A Handyman's Guide to Tinkering
"Tinkering is a hands-on form of open-ended exploration to learn about how things work, how to improve them, and how to build new things. Having an area of the home devoted to tinkering can make it more likely that family will spend time exploring and creating."
A fun website with ways to "tinker" with simple electronics, machines, engineering, & coding tasks.
Design Squad Global
A great online resource from PBS.
With a focus on engineering, building, and creating, this site has lots of DIY activities, videos, and games to excite your child's interest in STEM.
Kids can create their own profile to share ideas with other kids and engineer mentors.
Engineering Games and Projects from Titlemax
"Engineering is a field that focuses on creating and using scientific and technological solutions to problems, such as machines, programs, or structures. It’s crucial for kids to learn about engineering because this knowledge can set them up for a good career. There are many types of engineers, so kids with a wide variety of interests may find that a future in engineering appeals to them. But even kids who don’t plan on becoming engineers can benefit from honing their research and problem-solving skills through study in this area."
This guide "Not only does it break down all the different fields of engineering, but it has tons of projects for all ages to explore..." Nicole and Mrs. L. Stevens - NH Stem Club for Girls
The Exploratorium creates joyful learning experiences (online and off), trains teachers, and collaborates with partners worldwide.
Learn Online With Us - Feed your curiosity for free—wherever you are.
See all their wonderful Art crafts focusing on topics including:
Astronomy & Space Sciences
Engineering & Technology
FIRST Team 1710 - Ravonics Revolution
We Don't Just Build Robots - We Build Leaders
This is FIRST Team 1710’s twelfth year competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Located in Olathe, Kansas, and based out of Olathe Northwest High School, Team 1710, The Ravonics Revolution, has grown every year since its creation. Their Programs Include: You Go Girl and STEM Connection Programs.
Girl Geek Academy
GIRL GEEK ACADEMY IS A MOVEMENT TEACHING ONE MILLION WOMEN TECHNOLOGY SKILLS BY 2025!
At Girl Geek Academy, friendship is fundamental. We bring women together and grow our community by learning from each other: sharing careers skills, tech tricks and we’re united by a love of learning.
Online classes - Microsoft Mondays and Weekend Workshops
Community Involvement workshops - NAB Cyberkids Workshops, Microsoft AI for High School, AGL Girls in Energy Program, and GREMLIN Chaos Engineering
Long before women engineers were considered something special, some amazing women were doing great things to pave the way. Although their contributions are sometimes unrecognized, women with a little ingenuity have always had the power to do great things.
Also learn more in a fun video produced for EngineerGirl by George Retelas with his digital art students at SAE Institute on their site.
Left Brain Craft Brain - 50+ Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids
"This list is sure to get those creative juices flowing! Use this set of 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids posts to excite the kids all year long. Learn using STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) concepts while you explore forces of motion, chemistry, sound, and so much more!"
Different Faires Around the World
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
STEM Like A Girl
Our mission is to excite and empower girls with knowledge and confidence in STEM to become future problem solvers and leaders
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. When given the right tools early on, we believe all girls have the power to develop their own STEM identity!
Website includes workshops, online resources, at home activities, info on other STEM Programs.
Located in Portland, Oregon
SWE - Society of Women Engineers
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Coding For Kids Made Easy
The fun way to learn programming and develop problem-solving & critical thinking skills! Ages 5-17
Tynker provides everything needed to learn computer programming in a fun way. Tynker powers the creativity of over 60 million kids and serves thousands of schools and educators worldwide.
With 40+ award-winning block & text-based courses, over 3,700 learning modules, and access to popular coding languages, there’s a learning path for every kid, no matter their age or level.
Pay website with free trial
"DiscoverE works to ensure people everywhere understand how engineers, technicians, and technologists make the world a better place. 30 years ago we were the first to call on the engineering community to volunteer in their local schools and help young students discover engineering. Now we lead a growing volunteer and educator movement recognized worldwide. "
Wonderful site with information on Engineering:
Programs, Training, Activities (including at home), & Downloads
Engineering, Go for It!
Discover the nuts and bolts of engineering. This website contains advice on careers, entertaining info on all kinds of fields and links to the eGFI magazine.
Great information on the difference between the types of engineering.
Has two sections, one for students and one for teachers.
FIRST Team 2102 - Team Paradox
Welcome to SDA's Robotics Club: Team Paradox!
We at FIRST Team Paradox 2102 have dedicated ourselves to becoming and guiding the next generation of problem solvers. For the past decade, engineers, artists, machinists, managers, programmers, writers and makers have worked together to create an environment where creativity and passions bloom.
I have been a member of this great team since my Freshman year of High School
Girls RISEnet, a partnership between the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and SECME, Inc., strengthened the professional capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate minority girls in grades 6-12 to explore and pursue science and engineering careers.
Site has links to:
Museums across the country
Engineering and Science activities
Girls Only websites
Does not appear to have been updated since 2014
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
Designed for students with interested in biology, the iGEM competition has students work in teams to build genetically engineered systems with biological parts called BioBricks. The goal is to create projects that positively contribute to the world.
MATE Underwater Robotics Competition
The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.
Welcome to STEM-Works, a resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Science Buddies - Careers in Engineering
Want to know more about careers in engineering? Browse through detailed information on over 100 careers to discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers.
Tools and Tiaras
Who says that the tools are not for girls?
We want women and girls to come forward and shatter the stereotypes against them and show the world what they are truly capable of doing. Tools & Tiaras, wholeheartedly believe that girls can do every and anything and we aim to help girls learn trade skills by exposing, inspiring, and mentoring them to excel in these areas. We want to empower girls to be trailblazers.
Summer Camps & Chapters with workshops.
Sells fun coffee mugs, t-shirts, & bandanas to help provide workshops.
VEX Robotics - Providing the tools to inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow.
What are you doing to help solve the global STEM crisis?
The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. Our goal is to create engaging, affordable, and powerful solutions that immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots.