Resources & Lesson Plans
Arizona STEM Network
Arizona STEM Network is a one-stop shop for Arizona STEM resources, including a club guide, field trips, business connections, resource links, and much more!
Engineering, Just Go For It!
Future City Competition
The Future City Competition uses the engineering design process as a framework to guide students through the creation of their cities. Within this framework, students apply specific project management methods to keep their projects on track. This structure gives students a real-world learning experience they can apply to future challenges in school, work and life.
Students spend approximately four months creating cities that exist at least 100 years in the future and represent the team's solution to a citywide sustainability issue. The competition is made up of five project deliverables.
At Regionals, scores from all five components will be added together to determine the top team. The 1st place team in each region will advance to the Finals held in Washington, DC.
TeachEngineering.org is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for K-12 teachers. Supported by National Science Foundation.
Resource Area for Teaching
RAFT Idea Sheets are easy-to-use hands-on experience guides linked to core curriculum topics. Every Idea Sheet is cross-referenced to one or more of the curriculum subjects listed in the Content Standards. Use this Idea Sheets Search Tool to rapidly pinpoint activities that are perfectly suited to the grade level, subject area, and content standard you want to cover.
Orion's Quest will challenge and motivate your students to excel in science and math as they participate in real-time research supporting NASA scientists. Take a look with Dr. Cheryl Nickerson to see this amazing research in action! ENROLL now for Managing Microbes in Space. There is no fee for participation in the OQ program.
Help us prepare the next generation of innovators! Get your students engaged in STEM through the engaging topic of space exploration. The Space Foundation provides teacher development, offers an amazing Lesson Bank aligned to standards and the opportunity to serve as a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
STEM Outreach for K-12: Learning starts with a teacher, a curious student, and fun in the classroom. And AIAA has the programs to help you with: Classroom Resources, Classroom Support including Engineer Volunteers, Classroom Grants, Recognition of Outstanding Educators for their accomplishments in getting students excited about engineering, and Educational Partners offering innovative programs and projects.
Education Closet: Use Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, communication and critical thinking. The Education Closet provides a myriad of educational resources and professional development opportunities.
A World in Motion
A World in Motion: Bring STEM to life in your classroom! Aligned to National Standards, AWIM offers a myriad of STEM activities and integrated lessons to reinforce STEM learning.
Sciencebob.com goes to the top with resources galore. Ideas, videos, research tools, and experiments. If you're looking for ideas you have reached your destination ~ Bazinga!
Need a science, math or engineering project? Looking into science careers? Want to ask an expert? Science Buddies is here for you! Resources for home, school, teachers, students and parents all with one-click.
The STEM Classroom
Access STEM rich articles and ideas at The STEM Classroom from the National Science Teachers Association.
Greening STEM Learning Center
Greening STEM brings environmental topics and discussions into STEM lessons to frame subject matter in the context of real-life environmental examples. The National Environmental Education Foundation supports educators and students looking to learn more about Greening STEM through the resources available in the Greening STEM Learning Center. Here, you will find information to help you increase your own understanding about the many connections between STEM and the environment and the tools you need to help educate others.
This site explains what Engineering is, describes a variety of careers, and offers video and interactive activities.