STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning. The study of the ocean is interdisciplinary and requires an understanding of the STEM curriculum. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics all help us to learn more about the ocean. The resources included here will help marine educators to shape their ocean study around the STEM curriculum.

Image Credit: Pear Tree Bottom, Jamaica. MJC Crabbe | Marine Photobank

STEM Resources


1. STEM Education Coalition
2. Smithsonian Science Webcasts
3. PBS Teachers | STEM Education Resource Center
4. Teach Ocean Science | STEM Lessons
5. National Science Foundation K-12 Resources
6. National Science Teachers Association | Freebies for Science Teachers
7. ASCD (Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development) | Teaching & Learning Resources
8. Exploratorium | Tools for Teaching
9. NASA Educators
10. Kinetic City | Grades 3 - 5
11. Best Practice STEM Education Programs | K-12 (PDF)
12. STEM Works | Under the Sea Activities
13. Ocean Exploration Trust (OET)  | Community STEM Program
14. STEM Connector | Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (NSF)
15: Helping Women Bridge the STEM Gender Gap