MiSTEM Regional Division 13

Classroom Resources

The MiSTEM Network has accumulated these resources for you to use within your schools and classrooms. Each has been linked out for you to explore the best fit for you and your students. 


Don’t see one of your favorite research-based resources? Please send them to Drea Weiner, MiSTEM Network Regional Director to have them added to the collection. 

MiSTEM Network Regional Resources

3D Printing

Career Profile Cards

Promoting STEM Through Literature

STEM Careers Story Mapping


NameDescriptionBandContent AreaCostWebsite
3D Printer ProjectA regional resource of getting started in your classroom using a 3D printer as a tool to explore STEM, math, engineering, critical thinking, and problem solving.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEM, Ed Tech, Science, Maker, EngineeringNonehttps://3dprinting.northwested.org/
AllSidesAllSides™ is a media technology and solutions company that strengthens our democratic society with balanced news, media bias ratings, diverse perspectives, and real conversation.6-8, 9-12Ed TechDonationhttps://www.allsides.com/unbiased-balanced-news
Blockly GamesBlockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, one is ready to use conventional text-based languages.6-8Ed TechNonehttps://blockly.games/
Boon-dah LearningSchool budgets have been slashed and kids aren’t taught STEM classes early enough. We focus on STEM specifically for 5-10 year olds because science proves that's when they can learn the most but are taught the least. Children with Dyslexia will also benefit from our holistic approach to learning.6-8.K-2, 3-5STEMYeshttps://www.boon-dah.com/
CodestersCodesters combines a fun online coding platform for students, a powerful learning management system for teachers, and built-out coding lessons so you can start teaching kids to code in your school today.3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer ScienceYeshttps://www.codesters.com/
Computer Science Teachers AssociationThe Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer ScienceYes/Nohttps://csteachers.org/
Culturally Relevant Math PracticesTwo years ago, a national think tank, 100k in10, committed to solving one of the most pressing issues in the US- ensuring that all students get a meaningful and rigorous STEM education. Among its priorities was to support a project team that would focus on designing Culturally Relevant Mathematical Practices (CRMPs). The CRMPs were drawn from leading work on culturally relevant pedagogy, culturally relevant mathematics teaching and standards for social justice.6-8, 9-12STEM, Math, Equity & InclusionNonehttps://www.relevantmath.org/
Cyber.orgCYBER.ORG's goal is to empower educators as they prepare the next generation to succeed in the cyber workforce of tomorrow.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Cyber Security, STEMNonehttps://cyber.org/
Cyber PatriotThe National Youth Cyber Education Program is STEM program of the Air & Space Forces Association. It was created to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Cyber Security, STEMNonehttps://www.uscyberpatriot.org/
Dana CenterHow can we ensure all students have equitable access to realize success in math and science? Every day, at the Dana Center, we are driven by this question. Our teams across K-12 and Higher Education work to develop innovative curricula, tools, protocols, and policies that support and enrich the educational experience of all students.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12MathNonehttps://www.utdanacenter.org/
dailySTEMMy name is Chris Woods, and I created “DailySTEM” to provide educators and families with simple STEM resources that connect the real world to learning. Our kids need to see that STEM is all around us…in the backyard, at the store, in our homes, on TV and movies, in the news… everywhere!K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEM, Math, Science, EngineeringNonehttps://dailystem.com/
Design SquadStudents can explore the world of science and engineering with this collection from DESIGN SQUAD NATION. Use these resources to help your students gain a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things we use in everyday life. The DESIGN SQUAD NATION Collection equips students with science and math skills, and lays the foundation they need to participate in engineering activities later in life.3-5Science, EngineeringNonehttps://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/spinner/
Engineering is ElementaryPrepare the workforce of tomorrow. Encourage critical thinking and problem solving to help young learners think like engineers. Engineering is Elementary, 2nd Edition presents real world challenges that encourage students to explore multiple ways to solve a problem. Following the Engineering Design Process and using scientific inquiry students learn to make connections between what they are learning and the real world. Twenty hands-on student-centered engineering units guide students to activate and share prior knowledge throughout each lesson activity as they build communication, soft skills, collaboration and presentation skills.Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8Science, EngineeringBooks Available via MiSTEM Checkouthttps://eiestore.com/
EPICS K-12The EPICS K-12 Program will be a leader in developing, disseminating, and supporting service learning models that engage students in engineering and computing-based design projects that meet the needs of their communities.6-8, 9-12Science, EngineeringNonehttps://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/k12
Fold'N FlyFor more than 10 years, Fold'NFly has been teaching people around the world how to make paper airplanes. Our extensive database of designs includes step-by-step instructions, video guides and printable templates where you simply fold on the numbered lines to get a perfect paper plane, every time.3-5Math, Engineering, STEMNonehttps://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2
GenCyberThe GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Cyber SecurityNonehttps://www.gen-cyber.com/about/
