FREE STEM Resources from Around the Web
This is a collection of free STEM materials from around the web. The list includes freebies from TpT, blog posts, articles, and helpful websites. Some are my own, and many are from other sources that I have discovered. I hope you find these useful! Bookmark this page because I plan to add more links as I come across them!
STEM Engineering Challenges
Basketball Tower by More Than a Worksheet
Students must build a tower that supports a basketball using only newspaper and tape.
Jack and the Parachute by More Than a Worksheet
A simple STEM engineering project where students make a parachute to help Jack escape the giant.
Marshmallow Catapult by Science Demo Guy
A STEM engineering project with a video where students design a popsicle stick catapult to launch marshmallows.
Saving Sam with STEM by Get Caught Engineering
A fun challenges where students must create a contraption to save Sam the gummy worm from drowning.
STEM Sampler Pack by Meredith Anderson
A variety of activities including 10 STEM sticks.
STEM Breaks by Smart Chick
Easy to implement STEM challenges for all students
STEM Challenge Freebie Mystery Build by Teachers are Terrific
Students get to solve a STEM mystery!
Balloon Car STEM Challenge by Vivify STEM
Students must build a balloon powered car that will travel at least five feet.
The Nuts and Bolts of a Family STEM Event by STEM Activities for Kids
Lots of tips for planning a family STEM night at your school.
Engineering Process Posters by Teachers Are Terrific
Cute posters that outline each step of the STEM engineering process.
Free STEM Mini Journals by Brooke Brown
Use these to help guide students through the STEM process.
Engineering Role Sheets by Smart Chick
Role cards and sheets if you want to give each student a job while doing STEM engineering projects.
Design Process Poster by Bethany Baptiste
A colorful poster outlining the design process.
STEM Essentials–The Nitty Gritty of Teaching STEM by Get Caught Engineering
A nice collection of resources to help you manage STEM time
Engineering Starter Kit by Ivy Taul
A nice collection of resources for getting started with STEM
How to Grade STEM by More Than a Worksheet
Hotwheels Speedometry *4th grade teachers can get a free class kit!
Blog posts and Articles
STEM: Play with a Purpose from STEM Activities for Kids
The Importance of Failure by Vivify STEM
STEM Challenge: Trampolines from STEM Activities for Kids
STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper really benefit my students? from Corkboard Connections
Engineering on a Dime: 3 STEM Challenges from Minds in Bloom
Math in Art–15+ STEAM Projects from 4mula Fun
12 Steps to Great STEM Lessons from MiddleWeb
10 Best STEM Resources from NEA
STEM Resources for the Primary Grades from More Than a Worksheet
STEM Expectations from More Than a Worksheet
STEM K-8 Engineering from Scholastic
Do you have any go-to STEM resources?