STEM education is an integrated curriculum (as opposed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics taught in isolation) that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. This workshop focused on 21st Century tools to enhance STEM education at all levels.
What is STEM Education?




Science Tools

24/7 Science – Lawrence Hall of Science

http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/
Welcome to the Lawrence Hall of Science 24 / 7 Science web site.

A Walk through Time

http://www.nist.gov/pml/general/time/index.cfm
The evaluation of time measurement through time.

America by Air

http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal102/americabyair/
Fly across American with the Smithsonian.

Amusement Park Physics

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/
How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? You'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster.

Animal Diversity Web

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.

BioEd Online

http://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/
Biology Teachers resources from the Baylor College of Medicine.

Building Big

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/
BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world's greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them.

Chem4Kids

http://www.chem4kids.com/
Information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

Climate Kids

http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
Keep an eye on the climate with NASA'a Climate Kids.

Earthquakes for Kids

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States.

Edheads - Activate your mind!

http://www.edheads.org
Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.

Eekoworld

http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html
EekoWorld is designed to help children between the ages of 6 and 9 learn about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth. EekoWorld (Environmental Education for Kids Online) features an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment.

Energy Kids Page

http://www.eia.gov/kids/
Energy Kids page from the US Energy Information Administration. This site also contains a teachers section.

Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu/
The museum of science, art and human perception.

FSA Kids

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/kidsapp?area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing
The kids page from the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

Learn Genetics

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/tour/index.html
The Genetic Science Learning Center is a science and health education program located in the midst of the bioscience research being carried out at the University of Utah. Our mission is making science easy for everyone to understand.

Medical Mysteries

http://medmyst.rice.edu/
Players of this are called to solve medical mysteries involving infectious deseases.

NASA Educators Page

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/

North American Mammals

http://www.mnh.si.edu/mna/main.cfm?lang=_en
A guide to North American Mammals.

NRO Jr.

http://www.nrojr.gov/k_5.html
This site allows you to learn about the solar system and satellites.

Nuclear Energy Student Zone

http://www.ne.doe.gov/students/Track_ura.html
Nuclear Energy Student Zone from the US Department of Energy.

Ology

http://www.amnh.org/ology/
Ology is a website for kids created by the American Museum of Natural History to provide exciting science learning opportunities for young children.

Pennsylvania’s Environmental Protection for Kids

http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/just_for_kids/
The US Department of Environmental Protection site for kids to learn all about the environment.

Rocket Science 101

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/RocketScience101/RocketScience101.html
This website shows the basic parts of a launch vehicle, how they are configured and how they work together to launch a NASA spacecraft.

Science 4 Kids

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/
Sci4Kids is a series of stories about what scientists do are the Agricultural Research Service. This site is geared to kids 8 to 13.

Science Monster

http://www.sciencemonster.com/
Learn about the Solar System and other cool science things.

Sci Jinks

http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/
Keep up to date with the weather.

Solar System Exploration

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
This is the kids area from NASA.

The Fruit Book

http://www.thefruitbook.com/fruits/fruitsalbum/index.html
Fruit bool will give you the basic information about fruits.The nutrition data for all the fruits are from USDA Nutrient database.

Virtual Field Trip – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

http://virtualfieldtrip.jpl.nasa.gov/smmk/top
Do you want to be a space explorer? Take a tour to see how space is explored.

Water Kids

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/
Visit this site to learn about about water and water activities.

Wonders of the Seas

http://www.oceanicresearch.org/education/wonders/lesson.html
Lessons on the Wonders of the Seas!

Dorney Park Physics
Writing Prompts
What Can Students Read/Write?

Math Tools

ELEMENTARY

AAA Math

http://www.aaamath.com/
This website contains a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Lessons are available for Kindergarten through Eighth grade.

Algebasics

http://www.algebasics.com
Great site for algebra. Demonstrates how to work through problems. Can be used as a demo for many types of problems.

Cool Math

http://www.coolmath.com/
Math for ages 13 - 100. Also includes an extensive math dictionary and geometry reference.

Cool Math for Kids

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Cool math 4 kids is an amusement park of math resources designed for ages 3 to 12.

Count Us In

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/
Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts.

CryptoKids

http://www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml
Learn all about codes and the people that developed them.

Easy Calculation

http://www.easycalculation.com/
Free online math web site to help you learn mathematics and solve difficult problems.

NCES Kids Zone

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp
The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.

Math.com

http://www.math.com/
The world of math online.

Math Goodies

www.mathgoodies.com
Math Goodies is your free math help portal featuring interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework help

PhET

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math
Awesome interactives for many math topics.

Purple Math

www.purplemath.com
Algebra lessons.

The Actuarial Foundation

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/for_teachers.shtml
Provides several engaging classroom lessons and reproducibles.

The Math Page

http://www.themathpage.com/
Math Lessons.

SECONDARY

AAA Math

http://www.aaamath.com/
This website contains a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Lessons are available for Kindergarten through Eighth grade.

