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Teaching Resources

Classroom topics, grant funding, videos, articles, and websites are just some of the resources available for you to share new experiences with your students. Keep your class content fresh and exciting, enhance student learning, and connect your students to STEM workforce information to encourage them to pursue their own STEM career!

Funding Resources

  • Local Credit Unions and Banks
  • Local Rotary Club
  • School Parent Organizations
  • School Foundations
  • ISD or ESA

Tips on Writing Grants

(NSTA Reports April 2017)


Project Description:  

The project description section highlights how your project will be implemented, what you will accomplish, and what the intended outcome will be. In this section, describe strategies and activities you will use to address the identified area of need. Remember to write clearly and concisely, avoiding terms and jargon that a non-educator would not be able to understand.

This is your chance to connect the passion you have for your project to student learning. Show how you will engage your students in science and engineering practices, such as planning and carrying out investigations, engaging in scientific argumentation using evidence, and analyzing and interpreting data. Be sure to list all the events related to achieving your objectives or goals in sequential order to support student learning. Finally, discuss how student learning will be affected, deepen conceptual understanding, and help solve a community problem.


Features of a Good Project (Description Section):

It is incredibly important to link student learning to the funder’s mission. In addition, incorporating Science and Engineering Practices can connect your classroom project to the “real world” and differentiate a standard laboratory activity from an inquiry-based program. To continue those authentic connections outside of the classroom, consider partnerships or collaborations with universities, colleges, state agencies, and local businesses which add depth and dimension to your proposal. Collaborations, while not always mandatory, can be highly beneficial to both the students and the overall community.


Important Points to Remember:

Grant funding applications can be broad or very narrow in scope. Grant applications should incorporate student-driven inquiries that are age appropriate, rather than activities in which the outcome is already pre-determined. Be sure to let your dedication as a science educator and your passion for the project shine through!

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Mathematics Resources

At eGFI you will find a variety of tools to boost your students' math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed. These tools include lesson plans, class activities, outreach programs, web resources, and a variety of engineering features.

The ISS National Lab education team is releasing a new Space Station Explorers Kit for students in grades 3-8 that includes hands-on space-themed activities that are engaging, use low-cost supplies, and align with national education standards for STEM.

Find NASA resources for educators to supplement STEM lessons for grades K-college.

National Geographic is proud to offer a wide assortment of professional learning opportunities for educators engaging with students from pre-K to post-secondary. Our programs and resources range from in-the-field projects to digital resources to online networks to grant opportunities and courses.

Educators, students, and curious people everywhere come explore the ocean and atmosphere with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Math teachers, we know you love pi as much as we do, so we're creating a page just for you! Get you Pi Day teacher resources here. From downloadable Pi Day fact PDFs to printable practice question worksheets, we have you covered.

Family STEM activities created my Texas Instruments for grades 6-12.

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child's zip code should not determine their STEM fluency.

STEM Workforce Information

STEM careers include much more than the standard scientist working in a laboratory setting or an engineer in a manufacturing facility. This resource list showcases the wide variety of STEM-related career paths for your students and why they should consider an occupation in these growing fields.

Why Choose STEM?


Career Possibilities in STEM


Diversity in STEM


Career Outlook in STEM

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