STEM Resources

These websites are current as of December 2015.  Inside the Outdoors does not manage these sites and is not responsible for the content on them.
Science Journals - For printable templates and student pages and ideas for using science notebooks - A paper on the use of science notebooks in a Seattle preschool - Another paper on the use of science notebooks in preschool, complete with pictures of student work
Resources - General
National Geographic Education -
Science Bob -
Science NetLinks -
Science Kids -
Science Is Fun -
Science Buddies -
Preschool Resources
Babble Dabble Do - - Creative art and science project ideas focused on families.
Teach Preschool - - projects and lessons from a preschool classroom
Crafty Child - - Easy crafts, games and activities for toddlers and preschoolers
Sophie’s World - - Blog with art projects, games, songs and other fun things
Learn Play Imagine - - Many creative recipes, crafts, science projects, etc.
Sesame Street - - for lesson plans, art, games, video links
Kitchen Pantry Scientist - - Simple recipes for real science, some video clips.
Places to buy STEM tools:
Lakeshore Learning -
Products: mostly classroom oriented materials, some science kits, slightly expensive
Steve Spangler Science Store -
Products:  overall science equipment
Acorn Naturalist -
Products: books, materials, and tools for studying living things
Nature Watch -
Products: Nature craft kits, materials and tools for studying living things, books, toys Science Store -
Products:  overall science equipment
American Science and Surplus -
Products:  overall science equipment, electrical equipment
Oriental Trading Company -
Products:  magnifying lenses, kaleidoscopes, prisms
Home Science Tools -
Products:  overall science equipment
Smart and Final -
Products:  bulk items for conducting experiments
Dollar Tree -
Products: items for conducting experiments
Carolina Biological Supply -
Products:  overall science equipment, slightly expensive
Ward’s Scientific -
Products:  overall science equipment, butterfly larvae, webinars, slightly expensive
Project WET -
Project WILD -
Project Learning Tree -
North American Association for Environmental Education -
The New York Public Library, Science Desk Reference
The Handy Science Answer Book, compiled by the Science and Technology Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Lotions, Potions, and Slime: Mudpies and More!
Author: Nancy Blakey