STEM Exploration

Arizona Based Resources: 

  • MESA Teacher's Research Guide - This guide compiled by the University of Arizona Library contains information for use by the teachers who sponsor MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) grade 6-12 student groups.
  • STEMAZing - STEM Resource provide by the Pima County Office School Superintendent. Includes cheap STEM Activities, Links to Resources and Activities, and videos on best practices for engaging students.
  • STEM Pro Live - Provided by the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent, STEM Pro Live is a free, live, monthly broadcast of a STEM professional sharing from his or her workplace.
  • AZSciTech Resource Database - Large database of lessons, activities, and other resources including Diversity and Inclusion resources.
  • UAZScience - Videos from the UA College of Science
  • UAENGR - Videos from the UA College of Engineering
  • GCU K12 Educational Development - YouTube channel featuring recorded webinars, STEM activities and Teaching Tools.

Engineering Resources:

  • Teach Engineering - A searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers
  • eGFI - An interactive website created by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to promoting and enhance efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. 
  • Engineering Games - A list of games to help understanding of some aspects of engineering.
  • MIT Full STEAM Ahead - MIT Full STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. 
  • Critical Materials Institute (US Department of Energy) - resources focus on materials science and range from YouTubes to fully developed lessons for the K-12 classroom
  • ASCE Everyday Engineering - This series provides adaptations of some of the support activities developed for the award-winning documentary, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, to showcase how they can be done at home.

Technology Resources:

  • Sparkfun - Provides curriculum, professional development, materials/kits, and research to support STEM Education focusing on electronics, robotics, and computer science
  • All About Circuits - A resource for electricity, how it works, how circuits work, and much more.
  • MakeCode -Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. Virtual models of Aruino, Micro:Bit and Circuit Playground Express are avaialble. 
  • Intel Education Resources - Created by educators, for educators, our resources are designed to help passionate teachers integrate technology effectively into their curriculum to engage students and help them reach their full potential.
  • - Free activities and lessons to learn computer science

Teaching Resources: 

  • PBS Learning Media - PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.
  • Wide Open School - Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. 
  • KQED Quest - QUEST is a project of KQED Science and KQED Education. KQED’s team of science educators and producers bring you engaging, relevant science and engineering resources for educators, students and lifelong learners.
  • Teaching Tolerance - provides free resources to educators to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
  • CASEL Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning - Schoolwide SEL helps students excel academically, build stronger relationships, and lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
  •  IF/THEN Collection, a free digital resource library, which includes photos, videos, and profiles of a diverse group of women currently working in STEM fields.
  • Physics Central Comic Books - "For years, PhysicsCentral has been engaging children (and children at heart) with our physics-based comic books."