Girls Who CodeGirls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer Science, Equity & InclusionNonehttps://girlswhocode.com/
TCEA Jamboard Templates Collection - MACULTCEA is a nonprofit organization of more than 80,000 educators around the world dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the use of technology. We are happy to provide this curated list of more than 1,750 Jamboard templates for all grade levels and subject areas, allowing you to save time and make your classroom more engaging.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Ed TechNonehttps://t.co/Gy5P6kDNbi
Joy of CodingWe created this course because we realized that many high school students wanted to, and were ready to, learn to code but many didn’t know where to start. At our University, we’ve heard too many stories of students who tried learning coding by Googling around for lessons and watching YouTube videos and walked away from poorly designed curricula thinking that coding was too difficult and/or “wasn’t for them”. It’s true that coding is hard – at times, especially in the beginning – but it’s also too important a skill for a STEM-aspirant student to give up on because of a badly made YouTube video.9-12Computer ScienceNonehttps://joyofcoding.eecs.umich.edu/
Maker EdMaker education offers a transformational approach to teaching and learning that attends to the real and relevant needs of learners and humans. It is an approach that positions agency and student interest at the center, asking students to become more aware of the design of the world around them, and begin to see themselves as people who can tinker, hack and improve that design.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEM, MakerNonehttps://makered.org/
Code.orgMultiple K-12 Michigan teachers are transforming their community and school culture by leveraging Code.org resources. Across the state of Michigan, these teachers are committed to teach middle and high school computer science courses. Throughout all levels of the professional learning series, teachers are integrated within a community, transforming school culture, and collaborating across school districts.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer Science, ELA, MathNonehttps://www.mi-coding.com/
micro:bitCurriculum-linked units of work, lessons, projects, design challenges and printable resources, including certificates and posters, give you everything you need to teach and inspire your students.3-5, 6-8STEM, Computer Science, Maker, EngineeringNonehttps://microbit.org/
MakeCodeMicrosoft MakeCode is a free online learn-to-code platform where anyone can build games, code devices, and mod Minecraft!Computer ScienceNonehttps://arcade.makecode.com/?scrlybrkr=c72b10dc
Mi-STARMi-STAR is a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues. We provide professional learning for teachers implementing the curriculum. Read more about our curriculum and professional learning.6-8Science, EngineeringYeshttps://mi-star.mtu.edu/
Minecraft EducationEngage students in game-based learning across the curriculum. Minecraft Education is a game-based platform that inspires creative, inclusive learning through play. Explore blocky words that unlock new ways to take on any subject or challenge. Download Minecraft Education to get started with a free demo.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer Science, Math, Science, Social Emotional, Equity & InclusionNonehttps://education.minecraft.net/en-us
NAE Grand ChallengesFrom urban centers to remote corners of Earth, the depths of the oceans to space, humanity has always sought to transcend barriers, overcome challenges, and create opportunities that improve life in our part of the universe.6-8, 9-12Science, EngineeringNonehttp://www.engineeringchallenges.org/
National Initiative for Cybersecurity EducationThe mission of NICE is to energize, promote, and coordinate a robust community working together to advance an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Cyber SecurityNonehttps://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/nice
OpenSciEdOur curriculum fosters deep, engaging science learning and is the only curriculum designed for the NGSS that has had every unit rated as quality –and it’s freely available to anyone.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Science, EngineeringNonehttps://www.openscied.org/
Phenomena for NGSSBy learning through working side by side with classroom educators, support staff and administrators, we have developed resources and strategies to make phenomenon centered learning and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) more accessible for educators and to build confidence in planning and implementing phenomena based, three dimensional lessons and units for your students.6-8, 9-12Science, EngineeringNonehttps://www.ngssphenomena.com/
PhET STEM SimulationsPhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in HTML5 (with some legacy simulations in Java or Flash), and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source (see our source code). Multiple sponsors support the PhET project, enabling these resources to be free to all students and teachers.6-8, 9-12Science, Engineering, MathNonehttps://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/browse
Project WildA pre-K through 12 environmental and conservation education program that provides professional development opportunities for teachers and naturalists, emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources interwoven with English language arts, math and social studies. A perfect addition to classroom units or nature center programming, using hands-on, engaging activities.PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Science, Engineering, MathNonehttps://www.michigan.gov/dnr/education/educators/wild
REMC Classroom ResourcesREMC has various projects geared towards ed tech available for free for Michigan teachers.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Ed Tech, ELA, Digital LiteracyNonehttps://www.remc.org/classroom-resources/
