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For Grades 1-3
FREE: Room to Read has worked with the University of Southern California to create a series of resources highlighting BIPOC authors and STEM professionals. Explore 10 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-themed books that inspire first through third graders about the wide variety of groundbreaking and exciting STEAM careers. Hands-on activities can be done at home or at school, lessons are available in English and Spanish, and short video episodes are also hosted on the website. These materials are available digitally without cost.
Learn more: https://www.roomtoread.org/steam
TOPICS: Data Science * Engineering * Gastroenterology * Heart Surgery * Marine Biology * Nanotechnology * Occupational Therapy * Oncology * Polar Science * Virtual Reality
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops
Grades 6 and up
In this series of five short films, learn why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed—and why we have less time than we think. The five short films, ranging in length from 8-14 minutes, are ideal for classroom use. They are available for free, along with an accompanying science curriculum for grades 6 -12 as well as discussion guides suitable for university level and community groups.
HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Film and Curriculum
Watch as Robert Redford’s son James Redford explores the factors driving the transition to clean energy in his feature documentary HAPPENING. To further engage students, the Redford Center created TEACHING HAPPENING, an interdisciplinary, modular curriculum developed to work alongside HAPPENING. Free to teachers, the classroom version of the film runs 50 minutes and the curriculum supports MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Watch a short trailer * Access free streaminng link and curriculum
JetStream: An online school for water
Search lessons by topic in this National Weather Service Online Weather School. The site is designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.
MWEEs by the Sea
Educators can find resources to develop Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students on watershed topics, including climate change, ocean acidification, hypoxia, and carbon.
OCEP Coastal Education Program - Module Three
The Oregon Coast Education Program provides coastal education modules with resources that help Oregon teachers provide meaningful watershed and coastal experiences for their students. Module Three is focused on Climate Change. The OCEP modules are housed on the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators website.
Oregon King Tides Photo Initiative
Grades - 4 to adult
Participate in this citizen science initiative by taking and sharing photos of the coastline during a King Tide event. Images are used to document sea level rise over time and to inform coastal resilience planning.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change (book)
Grades - High school
This book from the Paleontological Research Institution includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Download the PDF for free.
Weather and Climate Toolkit
Grades - preK to high school
This Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant page provides a sortable list of external resources on the general topics of weather, climate and climate change. Many of the resources can be readily utilized or adapted for e-learning and at-home teaching environments.
MWEEs by the Sea
Educators can find resources to develop Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students on watershed topics, including water quality and wetland science.
MWEEs by the Sea
Educators can find resources to develop Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students on watershed topics, including marine debris, ocean acidification, and hypoxia.
Looking for strategies to help you teach STEM to preschoolers? See this STEM Teaching Guide from the Boston Children's Museum.