STEM Lessons Resources:
Amazing acts of science – video tool to use as hook for content
PBS – STEM ideas and lessons (mostly K-6)
You tube education –videos which are already previewed for student content
Solve for (x) – inspires students/teachers to think outside of the box. People suggest moonshot innovation proposals on the web and then can collaborate around really cool ideas.
STEM Live Binder – teacher created binder of useful teaching resources.
Discovery Ed Connect the Dots – STEM resources for teachers and students
Design Lessons –PBS design squad
NASA Engineering Design Process – NASA’s definition and outline for the engineering design process
NASA at Home and City – space developments related to life on Earth
Northrup Grumman STEM flix
WPI Plan – WPI’s project based, integrated curriculum. Good model for all schools to use.
How to Turn a Teen into an Engineer
Simplified Version of Engineering Design Process
Discovery Education Siemens STEM Academy – great, free resource, with tons of information and lessons. – excellent resource.
Engineering Interact Interactive – lessons for using engineering topics
High School STEM Resources from MIT
Science of Everyday Life – free resource from Discovery Education that has great ideas and resources for relating science to everyday life. – excellent resource.
Science Channel’s Be The Future – resources, links, lesson plans, and more all about STEM.
Change the Equation – resources to improve teaching and learning in STEM
STEM Coalition – resources, links, lesson plans, and more for STEM Education. – excellent resource.
Pratt and Whitney – How a Jet Engine Works
Technology in Use in Engineering
PreK-12 Engineering – teaching engineering concepts in any grade
List of Engineering Resources to use in school with students. Lots of great resources listed here.
Ask Polaris – engineering career help and advice
Head Rush – great show on the Science Channel about science. Spin off from Myth busters (another great way to get kids excited about science).
CSI The Experience Web Adventures – Using Forensics to get students excited about STEM subjects.
PhET – Online, free simulations and virtual labs for science and math
Want to work at GOOGLE – interview questions that might be a good “hook” for lessons.
Blogger list of more amazing STEM resources
PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL):
Getting Started with Project Based Learning – PBL is how scientists and engineers work, so students should be learning through projects.