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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Related Webstes:

  • eGFI -- Engineering, Go For It! eGFI is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). They are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.
  • Science Fair Project Ideas Free Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers and Tools for Serious Students
  • Space Place from NASA Check out games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
  • Night Sky Notes The Night Sky Notes is a place to keep skywatchers up to date on what's up in the sky. Check back often to find out what's new and visible in our ever changing sky
  • NASA No Boundaries Project The No Boundaries project was developed by NASA in collaboration with USA TODAY Education to help youth explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to learn about NASA.
  • Kids Do Science Hands-on workshops and materials developed for grades 3-6. All activities were developed to get students involved in science and to stress the scientific method and science inquiry skills. Above all, it is important that kids have fun, learn new skills, and DO science!
  • Great Explorations in Math and Science from Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS is a leading resource for innovative science and mathematics education. Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the public science education center at the University of California at Berkeley, and tested in thousands of classrooms nationwide, over 70 GEMS Teacher's Guides and Handbooks offer a wide range of supplementary learning experiences for preschool through 8th grade.
  • Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Careers Information about careers in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Science Buddies Information on science fair projects, science resources, scientific method, etc.
  • The Science of Cooking Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.
  • Kid Wind Promote wind power through education and activities that challenge, engage and inspire all ages
  • Mixing in Math This Web site is a free resource for those looking for easy ways to integrate math into out-of-school time. The activities are geared toward K-6 grade and are available in English and Spanish. Educators and parents can use these activities to put math into a variety of topics such as cooking, telling stories, gym exercises, and arts and crafts projects.
  • Design Squad STEM Teacher's Guide Design Squad has developed a new guide for middle school science and technology teachers. The guide blends hands-on engineering challenges with 3 core science topics - force, electricity, and sound. The challenges use low cost, readily available materials and are linked to national science and technology standards
  • Natural History Museum in London Find on-line science activities for kids, families and teachers as well as highlights of current collections at the museum.
  • Galaxy Zoo Find out how you can help astronomers explore the universe. You will view images from the NASAQ's Hubble Space Telescope and classify them by shape.

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PBS contacted 4-H to help spread the word about a free new environmental science resource for afterschool programs.

Specifically, this is an Activity Guide for adults who work with 9 to 12-year olds. It springs from a project called MEET THE GREENS, which is a PBS Web site that encourages kids to explore sustainability and take action whenever they can. (See
The new Activity Guide pairs hands-on activities to deepen kids' understanding of topics like recycling and global warming, with campaigns to reduce junk mail and get drivers to stop idling cars.

Folks can download the guide at or order a print copy by putting "THE GREENS" in the subject line of an e-mail to

This site is found on PBS Kids and is the theme to the television series "The Greens".  The Greens are a family that lives green.  Many interesting ideas on activities are located at the Special Features link to the left menu on the page.

The Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC/AED) through a grant from the National Science Foundation has developed Great Science for Girls: Extension Services for Gender Equity in Science through After School Programs (GSG), to provide inquiry-based, informal science learning programs that will stimulate girls’ curiosity, interest and persistence in STEM and break down the barriers of gender stereotyping.

Great resources are available for purchase to further the idea of Science and Math are FUN!

Youth Favorite Places (YFP) is a National 4-H Project began in July 2003 by the National 4-H GIS/GPS Leadership Team. This site is a database archive of 4-H members' favorite places. Participation helps members learn about local sites while honing other skills such as technical writing and GPS use. To register and begin sharing your own favorite places, visit

STEM Websites for Girls

  • National Girls Collaborative Project Advancing the agenda for gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Wonderwise-Women in Science Learning Series Introduces you to women who have made science their career.
  • scigirls SciGirls is a program that offers fun science experiences for girls across the country.
  • Brain Cake STEM website for Girls This site is where girls can connect with the people and opportunities that can make their dreams happen.
  • Nerd Girls This website highlights a growing, global movement which celebrates smart-girl individuality that’s revolutionizing our future. They want to encourage other girls to change their world through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, while embracing their feminine power.
  • Engineer Girl Read about the EngineerGirl! Essay Contest. Find out more about engineering careers.See profiles of women engineers.Find out what classes to take in high school to pursue an engineering career.
  • Engineering Education Service Center Engineering Education Service Center (EESC) is an engineering education company that specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. From curriculum to books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other motivational products, they aim to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone.
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