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STEAM (STEM + the Arts)Resources

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STEAM/STEM Resources

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 https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/

NASA NGSS STEM lesson plans at https://marsed.asu.edu/stem-lesson-plans  

Engineering information for educators and students at http://www.egfi-k12.org/index_noflash.php

Concordia University Portland STEAM Teaching Resources - https://education.cu-portland.edu/teaching-resources/steam-teaching-resources/

Nathan Bott's STEM - Elementary - How Science Brings Music to Life at https://citme.music.asu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-05-05-STEM-Elementary-How-Science-Brings-Music-to-Life-Curriculum.pdf

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!

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/




Babette, A. (2018). The development of STEAM educational policy to promote student creativity and social empowerment. Arts Education Policy Review, 119(2), 77-87.

Davis, A. (2019, September 3). How our school transitioned from STEM to STEAM. Retrieved from 



Gess, A. (2017). STEAM education: Separating fact from fiction. Technology and Engineer Teacher, 77(3), 39-41.

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



Lopez, K. (2019, January 5). How STEAM education benefits students at a young age. Retrieved from https://www.gettingsmart.com/2019/01/how-steam-education-benefits-students-at-a-young-age/

Riley, S. (2013). Pivotal point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM, and arts integration. Retrieved from                              https://www.edutopia.org/blog/pivot-point-stem-steam-arts-integration-susan-riley

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 https://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1360

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.

*See http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/4/sc18_055_05_27

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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                  Did you know?

November 8 is National STEM/STEAM DAY

     How will you celebrate?