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Get your students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with these innovative websites and tools. Energize your instruction and encourage your students to explore a wide range of STEM topics. All of these great resources have been hand selected to help engage students and improve knowledge retention through the use of interactive online resources. Enjoy!

Grades K-2

  • NASA Kids’ Club – This website has interactive games for students involving different science topics and levels.
  • PBS Kids Go Design Squad – Design Squad Nation offers activities, animations, videos, and episodes for teachers and students.
  • Strange Matter – Strange Matter is a great place for students to learn while having fun. The activities pertain to materials science or the “study of stuff”.

Grades 3-5

  • Engineering Interact – This website provides fully interactive, engaging game environments with information about real world applications to introduce students to the exciting world of engineering.
  • Science Kids – On this website, students can find experiments, games, videos, and lessons to help them better understand science and technology subjects.
  • The Kids Science Challenge -Visit the games and video section of this website to help them conceptualize information in an engaging way.


Grades 6-8

  • STEM Collaborative – Using four interactive online learning adventures you can make the math connection for your middle school students. These activities use virtual environments, simulations, videos, and interactive math activities to challenge and engage students.
  • Interactivate – Interactivate is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.

Grades 9-12

  • Exploriments – Exploriments are simulation-based interactive learning units for enhancing conceptual understanding in Science and Math in an experiential manner.
  • w3schools – W3 schools will teach you how to make a website. They offer free tutorials in web development technologies.
  • STEMware – These  are games that offer scenarios related to modern science topics but set in fantasy worlds.  These games were developed by educator-student-scientist partners and used to created game-based learning.

Do you have a favorite Web 2.0 Tool or website that you use in your STEM classroom? Let us know about it and share it with your fellow educators by leaving us a comment.

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