STEM Education Resource Center

Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center!

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12

PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences.

Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. Download PDF

NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". Explore more PBS Science video.

 

Through many of our award-winning STEM-related television programs – NOVA, NATURE, CYBERCHASE, CURIOUS GEORGE, and SID THE SCIENCE KID – PBS continues to play its historic role as both a standard-bearer and innovator in digital content and professional development guided by research and actively supporting classroom teachers, home educators and childcare providers.

The PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center is here to introduce you to selected STEM education resources. To find more, search our database of nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for grades preK-12.

STEM Education News

PBS TeacherLine Partners With NASA to Develop Professional Development Resources on Global Climate Change

Media Infusion blogger Donelle Blubaugh asks you to share your success stories for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.

Additional Resources

PBS, public television stations and content producers rely on organizations like the following to help us stay informed about STEM initiatives.

International Society for Technology in Education: ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and higher education.

National Science Foundation: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"

National Science Teachers Association: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

Stem Education Coalition: The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.

NASA Webcasts: NASA's Digital Learning Network presents a series of videoconferences to assist educators in staying current on NASA education resources and related products. Topics to include: Exploring Space Through Math, Robotics, NASA Fit Explorers, NASA eProfessional Development Network -- Robotics Course, MoonWorld, and On the Moon. Questions about these events should be directed to Caryn Long at caryn.long@nasa.gov.

Support for pbs.org provided by:
laptop

From the show 'Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century,' we invite you to check out free online apps that make integrating digital media into the classroom, afterschool learning environment, or home both fun and easy.

Learn more »

Discussion Topics

Activity Packs

PBS Teachers Activity Packs

Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it!

syringe and test tubes
Breakthroughs in Medical Research

Learn how medical pioneers who researched antibiotics, genetics and organ transplants have contributed to better treatments and some cures.

fingerprint
Forensic Science

Discover how detective work related to DNA, human remains and fingerprints helps to identify a victim and determine the cause of death.

Shop PBS Ad