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A comprehensive list of resources for STEM educators

Science is more than a school subject, the periodic table or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way of understanding and exploring and engaging with the world, and then the ability to change that world...” — President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015



STEM grows on people. With a keen interest in learning and learning more and more about STEM fields, here is a list of must-check resources covering podcasts, YouTube channels, blogs and websites for all things STEM.

Podcasts

Brain on

Brains On is hosted by Molly Bloom. Different co-hosts join weekly to freshen things up and bring different perspectives to listeners. The podcast encourages curiosity and the search for answers to every big and small question. Families are encouraged to send in their queries as the hosts address them, keeping listeners engaged and with new topics. The podcast has over 100 episodes to choose from and you’re sure to find something that will draw you to this incredible resource.

But why

This podcast is from National Public Radio. A great choice to help kids get into the habit of listening to podcasts while they can send their questions to the host. Kids can submit their audio files and all the questions are discussed on the podcasts, which keeps kids interested and following each episode. The podcast covers topics such as why forests are prone to fire, what happens after a fire, why ladybugs have spots and more. This is the perfect place for kids to relax from science questions and find answers to them.

Skyentists

Have you ever found your children constantly looking at the stars or asking questions about the sky and the moon? Well, this is a must-know podcast. This podcast is hosted by certified astronomers Kirsten Banks and Angel Lopez-Sanchez. The podcast brings a good dose of astronomy to your ears, the perfect place for astrology geeks. It covers everything from how to get out and stargaze (and really recognize what you’re seeing!) to answering burning questions about space.

Science VS

Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman hosts this podcast. It’s the perfect mix of fun and scientific facts. The podcast discusses topics as diverse as the mysterious man who dies twice, human lab rats, ancient aliens, and the science behind transgenderism. A must watch for young adult learners who want to learn all about science, crazy science stories and facts.

Houston, we have a podcast

This podcast is for you if you like space information and facts. The podcast features interviews with real NASA scientists who share all the information about space. It will take you through everything related to aviation such as rockets, space walking, time in space, the journey of an astronaut and what you need to be, the challenges astronauts face and much more.

YouTube channels

STEM Little Explorers

STEM Little Explorers share one new weekly video to give you fresh ideas to do with kids. The channel shares fresh thoughts on experiments and activities that can easily be done with children at home or at school. Parents can engage with children and provide them with the necessary knowledge about STEM topics.

STEM inventions

The channel features engaging playlists about DIY robots and a Young Engineers series that highlights over 20 fun STEM activities and projects. Explore the channel and you’re bound to find some good picks. You’ll find experiments and projects that can be done with readily available items like duct tape and wooden sticks and more.

STEM at HOME

The channel features a five-part mini-series featuring STEM activities that kids can recreate from the comfort of their homes. Experiments and activities can be performed by young adults on their own. However, adults must supervise children when they want to do any of the activities shown. The channel also features a unique series of interviews with current students and working professionals in the STEM field around the world. They are informative and inspiring, something students of all ages can benefit from.

STEM activities

This channel brings you educational, informative and ingenious STEM hacks and original content every weekday. The content produced on the channel is authentic and covers various topics for all age groups. The playlist section features product reviews, fun experiments, helpful teacher tips, time charts, parent projects, home experiments and more.

Hacking STEM

Hacking Stem is a collection of STEM lessons created by Microsoft Education. the channel is ideal for high school students.

All videos on the board are made by teachers for teachers. The projects presented are designed to integrate with existing curriculum and are aligned with Next Generation Science and ISTE standards. The channel features fun project-based activities that can help students develop; engineering design (ED) and computational thinking (CT) skills as they focus on providing students with hands-on experiences in data collection and analysis.

Here are some points on how this channel can be of great benefit to you:

  • The activities shown use inexpensive materials and real-world scenarios. Therefore, students find it attractive and understandable.
  • It offers tons of free downloadable resources, including Excel workbooks that display live STEAMING data in an accessible graphical way.
  • It offers a collection of over 23 amazing lessons and projects.
  • Connect with an active online community or teachers who share ideas, hacks and passion for bringing STEM to all students.

Mr. STEM EDU TV

This channel mainly focuses on how-to videos for students, teachers and industries in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The channel will be ideal for students eager to learn computer languages. The playlist section has comprehensive videos and learning content about python, C++, MS word, maths etc.

STEM coding

This YouTube channel aims to bring coding into high school physics, chemistry and math. The channel uses p5.js for all of its coding activities. All videos and activities on this channel will benefit educators and anyone interested in coding. All activities can be modified according to skill level.

India STEM Foundation

This official channel of STEM Foundation of India is a must watch for people who want to learn all about STEM in and around India. It aims to serve people who celebrate the fun and excitement of science and technology. The channel features informative videos about careers based on science and technology. He encourages young adults to explore mentoring programs that instill an interest in science and technology in the minds of young people.

GIGIL | STEM activities for children

GIGIL offers STEM activities for children. GIGIL is known for popular STEM kits that work on a monthly subscription model that includes 5 hands-on activities with the materials you need to complete them. These sets are available for children TK – 8th grade. Their YouTube channel is a treat for STEM-minded kids as it covers interesting videos on various activities, DIYs, projects and more. The videos will hook the students, and you’re sure to find something cool to try.

Blogs/websites

The teachers are great! STEM blog US

The author of this blog is a teacher with 30 years of experience working with children of all grades who are now STEM experts. The blog will help educators as it shares creative ways to make STEM a part of your elementary classroom using materials and lots of helpful tips. Each week you will find a new reading that you can easily make part of your classroom.

Center for STEM Education

The Center for STEM Education impacts STEM teaching and learning at all levels. This blog is a reflection of their influence. You’ll find great reading and amazing resources for all learning levels. The blog contains more than 17 posts that will keep you waiting for your next interesting read every time you finish reading.

Blog of friends in science

Science Buddies is a great blog for STEM educators as it covers educational resources, activities, projects, lesson plans and all things STEM for k12 students. The team behind Science Buddies aims to inspire and educate students of all ages with hands-on STEM research that reflects their unique personal interests. The blog publishes about seven posts per month, ensuring that they provide you with what you are looking for.

STEM Education Guide

The STEM Education Guide is a one-stop solution for parents and teachers looking for STEM input. The blog features activities, project ideas, product reviews and more in the STEM field. The blog features one new post every week, so subscribe to that weekly notification and stay up to date.

STEM activities for kids!

The blog aims to provide STEM resources, ideas and needed encouragement to teachers, parents and students. The team behind the blog is made up of teachers, parents, engineers and lifelong learners with one thing in common: they are all STEM enthusiasts. You’ll find great activities, worksheets, project ideas, and more STEM information for kids that can easily fit into the classroom.

Also read:

STEM activities – the most popular online learning activity among students worldwide

The growing need for STEM learning kits and home games

Why it’s critical to promote gender diversity in STEM

Best STEM learning toys in India that every parent must know

about the author

Author: Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has a growing interest in writing about the edtech space. As he writes, he has in mind that educators get the right resources and ideas that may be relevant to them regarding the effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.

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