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STEM-Rich After-School Making Activities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched an interagency collaboration with the New York Hall of Science to develop and implement STEM-rich making activities for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) in six states.

Cade at Home

Everyone says that necessity is the mother of invention, but at the Cade, we see inventions born from all of these Mothers of Invention: Necessity, Curiosity, Imagination, Iteration, and Serendipity.

For lessons, we’ll include everyday things you can use at home for activities, plus step-by-step videos and instructions to invent and create at home! Let’s get started.  Just click one of the images below to see exciting lessons and activities for each age group!


LabXchange is a global science classroom open to every curious mind. Created at Harvard University with support from the Amgen Foundation, this powerful digital platform makes high-quality science education accessible, connects learning to careers, and gives everyone, everywhere, the opportunity to chart a path in science—for free. Through collaboration, personalization, and contextualization, LabXchange offers an integrated teaching and learning ecosystem in which tomorrow’s thought leaders can build knowledge, contribute unique perspectives, and engage with a diverse, global community to develop a sense of belonging.

Afterschool Snacks from the Exploratorium

Afterschool snacks are a compilation of free and low-cost activity guides, books, and resources created to engage youth in STEM by learning from doing, also known as tinkering. These Snacks are a healthy, filling way to satisfy your late-afternoon hunger for science. Try building them with friends! From the California Tinkering Afterschool Network, a project of the Exploratorium.

California Academy of Sciences

Can’t make it to the Academy? We offer a wide breadth of resources that can impact your teaching from afar. Whether you are looking for kits of classroom materials, lesson plans, science videos, distance learning programs, or full courses, the Academy has science teaching resources galore.

Looking for ideas to spice up your science teaching? Our activity database features full-period lessons to integrate into your normal curriculum, activities to focus your field trip or ideas for extending the museum visit into the classroom.

Based on years of experience training upper elementary school teachers in the Bay Area, we’ve designed a how-to resource for teachers everywhere to illustrate how you can easily and successfully integrate science notebooks into your own classroom.

Get ready to use science notebooks for scientific reasoning and meaning-making, in a way that supports hands-on scientific inquiry!

IF/THEN® Collection

The IF/THEN® Collection is the largest free resource of its kind dedicated to increasing access to authentic and relatable images of real women in STEM.

Here in this digital library, you will find thousands of photos, videos and other assets that authentically represent women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The content features careers as diverse as shark tagging, fashion design, and training Olympic athletes, and nudges public perceptions in a more realistic direction that illuminates the importance of STEM everywhere.

Summer Camp Hub

Summer Camp Hub is a useful resource to find the best summer camp suited for you.

NIHF’s Top 10 STEM Activity Guide

NIHF’s Top 10 STEM Activity Guide offers hands-on, indoor and outdoor fun for elementary and middle school students.

CK-12 Brain Flex

This summer, flex your brain with CK-12’s math and science FlexLets™, designed to make sure that you have your bases covered before the next school year begins!


Take part in Numerade’s online prep STEM camp sessions taught by top educators covering SAT test prep, precalculus, physics, chemistry, and more.

Summer Learning

Avoid the “summer slide” and keep the spirit of curiosity alive with these informal, anytime learning resources. This collection of videos and activities encourages students in grades PreK-12 to spend the summer asking questions, spinning stories, and exploring all the ways that learning can be fun.