We appreciate the desire to give your child or student the best foundation in life, particularly if they show an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (often referred to as STEM). That’s why we’ve curated a list of our favourite resources to take that love of creating and problem solving one step further.
EoT Recommended Online Resources for STEM Learning
Check out our favorite ways to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at home!
This initiative pairs professional engineers with their local elementary or high school. Working closely with the teacher, engineers develop a program of activities to support curriculum learning in engaging and novel ways. Students gain exposure to an engineering role model and come away with a better understanding of what engineering actually is!
Watch this video about the program.
Forms, Program Guide, and other EIR related resources can be found on the EIR Resources Page.
National Engineering Month
This campaign celebrates engineering excellence and takes place across Canada in March every year. Visit nemontario.ca regularly for an up-to-date list of events taking place across Ontario and follow @nemontario on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest activities taking place in your area. Don’t forget to share your photos with us!
EoT YouTube Channel
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Our favorite STEM books for kids: Download PDF
Podcasts we love
- 99% Invisible – 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
- The Engineering Commons – The Engineering Commons podcast is hosted entirely by engineers and deals with some difficult concepts in a transparent manner.
Websites we love
These are some of our favorite “go-to” websites
Sponge Lab – A “global science community” – SpongeLab has a ton of content, including a vast collection of online learning games, animations and videos and images. It also has lesson plans and other educator resources.
Cool Science – Amazing site featuring activities, virtual tours of cool places (like a salt marsh), an ask the scientist feature, resources for teachers and information for students on how to become a scientist.
PEO’s How to Become an Engineer – PEO’s educational outreach website contains great resources for students and teachers related to engineering and becoming a professional engineer.
Science Kids – Science Kids is the home of science and technology on the Internet for children around the world. Including an entire section on Engineering for Kids, this is a fantastic site full of science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos, and science fair projects.
DiscoverE – Great, searchable database for hands-on STEM activities, lesson plans, presentations, videos, etc. The DiscoverE (formerly National Engineers Week Foundation) mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism.
Changing the Conversations Toolkit – This is a resource tool developed by the National Academy of Engineering to help engineering outreach groups deliver messages that improve public perception of engineering.
General public segmented – The report “Because Dreams Need Doing: New Messages for Enhancing Public Understanding of Engineering” analyzed market research conducted for several demographics testing the understanding of engineering and which messages were most favorable and believable.
Wherever you are, we are here – This website is a resource center developed for teaching students from Grades K-12 about engineering. Each resource (activity, lesson, etc.) includes the message that it intends to deliver to its audience.
Grades K-12: Teaching Engineering – The campaign was developed by Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. This video was developed to suit several demographics.
Fields of Engineering – A comprehensive overview of the different disciplines of engineering with some links to explore engineering further!
Engineering Games & Projects – special thank you to Hannah for finding this fun resource which explains the different types of engineering and lots of great activities to get you curious!
EoT Recommended Resources for Online STEM Learning
- Canada’s Wonderland is offering free “virtual roller coaster rides” – Here’s how to take a virtual ride at home on the coasters and attractions of Canada’s Wonderland
- Soar over the peace tower – Explore the Peace Tower – Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct – PWGSC
- The House of Commons –Welcome to the House of Commons of Canada
- Canadian Museum of History virtual tour Virtual Tour | Canadian History Hall
- FarmFood 360–take a virtual tour on various Canadian fruit, dairy and animal farms! FarmFood 360
- Toronto Zoo live stream interactive sessions – Zoo School To You
Fun learning opportunities and activity websites
- www.switchzoo.com to learn about animals
- https://mycoloring-pages.com/adult-coloring-pages/stress-coloring-pages these are gorgeous and free!
- www.funbrain.com math & reading games, activities, videos, etc. by grade.
- www.kidsnationalgeographic.com to learn about geography and animals
- www.highlightskids.com lots of fun stuff to do and free printables
- www.scholastic.com/learnfromhome different learning plans by day
- www.timeforkids.com up to grade 6
- www.sciencedaily.com current and quirky science news to learn about
- www.educationworld.com different activities available
- https://www.engineergirl.org/ engineering activities and information for girls
- http://www.discovere.org/ engineering challenges and information
- www.tweentribune.com by Smithsonian: experiments, activities, fun facts to explore, etc. (all ages)
- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform – Harry Potter online escape room
- https://www.tvomathify.com/students provides school-to-home math learning experience for students grade 6-10.
- www.play.prodigy.com fun math games for all levels
- www.khanacademy.org non-profit free online math, reading all levels
- www.mysterydoug.com cool weekly science videos from “Mystery Doug” make you think & ask questions!
Please note this page was published April 2020. Links and access may vary.