The online STEM Scholar Library provides instructional videos, project-based science lessons and custom curriculum developed specifically for the National STEM Scholar Program, an advanced STEM professional development program for middle school science teachers nationwide. It is available free of charge for parents, students, and teachers in virtual and traditional classrooms worldwide.
The Library’s curated collection of educational tools and resources include a catalogue of National STEM Scholar-developed “big idea” Challenge Projects with posters, video demonstrations, instructions and material lists for classroom implementation. Using phenomenon-based science instruction practices, all projects and lessons are NGSS (Next Generation of Science Standards)-aligned and organized by domain: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering, Technology & Application of Science.
From building telescopes to launching weather balloons...check out our Earth & Space Science Projects.
Space is the next frontier. We need lots of engineers and scientists to make things work...check out our Engineering Technology & Applications of Science Projects.
From examining the health of local watersheds to studying the importance of bees in the ecosystem...check out our Life Science Projects.
From building life-size DNA models to 3D printing prosthetic limbs...check out our Physical Science Projects.
The STEM Scholar Library’s curated collection of educational tools and resources includes a catalogue of Scholar-developed Challenge Projects, bite-sized NGSS-aligned videos called STEM Shorts, and custom curriculum.
Challenge Projects are developed by teachers and designed for maximum impact in middle school classrooms, where research shows lifelong STEM career decisions are being made.
STEM Shorts are ideas that help you bring more phenomena-based science, claim evidence reasoning, and sense-making into your classroom in bite-sized videos.
Access projects for inside or outside the classroom and FREE curriculum units developed in alignment with NGSS standards.