Explore the Internet

There are numerous internet resources available to educators, parents and K-12 students.  Below is a list of the resources the K-12 Outreach Office would recommend as a starting point for gathering information related to STEM activities, careers and funding.

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Website Description Audience Resource Type
A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering An interactive website, this search engine by the National Society of Professional Engineers allows students to find engineering projects and influences all over the country! Students STEM Resource
Alice.org Alice is a 3D computer programming website for students. It provides software to teach students basic programming and animation in an easy and fun atmosphere. Educators, Students Activities
Be What I Want to Be This website asks students “What do you want to be?”, “What are your goals?”, and “How will you prepare?” It contains challenges, resources to reach their goals, contests, and career exploration. Students Career
Beginners Guide to Aerodynamics  NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Engineers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Educators,Parents, Students Career
Change the Equation Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people. Their goals are to foster great teaching, inspired learners, and a committed nation. Educators, Parents STEM Resource
Charitable Leadership Foundation Funding and Grants Educators Funding 
Computer Girl Computer girl encourages girls to get involved with computer science and technology. It provides links to helpful information, learning tools, mentors, scholarships, and summer camps. Students Activities
Connect a Million Minds This five-year program was designed to inspire students to pursue learning opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The website has a Town Hall, with informational and interactive forums and webinars, which tackle education issues and solutions. Educators, Parents STEM Resource
Design Squad Design Squad is a high-energy engineering competition TV series by WHGH Boston. The website has links to activities, projects, games, and videos; as well as resources for parents, teachers, and Girl Scouts. Educators, Parents, Students Activities
Discover Engineering Discover Engineering-the careers and companies at the leading edge, and games, activities, interesting facts, and videos all for students to learn more about engineering. Students STEM Resource, Activities
EEK! Environmental Education for Kids Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources electronic magazine for kids and teachers to learn more about the environment. Educators,Students Activities
eGFI-Engineering, Go For It! This interactive website includes the online version of the magazine, information about engineering careers, student blogs, scholarships, K-12 Outreach programs, news, advice, and much, much more! Students STEM Resource, Career
Engineer Girl! Engineer Girl! encourages and assists girls in becoming engineers. They have cool links and fun facts, profiles of women engineers, articles about real-life engineering projects, and help and direction for engineering careers (even covering what classes to take in high school!). Students Activities
Engineering Fundamentals A database of engineering formulas, processes, and equations. Educators, Students STEM Resource
Engineering Matters! STEM Matters has games, quizzes, virtual tours, articles, libraries, and events for kids, as well as awesome ideas and resources for teachers, families, and industry. Educators, Parents, Students Activities
EngineerYourLife.org,  Introduces high school girls to young women engineers who emphasized how varied and creative engineering can be and what a difference engineers make in the lives of others.  Educators, Parents, Students Career
Exploratorium  An online resource and video library for hundreds of topics in math and science. Students Activities
Eyes on the Earth 3D NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) Teaching and Learning resources from federal agencies Educators Activities
FIRST FIRST Robotics Competitions Educators, Parents, Students Activities
Get STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs, events, news, forums, and curriculum for high school students, teachers, and parents.  Educators, Parents, Students STEM Resource
GirlsGoTech This is a program of the Girl Scouts which promotes girls' interests in science, technology, and math.  Students Activities
Great Science for Girls Great Science for Girls: Extension Services for Gender Equity in Science through After School Programs (GSG). This organization provides inquiry-based, informal science learning programs that will stimulate girls’ curiosity, interest and persistence in STEM and break down the barriers of gender stereotyping. They work with after school programs to deliver curricula, research, and professional development and consulting services to help promote the concept that science is, indeed, a “girl thing.” Educators, Parents Activities
How Stuff Works Science HowStuffWorks explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.  Educators, Parents, Students Activities
Imaginary Lines Founded by former astronaut Sally Ride, Imaginary Lines encourages girls in technology, science, and mathematics. The program offers a variety of resources, including camps and community festivals.   Students STEM Resource
Internet 4 Classrooms “Internet 4 Classrooms ("i4c"), is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is used by teachers, parents and students of all ages…” Educators Activities
iWASwondering.org The Web site iWASwondering.org is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The website offers biographies of scientists, a place to ask real scientists questions, a time line of scientific events, and lots of games for girls! Students Activities
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Funding and Grants Educators Funding 
Junior Engineering Technical Society JETS coordinates competitions and develops career resources that help young people overcome these barriers by highlighting the real value and intriguing work of engineers. Through a unique and innovative approach—Explore, Assess, Experience—students learn about the contribution of engineering in our global society and accurately assess their potential for participation in the profession Students Activities, Career
