STEM Resources

We want to encourage all students to consider STEM activities and possible future careers. Below are some links to appropriate websites.

…………. some  sites suitable for middle school students:

https://study.com/resources/at-home-science-projects  10 hands-on science projects that can be done at home for distance learning or homeschool

http://www.amightygirl.com/   claims to have the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

www.DiscoverE.org
Site by National Academy of Engineering has materials to interest young people in the field of engineering. Cool Content and Activities section has ideas for small projects. The SHOP section has books, DVDs, posters and other items for sale.

“An Engineering Education Makes a World of Difference” <http://eemawod.org/> OR <http://engineeringaworldofdifference.org/>  highlights role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness.   In addition to the role models, the site provides links to other sites that explain what engineering is and where visitors can find out more about engineering.

http://www.scigirlsconnect.org
see Resources  topic for activity ideas, including some in Spanish.

http://www.scientificadventures.org
see Resources topic for list of websites especially useful for parents

http://www.egfi-k12.org/
‘Engineering- Go For It’ is a site by American Society for Engineering Education,
with interactive material, newsletter and magazine; for students, educators, and parents.

A diagram of general career areas organized by interests:
http://www.careerkey.org/explore-career-options/career-clusters-map.html

Guide  with activities, games, educational pathways, and other  helpful resources for young girls:    https://winnie.com/resources/engaging-girls-in-stem-education

STEM Fundamentals for Kids – https://www.computerscience.org/resources/stem-for-kids/

For those interested in computer programming: This guide explains how kids can learn app development fundamentals and better understand programming in general. It also lists different free tools, games, and tips that can help kids learn coding, programming, and app development.  https://www.verizon.com/info/family/app-development-for-kids/

 

………   SITES with links to sources for various education levels:

find  “47 STEM Books for K-12 Readers” here:    https://www.mastersindatascience.org/resources/47-stem-books-for-k-12-readers/

Cyber Security in Education Resource:   https://bootcamp.berkeley.edu/blog/cybersecurity-in-education-what-teachers-parents-and-students-should-know/

Data Science Resources:   https://datasciencepath.com/resources/

Data Science Explorer, an organization that focuses extensively on helping students research higher education and labor trends in the instructional education & learning sectors, has  Data Science Education Guides to help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment. You can view the guides here:
https://www.datascienceprograms.org/
https://cybersecuritydegrees.org/

UC Berkeley’s career resource titled “The Dollars Attached to a Career in Data Science” at  https://datascience.berkeley.edu/blog/data-scientist-salary/  will be of interest to high school and college students thinking about a computer-related career. The resource provides statistics on the data science field, such as demand, salary, and number of job openings. It also discusses what industries data scientists typically work in, and highlights some well-known companies that employ data scientists.

Below are some  general resources that include links to materials suitable for young students also.

…….  These next 3 sites (from Discover Data Science) are  updated regularly.

  • sources of STEM info for students and parents

https://www.discoverdatascience.org/resources/k-12-and-beyond-stem-guide/

  •      Resources for people interested in pursuing a potential career in data science. Of particular note is the Sustainability Guide and Women in STEM Guide.

https://www.discoverdatascience.org/resources

  •      Career Center with information on various STEM related career paths.

https://www.discoverdatascience.org/career-information/

…………….. another site, with similar content:

https://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/    has a very comprehensive list of web sites for STEM information for all age levels.