Finding great STEM activities can be difficult. We’ve done our homework so that you can do a little bit less. Check out the links below to see free and low-cost curriculum that suits your grade-level!

Kite Festival Curriculum

TRSA is proud to present the Statewide Kite Festival, Powered by Flight Night in partnership with Hideaway Pizza and the Oklahoma Aerospace Consortium. Use this curriculum to teach your class about aviation as you build your kites!

OKC Thunder Explorers

Join the Devon Thunder Explorers for monthly STEM activites, opportunities to add Thunder fun to your lesson plans, and chances to win cash for your classroom!

Crazy 8s

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Kids build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics.

Design Squad Nation

The DESIGN SQUAD NATION website is an online community that grew out of the DESIGN SQUAD television series that aired on PBS KIDS. The site targets kids ages 8 and older and features creative activities, engaging video, interactive games, and exciting contests. In doing so, it gives kids a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday life.

Engineering Adventures

Engineering Adventures is a FREE curriculum created especially for kids in grades 3–5 in out-of-school time programs. Students will explore real-world problems—and use the engineering design process to create solutions.

OKC Thunder Explorers

Join the Devon Thunder Explorers for monthly STEM activites, opportunities to add Thunder fun to your lesson plans, and chances to win cash for your classroom!

Pixar in a Box

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. Students can animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

Engineer Girl

Designed by the National Academy of Engineering, this fun and informative site celebrates women in engineering and allows girls to explore what engineers do. Additionally, it offers resources to parents, teacher, and mentors.

Engineer Your Life

Aimed at high school girls, Engineer Your Life describes engineering careers through the inspiring work of contemporary young engineers. The site explains what students can do to prepare for college and what to expect in college engineering programs.

Maker Camp

Maker Camp aspires to become a community-built collection of project tutorials by, for, and with the kids who are making the world of the future. In doing so, it inspires students to make more and supports the adults who teach them.

Cybersecurity Lab

The Cybersecurity Lab is a game designed to teach people how to keep their digital lives safe, spot cyber scams, learn the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks. This site includes curriculum aimed at middle and high school classrooms.

Hidden Figures

For our Empower Her initiative, we created a virtual book club for Hidden Figures, complete with resources for both students and teachers.

AP CS Principles Curriculum

This is CS50 AP, Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for students in high school, which satisfies the College Board's new AP CS Principles curriculum framework.

Introduction to Computer Science

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

Pixar in a Box

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. Students can animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

Engineer Your Life

Aimed at high school girls, Engineer Your Life describes engineering careers through the inspiring work of contemporary young engineers. The site explains what students can do to prepare for college and what to expect in college engineering programs.

Cybersecurity Lab

The Cybersecurity Lab is a game designed to teach people how to keep their digital lives safe, spot cyber scams, learn the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks. This site includes curriculum aimed at middle and high school classrooms.

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)

RAFT provides inspiring lesson ideas, affordable materials and the convenience of pre-packaged Activity Kits that conform to the latest curriculum standards. Other products include a full offering of workshops, “how to” videos, an online forum for sharing and getting help with hands on teaching, and much more.

Travis Meyer's Weather 101

News On 6 presents a fun, interactive way to teach about weather! Through seven presentations, they offer lessons for students in grades K-12.

Climate Education Week

The Climate Education Week Toolkit is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with hand-picked lesson plans, activities, and contests for all your K-12 students. It meets both Next Generation Science and Common Core standards.

DiscoverE

DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) helps to unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities.

This site offers a growing number of hands-on activities, videos, and other resources that volunteers, parents, and students can use to explore engineering. The site also introduces national engineering outreach programs.

Engineering Education Service Center

The Engineering Education Service Center (EESC) specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. From curriculum to books, DVDs, kits, apps and other motivational products, EESC aims to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone.

Engineering, Go For It!

At eGFI (Engineering, Go For it!) you will find a variety of tools to boost students’ math and science skills, enliven classrooms with engineering projects, expand professional horizons and stay informed. eGFI has lesson plans, class activities, outreach program and web resources.

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma

Junior Achievement (JA) offers volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.

This program uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.

LinkEngineering

The LinkEngineering website is an online community of educators interested in providing meaningful engineering experiences to PreK-12 students of all abilities. This includes – but is not limited to – teachers, teacher educators, and administrators.

LinkEngineering is a resource website that provides examples of engineering in educational settings. It also provides background information on engineering and engineering design.

Museum of Science, Boston

The National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) has been helping to educate children and adults in a variety of educational settings since 2004. This Museum of Science, Boston initiative is active nationwide via partnerships that seek to raise awareness and understanding of engineering in schools and museums.

One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most attended cultural institution, the Museum is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort, bringing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) alive for over 1.5 million visitors a year through its exhibits and programs.

MY NASA DATA Lesson Plans

The collection of MY NASA DATA lesson plans is intended to provide the educator with a variety of specific examples, incorporating a more “teacher-directed” strategy, of how authentic satellite data can be integrated into the curriculum.

The majority of the lessons were developed by classroom teachers to use real NASA data in their curriculum.

Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create these new standards based on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

The standards are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally bench marked science education.

PBS Learning Media

This website offers short clips and lesson plans on engineering (in the science section) by grade level and by state and national standards. The collections include materials for CyberChase, Design Squad, Dragonfly TV, Fetch!, With Ruff Ruffman and other award-winning series.

Project Lead The Way

PLTW is the nation’s leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) solution in over 6,500 schools across the U.S. It is a 501 non-profit organization that develops STEM curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools. Additionally, PLTW provides professional development training for instructors.

TeachEngineering

TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings.

The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with free access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.

Science Snacks

Science Snacks are tabletop exhibits or explorations of natural phenomena that teachers or students can make using common, inexpensive, readily available materials. They are divided into easy-to-follow sections that include instructions, advice, and helpful hints.

Nationwide Lifts

Nationwide Lifts provides a list of 'Helpful Engineering Games' that give students hands-on opportunities to think like an engineer.

Looking for more? Check out our STEM Games page!