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STEM Stories for Students in the Third Grade

CyberChase (PBS Kids)

Join the cybersquad. Good guys only, please. PBS Kids show CyberChase offers a range of online resources for future CISOs, including activities and games geared toward learning math, code, and similar concepts.

NASA Kids Club

Want to build a rocket? Have at it -- and plenty of other space-related projects and activities -- with the NASA Kids Club.

Backed by some of the biggest names in tech,'s stated mission is to grow computer science learning by fostering its inclusion in school curriculums. In addition to its Hour of Code series, the site also features an Intro to Computer Science course for K-8, programming tutorials in languages such as Python and JavaScript, mobile app development activities, and other resources.


TechRocket is an online learning platform, built by iD Tech, for kids and teens to learn valuable STEM skills, year-round and on-demand. There are online learning channels in programming languages like Java, C++, Python, and iOS app development, and also Game Design tracks including Minecraft Modding/Redstone and other popular 2D and 3D platforms. There’s also an online forum to post questions or talk to the social community, Live Coaches to help with courses via chat, and other cool features that make learning fun!

Engineering, Go For It (eGFI)

Created by the American Society for Engineering Education, eGFI's aim is to foster educational and pre-professional interest in engineering and other STEM subjects from kindergarten through high school. In addition to information on the myriad branches of the engineering field -- from biomedical to computer to mechanical and beyond -- the site features descriptions of professional paths for each, including profiles of real people at work in the field.

Zoom (PBS Learning Media)

Zoom is packed with fun and engaging activities for students to do independently or as part of a group. Using a multidisciplinary, content-based format, these resources teach children how to take an active approach to learning—to ask questions, create, experiment, and have fun! 

CS Education Week's "unplugged" programs

No computer? No problem, at least once you've downloaded the lesson plan for My Robotic Friends or another "unplugged" activity. My Robotic Friends, as with other unplugged programs, teaches coding, debugging, and related concepts without actually using a computer, which could be handy for schools and homes working with tight budgets and outdated PCs.  CS Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. 

Kinetic City

Budding scientists of all stripes will dig Kinetic City's collection of science projects, experiments, and educational games -- including activities that pull the young scientist away from the screen. Do you or your children have your own favorites? Share them with us in the comments.

Seven Inspiring Videos

Inspirational videos featuring female engineers from Bechtel, ExxonMobil, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and TE Connectivity.


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