STEM at School

Exciting ways students are connecting with STEM in the classroom.

These are "Teacher Toolkits" that feature research and activities related to the space station. Use these lesson plans, videos, and related resources to bring the International Space Station into your classroom. New topics are featured every month, making this a site to check regularly.

ISS Learning Launchers

For teachers of K-12 and at-home learners, a set of activities and background information celebrating the launch of crews for the International Space Station.

#Launch America STEM Mission Toolkit

Test your ability to pilot the SpaceX Dragon2 and dock it with the space station:

SpaceX-ISS Docking Simulator

Teachers can sign up for a free newsletter from NASA featuring the "first A in NASA", aeronautics. The newsletter highlights educator professional development sessions and features new lessons and activities.

NASA Aeronautics Newsletter

CryptoClub uses mathematics from the middle school curriculum as students explore cryptography through games and informal activities that involve secret messages.

The resources can be used by teachers in elective classes or afterschool activities. The resources include an interactive website.

CryptoClub Project

The National Museum of Mathematics offers virtual field trips for K-12 classes. Topics include geometry, probability, and cryptography.

Virtual Field Trips at the National Museum of Mathematics

The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) have developed resources intended to help educators, families, and educational leaders during school closures. The documents are available in many languages and are editable to adapt to your local circumstances.

CSSS Resources for Science learning During School Closures

 

This page from the Smithsonian Institution links to professional development and education research material as well as classroom resources.

Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Resources

Also, see the Smithsonian listing in our At Home section for additional resources.

The Carolina Biological Supply Company offers resources and they also feature resources developed with the Smithsonian Institution. They are sorted by grade level.

Carolina Biological Supply K-5 Resources

Carolina Biological Supply 6-8 Resources

Carolina Biological Supply 9-12 Resources

 

Flynn Scientific offers digital learning solutions to help teachers with the school-home connection. These resources appear to have a cost and you must contact a sales rep.

See the Flynn Scientific listing in the At Home section for some free resources.

Flynn Scientific Digital Learning Solutions

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