale. Head to their Boise office to try out a variety of STEM products

Idaho National Laboratory

INL's K-12 STEM Initiative provides opportunities for students as well as educators, including informal educators.

Idaho STEM Action Center

Find STEM events and competitions near you, attend professional development opportunities, apply for grants.

Idaho Public Television

IPTV's Science Trek is designed for elementary students. Shows and companion materials for 90+ topics are available.

iGameMom

This site contains hundreds of STEM activities, many of which are free, for students of all ages.

Hippo Campus

Free, core academic website that delivers rich videos, animations, and simulations to designed for middle school, high school, and college students.

Science Buddies

Browse this library of free, high-quality STEM resources for students, parents, and teachers. There are standards-aligned lesson plans, hands-on activities, more than 1,200 project ideas, and more than 160 STEM career profiles.

Aviation-themed Curriculum

Designed by Rich Stowell Consulting, "Emily Flies the Tumblewing" is a free STEM teaching unit for ages 10-13. The experiential activity explores the essential question, "What's the difference between falling and flying?"

Science at Home

3M's Science at Home makes e-learning fun with engaging and educational DIY science experiments for children ages 6-12.

PhET

PhET provides fun, free, interactive research-based science and mathematic simulations.

Be Internet Awesome

This program by Google teaches the fundamentals of digital citizenships and safety. Students can also access Interland, an online game.

Eduporium

This online store sells over 1,000 STEM products. They offer educational discounts on most of the items you'll see in the store.

Junior Handyman's Toolkit: Classroom Projects, Essentials and Checklists

This site brings together multiple ideas on how to work with your hands to build and create things. Check it out!

Intel Education

Intel provides STEM curriculum, competitions, and online resources to encourage students' interest and participation.

How To Smile

Search over 3,500 science and math activities. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge.

Data Science Education Guides that include lists of scholarships, comprehensive degree program data, licensing & certification info by state, and career profiles for the industry. You can see the guide here:

Siemens STEM Day

This is a K-12 STEM program that offers an extensive library of free, standards-aligned activities that bring STEM to life inside and outside the classroom.

Go-Lab

The Go-Lab Portal supports inquiry learning through personalized scientific experiments with online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps.

STEM Collaborative

Recommended list of good STEM lessons, interactive activities, digital media, and other materials.

ACRES

Afterschool coaching for reflective educators in STEM professional learning modules

Girls Get STEM

This program, from Girls Scouts and Discovery Education, provides standards-aligned curriculum that aims to address gender equity in STEM education across the country through a series of resources for use with students in grades K-5.

PHYSICS

My Physics Lab

Find physics simulations animating in real time and interact with them by dragging objects or changing parameters such as gravity.

The Physics Classroom

This site features a variety of sections intended to support both teachers and students in the task of learning and teaching physics.

Newton's Laws of Motion

This site explains Newton's laws of motion and contains links to others sites that illustrate the Laws of Motion.

SPORTS

Tackle STEM

Access hands on STEM activities and positive learning experiences based on Denver Broncos and football content.

STEM Sports

This site contains STEM resources for basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball.

BIOLOGY AND ANIMAL SCIENCE

Project Learning Tree

Idaho's Project Learning Tree offers curriculum and training to educators, both formal and informal, on environmental education.

Project WILD!

Project WILD assists learners in the development of awareness, and knowledge for, wildlife and the environment.

Project WET

Idaho's Project WET develops and delivers the world's best water education resources.

CONTESTS AND CHALLENGES

Siemens Foundation

Students can compete in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Create and submit an original video (< 3 min) that brings to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, fundamental physics or mathematics. Due the beginning of July.

CODING AND PROGRAMMING

CS First with Google

Google created this fun, interactive activity that can be completed in 15 minutes to an hour. Anyone can teach it and no CS background is required.

CODE.ORG

Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are.

Cybersecurity Guide

This site contains a plethora of information on cybersecurity including information on careers and several guides about the field of cybersecurity.

Kodable

Learn basic programming concepts to build mazes and create games. Educators can access lesson plans for basic and advanced coding activities.

ComputerScience.org

This website's open-use guides about the field of computer science provide students and staff the opportunity to stay up-to-date with relevant information.

