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 31, 2020.

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

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

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

  4. ABCWUA Make a Cloud activity (English/Spanish)

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

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

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

  8. NM MESA Surface Tension activity in English & in Spanish

  9. Bosque School Math Department activities in English/Spanish

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

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

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

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

  14. UNM SOE Speed of Light in English/Spanish

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

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

  17. ABCWUA Leaky Faucet activity in English/Spanish

  18. River Source Backyard Steward activity in English & in Spanish

  19. TTYL Bird Basics 3: Beaks & Bills in English

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

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

  22. ABCWUA How to Make Water Rise activity in English & Spanish

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

  24. NM State Parks Pollinator activity in English & Spanish

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

  26. USDA Forest Service Trees are Amazing in English & Spanish

  27. Project GUTS Paper Catchers activity in English

  28. River Source Plant Identification activity in English & in Spanish

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

  30. TTYL Dendrochronology activity in English

  31. ABCWUA Slurpee Science activity in English

  32. TTYL Cryptobiotic Soil in English

  33. NM State Parks Pinecone Bird Feeder activity in English & Spanish

  34. Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area Backyard Plants activity in English & Spanish

  35. Explora Catapults! activity in English & Spanish 

  36. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Plant-Insect Interaction activity in English & Spanish

  37. Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Earth History Timeline 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/SpanishThank you to Environmental Education of New Mexico (EENM) for hosting a Covid-19 safe space where creativity is welcome, encouraged & supported!



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!


Institute for Applied Ecology»

Advisors - From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: Exploring the Native Plants of NM, 6-12th grade curriculum.


Kadenze brings together the world's leading colleges, universities, and industry partners to provide the best online courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Design, Music, and Math.

LANL Foundation K-12 Programming»

LANL Foundation relies on partnerships to achieve its mission to inspire excellence in education and learning that builds a Northern New Mexico community of individuals with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners.

Learning Keeps Going»

Teachers & Leaders: We're here to support you. Check out these great resources we've curated.

MarineLab: Key Largo, FL»

Student snorkeling programs are designed for groups of 9 students and 1 free chaperone aboard our small boats, or up to 18 students and 2 chaperones on our Big Boats. All MarineLab programs include snorkeling field trips to the seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef communities.

Math Circles Collaborative of NM»

Math Circles bring K-12 students or K-12 mathematics teachers together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics.

Math Snacks»

Smart educational animations, games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts.

National Girls Collaborative Project»

For Girls - Encouraging girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History»

Nuclear Science can be understood by children of all ages, and the perspective of the world it gives them will open their minds to endless possibilities.

Nature Lab»

Advisors - Access resources aligned to The Nature Conservancy's research and designed specifically for a K-12 audience and classroom use.

Nature Niños New Mexico»

New Mexico Wildlife Federation's mission is to inspire New Mexicans to conserve public landscapes, watersheds, and wildlife for our children's future.

NM Museum of Natural History & Science»

Science @ Home. The museum and other educational institutions around the country are offering these resources while schools are closed because learning never stops!