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- Concord Consortium
The Concord Consortium is a non-profit organization that helps develop
technologies for math, science and engineering education. Their free, open
source software is available for teachers to download to use in their
- NBC Learn
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the
science, technology, engineering and math found in current events.
- Siemen's STEM Academy
Share your STEM related resources that may prove useful for others who want
to expand their classroom materials and grow your own library of resources
by browsing this collection of free resources already submitted by your
- Salmon Khan’s online portal
With over 2,700 videos and 240 practice exercises, you and your students can
learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace free. Each video is
approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the
- Five free tethering apps for your Android device
Each lets you connect to your cellular network without rooting your phone,
so you can surf the web on your own personal hotspot.
- Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
This free, pioneering curriculum is designed to empower students to be smart
about how they create, communicate, and treat others in our 24/7 digital
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you to help ensure that internet
users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online
Empower your students to be safer online with our free collection of
teaching materials for primary, intermediate, middle school, and high school
- EDU 2.0
Teachers can share their lesson plans, quizzes, videos, experiments and
other resources in a shared library that currently hosts more than 15,000
pieces of content and everything is hosted in the cloud for free.
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It
is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating
- Guide seeks to help teachers manage online videos
MindShift's "Teachers' Guide to Using Videos" offers advice for teachers
interested in using the vast library of videos available on YouTube and
elsewhere in classroom lessons. The guide, written in collaboration with
educator Catlin Tucker, seeks to help teachers winnow down the available
videos and answer questions regarding video quality, where to go to get the
best educational videos and how such videos should be used.
Cyber Security Tips
If you’re teaching kids about tech or just about anything
else, a great screenshot program is essential. Jing is one great option
that allows teachers to take screenshots as images, record up to five
minutes or videos then edit and share the results.
(Formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is free, award-winning
software for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable. In
addition to maps, the software also has the option of including
interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich infographics.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that
you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more
frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different
fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
A free Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word. It
will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It
contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter.
Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool
that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with
friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative
- Impact: Earth!
With this tool your students can enter the projectile parameters, angle and
velocity to calculate what would happen if an object were to actually hit
Earth. You can also get the details on the projectiles that caused famous
- Fresh Baked Fractions
"Fresh Baked Fraction"—part of the FunBrain.com Web site—lets kids in grades
4–6 test their fraction skills by reading and answering multiple choice
- Math Cats
This Web site is a highly interactive site geared to children ages 12 and
under. It includes a math art gallery, Microworlds and Logo programming and
math questions on a "magic chalkboard."
- Welcome to Zona Land
This web site functions as a resource for those who want to study physics,
the mathematical sciences, or mathematics in general, but are having a
difficult time with textbooks or other approaches.
- Teachers' Domain: Mathematics
This Web site contains a wide variety of resources for the elementary and
middle school classrooms.
- Moffsoft FreeCalc
Some features of this calculator include a printable and savable tape,
sizeable display, system tray icon, always on top setting, digit groupings,
flat button option, and color schemes.
Cool videos that show the value of math and statistics to
research, learn, and resolve problems.
Figure This Math Challenges
Figure This! emphasizes the importance of high-quality math
education for all students; find presentations and handouts for your
Fun Math Games, Activities, and Videos
PBS Cyberchase has a lot of fun math stuff that younger
kids will really like.
Math games bring out kids' natural love of numbers. Get
them hooked on math with fun, bite-size activities! This article presents
15 ideas, in 15 minutes or less.
Practical Uses of Math and Science
PUMAS is examples showing how math and science topics
taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including
Dave's Math Tables: English/Spanish Dictionary
English math vocabulary words with the Spanish equivalent. A
of this page and a
German-English math dictionary
- The Periodic Table of Videos
Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th
century - but this modern version has a short video about each one.
- Teach the Earth
Teach the Earth is a portal into the rich geoscience education content
available through dozens of independent project websites.
- NASA Education
NASA has lesson plans, videos and classroom activities for science subjects
at grade levels ranging from Kindergarten to university levels.
