Helpful Resources


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!


Engineer-in-Residence program


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.

This program is available free of charge for schools across Canada. For more information, check out the website or take this flyer (EIR Flyer Download) to your teacher.

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 the NEM event calendar regularly for an up-to-date list of events taking place across Canada.



EoT YouTube Channel


Miss one of our webinars?  They are all recorded and available for replay on our YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe once you are there!



Book Lists


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.



Newsletter Archives


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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

Virtual Tours

Fun learning opportunities and activity websites

Please note this page was published April 2020. Links and access may vary.

Volunteers Needed!

Due to increased demand from teachers this year we've extended the application deadline for the Engineer in Residence program. to apply


Other ways to support...


1. Invite other engineers in your network to apply

2. Connect us with your employer

3. Donate


Your support will help us provide...


...Engineer mentors to K-12 students across Canada

...Inspiring engineering-themed play and learning for students

...Relateable role models for underrespresented groups

...Educational resources for hands-on creative learning experiences




Thank you for your support!