Resources for Teachers
Women & Under-Represented Minorities
WNY STEM Hub is committed to advancing a diverse workforce in STEM. These resources are provided to create awareness and stimulate action.
American Institute for Research: Increasing Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Education and Professions
Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011)
National Academies: Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation
National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013
Online Learning Sites
STEM/STEAM learning is facilitated through the creation of inquiry experiences that integrate across content areas. Here are some useful STEM and STEAM online resources for teachers, students and parents. Is there an online source you’ve used that has quality STEM/STEAM learning? Tell us about it! Go to Contact Us to and share the name and link.
Resources for: Teachers
Arts & STEAM: Edutopia
Edutopia provides videos, discussions and resources by grade level that help teachers integrate the arts in STEM instruction.
ASPIRE is the Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education. It includes interactive labs developed by teachers for teachers.
Computer Science: Code.org
WNY STEM Hub is a Regional Partner in Code.org. While we also collaborate on a training program, these resources are available to online to any teacher.
Evolution: The Understanding Evolution Center
The Understanding Evolution Center at the California Museum of Paleontology provides a basic course, free teaching materials and resources.
Google Earth: Google Earth Lessons
Free lessons and teaching tools for teachers are provided to help enhance instruction using the free resource, Google Earth Lessons.
The Illuminations website provides teachers with lessons, games, brain teasers and other resources in teaching mathematics.
Mathematics: Wolfram MathWorld
This site is one of the most extensive online resources for teachers on most major mathematics topics.
NYSED Fall 2021 Science Standards updates
The New York State Education department provides a portal of resources and information on the Common Core Learning Standards for teachers at their EngageNY website.
Seismology: The Virtual Courseware Project
The site provides inquiry-based activities to help teachers demonstrate seismology concepts.
The New York State K12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards
The New York State K12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in December 2020. The new standards focus on five key concepts.
Video: Vital New York
The nine public television stations in New York State collaborated to provide Videos in Teaching and Learning including a resource collection of STEM videos for teacher professional development, at their Vital New York site.
Resources for: Students, Parents, and Teachers
Biology: The National Institute of General Medical Sciences
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences provides free resources for teachers, parents and students targeted at the middle school through early college years on such topics as: cell biology, genetics, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology and pharmacology.
Earth Science: The Digital Library for Earth System Education
The Digital Library for Earth System Education contains resources for students and teachers that can be accessed by grade level and learning standard.
Ecosystems: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York provides youth camps and student resources. It also provides a free newsletter for teachers and parents. Teachers will also find information on summer institutes, workshops, fellowships, teaching materials, field trips and in-school programs.
Through DiscoverE, students, parents and teachers can access activities, career resources, videos and games relating to engineering.
Genetics: DNA Learning Center
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education and is an operating unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an important center for molecular genetics research. The Center offers student summer day camps for students from middle school through high school, Teacher Training Workshops and Fellowships for secondary and college faculty, a family of educational Internet sites on topics, including basic heredity, genetic disorders, eugenics, the discovery of the structure of DNA, DNA sequencing, cancer, and plant genetics and content is available via off-line media (CD-ROM or DVD).
Paleontology: The Paleontology Portal
The Paleontology Portal allows students and teachers to search museum collections, explore careers in paleontology, get publications and field guides, check galleries of fossils, and fauna, and more.
Resources for Women in Computer Technology
This article reviews the history of women in computer science, current opportunities for women, and resources to help women explore and grow in computer science fields.
FIRST offers exciting mentor-based programs for students, parents, and teachers that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Science: The National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation provides a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students’ families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.
STEM Guide for Kids
From Masters in Data Science, the guide provides a list of outside STEM resources for grades K-12, elementary, middle, and high school kids as well as specific list of references for girls interested in the STEM fields.
Resources for: Students, Parents, and Teachers
Learn more about what other countries are doing in STEM and STEAM learning.
France – STEAM: http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/oecdfranceworkshop-educationforinnovationtheroleofartsandstemeducation.htm
Country Comparison: http://www.academia.edu/3664766/STEM_Country_Comparisons_International_comparisons_of_science_technology_engineering_and_mathematics_STEM_education_Marginson_Tytler_Freeman_and_Roberts_
International Science Board: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/index.cfm/chapter-4/c4h.htm
WNY STEM has many knowledgeable members who volunteer to speak on a variety of STEM and STEAM topics. There is no charge to the requester for speaking engagements provided by our members. Potential speakers and topics are extended through collaboration with several partner organizations. If your topic of interest does not appear on the list below, please request the topic and we will do our best to match you with a speaker.
Caddisflies: Underwater Architects
Going Viral – Emergent and Re-Emergent Infectious Agents
It’s a Small, Small World – We Live on the Planet of the Microbes
Evolution: There is No Debate
Bio-infor-what? A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Bioinformatics
They Really Aren’t Imaginary
STEM Power Directory
The STEM Power Directory consists of organizations committed to empowering girls and women in STEM careers.