REMC Promoting STEM Through LiteratureUse literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Each of the titles below shares a story where something was built or invented by designing, planning, gathering materials, and creating. In addition to strengthening literacy skills, your students will develop inquiry and problem-solving skills. They will also see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things!K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Ed Tech, STEM, ELA, Maker, Design ThinkingBooks and Materials Available Through REMC 2C & 2N at No Costhttps://www.remc.org/classroom-resources/promoting-stem-through-literature/
SAE STEM@HomeFor more than 30 years, SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) STEM programs have been providing hands-on STEM experiences in classrooms around the globe. With our PreK-12 SAE STEM@Home resources, learners of all ages can access fun and enriching STEM activities wherever learning happens.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEM, Science, EngineeringNonehttps://www.sae.org/learn/education/stem-at-home
ScratchScratch is the world’s largest coding community for children and a coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games, and animations. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization.3-5, 6-8Computer ScienceComputer Sciencehttps://scratch.mit.edu/
Sleeping Bear: A Classroom in the DunesBig lakes, small lakes, towering dunes, lush forests and more are waiting at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for you and your students to explore. Find information and resources to help you plan your field trip and more as you use Sleeping Bear Dunes as your classroom.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Science, EngineeringNonehttps://www.nps.gov/slbe/learn/education/index.htm
STEMworksSTEMworks is your go-to resource for finding and investing in the nation’s leading STEM education programs for students and educators from pre-kindergarten through highschool.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Science, Engineering, Math, Computer ScienceNonehttps://stemworks.wested.org/
Teach CyberTeach Cyber is an initiative of DARK Enterprises Inc. DARK Enterprises Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to developing, supporting, and stewarding excellent cybersecurity education at the secondary level. Our mission is to provide resources, training, and support to secondary school educators teaching cybersecurity.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Cyber SecurityNonehttps://teachcyber.org/
Teach EngineeringEducators and learners have FREE access to our ever-growing collection of peer-reviewed curricula, which include activities, lessons, units, maker challenges, informal learning activities, and living labs.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Engineering, MakerNonehttps://www.teachengineering.org/
Teach Outside the BoxIf you’re looking for low prep, top quality resources tor STEM, Makerspace, Robotics, and hands-on literacy, you’ve come to the right place!K-2, 3-5STEM, Maker, ELANonehttps://teachoutsidethebox.com/
TestedLed by Adam Savage, Tested is a YouTube channel that explores the intersection of science, popular culture, and emerging technology. Here’s where to find out more about us and our crew, where you can see Adam in person and how to send us ideas as well as physical items.3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEMNonehttps://www.tested.com/
Teaching and LearningTeachers have important things to say and share about teaching, life, teaching, and learning. A podcast for teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind the scenes from classrooms around the globe. Honest conversations about teacher tired and passion-filled teaching allow educators to speak their truth on the trials and treasures of being a teacher.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12STEM, MakerNonehttps://www.trinadeboreeteachingandlearning.com/
TynkerTynker is the fun way to learn programming and develop problem-solving & critical thinking skills. Our new bundles include live expert coaching to get your child off to a fast, confident start.K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12Computer ScienceNonehttps://www.tynker.com/
Virtual Farm ToursTake your students on a virtual field trip to a Michigan dairy farm! Students will see how dairy farmers care for their calves and cows, their community and the environment while producing nutritious and delicious milk.3-5Science, EngineeringNonehttps://www.milkmeansmore.org/virtual-farm-tour-2/
Wayne County Literacy Learning NetworkA team of science, literacy and assessment educators have curated Text Sets, created Interactive Read Aloud Guides, and suggested Formative Assessments aligned to the Grade Level Topic Bundles of Michigan Science Standards.K-2, 3-5Science, Engineering, ELANonehttps://lln.resa.net/tstt/
Women in Cyber SecurityAt WiCyS, a global community of women, allies and advocates, we are dedicated to bringing talented women together to celebrate and foster their passion and drive for cybersecurity. We unite local communities of aspiring and thriving women cybersecurity professionals across the world to collaborate, share their knowledge, network and mentor. We create opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs, and more.9-12Cyber Security, Equity & InclusionNonehttps://www.wicys.org/
YoucubedWe know from research how to teach mathematics well and how to bring about high levels of student engagement and achievement, but this evidence has not previously been made accessible to teachers. All students can learn mathematics to high levels and teaching that is based upon this principle dramatically increases students’ maths achievement. The need to make research widely available is particularly pressing now as new science on the brain and learning is giving important insights into mathematics learning.9-12MathNonehttps://www.youcubed.org/
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