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Links to resources are located on this page. You can learn about STEM programs in AZ and the US by following the links on this page.

Examples include:

  • An after STEM school club
  • Summer school program
  • STEM vendor programs such as ADE 21st Century Community Learning Centers/AZ Science Center STEM clubs [view]
  • Future Cities competition [view]
  • Lego League [view]
  • Intel Science and Engineering Fair [view]
  • First Robotics [view]
  • Siemens [view]
  • Rube Goldberg competitions [view]
  • PBS Design Squad [view]
  • Biotech
  • Forensics
  • Specific program content can vary (oobleck, bottle rockets, spaghetti towers, Lego league, Future Cities, etc.) as long as program focuses on the integration of thematic STEM curriculum.
  • How-To-Set up Science Clubs [Science Club for Girls]
  • Encouraging Women in the Sciences [view]

Examples include:

  • Hands-on Optics embedded into 5th grade classrooms across an entire district that includes a culminating “Star Party” to engage parents and families.
  • A district wide Recycling Contest sponsored by a waste management company in which 4th grade students learn about recycling, collect recyclables and engineer them into new innovative products. Winning class/team and their parents are invited to local sporting event where their design process and new innovative products are displayed.
  • The Science Department at a high school teams up with the CTE Automotive Department to teach a cross-curricular STEM unit on solar energy that includes physics, environmental education, chemistry and life science, resulting in the creation and testing of a solar car and how it effects the environment. A local solar energy manufacturer is included in the instruction, design, testing, and sponsorship of the prototype.

Examples include:

  • The Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) on the campus of Paradise Valley High School [view]
  • Biotech Academy on the campus of Mesa High School [view]
  • Metro Tech High School (embedded Sustainability curriculum) [view]
  • Xavier Girls Preparatory – Epics program [view]
  • Navajo Elementary [view]
  • Explorer Middle School [view]
  • Whispering Wind Academy [view]
  • Colonel Smith Middle School [view]

This level also includes Pathways Programs such as: Yavapai County Engineering Pathways

Examples include:

  • Bio Science High- Phoenix Union High School District [view]

Resources and Lesson Plans

NSF Resources for STEM This site contains an initial sampling of resources and findings from NSF-funded projects. Their proposals underwent merit review; subsequent annual and final project reports were reviewed and approved. The resulting research-based resources have been pilot- or field-tested in schools or with teachers.
Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education This section is designed to be a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and timely source of information for GK-12 participants and others who support the advancement of student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NASA Find teaching resources for classroom use by subject, grade, product type, etc.
PBS-STEM Excellent STEM Education resource center
Siemens STEM Academy Click on ‘resources’ to browse by grade, subject, or type
Thinkfinity Lesson plans, activities, and inter-actives courtesy of the Verizon Foundation
Virginia CTE Resource Center  Collection of well-defined links by subject category
Discover Engineering Engineering activities, career exploration, and real world connections.

NCTM Illuminations

Over 600 lesson plans for teaching math

Making Science Make Sense courtesy of the Bayer US Corp

The MSMS Toolkit provides resources for science activities.

Teach Engineering

Extensive collection of K-12 curricular units integrating engineering concepts with lessons and activities

American Chemical Society

Click on ‘education,’ then on ‘educational resources,’ choose grade level, etc.; courtesy of the American Chemical Society

Chemistry and Material Science

Well-defined chemistry and materials classroom resources from NSF

Ohio Resource Center

Vetted resources for science and math that can be sorted by grade level, topic, etc

Science Spot

Comprehensive but dated resources for middle school science teachers and students

Middle School Science

Practical, fun, easy, inexpensive scientific method activities for middle school

The Catalyst

Chemistry resources for high school (HS) teachers

Normal Community School Chemistry

Well-organized, with a complete year of HS lessons, lecture outlines, labs, demos, worksheets

High School Chemistry

Links to an extensive collection of resources for HS Chemistry teachers such as organization, labs, lesson plans.

Chemistry activities and demonstrations Prezi

A Prezi with links to chemistry activities & demonstrations.

Applied Math & Science Education Repository

Applied Math and Science Education Repository-A portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use

Engineering Activities Resource  

Midland Education and Business Consortium list of engineering activities and resources.

Zoo Lab

Afterschool activities connecting elementary students to experts at the Phoenix Zoo.

Mine Zone

Afterschool activities connecting elementary students to Arizona Mining experts.

NSF Resources for STEM This site contains an initial sampling of resources and findings from NSF-funded projects. Their proposals underwent merit review; subsequent annual and final project reports were reviewed and approved. The resulting research-based resources have been pilot- or field-tested in schools or with teachers.
Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education This section is designed to be a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and timely source of information for GK-12 participants and others who support the advancement of student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NASA Find teaching resources for classroom use by subject, grade, product type, etc.
PBS-STEM Excellent STEM Education resource center
Siemens STEM Academy Click on ‘resources’ to browse by grade, subject, or type
Thinkfinity Lesson plans, activities, and inter-actives courtesy of the Verizon Foundation
Virginia CTE Resource Center  Collection of well-defined links by subject category
Discover Engineering Engineering activities, career exploration, and real world connections.
NSF Resources for STEM This site contains an initial sampling of resources and findings from NSF-funded projects. Their proposals underwent merit review; subsequent annual and final project reports were reviewed and approved. The resulting research-based resources have been pilot- or field-tested in schools or with teachers.
Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education This section is designed to be a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and timely source of information for GK-12 participants and others who support the advancement of student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NASA Find teaching resources for classroom use by subject, grade, product type, etc.
PBS-STEM Excellent STEM Education resource center
Siemens STEM Academy Click on ‘resources’ to browse by grade, subject, or type
Thinkfinity Lesson plans, activities, and inter-actives courtesy of the Verizon Foundation
Virginia CTE Resource Center  Collection of well-defined links by subject category
Discover Engineering Engineering activities, career exploration, and real world connections.
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