FREE STEM Resources from Around the Web


Free STEM Resources PinThis 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.



Managing STEM

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


STEM Activities for Kids

PBS Kids Science Challenges

STEMfinity Free STEM Reources


Science Sparks

STEM Class Lessons

eGFI Dream Up the Future

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

Take Flight with STEM from Get Caught Engineering

STEM K-8 Engineering from Scholastic

Do you have any go-to STEM resources?

Happy Teaching!


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  • Lymari

    Wow! Thank you!!! I’ve taken a new position as a gifted teacher for k-5 students. And it’s a challenge to look for different activities for all these grade levels. Especially, so that I don’t repeat the same activity next year. Any advise will be greatly appreciated!

  • ester modoh

    the best website for Science teachers. I am really enjoy using the free resources and many many thank you

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