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100 STEAM Projects For Teachers

Instructables has created a collection of 100 STEAM Projects created for teachers and educators to do with youth. Each project encourages exploration, modification, and students to pursue their…  learn more

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30+ Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with Inexpensive or Recycled Materials!)

The problem with STEM is that teachers often have to purchase the materials at their own expense. Sarah has assembled this collection of STEM engineering challenges that are…  learn more

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Creative Crash Test Cars

This maker challenge from TeachEngeneering challenges students to design or improve an existing passenger compartment so that it better withstands front-end collisions, protecting riders from injury and resulting…  learn more

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Fun and Easy STEAM Projects

It's fun to build toy-like projects. It's educational to learn through applied physics. It's invaluable to know that you are someone who can make something from nothing, and…  learn more

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How To Bend PVC Pipe & Make Incredible Shapes

PVC can be a cheap building material. But it's not easy to bend into different shapes ... until now. Heating sand on a portable induction cook top or…  learn more

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Make PVC look like real wood

OK, now you have your PVC pipe bent, how do you make it looks like something other than PVC pipe? This video shows you how to remove the…  learn more

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Purple Plow Challenge

Purple Plow Challenge, from the American Farm Bureau, encourages students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and build their own prototypes to solve the defined…  learn more

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Science for everyone (not just for geeks)

STEM demonstrations do not have to be elaborate or expensive. Sciphile.org believes that science education is important, and pursuing it should be fun. They host a library of…  learn more

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Small-Scale Modeling of Oil Spill Cleanup Methods

This hands-on experiment and lesson plan from TeachEngineering provides students with an understanding of the issues that surround environmental cleanup. Student teams create their own oil spills, try…  learn more

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Howtoons

Howtoons is what happens when you combine a comic book artist, an inventor, and a toy designer. Howtoons provides engaging content that teaches kids how to build things,…  learn more

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Lawrence Hall of Science: STEM Activities

The Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley is holding an interdisciplinary workshop on the interaction between human life and the environment. A small selection of STEM activities with…  learn more

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Vernier

Expanding the Connections of STEM Educators and Students Vernier Connections™ is a web-based platform that helps educators engage students in a fun, modern way through interactive and relevant investigations…  learn more

There's More!

Check out Hands On Learning and the Related Topics links below to see more STEM project ideas.  learn more

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Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance goal is to build pathways for students to access high-impact careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As part of that mandate,…  learn more

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STEMconnector

STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. We are a research-driven, professional services organization providing support to corporate,…  learn more

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EXPLORAVISION FREE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS

Exploravision shows how pop culture and science can be integrated, such as the movie Avatar and ecosystems. Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision contests challenges teams of students to design future technologies.…  learn more

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STEM Drone Camp at Bakersfield College

About two dozen middle school students from around Kern County attended a very special STEM Camp, hosted by Bakersfield College. With potential college and careers in mind, students…  learn more

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YouCubed: Data Science Lessons

This page shares five units of youcubed lessons that introduce students (and teachers) to data science. The units start with an introduction to the concept of data and…  learn more

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Help Teaching: 101 Engineering STEM Activities for Kids

Engineering is a key component of many STEM classes, but it can be an intimidating subject to teach for parents and teachers not primarily trained in the field.…  learn more

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Teach Engineering: K-12 STEM Curriculum

K-12 standards-aligned, hands-on lessons, activities, maker challenges, and more for teaching science, math, and engineering.  learn more

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PBS Learning Media: SciGirls

SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM. Each half-hour episode highlights the processes of science and…  learn more

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Doing Hands-On LEGO Education Projects Changed the Way I Teach

Learning through play is making all the difference with my students! My students race their “Lunar Modules” across our classroom floor. There are cheers as some of them…  learn more

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LEGO® Education

The belief that learning should be joyful for both students and teachers has driven LEGO® Education to lead the way in innovative, hands-on learning for more than 40 years.…  learn more

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Teach Chemical Reactions - 20+ Chemistry Lessons and Activities

