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

Overview of STEAM and resources - Kids Steam Lab at

Edutopia STEAM resources at

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

Title Pro's Tinkering Guide at

Thank you to Lake Jennings BSA Troop 325 for recommending the website! - The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at

new - Lego STEM Activities for a Preschooler




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.


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.

Jolly, A. (2014, November 18). STEM vs STEAM: Do the arts belong?


Lopez, K. (2019, January 5). How STEAM education benefits students at a young age.

Riley, S. (2013). Pivotal point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM, and arts integration.                    

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.

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. *

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November 8 is National STEM/STEAM DAY

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