Useful links

Note: We’re always on the lookout for good resources to share. If you know of a resource that we should include for either general STEM education or a specific discipline, please send us a message with the link.

General STEM Education Resources 

  • Experiential Learning and Experiential Education contains information on the history and methods of experiential education, or education based on learning through real experiences as opposed to sitting in classrooms.
  • How People Learn is an on-line version of John Bransford’s comprehensive survey of modern cognitive science and its applications to pedagogy. (How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, Expanded Edition. Washington, National Academy Press, 2000)
  • How Stuff Works is a comprehensive site with sections on engines and motors, electronics, around the house, things you see in public, basic technologies, computers and the Internet, digital technology, automotive, in the news, food, and the human body.
  • IDEA Center. The web site of the Kansas State University Center for Individual Development Educational Assessment. Short papers and research reports on a large variety of educational topics, information about workshops, and a keyword search engine.
  • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). A vast searchable collection of on-line instructional materials in all disciplines.
  • National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science houses over 500 case studies in different sciences (with a heavy concentration in the life sciences) and engineering, with guidance on using them for instruction.
  • National Science Digital Library is a repository of resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
  • Northwestern University Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning has a number of useful materials for STEM faculty including assessment of student learning and teaching strategies and materials.
  • Podcasts and YouTube channels can be great tools for learning. These two links provide comprehensive lists of these excellent resources: The 20 Best Science Podcasts and The Best YouTube Science Channels.
  • Science Education Resource Center has resources for enhancing students’ active engagement and helping them develop higher-order thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills in most STEM disciplines, including geosciences and geotechnical engineering.

STEM Resources for K-12  (Activities, projects, and games in STEM disciplines)

Engineering Resources

  • Concept Warehouse is a great resource for using ConceptTests and Concept Inventories to teach chemical and mechanical engineering.
  • eFluids is a one-stop shop for fluid dynamics and flow engineering. It contains tutorials, education materials, calculators and applets, videos, images, experiments, and problems.
  • Everyday Engineering Examples uses familiar examples to introduce topics in basic engineering courses.
  • LearnChemE is a site from the University of Colorado Boulder that contains a wealth of resources for teaching chemical engineering including screencasts, interactive simulations, student resources, and instructor resources.

Physics Resources

  • PhysPort is a comprehensive site supported by the American Association of Physics Teachers for resources based on physics education research. You can find expert recommendations, teaching guides, assessment guides, and video workshops.