STEM Teaching Tools & Websites

NASA — Educators
Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Their library of content covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone completely free of charge.

Intel – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
To help educators foster the next generation of innovators, Intel provides STEM curriculum, competitions, and online resources to encourage students’ interest and participation.

ESSEA Modules
The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) is a NASA, NSF and NOAA-supported program implemented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to improve the quality of geoscience instruction for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers.

U of W STEM Teaching Tools Site
This site includes tools to support STEM teaching. Tools on the site have been identified based on what is of interest to teachers. This site has been developed by the Institute for Science + Math Education at the University of Washington.

Game based Learning

Kinetic City
Science games for students in grades 3-5. One activity asks students to replace the body systems of a character who sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger. The website requires free registration.

Math Snacks
NMSU’s own Media Productions partners with research groups, faculty, and programs nationally and internationally to create educational media in various disciplines to create Math Animations, Games and instructional tools for mid-school learners.