**Check out the new ORS STEM Committee page for additional resources or to get involved.**

Classroom Resources

ORS 4Cs Rubrics

Preschool 4Cs Rubrics

Grades K-2 4Cs Rubrics

Grades 3-4 4Cs Rubrics

Grades 5-8 4Cs Rubrics

Grades 9-12 4Cs Rubrics

Science Curriculum

STEMscopes for K-4 with Clever login

HMH Science for 5-8 with Clever login and Think Central

OpenSciEd – Grade 6-8 Science Lessons

iHub High School Biology Curriculum

TDOE Best for All Sci Resources for 3-8

Illinois Biology Storylines for HS

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Virtual Science Resources from NGSS Phenomena

NGSS Quality Science Lessons

NSTA  K-12 Science Classroom Resources

CK-12 Science textbooks and Interactives for K-12

NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers

PBS Learning Media PreK-12 Lessons, Videos, Interactives

Mystery Science K-5 Curriculum (1 free year)

Study Jams! Math and Science Interactive Lessons for 3-6

NSF Classroom Resources for K-12

EPA Environmental Lessons and Teacher Resources

NOAA Resource Collection

NASA Earth Observatory

PhET Science and Math Interactive Simulations 

Discovery Ed Science Channel

Math Curriculum

Zearn K-5 Math Curriculum 

Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum  for K-5, 6-8, and Alg 1, Alg 2, and Geom

Desmos for 6-12 with Clever login

DeltaMath for MS and HS

High School Math Reasoning and Sense Making Task Library

Progression Documents for Common Core Math Standards


CK-12 Math Resources for K-12

NRICH Mathematics Resources and Lessons

NCTM Illuminations for PreK-12

TDOE Best for All Math Resources for PreK-12

Inside Mathematics Lessons and Tools

Open Middle Math Problems for K-12

Study Jams! Math and Science Interactive Lessons for 3-6

PBS Teaching Tennessee Math Lessons for 1-8

NEA Math Lesson Plans

Discovery Ed Mathematics Channel

PBS Learning Media PreK-12 Lessons, Videos, Interactives

PhET Science and Math Interactive Simulations 

Making Math Matter Lessons and Resources

STEM Curriculum

TSIN STEM Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Tennessee CAPS (Career Awareness and Preparation System) K-8

TSIN Summer STEM Resources Hub

TSIN Covid-19 STEM Resource Hub

Defined Learning for MS

East TN STEM Hub Resources

ORISE STEM Lesson Plans

NASA – STEM for Educators

STEM For All Multiplex  for PreK-College

STEM-Works Lessons, Activities, and Career exploration

Chevron STEM Zone Sports Lessons for 4-8

Curious George STEM Lessons for PreK-4

Statistics in Schools Lessons and Resources for PreK-12

STEM Sprouts Preschool Activities 

The STEM Laboratory Preschool Activities

STEM from the Start Curriculum PreK-2

National Geographic Education Resources PreK-12

Smithsonian Institute for Educators 

Discovery Ed Virtual Field Trips

Siemens STEM Day 148+ STEM Activities

Endeavor STEM Career Exploration for MS

Learning Blade STEM Career Exploration for MS

TSBA District Dashboard for Career Exploration

O*NET Online for Career Exploration

Engineering Games and Projects for 3-8


TDOE Innovative Assessment Platform

TCAP Assessment Blueprints for all Subjects

TCAP Assessment Overview for Science 3-5

TCAP Assessment Overview for Science 6-8

TCAP Assessment Overview for Biology

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 2

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 3-5

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 6-8

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math EOC

TDOE Assessment Design LiveBinder

Grants and Competitions

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program due Nov. 18

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching  for K-6 due Jan. 7

TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program Applications due Oct. 18

TSIN 21-22 Statewide Design Challenge

Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Grants (available in Winter)

ORISE Monthly K-12 STEM Competitions for mini-grants

NCSM Math Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant PreK-12 (awarded to school)

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision K-12 Science Competition (Application due Jan. 31)

Math Grant Opportunities on NCTM

15 Grants for Classroom Enrichment, PD, and STEM

UCOR Education Mini STEM Grants  (available in Spring)

KINF’s Supply a Teacher Program (Application due Dec. 31)

ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover (Apply Nov 15 – Jan 14)

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program 

Cubes in Space Global Engineering Design Competition for MS and HS

PD Opportunities

ORISE Virtual Teacher Workshops

Community Resilience in Facing Disasters Workshop

  • Virtual Workshop for teachers to brainstorm their own community resilience plans by identifying vulnerable populations and pieces of infrastructure and consider equitable solutions.
  • November 11 from 4:30-6pm

Math Workshop: Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation in your Math Classroom

  • Virtual workshop
  • Jan. 11, 18, and 25 from 5-6:30pm
  • costs $399 per person

TDOE Best for All Central PD

  • Free professional development provided by TDOE around Distance Learning

YouCubed PD

National Geographic Education PD

  • Free online professional development courses
  • Variety of topics offered throughout the year

NASA STEM Professional Development

  • Variety of free STEM webinars throughout the year
  • Appropriate for K-12 teachers

East TN STEM Hub

  • STEM PD opportunities and events throughout the year

Edutopia Resources