Resource: Students (college level)
This website is designed for undergraduate students interested in or currently participating in undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. It is intended to be a student-centered resource providing ready information and links to reliable electronic resources on all aspects of the undergraduate research experience, including advice on how to get started, FAQs, technical information and references, and lists of undergraduate research programs.
Girl Scouts STEM
Resource: Girls (grades K-5, middle school and above) and Parents
Created by the Girls Scouts of the United States of America, this website highlights the organizations’ Girl Scout Leadership Experience program. An important focus of the program is science, technonology, engineering and math (STEM). It aims to foster greater support for girls in STEM with engaging, challenging and fun science activities and opportunities to earn badges in areas like robotics.
Resource: Students (elementary)
Investigate many cool “OLogies” (disciplines) through New York’s American Museum of of Natural History site. There are tons of activities related to all the OLogies and wonderful videos, interactives and information for elementary school level children. There is also a section, OLogy for Educators, on using OLogy in classrooms.
Resource: Educators and Administrators
This website offers a complete online resource for teachers, school principals and administrators. It features articles, lesson plans, ready-to-print student worksheets, links to online games and much more. This is an invaluable site for all educators from grades K-12.
NASA STEM Engagement
Resource: Educators and Students
This NASA website delivers tools for young Americans and educators. The site seeks to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education and boost NASA’s contribution to informal education. There are special pages for educators, students and NASA Kids’ Club.
The Condition of Education
Resource: Educator (all levels) and Students (college level)
Maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this site provides comprehensive data on the condition of education in the U.S. at all levels. The report presents more than 40 indicators on topics ranging from pre-K through postsecondary education, and information on labor force issues and comparisons with other countries. This is an annual report mandated by Congress. Previous year’s reports are also available.
NREL Education Programs
Resource: Educators and Students (grades 4-12 and above)
This site offers information about student programs and competitions, undergraduate programs, teacher workshops and university partnerships provided through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Office of Education Programs.
WeAreTeachers is an online media brand for educators with a mission to inspire teachers and help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas, advice, and humor. They publish daily articles, videos, and giveaways on their website and through social media. Consider it a virtual teacher’s lounge where you can find support and encouragement from your colleagues, a great idea for your next reading or math lesson, and a laugh when you need it!
Fun Learning for Kids
Resource: Students (elementary)
Started by mom and former teacher Danielle, Fun Learning for Kids is a blog on which you can find fun hands-on activities for kids that are quick and easy to set up. Most are games or crafts with learning concepts hidden within them. Your kids will be having fun and you can feel good about the learning that is taking place too.