Get Kids Excited About Science: Free STEM Resources

Cover of the graphic novel Occupied by Microbes!, showing four teens racing downhill on skateboards. Credit: University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

We have a new Science Education and Partnership Award (SEPA) webpage, featuring free, easy-to-access, SEPA-funded Link to external web site resources that educators nationwide can use to engage their students in science. The SEPA program supports innovative STEM Link to external web site and informal science education Link to external web site  projects for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The program includes tools that teachers, scientists, and parents can use to excite kids about science and research, such as:

  • Apps
  • Interactivities  
  • Online books
  • Curricula and lesson plans
  • Short movies

Topics include sleep, cells, growth, microbes, healthy lifestyle, genetics, and many other subjects. By encouraging interactive partnerships between health researchers, educators, schools, and other interested organizations, the SEPA program aims to motivate students from underserved communities to consider careers in research and to improve community health literacy.

Explore the SEPA teaching resources webpage for current materials and check back to the webpage for new ones.