Visiting a computer lab or stuck inside for a day? Visit some of these STEM sites to further enhance your learning in various aspects of STEM, just click on the underlined link below!
- Ask Dr. Universe: 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!
- Science Kids: Science Kids provides educational resources and interactive games and activities for teachers and students interested in science and technology. Visitors will enjoy experiments, games, facts, quizzes, projects, lessons, images and much more.
- Exploratorium: The website of the San Francisco-based Exploratorium is jam-packed with interactive activities, videos, apps, links and more.
- Funology: 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.
- Sparticl: Powered by 3M, this interactive website is full of games from living things to tech to Earth.
- Museum of Science and Industry: This page is an extension of the exhibits featured at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL! There are games related to the exhibits as well as fun at-home experiments to try out!
- BrainPOP: Based on the beloved videos of Tim and Moby, play the educational STEM games to build and create!
Coding & Computer Science
- Alice.org: Here’s a free three-dimensional program where users can make a storytelling animation, create a game or share a video. The Web site’s guide, who is similar to Alice from Alice in Wonderland, helps students create their visual masterpieces.
Life & Environmental Science
- EPA Students: Searching for news on the environment, homework resources, info on contests or ideas for an environment-based school project? Check out this website run by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- National Geographic Kids: Learn more about animals and ecosystems all over the world! From mammals to prehistoric animals, Nat Geo for Kids has it all!
- Discovering Engineering: Discover E’s mission is to promote and grow an engineering profession through outreach, education and volunteerism. The site explains what engineering is and what career paths an individual could take. It also offers informational videos and educational games.
- Engineer Girl: Engineer Girl encourages young middle-school girls to pursue STEM careers. Girls can “try on a career,” speak to actual professional engineers, play games and participate in polls, apply for scholarships and more.
- eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!): eGFI promotes STEM with interactive games, newsletters, digital magazines, flash cards, kids’ books, tools for teachers, lesson plans and more. The site also offers scholarship information for those planning to pursue careers in STEM.
- Minecraft: Minecraft is a popular 3-D block-building game that pushes your imagination to the limits. Protect yourself against nocturnal monsters or a build a giant one-of-a-kind creation.
- Try Engineering: What kind of engineer are you? Take a quiz and test out different areas of engineering!
- Chemical Engineering for Kids: Learn more about what a chemical engineer can do and try different experiments to learn more. Chemical engineers help us solve real-world problems with exciting ideas, like recycling plastic bottles into fabrics that are used by high-end fashion designers.
- Get Biotech Smart: This site offers biotechnology resources for teachers and students. Teachers get lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations for middle-school and high-school students. Students can access videos on biotech careers and more.
- CSI – Web Adventures: On this interactive Web site, visitors can solve crimes using forensics at beginner, intermediary and advanced levels. The site offers other activities such as handwriting analysis, a detective game and an opportunity to learn about different careers in science.
- MathMovesU: The site, designed for middle-school students, aims to keep the subject of mathematics alive by combining activities with kids’ hobbies. Users can create their own avatars and play games, learn about mathematics and participate in polls and quizzes.
- Geometry Quest App: Travel the world by solving geometry challenges along the way. You’ll receive passport stamps for perfect quests. Covers Common Core standards 3MD, 3G, 4MD, 5G, 6G, 7G and 8G.
- Math Blaster: Do you have what it takes to save the galaxy? You’re going to need your math skills to complete your training missions in this free online game.
- Mystery Math Town: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rescue the fireflies hidden in Mystery Math Town. Be warned: you’ll need your math skills to unlock all the rooms and passages on your quest!
- Numbers League: In the Numbers League, only math can save the day. You’ll use everything from addition to negative numbers to assemble a team of superheroes and capture a horde of villains.
- Umigo: Bored with everything? The crazy characters at UMIGO might have the answer. Their interactive games are just right for building math and critical thinking skills.
Earth & Space Science
- NASA Education for Students: Career information, image galleries, NASA Television, features and articles … whatever you’d like to know about aerospace, you’re sure to find it here.
- NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA): 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.
- NASA Kids’ Club: 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.
- NASA Space Place: 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.
- STEM Career: Students, teachers, counselors and parents can explore resources explaining the benefits of STEM careers. Students receive help choosing the right school and specific career. They also can get homework help and more.
- Women In STEM: BestColleges.com created a resource for women; intended to encourage and provide information to the most-asked questions regarding pursuing a career in STEM such as average salaries & earnings for top STEM career, gender representation figures in STEM careers, and scholarships for students looking to pursue a STEM degree.
Lists compiled from: Masters in Data, Science and Education World, Maryville University STEM Games