Algebasics

http://www.algebasics.com
Great site for algebra. Demonstrates how to work through problems. Can be used as a demo for many types of problems.

Cool Math

http://www.coolmath.com/
Math for ages 13 - 100. Also includes an extensive math dictionary and geometry reference.

Cool Math for Kids

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Cool math 4 kids is an amusement park of math resources designed for ages 3 to 12.

CryptoKids

http://www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml
Learn all about codes and the people that developed them.

Easy Calculation

http://www.easycalculation.com/
Free online math web site to help you learn mathematics and solve difficult problems.

NCES Kids Zone

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp
The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.

Math.com

http://www.math.com/
The world of math online.

Math Goodies

www.mathgoodies.com
Math Goodies is your free math help portal featuring interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework help

MatLab

http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/
MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.\

Microsoft Calculator Plus

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21622
This application allows you to complete many different types of conversions; it also includes all the mathematical functions offered in Microsoft Calculator. For Microsoft XP and above.

PhET

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math
Awesome interactives for many math topics.

Purple Math

www.purplemath.com
Algebra lessons.

The Actuarial Foundation

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/for_teachers.shtml
Provides several engaging classroom lessons and reproducibles.

The Math Page

http://www.themathpage.com/
Math Lessons.

Defined STEM

Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote rigorous and relevant connections between classroom content, highlighting STEM content and real-world applications including career pathways, thus providing learning opportunities for students. Defined STEM provides teachers a resource where they can access highly effective media content and valuable resources to enhance the teaching and learning within the classroom. These resources and materials allow teachers to connect STEM with existing lessons, interdisciplinary content, and standards-based curriculum.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a digital video-based learning resource that offers more than 155,000 digital media resources. These resources include the following:
Category
Multimedia Asset
Total Available
View
Clip Art
1,200

Images
23,000

Math Explanations
10,150

Math Overviews
1,300

Video Clips
74,000

Videos (Full)
10,400
Listen
Poscasts and Audio Files
3,000

Songs
1,400

Sound Effects
3,100
Read
Encyclopedia Articles
23,000

Events
2,600

Learning Guides
60
Interact
Games
140

Skill Builders
210
Teach
Activities
85

Content Collections
170
Assess
Quizzes
1,700

Writing Prompts
670

Discovery Education also makes integration of multimedia easy for teachers by including:
  • Assignment Builders
  • Quiz Builders
  • Board Builders
  • STEM Connections
  • Lesson Plans
  • Interactive Atlas
  • Student Access
A Common Core hub is included that supports the three fundamental components of educational practice (curriculum, instruction and assessment). Model lessons provide comprehensive resources including lesson plans, engaging instructional materials and assessments.

STEM TOOLS
http://eeweek.org/greening-stem-educator-toolkits
http://mathbydesign.thinkport.org/
http://www.ket.org/scalecity/index.html
http://www.aptv.org/aptplus/flashlibrary/
http://msms.ehe.osu.edu/tag/real-life-problems/
http://www.teachengineering.org/browse_lessons.php?order1=1&order2=1&page=&admin=&lowgrade=&highgrade=&type=&subtype=&code=&query=&matching=&alpha=C&sehl=
http://www2.ivcc.edu/mimic/nsf/middle%20school%20activities/stem%20activities%20handbook.pdf
http://bie.org/project_search
http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/
http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/category/activities/grades-6-8-activities/
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/expeditions/stem/index.html
http://www.gk12.org/resources/stem-activities-and-resources-for-k-12-teachers-and-students/
http://teachers.discoveryeducation.com/STEM/ STEM Connect
http://www.101qs.com/2352-meatballs
http://www.101qs.com/1679-how-many-hot-dogs
http://www.101qs.com/search.php#00000000010 search by grade level
http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/for-teachers
http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/for-teachers/units-and-lessons
https://teacher.desmos.com/carnival/
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM/connect-the-dots.cfm?CFID=845785&CFTOKEN=18441919
http://www.aimsedu.org/landings/ccmoffer.html?utm_source=CCM-Campaign&utm_medium=popup&utm_campaign=CCM-PUPS Free CCSS Lesson
http://edcommunity.esri.com/Resources/ArcLessons/Search
Discover GIS data for your curriculum with desktop, web, or mobile maps using ArcGIS Online.
https://www.desmos.com/
https://desmos.s3.amazonaws.com/desmos_quickstart.pdf
https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/
http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/stemlessonsources
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/evolution-action-data-analysis
http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/collection/STEMbite
https://www.istemnetwork.org/index.cfm
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/stem.html?wapkw=stem
scroll to bottom of page
http://education.ti.com/en/us/stem-hollywood/zombies#! TINspire activities
http://www.nsfresources.org/topic.cfm?topic=IM&allh=true
http://www.etown.edu/programs/science-in-motion/schools.aspx
http://course.wilkes.edu/SIM/Equipment
http://www.advancingscience.org/
http://phet.colorado.edu/
http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/#/
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/gravity.html
http://sciencenetlinks.com/
http://bridgecontest.org/