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Subject

Grade

Description

We’re Going on a Shape Hunt!

read · write · think

Reading
Math

K-2

Lesson Plan – Connects reading to math by using a book to introduce shapes, then continuing to make and identify shapes

Sampling Rocks

Science NetLinks

Science
Math

K-2

Lesson Plan – Students collect rocks on school grounds; measure, weigh, classify; learn about sampling techniques

 

Rock Hunters – Making a Scale

Science NetLinks

Science
Math

K-2

Directions for making a scale that students can use to weigh rocks

Estimation and Measurement – Measuring with Toothpicks

Science NetLinks

Science
Math

K-2

Worksheet – Students estimate and then measure objects using toothpicks

Student’s Apple Report

read · write · think

Science
Math

K-2

Worksheet – Students measure and record observations about an apple

Piggy Banking

EconEdLink

Math

K-2

Interactive – Students get paid and must choose the correct coins to put into their piggy bank

Ready, Set, Let’s Dough! It’s a Matter of System

Science NetLinks

Science
Math

K-2

Lesson Plan – Students use ingredients to make play dough; understanding how parts combine to make a whole; creating a complex system

Estimation

PhET Interactive Simulations
University of Colorado

Math

K-2
3-5

Interactive Game – Students estimate how many of a given small object fit into a larger object – 3 levels of difficulty

NASA Kids’ Club

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Math
Science

K-2
3-5

Interactive Games – Students, for example, choose payload to achieve desired total weight (2 levels)

Bell Curve

Science NetLinks

Science
Math

3-5

Lesson Plan – Students measure lengths of beans or weights of Hershey’s kisses and create graphs to learn about normal distributions

Number Cruncher

Science NetLinks

Math

3-5

Interactive – Students use basic operations to find the path that results in a given answer

Jump on Board the Savings Train!

EconEdLink

Math

3-5

Interactive – Students make deposits and withdrawals from their saving account

Long Distance Airplanes

Illuminations

Math
Engineering

3-5

Lesson Plan – Students make paper airplanes and explore attributes related to increasing flight distances.

CyberChase – Tangram Game

PBSKids

Math

3-5
6-8

Interactive – Students use the Tangram pieces to create shapes

The Watershed Game

University of Minnesota

Science

3-5
6-8

Interactive multiple choice questions – Students answer questions related to protecting the water, including rivers, streams, watershed

Marble Mania

Science NetLinks

Math
Probability

3-5
6-8

Interactive – Students choose marbles to include, then run trials picking 1, 2, or 3 marbles

The Penny Problem

EconEdLink

Math
Tech

6-8

Lesson Plan – Students investigate the pros and cons of eliminating the penny

Clean Air Kids – Games and Puzzles

clean-air-kids

Fun

 

Interactive Games – Kids play various games with “clean air” themes – mostly just for fun

Design Squad

PBSKids

STEM

6-8

PBS Program and Activities – Design Squad presents viewers with positive role models who experience engineering as a fun and engaging process.

The Carbon Cycle Game

Windows to the Universe

Science

6-8

Interactive “Game” – Students travel the path of a carbon atom, reading info and answering questions along the way

Engineer Girl

Engineer Girl -
National Academy of Sciences

Engineering

6-8

Resources – descriptions of careers in engineering

MSP2: Middle School Portal – Math and Science

National Science Digital Library

Math
Science

6-8

Resources – Collected by the National Science Digital Library and online communities of teachers

An Introduction to Remote Sensing

Science NetLinks

Math
Science

6-8

Lesson Plan – Students look at ways in which human beings use technology to improve speed, mobility, strength, hearing, seeing, etc.

Finding Satisfactory Solutions

Science NetLinks

Math

6-8

Lesson Plan – Students decide where to locate ice cream stands in a town so that no one has to travel too far to buy a treat.

Finding Our Top Speed

Illuminations

Math

6-8

Lesson Plan – This lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system. By considering a real-world, hands-on activity, students develop their understanding of time and distance.

Engineer Your Life

Engineer Your Life
National Science Foundation

Engineering

6-12

Videos and Resources – Explore what life and work are like for female engineers. Includes ten great reasons to be an engineer, videos of inspiring engineers, and descriptions of dream engineering jobs.

Art Algorithms

Science NetLinks

Math
Science
Engineering

6-12

Podcast – The process of fixing up a damaged Da Vinci or a scarred Seurat may become a lot easier, thanks to the work of mathematicians.

Newton’s Apple – Hypercoaster

Twin Cities Public Television
And PBS

Math
Science
Engineering

6-12

Video & Guide – Learn about the forces that are harnessed to provide a safe and exciting ride on a roller coaster. A link to Teacher Guide with an activity and other resources is included at this site.

Blossoms

MIT Learning International Networks Consortium

Math
Science
Engineering

9-12

Collection of video modules for high school mathematics and science created by teachers from around the world.

STEM Education Resource Center

PBS Teachers

STEM

All

PBS database of nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for grades preK-12

Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe

STEM

All

Collection of resources for STEM education