FLEET is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition that is free to U.S. students in grades nine through twelve. FLEET utilizes the youth friendly model of gamification to engage high school students in naval ship design and enables them to apply the real-life applications of STEM. Working individually, students compete via a web-based platform to complete several scenarios faced by naval engineers on a daily basis in the field. The entire competition occurs online. Exceptional student performers will be invited to a capstone event for an onsite competition to be held in May or June 2018. More details to follow!
As classroom technology usage increases, it’s important for students to be prepared to make smart decisions online. Developed in collaboration with online safety experts, Be Internet Awesome teaches the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so students can explore the online world with confidence. In addition to a robust curriculum for teachers, the program includes Interland, an adventure-packed online game that puts these critical lessons into hands-on practice. Access resources at g.co/BeInternetAwesome.
Idaho National Laboratory provides opportunities for students as well as educators, including informal educators. Check here to see a list of opportunities. Go here to read an online book about STEM careers at INL. This book can be used to introduce students to STEM careers.
STEMfinity offers help writing STEM grants as well as providing free STEM resources. They also have a ton of great STEM kits for sale. If you are in the Boise area, stop by their education center and try out their products. This is a great resource!
The Idaho STEM Action Center is a resource for Idaho’s formal & informal educators, parents, and youth. Find STEM events and competitions near you, attend professional development opportunities, apply for grants.
Science Trek is a monthly integrated web and broadcast project designed for elementary-age students. In addition to each show, there are also tons of companion materials. Currently there is content on the website for over 90 different science topics.
PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms.
The Go-Lab Portal offers school teachers and students the opportunity to conduct inquiry learning activities for scientific problem solving. Inquiry learning is supported by personalized scientific experiments with online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps. The Go-Lab Portal enables school teachers to create and use personalized Inquiry Learning Spaces in which online labs, apps, and educational resources are organised by inquiry process phases in a virtual learning environment.
Free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students
STEM Resource Finder features some of the best of their free, open source educational activities, models and software tools. You can search by keyword or filter by subject, grade level and type to find the right resources for your learning goals.
Modeling and simulation tools for education reform. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities.
Georgia Tech Professional Education allows working professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renowned technological research university
Printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special and remedial education. SEN Teacher is also used by many parents and teachers of younger students and children without special needs.
Tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits; a website with over 50,000 pages of content; film screenings; workshops for lifelong learners including day camps for kids and family investigations; evening art and science events for adults—plus much more.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.
Free to use physics website developed primarily for beginning physics students and their teachers. The website features a variety of sections intended to support both teachers and students in the tasks of learning and teaching physics.
Items have been put here for physics teachers, by physics teachers, and range from first-year high school physics to AP material. The emphasis is on labs, but explanatory material is also available
This website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16–19. The site aims to help those new to teaching this age group, and assumes only a limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues.
BIOLOGY & ANIMAL SCIENCE
The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers and students. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics for all levels, including introductory life science and advanced placement biology.
CONTESTS & CHALLENGES
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. In September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.
Caine’s Arcade is a short film by Nirvan Mullick about a 9 year old boy’s handmade cardboard arcade, located in his dad’s auto parts store in East Los Angeles. The film inspired a global movement to foster creativity in kids, leading to the launch of the Imagination Foundation and an annual Global Cardboard Challenge.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
CODING & PROGRAMMING
Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.
By supporting teaching and learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Engineering Engagement Program seeks to widen participation in STEM by helping teachers and pupils realize the significance of engineering to their everyday lives.
Lockheed Martin and National Geographic partnered to provide resources that will inspire students to pursue STEM careers. These resources are broken out into the following age groups: K-4, 5-8, 9-12.
MUSIC & SOUND
Math-Aids.Com provides free math worksheets for teachers, parents, students, and home schoolers. The math worksheets are randomly and dynamically generated by our math worksheet generators. This allows you to make an unlimited number of printable math worksheets to your specifications instantly.
A focus for research and curriculum development in Mathematics teaching and learning, with the aim of unifying and enhancing mathematical progress in schools and colleges.
TenMarks partners with your teachers, schools and districts to drive an integrated model of curriculum and instruction, supported by technology and 1:1 personalization. To accomplish this we have created a content-driven technology strategy.
Dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want.