There are lots of resources out there for teachers to take advantage of. To make sorting through all that information easier, we've collected the best free STEM resources we could find.
- NSTA’s Freebies for Teachers
NSTA has compiled a long list of resources including digital media, written publications, and kits. This is the place to go if you know what you’re looking for. Sort by type of resource or search with a topic keyword.
- James Dyson Foundation Ideas Box
From their website:
“The James Dyson Foundation developed the Ideas Box to challenge students to find inspiration in everyday objects and develop ideas. To identify problems and use their creativity to find solutions. The Box helps teachers nurture the skills needed for the next generation of engineers.”
The foundation will loan out the box to schools for 4 weeks. They even ship the Ideas Box and collect it when you’re done for free! Get one here.
- STEAM Videos, Games & More
- PBS Learning Media - Comprehensive resources for STEM topics.
- NASA's Planet Quest - A must visit for studying the solar system.
- Discovery Education - A classic resource for excellent videos.
- Exploratorium - Look at Exploratorium’s other resources for apps, websites, and awesome activity ideas.
- Professional Development Resources
Use social media to create teaching idea boards, chat with other educators, or follow pros for more tips and resources.
Pinterest: Use the search bar to find ideas for your next project or lesson. Follow Education.com, Discovery Education, & The STEM Center. (Hint: you can follow topics as well as pinners.)
Twitter: Our recent blog post lists some great chats to follow throughout the week.
Do you have STEM or maker education resources the we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments!