STEM Resource Library for K-12 Educators
Welcome to the Global STEM Alliance's STEM Resource Library. Here you can find our collection of free lesson plans, slide decks, and videos, focused on bringing STEM to life in the classroom. Use these materials to help your students develop the skills they'll need to thrive in the modern workplace! Each resource can be used as a stand-alone learning segment, or as a supplement to your existing curricula. To get started, click an item from the Table of Contents below.
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Resources for Distance Learning/Homeschooling
When it is necessary to keep students engaged in enriching activities at home, consider using these online resources that boost STEM and 21st century skills. The appropriate grade level for each resource is noted in parentheses.
- National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) (High School Students)
- New York Times: What’s Going on in this Graph? and New York Times: What’s Going On in This Picture? (Middle and High School Students)
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Lesson Plan: The Quandary Game (Middle and High School Students)
- Novel Engineering (Elementary and Middle School Students)
- K-12 Game-A-Thon (All Levels)
- Minecraft Education (All Levels)
Innovation Curriculum: Run Your Own STEM Challenge!
This do-it-yourself kit will help teachers to engage students in solving real-world issues! The 8-10 week lesson plan illustrates how to apply the scientific method to identifying, structuring, and solving an authentic research problem. Along the way, students will also acquire vital 21st century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
- To access the Innovation Curriculum, click here.
College Readiness Course
The college admissions process can be arduous, confusing and stressful. We make it simple by breaking it down into a step-by-step guide that includes lessons on developing study skills, finding the right college, and financing your education.
Leadership Skills Course
What does it mean to lead? What characteristics do great leaders possess? Our Leadership Skills Course covers the essential skills students will need to succeed in any career, including a STEM field.
Success in a STEM career is often dependent on the ability to share important but complex information in a way that people can understand. Our Communication Course provides the skills your students need to communicate more effectively.
Creative Problem-Solving Course
STEM professionals solve some of the most challenging problems in the world, and they do so using creative problem solving skills. Teach your students to master the art of design thinking and building creativity with this course.