Resources for Teachers/Parents

The resources below are great to use when thinking of how to begin to shift our thinking and teaching toward a "Maker Mindset".  Please feel free to use these resources and as always - email us with any great resources you have found so we can add to our list!!

Happy Making

Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2nd and 3rd Grade 4th and 5th Grade
 STEAM Activities STEAM Activities  STEAM Activities
 STEAM Unit STEAM Unit  Digital Wish Lesson Plans
1st Grade:  Forever in First Blog 2nd Grade:  Happy 2nd Grade Blog 5th Grade: STEAM Resources

2nd Grade:  STEAM Livebinder
 
 

 General Resources for Teachers
Arts Integrated Lesson Plans have a variety of plans that help to incorporate the components of STEAM into any classroom.
Book Inspired STEAM Projects for Kids provides the book to read with the activity.  The website has the activities divided in subjects to make the search more user friendly.
Makerspace.com contains a Twitter feed, links, and a blog that contains products and ideas that will be useful to gain new ideas.
Maker Education contains a blog by Colleen Graves and she gives her Maker Education lessons and projects as a resource for others to use.
Makerspace for Education contains great information from teacher-created lessons, to how to create a space in your room, and even a gallery with images. 
Exploratorium is a wonderful website if you are looking for science activities, apps, blogs, videos, and websites.
Playdough to Plato contains 40 STEM activities for kids that you can try in your classroom or in the Collaboratory.
STEAM Projects to Boost Creativity contains engineering projects, experiments, and starter guides to help boost creativity in your classroom.
STEAM Resources for Any Classroom contains wonderful ideas in presentations, lesson plans, resources, apps and websites.
STEM in the Classroom Livebinder contains activities for kindergarten through fifth grade and additional resources to use in your classroom.


Holiday STEAM Resources
October
Halloween STEAM Challenges