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!


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 family-friendly day-use activities such as kayaking, fishing, birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Know before you go: check the NMSP website before your visit to learn about possible restrictions due to COVID-19.

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»

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Project Scientist»

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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.