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 in your kid’s life.
THE BEST, MOST AWESOME STEM RESOURCES YOU WILL EVER NEED!
STEM RESOURCES YOU CAN REALLY USE
LET’S TALK ABOUT 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 which is also very important. You can read more about why STEAM is awesome below.
The most important thing you can take away from any of this, is that STEM or STEAM is for everyone. Kids of all ages can work on STEM projects. Groups of kids can work on STEM projects. 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
All month long, a team of bloggers, parents, and teachers will be compiling a wealth of information all about STEM. Each day will be a different topic to check out. In fact, we had a little fun and turned it into an A-Z guide.
Plus, you will find awesome STEM resources for different age groups to get you started. I am also going to include an awesome STEM themed book list as well which will include a bunch of my son’s favorites.
Makes sure to check back all month long! 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.
A MONTH OF STEM RESOURCES TO PLAN YOUR WHOLE YEAR!
Check out these STEM resources to get started! Click on all links in red.
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.
January 2nd: STEAM
STEAM is STEM but with the addition of art! Read more about what makes STEAM so special.
January 3rd: STEM Books
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.
January 4th: STEM for Kids
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, there is excellent information on encouraging STEM with kids.
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YOUR GUIDE TO STEM RESOURCES AND UNDERSTANDING STEM TODAY!
We love STEM and we love to do all sorts of experiments and challenges all year round including awesome holiday STEM activities. I hope you will join us on our journey.