General Resources, Tools, and Kits
Mass. DOE STEM@Home
A list of resources for parents & teachers, all levels.
Note: this document has not been updated since 2020 and many of the pandemic-specific resources are no longer offered now that schools are back in-person. However, many of the ones that remain are quite good and it is worth picking through a few dead links to find them.
SPIKE & Briq programs for grades K – 5, includes class kits, lessons, etc.
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They offer PD for teachers, plus a bunch of resources including diversity support.
Free math resources for K-9
Hands-on lab kits, especially good for online courses with a lab component.
This company produces kits to use with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. They have a number of educational kits available, and they do sell their products through Amazon. They recently ran a Kickstarter (fully backed) for PicoBricks, which is aimed at STEM educators & frankly looks really cool.
This is a general coding resource/product, but they focus on accessibility, too.
Toys, kits, etc. for preK-12. Include lessons, supplemental curriculum, etc.
Math & Movement
Math resources store for preK-9 which focuses on combining learning math with movement. Products include counting mats for students to jump on, protractor mats, Cartesian coordinate mats, Periodic table mats, etc.
K-5 science lessons
National Science Digital Library
Electrically conducting dough for creating circuits. They have may kits & projects, lessons, etc. They do classroom kits. All ages, they suggest kids under 8 have supervision.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Resources developed by teachers for teachers. Generally, there’s a low price, but there are many different types of resources, including design challenges. PreK-12+.
Kids Do Ecology
This site includes activities, games, etc.
Ask Dr. Universe
A question-and-answer site which students can use.
Free Virtual Field Trips list
All ages, list of websites for museums, etc. which have considerable information about their collections online.
This is a resource mostly for families, kids age 0+, but teachers may find inspiration. They do crate subscriptions, too.