General STEAM Resources and Links
STEAM for Kids
Resources and Links
Washington State University’s Ask Dr. Universe allows kids to explore various STEM topics and get answers to common questions. Have a question not covered on the site? Submit it on their “Ask” page.
Bill Nye’s entertaining television episodes cover everything from comets to the science of music. Have some fun with his home demos.
The website for CMSC has activities pulled straight from the Space Center’s programs, camps and workshops prepared by its creative and innovative staff of educators. It also has activity demos, how-to videos, a virtual tour of the space center, MAKEing History web-series and interviews with aerospace professionals, and much more. Located in Downey, California.
The California Science Center stimulates curiosity and inspires science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because science is an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives. Explore the selection of classes, demonstrations, virtual programs, field trips, professional development, and more. For children and adults.
The Discovery Cube’s mission is to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based exhibits. Over 80 cool immersive science exhibits, games, and activities for kids of all ages.
The Largest Library of Kids Activities
Discover the nuts and bolts of engineering. This website contains advice on careers, entertaining info on all kinds of fields and links to the eGFI magazine.
The website of the San Francisco-based Exploratorium is jam-packed with interactive activities, videos, apps, links and more. It’s also an amazing place to visit in person.
Find wild and weird facts about nature, resources for science projects and info on all kinds of world records.
Flite Test provides K-12 students with a variety of easy to download, free lessons that teach students about STEM through aviation activities.
At Funology, science is bound to get interactive. Make a tornado with water. Build a Jurassic Park terrarium. Or, simply torment your siblings with endless jokes about bugs and insects. And there’s so much more.
Hundreds upon thousands of articles that explain the wonders of science (and almost everything else on the planet).
The Khan Academy breaks down complex topics on a range of subjects including programming, math, and statistics! It has learning resources in almost all STEM subjects K-12.
Every kid should be an ecological hero. Learn about biomes, blue whales and data collecting, and more. You can even create your own classroom experiment. Available en Español.
From imaginary jungles to ion experiments, Kids.gov has plenty of resources for a rainy day. Watch an animation on thunder and lightning or take a virtual field trip to the National Zoo, and much more.
Kidspace is a nonprofit museum designed to delight and engage children emotionally, intellectually, and physically through joyful, kid-driven experiences. We invite all children to play, discover, create, thrive, and to explore the world with curiosity and kindness. Located in Pasadena, California and its website also has numerous great resources and activities.
Apps, activities, and videos. Play games, watch baby chicks hatching, create virtual chemical reactions or use forensic science to analyze different types of candy, and much more.
Career information, image galleries, NASA Television, features and articles about aerospace.
SEMAA was developed to increase the participation of historically underserved K-12 youth in STEM fields. School activities and summer sessions are held throughout the nation.
At NASA Kids’ Club, it’s perfectly okay to fool around in space. You can use your science and math skills to explore Mars, construct a fleet of rockets or search for NASA spinoffs in your garage, and a whole lot more.
Build your own spacecraft, play space volcanoes or browse through a gallery of sun images. When you’re at the Space Place, the universe is the limit.
Which do you think is cuter: the puffer fish or the clown fish? On this website, you can vote in polls, take part in eggs-periments, watch videos, play puzzles and learn amazing facts.
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences – Kids: Discover, Explore, Learn – a resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today. There are lots of related games, activities, and lessons.
The website for PBS’s popular science show is overflowing with videos and articles. Explore the wonders of evolution, nature, physics, math—practically any STEM subject that rings your bell.
The Pacific Science Center was the nation’s first science and technology center and has worked to expand access to science, serve as a vital resource for educators, and fuel discovery and experimentation as a vibrant community laboratory. This site offers extensive educational resources, including virtual opportunities.
PBS has many great STEM related resources for kids. Here are some of them:
- Cyberchase: Help Jackie, Matt and Inez use math to protect the digital universe from evil. Don’t worry: Cyberchase has lots of math games, videos and activities to aid you in your quest.
- Design Squad Nation: Design anything (!) your mind might imagine. Through Design Squad challenges, videos and tutorials, you’ll discover all there is to know about engineering principles.
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Pre-K STEM games, activities and videos galore. The adventurous Cat in the Hat is even ready to lead you on an exotic math safari adventure.
Bob is a science teacher who loves to experiment (often on Jimmy Kimmel). His website has videos, links and plenty of ideas for build-your-own experiments and science fair projects.
Get stuck on science. This website has over 1,000 ideas for science fair projects, project guides, project kits and detailed profiles of STEM careers.
It’s all about the weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and NASA put together this educational website to teach kids about meteorology and earth science. Check out their games section.
A computing platform that allows children to develop programming skills through fun, creative courses.
In collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has instigated a number of efforts to increase the participation of girls in STEM fields.
Meet meteorologist Crystal Wicker. She’s put together a website that explains everything about the weather. Find fun facts, games, flashcards and photos, plus get answers to your meteorological questions.
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences – Kids