- JASON Mission Center
Like NASA's Mission Control Center, the JASON Mission Center is the hub for
exploration. It contains all the student and teacher content, communications
systems, digital experiences and other resources.
- Learn Genetics
These resources for learning about genetics by the University of Utah’s
Genetic Science Learning Center include interactive visualizations, 3D
animations and activities.
The ChemCollective allows students to design and carry out their own
experiments in a virtual laboratory and provides virtual lab problems,
real-world scenarios, concept tests, simulations, tutorials and course
modules for learning basic chemistry.
will help you get the answers to many of life's most interesting questions
through scientific inquiry.
Library of Congress
NEWTON Ask A Scientist!
We have a number of resources ranging from video
discussions with our scientists, virtual tours through google hangouts to
live streaming of our public lecture series called Argonne Outloud.
Energy Innovation Portal
The Energy Innovation Portal is a one-stop resource for
Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
ABC's of Nuclear Science
Visit here and learn about radioactivity - alpha, beta and
gamma decay. Find out the difference between fission and fusion. Learn
about the structure of the atomic nucleus.
Science360 for iPad
for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images
and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news
from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or
gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and
Science.gov searches over
50 databases and over 2100 selected websites offering U.S. government
science information, including research and development results.
National Science Digital Library
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality
online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current
emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
NASA Education Rocketry
Education Rocketry is a website devoted to learning about rockets. There’s
a beginner’s guide to rockets, a pictorial history of rockets, an index of
rocket topics (including math and science fundamentals), and more. It
offers interactive features, including one on “building a rocket.”
- Design Squad Nation
Design Squad Nation engages kids in hands-on engineering through activities,
animations, video profiles, and episodes. Activities focus on the
engineering design process and are ideal for ages 9-12.
- Robotics Education Project
NASA's Robotics Education Project is intended to raise children's interest
in robotics and promote it as a possible career choice. The Web site
highlights many applications of robots, such as space exploration, medicine
and mechanical automation.
A growing collection of 750+ free, teacher-tested, standards-based K-12
lessons and activities that engage students and enhance science and math
learning through the use of hands-on engineering.
- The ASEE Engineering K12 Center
Developed by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the site
provides resources for grade school students, parents and teachers that
- Great Engineering Achievements
20 of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements are discussed
emphasizing how engineering shaped a century and changed the world. Each
engineering achievement topic area includes a historical timeline and a
description of the progress.
- Engineer Girl
Designed by the National Academy of Engineering, this Web
site celebrates women in engineering and offers information and resources to
parents, teachers and mentors.
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
Design for Human Exploration: Energy and Power helps students learn a
12-step engineering design process as they solve problems associated with
traveling to and living on the moon.
Building Big Labs
Building Big Labs helps
kids think about structures they see every day and the impact of
technology on society. Online laboratories invite students to test forces,
materials, loads, and shapes.
Amusement Park Physics
Design your own roller coaster, and along the way they will
learn a thing or two about the laws of gravity, pendulums, and kinetic
energy. Along with explanatory essays, this resource contains interactive
graphics and a glossary of terms.
Nanoscience - Nanoscale Informal Science Education
Find activities and lesson plans with nanoscale science,
engineering and technology.
Nanotechnology Lessons & Games
Ultra-tiny nanoscale engineered materials and technologies
show up in products from cosmetics to medicine. To help teach this rapidly
expanding area of STEM, TryNano has assembled a webpage with lessons,
games, and other free resources.
NASCAR’s Acceleration Nation
is a new learning program created in partnership with Scholastic to teach
elementary and middle school students about math and science behind
NASCAR’s Three D’s of Speed: Drag, Downforce, and Drafting.
STEM News Articles
- 33 photos that are out of this world
The new era of robotic space exploration is yielding some extraordinary
photographs from the far reaches of our solar system. This gallery showcases
some of the most extraordinary recent extraterrestrial images, including
snapshots of huge solar flares, craters on Mercury in the shape of Mickey
Mouse, and self-portraits sent back from the surface of Mars by NASA's