STEM Education Resources

Ask Doctor Universe

Dr. Universe, and her team at Washington State University, supports parents in answering children’s science question. A helpful tool for individual student research projects.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
K-8 Science
Grade Level:
K-8

Back Pocket Learning at Home from UCSC Life Lab

Free, online searchable collection of outdoor science projects for the whole family.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
K-8 Science
Grade Level:
K-8

Bay Area Discovery Museum Creativity Resources

Activities that boost creativity for the whole family.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Science, Engineering, Art
Grade Level:
K-12

Best Books about the Environment

Librarians at Stanford recommend K-8 children’s books and young adult literature that deal with environmental issues.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
ELA, K-8 Science
Grade Level:
K-8

California Academy of Sciences at Home Science Projects

Notice and wonder, as a family, about everyday objects in your household and soon science discovery will unfold.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Science
Grade Level:
K-12

DiscoverE Engineering at Home

Library of hands-on activities, articles for parents and educators, and video challenges you can use to engage kids in engineering at home.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Science/Engineering
Grade Level:
K-12

E-Bird from Cornell Ornithology Lab

At home outdoor family bird watching investigations.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Science
Grade Level:
K-12

Exploratorium at Home Science Projects

Tips to nurture curiosity and investigation as families engage in open-ended projects while making sense of the world together.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Science
Grade Level:
K-12

Generation Beyond Aviation

Interactive aviation activities for families developed by Lockhead Martin and Discovery Education that foster innovation and critical thinking to solve real-world problems.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, Middle & High School Science
Grade Level:
6-12

Girl Start STEM at Home

STEM activities for girls and their families to explore at home.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, Science
Grade Level:
K-8

Math at Home from California Mathematics Council

Free, short, printable parent guides on supporting children in mathematics—also available en Espanol.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site, Guidebook
Category:
Activities to do at Home, K-12 Common Core Math
Grade Level:
K-12

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Learning at Home Resources

Free online guided activities for Pre-K to Grade 12 students and their parents or caregivers that reveal the wonders of the ocean.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site, Guidebook
Category:
Activities to do at home; K-12 Science
Grade Level:
K-12

NISE—National Informal STEM Education Network at Home Activities

Hands-on STEM activities that can be done with materials available at home.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at Home, Science
Grade Level:
PK-8

Parents As Learning Partners

Digital Youth Divas

What roles do you play in your child’s STEM learning? In this activity, mark the roles you play frequently with a sticker or a check.

Audience:
Parents
Resource Type:
PDF
Category:
Family Engagement, Next Gen Science-STEM, Parenting
Grade Level:
K-12

PBS Learning Media

Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for California parents and educators.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at home; K-12 All Subjects
Grade Level:
K-12

RAFT—Resource Area for Teaching at Home Activities

STEAM Learning Activity Sheets are free online tools that guide parents, guardians, and students through hands-on learning activities with common household items.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at home; K-12 Science
Grade Level:
PK-8

SciGirls Home Activity Guides

Activity guides in English and Spanish to engage girls in STEM.

Audience:
Parents, Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Activities to do at home; K-8 Science
Grade Level:
K-8

STEM Education in California

California Department of Education

Learn more about California’s commitment to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

Audience:
Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
Next Gen Science-STEM
Grade Level:
K-12

The Tech Interactive at Home

Tech Interactive’s collection of activities, also available en Espanol, are easily adapted for at-home learning for the whole family to develop the problem-solvers of tomorrow.

Audience:
Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
K-12 Science, Next Gen Science-STEM
Grade Level:
K-12

Youth 4 Youth STEM at Home Activities

Engineering & Maker activities at home to support 21st Century skills.

Audience:
Educators, PTA Leaders
Resource Type:
Web Site
Category:
K-12 Science, Engineering
Grade Level:
K-12

Science Project Support

Sponsored Science, STEM and STEAM Fairs

The Synopsys Science & Technology Championship

The Synopsys Science & Technology Championship

The annual science fair for students in grades 6-12 in Santa Clara County, CA. Participants advance to the California State Science Fair and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

science-o-rama!

science-o-rama!

Our generic name for elementary and middle school science fairs in Santa Clara County

The Synopsys Sonoma County STEAM Showcase

The Synopsys Sonoma County STEAM Showcase

A science fair for students in grades K-12 in Sonoma County, CA

Sciencepalooza!

Sciencepalooza!

The annual science fair for 9th – 12th grade students from the East Side Union High School District

The Synopsys Alameda County Science Fair

The Synopsys Alameda County Science Fair

The annual science fair for students in grades 6-12 in Alameda County, CA

South Valley Science and Engineering

Provide a safe, inclusive, juried science and engineering fair for all 6th-12th grade Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Martin students.

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