STEM Resources

COVID-19 STEM Grab & Go half or full page activities: please check the layout before printing.  These partner activities were first released on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  New activities will be uploaded twice weekly thru July 30, 2020.

# Organization & Activity

NM MESA Gravity Drop activity in English (pgs. 1-2) & Spanish (pgs. 3-4)


Wild Friends Sensory Trail activity English (pgs. 1-2) & Spanish (pgs. 3-4)


Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program Bird Migration & Adaptation activity in English (pgs. 1-2) & Spanish (pgs. 3-4)


ABCWUA Make a Cloud activity (English/Spanish)


Nature Matters Academy Daily Nature activity in English (pgs. 1-2) & Spanish (pgs. 3-4)


Talking Talons Youth Leadership (TTYL) Bird Basics 1: Feathers activity in English & in Spanish


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area Nature Stories: Creating Stories in our Backyards activity in English/Spanish


NM MESA Surface Tension activity in English & in Spanish


Bosque School Math Department activities in English/Spanish


Desert Oasis Teaching Garden (DOTG) Backyard Pollinator activity in English


UNM SOE Lava Lamp activity (pg. 1) and Make a Mask in English (pgs. 2-3) & Spanish (pgs. 4-5)


CUIDAD Soil & Water Conservation District Don’t Trash Our Rio in English (pg. 1) & Spanish (pg. 2)


DOTG Soil Composition Test in English (pgs. 1-2)


UNM SOE Speed of Light in English/Spanish


Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions (CWGE) Plant Bingo in English & in Spanish


TTYL Bird Basics 2: Hawks vs. Falcons in English & in Spanish


ABCWUA Leaky Faucet activity in English/Spanish


River Source Backyard Steward activity in English & in Spanish


TTYL Bird Basics 3: Beaks & Bills in English


NM Museum of Natural History & Science Phases of the Moon in English (pgs. 1-2) & Spanish (pgs. 3-4)


CWGE Evaporation Experiments (K-5) & The Water Cycle (6-12) in English


ABCWUA How to Make Water Rise activity in English & Spanish


BEMP Seed dispersal activity in English (pg.1) & Spanish (pg. 2)


NM State Parks Pollinator activity in English & Spanish


Wild Friends STEAM close-up observation activity in English & Spanish


USDA Forest Service Trees are Amazing in English & Spanish


Project GUTS Paper Catchers activity in English


River Source Plant Identification activity in English & in Spanish


UNM School of Engineering Make a Flexible LED activity in English & Spanish


TTYL Dendrochronology activity in English

* May 2020: Pre-school BONUS! Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Mud Play in English/Spanish

** June 2020: Pre-school BONUS! Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Loose Parts in English/Spanish


Each lesson packet can be completed by MESA students at home with minimal use of materials and computer access. Do all five lessons for the week and send the completed packet (or answers/photo) to your MESA advisor or to MESA ( to earn more points toward your Loyalty Award!

Lesson Packet #1: Week of April 6-10, 2020

Lesson Packet #2: Week of April 13-17, 2020

Lesson Packet #3: Week of April 20-24, 2020

Lesson Packet #4: Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

Lesson Packet #5: Week of May 4-8, 2020

Lesson Packet #6: Week of May 11-15, 2020

Lesson Packet #7: Week of May 18-22, 2020


A+ Amazing Educational Resources (covid-19)»

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings.

A+ CDC: How to make a Face Mask (covid-19)»

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

A+ UNM Engineering K-12 Resources for Families, Students & Educators (covid-19)»

Future Students: FREE @ Home Activities, Learn to Code, STEM games, College Classes, Virtual Field Trips, etc.

ABC Water Utility Authority»

Learn about our local water issues with these national award winning outreach and education programs.

Albuquerque Astronomical Society»

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society has its own private observatory, frequent educational outreach events, and the camaraderie of amateur astronomers. Connect with them to bring a telescope to your campus and share the science of the electromagnetic system, solar system scales and MORE!

Albuquerque Biopark»

Programs include on-grounds field trips, classroom programs and community events. They feature live animals, hands-on activities and professional staff interactions.

APS @ Home»

Partnering with NM PBS, APS is broadcasting student lessons during the COVID-19 crisis. Daily TV and web content for K-5 students (8am-12pm).

Asombro Institute for Science Education»

Advisors - The Asombro Institute has partnered with the USDA to create engaging FREE 6-12th grade climate curriculum.

ATF Dial-a-Teacher»

Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) Dial-a-Teacher is a friendly and free homework help service. Just call 505-344-3571 or email

Bag It! The Movie»

Advisors - This movie, (also showing on Sundays in the Albuquerque Aquarium theater) which your school can host a screening of, highlights the journey and conclusion of plastics in the ocean. Includes an online curriculum guide with activities.

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP)»

Science, education, and stewardship of the Rio Grande and its watershed through long-term, hands-on student research of ecosystem response and function to inform public policy.

Bosque Education Guide»

From NM Museum of Natural Science & History, the guide is a FREE and interdisciplinary curriculum about the middle Rio Grande valley ecosystem; includes classroom and field activities for students grades K-12.