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Outside STEM Resources


These STEM resources are not administered by the STEM Action Center. We will work to update this page frequently to keep it as accurate as possible. Please be aware that clicking on the links will take you to externally linked pages.



Since its founding in 2003, AAC has grown into one of the largest online electrical engineering communities. We are a positive, open community of engineers that enjoy sharing knowledge and ideas. Our community takes pride in educating electrical engineers as they grow their experience and knowledge.

Degrees in Cyber Security

Welcome to, a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees, as well as a wealth of information on career paths within the cyber security field, security clearances, the range of professional security certifications available, free online courses in security topics and more.

Phenomena for NGSS

Visual NGSS resources for educators.

STEM Teaching Tools

The STEM Teaching Tools site has tools that can help you teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They are currently focused on supporting the teaching of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.

Style Engineers

Style Engineers is a program designed for young girls who love fashion. On this site you will find a series of activities designed to explore the science and technology of fashion.

STEM School Study (S3)

The STEM School Study (S3) seeks to understand the landscape of inclusive STEM high schools across the United States. S3 examines how STEM schools define themselves, the strategies they use, and the student experience.

Arizona STEM Network - STEM Immersion Guide

The STEM Immersion Guide contains key design elements that support project-based, interdisciplinary STEM instruction by providing practical tools and information to enable teachers, schools and districts, and administrators that want to improve student outcomes by integrating STEM.

Texas Instruments STEM Resources

STEM resources for middle grades through high school. Encourage students to explore, evaluate and explain the world around them with project-based classroom activities, interactive technology and educator professional development that helps teachers put it all together in the classroom.

Change the Equation, STEMworks

STEMworks is your source for high-quality STEM education programs.  Each program in STEMworks has been independently vetted and cleared a very high bar for quality.

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways.

Building STEM Teacher Leadership

This website has resources for building STEM teacher leadership.

Idaho Department of Labor: STEM Occupations

Learn about STEM careers by exploring these STEM Occupations in CIS.

Idaho Career & Technology Education: Career Stories

Career & Technical Education stories from Idahoans. Best Online Bachelor's in Computer Science Programs

This list of online computer science degrees is meant to serve as a guide for potential students.

Career Information System

Providing comprehensive career information, resources and services to help you make successful education and career decisions.

Birds of Prey - Educational Resources

BOPNW offers educational programs, with live raptors, for all ages and grades at schools, museums, libraries, public events and professional conferences in multiple states. Contact us to schedule a program for 2016-2017. Download the free educational guide to our 2017 book Beauty and the Beak—about Beauty the bald eagle who received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak at BOPNW—from

FREE Computer Science Resource List

A list of various CS resources - free to use!

Idaho Science Journal

Every day, Idaho scientists conduct research to describe, define, investigate and understand the world in which we live. Idaho Science Journal takes a look at the work of some of the state’s most interesting researchers. Idaho Science Journal takes a look at the work of some of the state’s most interesting researchers in this student-friendly video series.

Science Trek

These resources are sponsored by Idaho Public Television and include many STEM topics from K-12. There are videos, glossaries, games and many other interactive resources.

Museum of Science, Boston

The Museum of Science, Boston has free, very high quality (field tested, research-based) middle school curriculum for out of school time education.

NIH Curriculum Series

The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices. HTML and PDF versions of each supplement are online and accessible to all. Print versions are FREE upon request to educators in the U.S.

Sagebrush Ecology Curriculum

A formal educational program has been developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with Engaging Every Student and other partners to help teachers get students thinking critically about the sagebrush ecosystem, and ways to protect it and the diverse species that live there.

Imagine Learning

Award-Winning, Research-Based, Supplemental Math Curriculum Think Through Math—used by more than 3 million students—is now Imagine Math. With its powerful approach to differentiation, Imagine Math motivates every student to learn, understand, and love math, from grade 3 through geometry. Think Through Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn—and love—math!

LiLI - Libraries Linking Idaho

Connecting Idahoans with top quality academic and professional resources. STEM/STEAM, Makerspaces, and more available for free.

Data Nuggets

Data Nuggets are an innovative approach to bring authentic, cutting edge research and data into the classroom, revealing to students how the process of science really works and increasing the connections between scientists and the public.


New to the world of electronics? Start here! Find the best tutorials that teach the basics and check out the very best kits and projects for beginners.

MAKE: Projects

The site for making! Free projects broken out by subject area.

FREE online courses for kids covering many different areas of interest.


Explore thousands of free project tutorials covering hundreds of subject areas.


Explore hundreds of free project tutorials including areas like technology, craft, food, play, and outside.


The Go-Lab Portal offers school teachers and students the opportunity to conduct inquiry learning activities for scientific problem solving. Inquiry learning is supported by personalized scientific experiments with online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps.

Virtual Labs

Over 275 million interactive simulations for science and math.


Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials support your STEM curriculum.

Discovery Education

Includes lesson plans, classroom tools and communications materials for K12 educators. The site has a variety of supplemental classroom materials including videos, lesson plans and labs.


A free, 9-week math challenge designed to build perseverance and grit. From January 29th through April 1st, students in grades 3–12 can master math skills on to earn rewards and recognition for themselves and their school. LearnStorm gives every student a way to succeed, no matter their level. You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything.


Interactive and fun coding materials for educators and parents. Teachers can encourage students to participate in an hour of code, download lesson plans and find professional development related to computer science.

National Science Teachers Association

Link to free resources which are aligned to new K12 science standards. Lessons are downloadable and are linked to performance expectations, science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. Lessons are sorted by unit and provide background information for the teacher as well as an extensive list of discussion questions.

National Science Foundation

Resources are sorted by topic and are continually updated. Resources are organized by STEM category and are intended for K12 classrooms.

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

The Digital Library provides lessons plans created by teachers for teachers. All resources have been vetted by educators and are linked to Idaho’s K12 math and ELA standards. Access is free to Idaho educators. If you do not have access, please contact your district testing coordinator to receive permission.

Idaho STEM Pipeline

In an effort to better integrate various efforts and establish web-based access to multiple programs, the “Idaho STEM Pipeline” was created to serve as a user-friendly web portal that provides information on various Idaho programs to students, parents, teachers, and Idaho communities.

Makerspace Resources

The resources below were compiled as part of the research while an author wrote Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians