(Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
Learn the life cycle stages of a butterfly while creating a fun necklace craft! This site also offers a set of free printable butterfly life cycle cards so kids can review and enhance their learning!
Computer science has become a popular topic for kids and adults alike to learn about, since computers are so prevalent in our lives. However, for those who are just getting started in computer programming, there are so many foreign-sounding words and phrases that it can be intimidating. This helpful site has some of the most common and important terms used in the field and what they mean. (Shared by Tyler!)
Make straw rockets! This simple rocket activity keeps kids busy for a long time, and it’s so simple to do! Blow into the straw and launch your rocket. Then do it again and again!
Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Environmental, Chemical & Biological, Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical, Software Engineering and more!
Woodworking, STEM, Computer Building, Building & Construction for Kids
This list of remote learning activities for K-8th grade math is hosted by Rio School District, but is a great resource for students in any school system!
Fun math games for kids - requires registration, but free to play.
Mystery Science is offering free, open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science! Each lesson starts with a "mystery" that sparks kids' curiosity and drives their learning process. The free resources section includes mini-lessons that are completely digital, and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
Children can learn about spring, plants (and their life cycle), and growth by planting and caring for flowers and vegetables. This collection of ideas can help you and your preschooler(s) plant a garden of learning possibilities!
Ranger Rick Magazine, from the National Wildlife Federation, is offering 3 months of free access to its online nature articles, crafts, printables, jokes, and so much more! No payment information required. Ranger Rick also has free Parent Reading Guides in both English and Spanish, featuring ways that parents can use the magazine to encourage a strong foundation for their children's literacy development!
Understanding basic science concepts is key to enjoying STEM and the world around you. Astronauts on board the International Space Station have conducted experiments to explore some basic science concepts. Come explore with the astronauts!
This article explains the benefits of STEM education, and offers a variety of ideas for at-home STEM activities to try with your kiddo(s).
Astronauts on board the the International Space Station read stories to school children & their families in this exciting new program that combines literature with science!
More resources coming soon - please stay tuned!