STEM Content and Standards

DIY Toolkit - Sound Science: 4 Audio Project Ideas For STEM Educators

Attention all STEM teachers — are you looking for ways to incorporate music and sound into your classroom? Check out these hands-on DIY ideas from Youth Radio’s Brains and Beakers science speaker series. Explore creative ways to experience sound — from digital visualization to science rap battles to creating your own instruments out of scrap parts. 


READ MORE » Curriculum Units

The STEM curriculum units provide an integrated approach to building STEM knowledge and skills while engaging students in both identifying and solving real-world problems using a design thinking approach.


Design Time: learning that is transformative

Design Time: Learning That Is Transformative is a short documentary film that follows a group of students from Salt Lake City's West Side as they learn about design thinking. The film demonstrates the power of learning through design thinking, as the students take on the challenge of designing a community center for returning military veterans.


California STEM Smart Workshop Addresses Next Generation Science Standards

CADRE, the NSF DR K-12 program resource network, organized the 9th STEM Smart Workshop on February 1, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.   The focus of the workshop was on National Science Foundation-supported research and standards-based science instructional resources that can enhance K-12 STEM education.


Genome Annotation Project Educational Resources

These files contain background information relevant to the genome annotation project as well as detailed instructions for each module (updated March 2, 2015).


The CryptoClub Cipher Handbook and CryptoClub Leader Manual

The CryptoClub Cipher Handbook is recommended for use in informal learning environments such as afterschool and enrichment programs. It teaches cryptography as an application of mathematics topics from the middle-grade curriculum. It covers six ciphers: Caesar, additive, keyword, multiplicative, affine, and Vigenère.


Science Learning Activation Survey

PHS teacher picked for year-long marine technology program

Article on marine technology program.


Student Interest in Technology & Science (SITS)

The Student Interest in Technology and Science (SITS) survey is composed of 5 sub-sections assessing the following dimensions: interest in learning science, using technology to learn science, science careers, technology careers, and attitudes toward biotechnology.


GLOBE and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

To support U.S. schools, districts, and states in the adoption of the new national science standards, the GLOBE U.S. Partner Community developed "A Guide to Connections between The GLOBE Program and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)" through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation.