If you have been hearing the acronym STEM or STEAM being thrown around like the word of the day, and you don’t know as much about them as you would like, this is the resource for you! It’s time to have an all in one, awesome STEM resources guide that really helps to explain STEM, and it’s importance for kids!


The Besb STEM resources for better understanding STEM and a complete STEM guide for teachers and parents to use with their kids. Topics cover all parts of STEM including science, technology, engineering, and math plus art!


So you might ask, what does STEM or STEAM actually stand for? STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. STEAM is STEM plus the addition of art. You can read more about why STEAM is so awesome below.

The most important thing you can take away from this, is that STEM or STEAM is for everyone! Yes, kids of all ages can work on STEM projects and enjoy STEM lessons.  STEM projects are great for group work, too!

STEM is everywhere! Just look around.  The simple fact that STEM surrounds us is why it’s so important for kids to be a part of, to use and to understand STEM. From the buildings you see in town, the bridges that connect places, the computers we use, the software programs that go with them, and to the air we breathe, STEM is what makes it all possible.

We need kids to know STEM, to feel comfortable with STEM, and to practice STEM everyday.

Science activities for kids STEM STEAM lesson plans


The awesome STEM resources below have been put together by a team of bloggers, parents, and teachers.  In fact, we had a little fun and turned it into an A-Z guide for you.

Here you will find awesome STEM resources for preschoolers to elementary.   Think… Ideas for STEM lessons, STEM curriculum, STEM activities.  Even, free STEM kits for teachers and parents.

Makes sure to use this page as your STEM guide. Bookmark this page, pin it, share it, use it!  We want you to feel comfortable with STEM and to show your kids how much fun STEM really can be!

STEM resources for kids and useful information for teachers and families to better understand STEM at home or in the classroom


What Is STEM? 

Read more about what makes a project a STEM project! Explore the four pillars that make up STEM which includes science, technology, engineering, and math. How do all of these pillars work together? What is a STEM challenge?


STEM sounds expensive, but it really isn’t. Check out how you can set up STEM activities at home or in the classroom with a small budget. STEM should be accessible to everyone. Also check out our must have STEM supplies!

Dollar Store Engineering Kit For Kids

Did you know the dollar store can provide a wealth of resources to fill a STEM, engineering, or tinker kit. You will find some great selections to put together a simple kit that will provide loads of STEM challenges anytime!

STEM Activities

This is a huge resource of science experiments and STEM activities that we have done over the last few years. You will find a wonderful variety of science experiments and STEM challenges for the junior scientist or little engineer.

Valuable Lessons STEM Provides

We know STEM is important, but do we really know what some of the best benefits that STEM projects provide? STEM activities can teach valuable life lessons your kids will carry with them for years to come. Read our top 10 life lessons that STEM projects provides.

Printable STEM Worksheets

Add a printable STEM challenge worksheet to your next project. If you have a child who feels comfortable writing and you want to extend your STEM activities to fit your lesson plans, these sheets should do the trick. Also great for the older kid who needs to record the data and results of their experiments. We also have science journal pages too.



What is STEAM?

STEAM is STEM but with the addition of art! Read more about what makes STEAM so special.

STEM Books to Inspire Kids

These are some of my sons favorite books to read over and over again. They provide so many ideas for little minds. The books I have chosen are not activity books but rather story books about young kids that add STEM elements throughout.


The links below create an amazing resource for STEM activities and understanding STEM and STEAM for different age groups. Not to mention you will find STEM planning ideas for teachers and homeschool curriculums. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, find excellent information on encouraging STEM with kids!

STEM for Toddlers

STEM for Kindergarten

STEM for Preschool

STEM for 1st Grade

STEM for Elementary | STEAM Powered Family

STEM for Girls | Go Science Kids

STEM Guide for Teachers | Share it! Science

STEM Homeschool Curriculum | Preschool Powol Packets


A: Algorithms

Architecture | Teach Beside Me

B: Buildings

Candy Buildings

Easy LEGO Buildings

PVC Pipe Buildings

Toothpick Structures

C: Circuits

Coding and Circuits |  STEAM Powered Family

Squishy Circuits | Schooling a Monkey

D: Design Process 

Design Process For Kids

E: Engineering

Engineering Activities

What Is An Engineer

F: Fractions

Fractals / Fibonacci/ Fractions {applied to STEAM} | Teach Beside Me

Hands On Fraction Activities

G: Geometry

Geometry Shapes For Kids

Geometry Art Project | Babble Dabble Do

H: Hearts

Heart Model

Lego Hearts

I: Inquiry

Inquiry Based / Inspiration | Preschool STEAM

Inquiry Science Experiments

J: Journal Pages

 Free Science and STEM Journal Pages and Sheets


L: Life Sciences

Integrating Technology with the Life Sciences | Share it! Science

M: Measurement

Mechanical Engineering | STEAM Powered Family

Measurement & STEM in Preschool | Preschool Powol Packets

Preschool Measurement Activities

N: Nature

Nature Science Experiments

O: Oxidation

Oxidation Experiment: Does It Rust | Teach Beside Me

P: Physics

Simple Physics Experiments

Q: Questioning

Questioning (with printable) | Only Passionate Curiosity

Questions For Reflection

R: Ramps

Ramps |  A Little Pinch of Perfect

S: Scientific Method

Scientific Method For Kids

T: Technology

Technology & STEM in Preschool | Preschool Powol Packets

Think Like Scientists

U: Universe

 Universe Exploring Constellations | JDaniel4’s Mom

V: Volume

Volume with 3D Shapes | Teach Beside Me

W: Water

Water Experiments

Z: Zoetropes

Zoetropes | Share it! Science


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