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STEM Professional Development Activities


STEM education is more than just science, technology, engineering or mathematics; it is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with real-world, problem-based learning.

Why STEM? Prosperity2020

General documents for STEM workshops:

4th Grade


Plants and Erosion

Water Cycle

Soil Fractions

Inversion Aversion


Engineering the Water Cycle

June Suckers

5th Grade




Other Resources For Grades 4-6

Grade Materials

  • DDS “Kids STEM Guide”
    • Data Discovery Science recently published a guide for young learners interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The “Kids STEM Guide” is a carefully crafted database of websites, camps, and contests that increase student exposure to STEM fields in fun, creative, and interactive ways. At the link above there are links to great resources broken down by age group (K-5 & 6-12), as well as by subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). Finally,  a section is dedicated to sites with a specific focus on Girls who continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers. You can find the guide using the above link.

6th Grade

Mars Rovers

Playing with Parachutes

Heat and Insulation

Fractions in the Universe


Ice Cube Melt

Reasons for the Seasons

NASA Engineering Design Challenges