Kid’s Science Challenge The Challenge is a contest for students in 3rdthrough 6thgrade. You or your team can win several different prizes! The entrants work with a real scientist to solve their submitted problem. Students Activities
MassTEC Technology Education/Engineering Resources This page provides a broad range of resources and links for teachers for internet activities, curriculum, academic programs, contests, grants, and scholarships. Educators Activities
MATHCOUNTS MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. This site allows to you join the club and competition, and try some fun and challenging math problems. Educators, Parents, Students Activities
MathMovesU MathMovesU, by Raytheon, for middle school students, combines math and kids’ hobbies, like sports, music, fashion, and travel. Students can create their own character, play math games, learn fun facts, and participate in polls. There are also resources for parents and teachers. Students Activities
MESSENGER:  MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging. NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
Multiplication.com This website is packed with various types of games, classroom material, teaching aids, resources, tests, and help and support. Great for teachers, parents, and students. Educators Activities
NAE Grand Challenge K12 Partners Program The National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 Grand Challenges for the 21st century. The NAE GC K12 Partners Program is the way the Grand Challenges are integrated into the lives of K12 students and teachers.  Educators STEM Resource
NASA Quest NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
National Education Association-Learning and Leadership Grants Funding and Grants Educators Funding 
National Girls Collaborative Project The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They provide programs, mini-grants, resources, and event information to help partners, educators, parents, and students accomplish this goal.  Educators, Parents STEM Resource
National Lab Network This community-based website offers students, engineers, scientists, and parents the opportunity to volunteer to help teachers all over the country to complete projects to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12. Educators, Parents STEM Resource
National Society of Black Engineers NSBE pre college initiative sight is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees Educators, Parents, Students STEM Resource
PBS Kids Go!- The Greens The GREENS was created by WGBH in Boston, and is a website to help kids take care of the environment. The website has past episodes, blogs, fun games, and special features for kids. Students Activities
Project Lead the Way Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Educators, Parents, Students STEM Resource, Activities, Careers
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation  Funding and Grants Educators Funding 
Science Buddies Free Science Fair project ideas, answers, and tools. Students Activities
Science News for Kids Interesting articles on cool science and engineering applications  Educators, Students Activities
SciJinks NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center Offers descriptions of different careers in engineering and profiles of the typical day of an engineer. Students Career
Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers offers information on engineering activities and resources for Educators, Parents, Students and professional engineers. Educators, Parents, Students Activities, Career
SPARK by iRobot Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge by iRobot has programs, education resources, and cool stuff for students, teachers, and parents.  Educators, Parents, Students Activities
TeachEngineering: Resources for K-12 The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Educators Activities
Teacher Planet Free  Searchable Grants Database for K12 Grants Educators Funding
Teachers Domain Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. Educators Activities
The Engineering Education Service Center Engineering Education Service Center (EESC) is an engineering education company that specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. From curriculum to books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other motivational products, we aim to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone. Educators, Parents, Students Activities, Career
The FunWorks-For Careers You Never Knew Existed This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Students Career
The Space Place NASA sponsored website and activities Educators, Students Activities
Thinkfinity by Verizon Verizon Thinkfinity offers highest quality teaching and learning materials created by content partners and aligned with state standards, an online community to share resources and ideas, at-home activities for students and parents, and professional development training. Educators, Parents, Students Activities
Top Teaching Resources Grant and Funding Resources for Educators Educators Funding
Try Engineering TryEngineering is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, developed to help young people understand what engineering means. Educators, Parents, Students STEM Resource, Activities, Career
United Way of Central MA Funding and Grants Educators Funding 
Websites for Girls and Young Women A list of websites that focus on girls' and/or young women's interests and resources Parents, Students STEM Resource
Wellington Management “Providing Investment Management to Institutions Worldwide” Educators Funding 
Women of NASA This web site offers students a chance to meet women who work at NASA as astronauts, engineers, and technicians. It includes on-line chats, journal entries from Women of NASA, and lesson plans for teachers.  Students Career
You Can Do the Cube A fun and education website for students and teachers on solving the Rubiks cube and using it as a tool in mathematics education Educators,Students Activities

 

 
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