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)


BEMP 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 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 Plant Bingo in English & in Spanish


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


ABCWUA Leaky Faucet activity in English/Spanish


Riversource Backyard Steward in English & in Spanish


TTYL Bird Basics 3: Beaks & Bills in English


content from the NM Museum of Natural History & Science to be uploaded for Tuesday, June 2nd 

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


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


NM OST Network esri Map»

Great overview of New Mexico STEM education, including all of our NM MESA school campuses, regional and state offices.

NM State Parks»

Try something dynamic and new at a park near you! Parks are open for kayaking, fishing, birding, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and special events for all ages.

NM STEM-H Connection»

A statewide collaborative effort to promote STEM-H education in New Mexico.

NOAA Education Resources»

Ocean & coasts, climate, weather & atmosphere, marine life, freshwater, special topics and events. Click on Resource Collections > Special Topics > Hands On Science Activities to have fun.

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Education Resources»

Energy related resources for K-12 from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center/Los Alamos Nature Center»

PEEC offers a variety of field trips and classroom visits to enrich your curriculum and familiarize your students with the natural world in Los Alamos County.

PBS Learning Media»

PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.

Pitsco Education»

We support educators in this meaningful, honorable work with student-centered, innovative, engaging products, activities, and curriculum and unparalleled support – that’s the Pitsco Experience.

Project Scientist»

For Girls - Project Scientist is the leading summer STEM academy for girls, offering tailored science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum for girls ages 4 to 12 on university campuses.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center»

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) has a comprehensive suite of materials that will support and enhance your students' field experience.

Science Buddies»

Over 1,000 science project ideas and highlights STEM careers.

SciGirls Connect»

For Girls - A broad national outreach effort to encourage educators, both formal and informal, to adopt new, research-based strategies to engage girls in STEM.