Welcome to the GotScience Teachers STEM Education Resource Center. We invite teachers and parents to tap into our science news content with free discussion guides and engaging activities. Click the button below and follow the instructions to select your grade level and start your free download.
Science Experiments for Children Ages 5-9
We are now offering a free e-book of science experiments for children ages 5-9. This free download was written by a team of experts and is funded by a 2017 grant from the Pollination Project.
Middle and High School
Two PDF e-books of science teaching discussion guides and activities—one for grades 7 through 9 and another for grades 10 through 12—are now available for free download from GotScience.org. These materials have been created for us by a team of experts, applying current education theories and best practices. This free download is funded by Awesome Without Borders grant #180.
Why Invest in Science Education?
Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects is a priority of the US Department of Education, but in 2011, only 32 percent of middle school students performed at or above grade level in science. Science Connected is meeting this challenge by creating supplemental learning materials for classrooms and offering them free to teachers.
“If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights.”
—Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world, and to share this accumulated knowledge.”
—President Barack Obama, White House Science Fair, March 23, 2015
“Education at all levels in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) develops, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and skills that convey personal, economic, and social benefits.”
—National Science Foundation