Use these free chemistry lesson plans, experiments, and activities to teach and explore chemical reactions with K-12 students. Lesson Plans contain materials to support educators leading hands-on STEM…  learn more

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USA Science & Engineering Festival: Lesson Plans

Browse our library of lesson plans created by educators for educators! All lessons are NGSS and CASEL aligned and designed for middle and high school classrooms. Each lesson…  learn more

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STEM Activities to Bring Autumn Themes to Science Class

Pair changing leaves and temperatures, apple season, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, and fall festivities with these free lessons and activities for enriching hands-on STEM. By Amy Cowen on August 31, 2023   learn more

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The Concord Consortium: STEM Resources

Interactive STEM activities, free for your classroom. Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities.   learn more

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Because Learning!

How far can STEM go? An educational experience is more than just what happens in the classroom. Let’s follow our curiosity and keep exploring together.  learn more

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NASA High School Aerospace Scholars

Texas High School Aerospace Scholars is an authentic STEM learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s missions and become the next generation of explorers.…  learn more

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DECK THE HALLS WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED STEM ACTIVITIES

The holiday season is a wonderful time to incorporate some festive cheer into your classroom while still promoting learning and critical thinking. One fantastic way to achieve this…  learn more

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50 Exciting 2nd Grade Science Projects for the Classroom and Beyond

Kids love science, especially when it involves hands-on experiments. These 2nd grade science projects, experiments, and activities are guaranteed to bring excitement and enthusiastic vibes into your classroom.…  learn more

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TinkrWorks: Free Makerspace Lessons

TinkRpedia has everything you need to get started with STEM/STEAM Project-based Learning. Browse our educator-curated Makerspace Lesson Library—featuring free, hands-on projects that cover a variety of subjects and difficulty…  learn more

Teaching Forensic STEM Lessons

Teaching chemistry and STEM by using crime scene-style forensic investigations. While Forensic Chemistry Experiments provides educators with everything they might need, the labs are also designed to be customizable for…  learn more

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Using the U.S. National Parks to Support STEM Learning

Expeditions in Education provides STEM learning opportunities based on the U.S. National Park System. Expeditions in Education channels those vast resources into real-world STEM learning.  At each stop,…  learn more

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'First Woman' Graphic Novel and Camp Experience

NASA STEM Engagement. This set of hands-on activities accompanies NASA’s “First Woman” graphic novel series, which tells the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the…  learn more

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50 STEM Activities for Kids of All Ages and Interests

These days, STEM learning is more important than ever. Science, technology, engineering, and math are the keys to many modern careers, so a good grounding in them from an early…  learn more

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32 Christmas STEM Activities for High School

Science, technology, engineering, and math are some of the coolest disciplines to learn about as a teenager.  Teaching students simple STEM lessons can excite them and ignite a…  learn more

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STEM Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers

There is a wealth of STEM curricula and classroom resources available to assist educators in developing in students thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative and creative skills that they can…  learn more

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STEM Library Lab: Lesson Plans

“STEM Library Lab is an invaluable resource filled with so many inspiring lesson plans that really help me find labs and activities to engage my students in STEM…  learn more

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STEM Career Coalition: Classroom Activities

The STEM Careers Coalition, co-sponsored by Discovery Education, provides free resources for 6th-12th grade classrooms to develop key STEM and critical thinking skills in your students, aligned to…  learn more

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Best Mother's Day Activities and Lessons

These top resources offer great Mother's Day activities and lessons for any age, Celebrate Mother’s Day in your classroom with these fun, free, and modestly priced resources. Whether…  learn more

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STEAM CURRICULUM FOR K-8

Reinforce core learning objectives through STEM hands-on projects with cross-curricular connections to ELA, math, science, art, and engineering.  TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER While students in STEM programs may have…  learn more

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Space Foundation Discovery Center: Resources for Educators

DOWNLOADABLE LESSON PLANS The Space Foundation supports PreK through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into all…  learn more

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Earth Day Science Experiments

The free science projects and STEM lessons and activities below offer classes and families a variety of hands-on learning opportunities related to environmental science and Earth Day. In…  learn more