STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 8

STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 8

Welcome to this April post and the eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. As promised with this posting, I have provided over 70 amazing STEM possibilities… in fact the count is at 80! Be on the look out for my next series… entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)

If you wish to see the prior post with all of their resources… Click Below… also email or reply with your own STEM Site. I will try to fit it in to a bonus post. I have already received a few suggestions. Keep them coming!

eGFI Dream Up The Future – Be ready to discover a variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed. There is also an amazing free newsletter with updated features that will arrive in your in-box every month. This is a site that is a must visit for any STEM teacher.

NSF Resources For STEM Education – A great collection of teacher resources, instructional materials, assessment, and up-to-date research regarding STEM. This site focuses on findings generated through educational research and development projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation You will find resources that will help you develop strategies for improving K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education

PBS STEM Education Resources Center – Great information from PBS including engaging lessons, activities, and of course those award winning PBS videos. You will have an opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content.

NSDL – The National Science Digital Library has some outstanding resources that include numerous links to some great STEM programs and organizations. You will discover high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The resources include formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.

Design Squad Nation – Another great service from PBS filled with some entertaining and engaging ways to integrate STEM into any classroom. Teachers can explore and use Design Squad Nation activities, animations, video profiles, and episodes in classrooms and after-school programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home.

Museum of Science – Great database allowing STEM teachers to search for lessons and ideas involving science, math, and engineering from one of the finest science museums located in Boston. You will note that this link brings some wonderful online and digital STEM activities, experiences, and exhibits. It clearly is a must visit for those wanting to bring STEM into the classroom.

APlusPhysics – This site is designed to help high school physics students and beginning college physics students succeed in the authentic world of physics. APlusPhysics is a free online physics resource that focuses on problem solving, understanding, and real-world applications in the context of high school physics. Discover podcasts, readings, and amazing project possibilities.

CIESE– Explore a website dedicated to improving K-16 STEM education through the meaningful and effective integration of technology. CIESE fosters the use of research-based instructional methodologies and technologies to improve and pioneer novel technologies to explore and better understand their impact on improved education and society.

My Science Box– At My Science Box you’ll find complete, scaffolded lesson plans to teach a 4-6 week middle school science unit through activities, projects, and field trips. The lessons have been tested and should provide some great STEM activities for those students in the middle.

Cases Online – This website provides a collection of inquiry-based lessons to engage students by exploring the science behind real-world problems. Its goals are to promotes self-directed and life-long learners, critical thinkers and keen problem solvers. Cases are grounded in Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL).

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Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning and is on the National Faculty for The Buck Institute for Education. His awards include district Teacher of the Year, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Hero. Read more at