A curated list of Free STEAM lesson plans and citizen science projects for Elementary, Middle School, and High School. These hands-on curriculum and activities introduce students to science, technology, engineering and math (some paired with art for creative enhancement).
KitHub Lesson Plans
KitHub lesson plans are used by formal and informal educators for classroom and afterschool learning. They include engaging activities that range from 90 minutes to 10 hours, vocabulary, literature connections, extension activities, assessment and cover a range of educational standards. Here is a sample of what we offer. More can be found on our product pages.
STEAM Lesson Plans
Environmental Lesson Plans and Activities
AirNow - Air Quality Resources for Teachers
Curriculum highlights include the Air Quality Index (AQI) Teacher Toolkit, which offers age-appropriate lessons in three grade bands (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8)
California Academy of Science - Flipside Science
A youth-powered series that tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference. Middle School / High School.
Reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy
Captain Planet Foundation - Project Learning Garden
Offers a number of curricular assets to guide the teaching and learning of ideas and concepts from different subjects in the garden.
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
10 activities to introduce you to the essential principals of climate science
National Weather Service
Provides educators with weather science, safety, career information.
Citizen / Community Science Projects
Citizen science happens when ordinary people study the world around them and send in the data they collect to scientists. Anyone can do citizen science! Citizen science projects cover all kinds of topics like dragonflies, birds and ants. You can learn a lot about your neighborhood or even your own backyard by joining in a citizen science project.