‘STEM Everyday’ Curriculum –
You for Youth (Y4Y).
A curriculum guide featuring videos, powerpoints, and documents designed to help program providers integrate hands-on STEM activities into their existing programming.
Afterschool STEM HUB –
A site where advocates for high-quality afterschool programming in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will find useful tools to make the case for expanding and supporting innovative and engaging informal STEM learning.
Click 2 Science –
Click2Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.
Designed to attract girls to the engineering profession, female students of all ages can learn more about the industry, participate in competitions, find STEM clubs, and learn more about pursuing a career in the field.
Examining the Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs –
Afterschool Alliance, 2014.
This report summarizes research about the importance of afterschool for STEM learning, and analyzes evaluation data from a selection of strong afterschool STEM programs.
An online resource for parents and students to learn more about the world through science and art, the Exploratorium also has six galleries that allow visitors to indulge their curiosity with hands-on activities.
Frontiers in Urban Science Exploration Resource Guide –
Every Hour Counts.
This handy guide to informal science learning provides curriculum and ideas for great STEM programming and aids in implementing science programs outside the classroom, from best practices, to implementation, to evaluation.
Girls Who Code –
Girls who would like to explore the opportunities in the field of technology could join after-school clubs and enroll in specialized summer courses. The nonprofit organization has been supported by global companies all striving to close the gender gap in computing roles. And what’s even more exciting is 60 companies have pledged to hire Girls Who Code alumnae!
Khan Academy –
Through this revolutionary, personalized approach to learning, students interested in STEM will benefit from the academy’s partnership with NASA, the California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to access specialized content.
Learning Blade –
Learning Blade is designed to provide engaging resources that will expose students to STEM related career opportunities and help them develop key skills as they move forward.
Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education –
Deadline: Rolling. Amount Varies.
Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16.
Mastering the STEM MATH Olympiad and other Math Competitions –
The Math Olympiad is a math problem solving competition designed to feed student’s love of math. Math competitions are a fun way to practice, refine, and show off one’s math skills. They bring together students from a variety of places and backgrounds. To prepare for the Math Olympiad, students need to practice, practice, practice, and practice some more. This resource from Maryville University provides a wealth of resources both to find and to help students practice for competitions. *** A big shout out to Katie and Michelle at Lexington Middle School for sharing this great resource!
STEM Afterschool: It’s Time to Activate! –
Afterschool STEM Hub.
A messaging toolkit to make the case for STEM in afterschool. Developed by the Frameworks Institute in partnership with the Afterschool STEM Hub.
STEM and Afterschool –
80% of future jobs will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literacy and skills. This page provides the latest in STEM afterschool policy, resources, allies and more.
STEM Grants from STEMfinity –
Deadline: Multiple. Amount: Varies.
STEM Funding Opportunities including state grants, federal grants, and national private grants, as well as Free Grant Writing Services.
STEM in Afterschool Brochure –
Afterschool programs that offer high-quality STEM learning experiences have a significant impact on participating youth – they cultivate students’ interest in STEM and build STEM skills and proficiencies among diverse groups of young people.
STEM in Afterschool System Building Toolkit –
Expanding STEM Learning.
This toolkit describes strategies and shares tools and resources to help build the supply and quality of informal science programming in afterschool and summer programs. It is meant to provide system builders at the city, state and local levels with a process framework, concrete strategies, examples and tools to inform their work.
TN Opportunity Programs (TOPS) –
Cross curricular activities in math, science, reading language arts, and visual arts for students in grades K-12. STEM instruction is weaved through most lesson plans.