STEAM Websites for Young Learners

  • Science Websites

    National Geographic Education

    Top geography resource site provides global exploration opportunities

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    STEM lessons creatively build off of NASA data and real space missions

    NOVA

    Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications

    Smithsonian Science Education Center

    Teacher-geared site outlines steps for innovative science instruction

    California Academy of Sciences

    Expert research and diverse, rich lessons inspire future scientists

    CK-12

    Super STEM, social studies resource with highly customizable content

    PhET Interactive Simulations

    Massive collection of excellent (and free!) science and math simulations

    Curiosity Machine

    Kids build, share, receive pro feedback with awesome engineering site

    Mosa Mack Science

    Engaging design challenges turn kids into actual science detectives

  • Technology Websites

    NOVA

    Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications

    Defined STEM

    Stellar collection of STEM resources supports project-based learning

    OK Go Sandbox

    Creative music video-inspired STEAM design challenges

    KidsThinkDesign

    Projects inspire creativity; a place for kids' sharing would boost fun

    Design Squad Global

    Fun engineering problems encourage classroom competition, innovation

    Tinkercad

    Amazingly simple yet powerful online CAD tool turns kids into makers

    Autodesk Design Academy

    Outstanding project-based tutorials for popular engineering software

    SketchUp

    Make learning meaningful through 3D design

    Make:

    Fuel creative makers with project ideas, reviews, and community

    Blue-Bot

    Simple robot ideal for introducing programming to young learners

    Blockly for Dash & Dot Robots

    Adorable robots teach hands-on coding skills

    The Robot Factory by Tinybop

    Improve designs, collect favorites in robot creation sandbox

    Scratch

    Creative sandbox opens the door to coding in any subject area

    Evo by Ozobot

    Versatile mini robot tailor-made for teaching coding

    Sphero Edu

    Cool robots and creative play make programming irresistible

    Google CS First

    Middle school CS curriculum has stellar resources, room for creativity

    Toca Builders

    Students not quite ready for Minecraft get a creative, fun alternative

    Minecraft: Education Edition

    Stellar collaboration tools, controls make Minecraft classroom-ready

    Gamestar Mechanic

    Engaging manga-themed quest to become a game designer

  • Engineering Websites

    DIY Nano

    Turn kids into budding nanoscientists who explore the tiniest things

    Curiosity Machine

    Kids build, share, receive pro feedback with awesome engineering site

    Design Squad Global

    Fun engineering problems encourage classroom competition, innovation

    Instructables

    Endless collection of DIY projects; good for sharing and inspiration

    Tinkercad

    Amazingly simple yet powerful online CAD tool turns kids into makers

    Technovation Families

    Family-focused site for learning AI well-suited to classrooms, too

    Autodesk Design Academy

    Outstanding project-based tutorials for popular engineering software

    The PocketLab

    Gather and analyze live data anywhere

    SketchUp

    Make learning meaningful through 3D design

    PBS LearningMedia

    Treasure trove of lesson resources will benefit from adaptation

    TED-Ed

    Support kids' sense of wonder with outstanding short video lessons

    Engineer Girl

    Female engineers give girls career advice on this visually appealing site

     

  • Art Websites

    Artsonia Kids Art Museum

    Online art museum empowers students to exhibit, explain their work

    MetKids

    Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art

    Scribble: Kids Book Maker

    Terrific book creator encourages self-expression for all young writers

    Pixton Edu

    Popular comics platform puts students' focus on creation

    Paper by WeTransfer

    Beautifully designed digital sketchbook for any age

  • Math Websites

    A+ Math
    This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards, concentration games, more.

    AAA Math
    Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly-created interactive practice activities.

    Ask Dr. Math
    This is a huge resource of answers to math questions for elementary to college students. If you have a question not covered, you can ask Dr. Math!

    Brain Bashers
    Includes an interesting collection of math, logic, and language puzzles, games, and illusions, separated into easy, medium and hard categories.

    ChiliMath
    A great resource that covers key concepts in Algebra, with material that ranges from introductory to advanced. Detailed examples and diagrams help to build confidence in students, as they develop their mathematical skills.

    CoolMath.com
    Have fun while practicing your math through lots of cool games, activities, and animated demonstrations. Includes coloring pages for young kids, and helpful sections for teachers and parents.

    Figure This!
    Which shape holds the most popcorn? Can you combine the stamps to make $1.77? These are just a couple of the problems you can ponder in this attractively designed collection of real-world math challenges. Updated regularly; includes resources for parents.

    Funbrain Math Arcade
    Choose your grade level and playing piece, then see if you can beat all 25 animated math games at this fun site.

    Math.com
    Math.com offers a lot for everyone. Students can find homework help, puzzles, online calculators, and more... teachers can take advantage of lesson plans, classroom resources, and career resources... there's even a section for parents with lots of helpful information.

    Math Game Time
    Math Game Time provides visitors with a great selection of fun online math games, for Pre-K to 7th Grade students. Also included are worksheets and videos, curated by educators.

    Math Goodies
    Lessons and exercises for a variety of math subjects. Includes calculators, puzzles, and MathChat message boards where you can ask questions and share ideas.

    Math in Daily Life
    Shows how math is used everyday through examples dealing with savings and credit, population growth, cooking, and other common situations.

    Rick's Math Web
    Pre-kindergarten to high school students looking for a better understanding of math will find over 4,800 problems to help them improve their skills. Problems can be printed in worksheet form and tips and tricks are included for each area of study.

    Teach R Kids Math
    Learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more with these interactive online math worksheets. Exercises are designed for preschool through 3rd grade students.

  • Other STEAM Websites

    Common Sense Education