STEAM (STEM + the Arts)Resources
Check back often for updates. Links to articles, books, blogs, activities, and other resources are posted here for educators and parents.
Links to pk-12 STEM resources collected by the National Education Association (NEA) at http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html
Overview of STEAM and resources - Kids Steam Lab at https://kidssteamlab.com/what-is-steam/
Edutopia STEAM resources at https://www.edutopia.org/article/STEAM-resources
NASA/JPL STEM Activities for families and educators at
NASA NGSS STEM lesson plans at
Engineering information for educators and students at
Concordia University Portland STEAM Teaching Resources -
Nathan Bott's STEM - Elementary - How Science Brings Music to Life at
new Title Pro's Tinkering Guide at https://www.titlemax.com/articles/title-pros-tinkering-guide/
Thank you to Lake Jennings BSA Troop 325 for recommending the website!
new MastersInDataScience.org - The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at https://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/
Davis, A. (2019, September 3). How our school transitioned from STEM to STEAM. Retrieved from
Harper, C. (2017). The STEAM-powered classroom. Educational Leadership, 75(2), 70-74. Retrieved from
Jolly, A. (2014, November 18). STEM vs STEAM: Do the arts belong? Retrieved from
Riley, S. (2013). Pivotal point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM, and arts integration. Retrieved from
Segarra, V. A., Natalizio, B., Falkenberg, C. V., Pulford, S., & Holmes, R. M. (2018). STEAM: Using the arts to train well-rounded and creative scientists. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 19(1), 1-7. Retrieved from
Tate, K., Messina , D., Warnecke, B., Doyle, C., DePriter, T., & Brillhart, D. (2018). Marvelous metals matter! (A STEAM
lesson for fifth graders incorporates the Engineering Design Process). Science and Children, 55(5), 27-34.
Tate, K. J. (2014). Arts-based teaching in elementary schools. [Blog article]. ED News Daily. Retrieved from*
*The link was later changed to http://www.ednewsdaily.com/arts-based-teaching-in-elementary-schools-tate/
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