The Sloan foundation's website on STEM careers also includes a section dedicated to parents.
STEM Career Websites for Parents
Allows students to solve a CSI case at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, using knowledge of forensic science. Contains an educator's guide and a family guide, as well as links to online activities (e.g. handwriting analysis, detective abilities). Has a section on cool science careers.
Discover Engineering explains what engineering is, describes various careers, and has informational videos and games on engineering.
This site has all types of resources for science, math, English, and social studies. They are divided into K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Lesson plans include the objective, materials, procedure, evaluation methods, vocabulary and national standards. In addition to lesson plans, the site also has interactive games, puzzles, activities, contests, STEM career information, and virtual labs.
Engineering, Go for it! Has many interactives, a digital magazine, flash cards, kid's books, tools for teachers, lesson plans by grade level and career path and scholarship information. Engineering and math activities for all grade levels.
This site contains resources for students and teachers. Teacher log-in required for lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations for middle school and high school students. Students have access to videos on biotech careers and 30 minute online courses.
Tips on how to encourage children and teens' interest in math and science and other resources.
A suite of online learning games that encourage middle and high school students to explore careers in STEM fields. Students can use the STEM career Matchmaker to find a field that best suits their interests and needs, then access profiles of more than 50 STEM careers from 3D animator to zoologist.
Free 24-page booklet for parents and educators to help K-6 students unlock the world of science and discovery at home and school.
Interactive website to transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Combination of actual girls exploring real-world science and math alongside successful female mentors in the field- plus an online destination where viewers can share their own exciting ideas and projects. There is access to full and partial SciGirls episodes and accompanying activities. Videos are also available in Spanish.
Weather Wiz Kids is a user-friendly comprehensive website that explores all of the different types of weather from hurricanes to winter storms with complete information and pictures. It includes lesson plans, experiments, other weblinks, forecasting, optical illusions and science fair ideas. It also has animations, safety information, weather folklore, and career information.