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 BEST STEM RESOURCES YOU WILL EVER NEED!
WHAT IS STEM?
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.
YOUR BEST STEM RESOURCES RIGHT HERE
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: STARTING OUT
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.
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!
This is a huge resource of science 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.
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.
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.
STEAM is STEM but with the addition of art! Read more about what makes STEAM so special.
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.
STEM LESSONS BY AGE
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!
A TO Z OF THE BEST STEM RESOURCES!
D: Design Process
J: Journal Pages
L: Life Sciences
S: Scientific Method
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