Data Science Programs

This website has a guide dedicated to data science education. They've researched the web and assembled a list of hundreds of Data Science degrees.

Cyber Degrees

A comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber degrees as well as other information about cyber security and associated career paths.

The Beginner's Coding Guide

Created by ATTInternet Service.com, this free interactive learning resource gives an introduction to the basics of coding on a safe and fun website.

SCRATCH

This site, produced by MIT, is dedicated to making easy to build programs for kids, so they can make simple and fun games or code.

CYBER DEGREES EDU

This site highlights the need for Cyber Security Specialists. You'll learn about the certifications needed and the best career options available, including in Idaho.

ENGINEERING

Royal Academy of Engineering

The Engineering Engagement Program seeks to help teachers & students realize the significance of engineering in daily lives.

EWH

This site's STEM activities can be used for students of all ages and ordered in pre-packaged kits with handouts and all of the supplies you need to complete the activity.

IET

Teaching resources including classroom resources, posters, magazines and project funding.

Family Engineering

Resources and activities to successfully execute a family engineering event.

EiE

Research-based, teacher-tested curriculum materials for schools and out-of-school time programs in grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8.

F.L.E.E.T.

Afterschool STEM curriculum and competition created for middle school and high school students by the American Society of Naval Engineers.

MUSIC AND SOUND

Audacity

Program that can be used to record and play with sound. This can be used for both music or just experimenting with different sound waves.

Math Science Music

Free toolkit for teaching, bringing together the best resources in math, science and music. Designed for students of all ages.

MAKERS

Makey Makey

Turn everyday objects that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity into touchpads and combine them with the internet.

Science Fair Central

The Maker Corner provides hands-on, standards-aligned STEAM lessons and accompanying materials lists for exciting, creative new ways to learn.

Maker Kids

They run weekly programs and camps on topics like Minecraft, 3D printing, videogame programming with Scratch, Arduino, remote control, and electronics.

Maker Shed

Fun, doable projects with arduino boards for people of all ages.

Thingiverse

Designs, lesson plans, picture gallery, and challenges created by MakerBot.

SPACE

NASA Wavelength

Find over 500 lesson plans designed specifically for informal learning settings.

Generation Beyond

This Lockheed Martin Initiative offers lesson plans, family activities, and a virtual field trip related to space.

NASA for Educators

Find hundreds of different resources for STEM programs in general and how to get involved with NASA.

MATHEMATICS

Math Aids

Free math worksheets that are randomly and dynamically generated which allows you to make an unlimited number of printable worksheets to your specifications.

Discover Data

This is a program developed to empower your students with one of the future's most important tools: data. For middle and high school students.

Centre for Innovation

A focus for research and curriculum development in mathematics teaching and learning.

Symbolab

An advanced math education tool; it allows users to learn, practice, and discover math topics using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as text.

Crazy 8s Club

Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club that gets kids excited about math.

MILLION GIRLS MOONSHOT RESOURCES

The following resources have been compiled by Million Girls Moonshot and contain a variety of resources. For more specific information about each resource, click on the button below. It will take you to a spreadsheet that contains the following columns: Resource, Description, Website, Publisher, Grade Level, Audience (girls, low-income), Discipline Area, Afterschool or Summer, Cost, Engineering Mindset Focus, Engineering Mindset Ranking, Pathway Category. This was last updated October 24, 2019.

Boston Museum of Science Design Challenges

These design challenges introduce the engineering design process.

Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids is a "store front" franchise brining the fun of STEM to kids ages 4-14 through camps, after-school activities, parties, classes, and more.

Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel is an interactive collaboration platform for professional learning. Their mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow.

Try Engineering

Try Engineering connects educators with engineering lesson plans. There are 130 activities available, and links to many other organizations that provide curricula.

EIE Engineering Adventures

This is an OST curriculum that empowers children to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.

Girls Who Code Campus

Girls Who Code Campus was developed by Girls Who Code and is a two-week summer coding courses for girls ages 10-18 in cities across the country.

Future City Competition

Future Cities allows students to image, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainable issue.

ICT4Me

ICT4Me is an afterschool and summer youth-based curriculum for middle school youth to develop Information Communication and Technology (ICT) fluency, interest in mathematics, and knowledge of ICT careers.

