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
new Concordia University Portland STEAM Teaching Resources -
new Nathan Bott's STEM - Elementary - How Science Brings Music to Life -
Gustafson, J. (2018). Do you feel clueless about STEM? How to support your child this school year. Retrieved from
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
new 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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