SciGirls

SciGirls is a PBS Kids television show, website, and educational outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in STEM learning and careers.

Plum Landing

Plum Landing is an environmental science project from WGBH Boston that helps kids develop a love for, and connection to planet earth.

National Science Bowl

The U.S. DOE National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics.

PBS Design Squad

Supports students in OST Design Squad Clubs where they explore engineering.

NISE

The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network is a 10-year initiative to disseminate information about nanoscale science and engineering to informal learning institutions across the country.

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST provides teams of students a challenge to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

Saint Louis Science Center

As part of Carnegie Science Center's STEMisphere, it provides a free database for teachers, parents, and students access to educational STEM resources for pre-K through 12th grades.

Digital Harbor Foundation

Digital Harbor Foundation has a Center of Excellence that trains others how to incorporate making into their own learning environments.

Destination Imagination

Each season, they offer seven new and engaging Team Challenges. Teams of 2-7 students compete with their solutions at local tournaments.

NYSCi

The NYSci website has a Teacher Hub with a wide range of educational activities that can be done in an afterschool or classroom setting.

Project CS Girls

This is a computer science and technology competition for middle school aged girls. It aspires to teach middle school girls how to use technology to challenge and address relevant social issues.

Dream, Invent, Create

Dream, Invent, Create is a downloadable teacher's guide that includes 27 easy-to-teach laid out in simple steps. The guide includes engineering vocabulary guides, thought questions, activities, and worksheets.

The Tech Challenge

The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum. It sponsors the Tech Challenge- a team engineering design challenge for students in Grades 4-12 where participants develop creative solutions to a real-world problem.

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition.

Curiosity Machine

This is an online platform that provides everything needed to set up hands on engineering projects with simple everyday materials.

Exploratorium (San Francisco)

The Exploratorium was designed to make science visible, touchable, and accessible to a wide variety of people- at the museum, online, and in the classroom.

FUSE Studios

FUSE Studios provides curricula and kits for setting up a FUSE workspace in public libraries, summer camps, and afterschool clubs in and out of schools.

Nat Geo Bio Blitz

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

EIE Engineering Everywhere

Engineering Everywhere is an engineering curriculum for middle school-aged youth in afterschool and camp programs. 12 unites are available.

Broadcam MASTERS

Broadcom MASTERS is a national engineering competition for US 6-8th grade students. Students are nominated based on awards at local science/engineering fair affiliates.

Future Engineers

Future Engineers presents innovation challenges for K-12 students. Teachers present the challenge by using a set of curated resources as a foundation.

FutureU/ Discovery Education

At Future U, students explore aerospace technology with a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center. Teachers can extend the experience with hand-on, standards-aligned activities.

Techbridge Girls

Techbridge Girls combines hands-on learning experiences with mentorship and connecting girls to role models.

Girls Inc.

The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,400 sites across the US and Canada.

You for Youth- NASA

NASA and the US Dept. of Education have developed seven unique STEM Design Challenges, five for grade 6-8 and two for grades 3-5.

Design It!

Design It! is a set of introductory engineering and design projects created for use in afterschool programs.

You for Youth

You for Youth is an online professional learning community that helps educators connect with colleagues and share best practices.

Teach Engineering

Teach Engineering afterschool activities give educators the opportunity to engage students in hands-on engineering activities. Most activities take 60 minutes or less.

eCYBERMISSION

This is a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9 that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM.

STEMIE Coalition Clubs

STEMIE Club activities take young inventors through the seven steps of the invention process, with additional introductory and entrepreneurship lessons added.

Kid Spark

Kid Spark programs are based on building and leaning with ROK blocks, a set of different shaped interlocking blocks that can be used to build.

Math Counts

Math Counts provides math programs for US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving.

Project GUTS

Project GUTS is based on StarLogo Nova 2.0. During semester-long units, students will investigate a problem, interview community members, gather data, and run experiments on computer models to better understand the problem being studied.

Technovation Girls

Technovation provides girls the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders by challenging them to identify a problem in their community, and then challenging them to solve it.

NatGeo Explorer Classroom

Explorer Classroom connects classrooms around the world with National Geographic Explorers, bringing science, exploration, and conservation to life through live video events.

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