K-12 Teacher Resources

Below you'll find classroom activities, outreach programs, and career information to help you inspire your students with STEM!

Do you know of a really cool science or engineering resource that we should have up here? Let us know at wwest@sfu.ca

Women in Science and Engineering Game

Supported by WWEST, the Phylo(mon) Project has released a fun card game that focuses on awesome women in STEM, as well as issues pertaining to the challenges around gender equity. The game can be downloaded for free at the above link.

What is Engineering?

Stereotype Threat

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Hosted at SFU

Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

STEM Outreach Collective

The SFU STEM Outreach Collective is a collection of SFU groups that are focused on promoting outreach and engagement within STEM. Representatives from these groups meet once a semester in order to brainstorm ways to make STEM more accessible for all.

Science AL!VE
Science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at SFU.

Classroom Activities

CurioCity
Resources and projects that make STEM relevant for Grade 8-12 students.

Finding Ada Resources For Schools
Classroom activities, posters, and teaching notes focused on students aged 11-14.

Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History
A video series by Feminist Frequency on women who challenged stereotypes and smashed the status quo. Comes with free curricula and activity sheets for classroom use.

People Like Me Resource Pack
This free pack of resources helps use girls' natural tendency to articulate their self-identity with adjectives to help them see themselves working happily and successfully in STEM. Targeted at girls ages 11-14.

Project Implicit
An online test that measures your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation and other topics.

Science.gc.ca Activity Book
Over 30 science games, experiments and activities tailored for different age groups and skill levels.

Science World Educator Resources
Classrooom activities, field trip ideas, and much more is offered for free from Telus World of Science.

youcubed
Educational activities and research on mathematics teaching methods for teachers.

Outreach Programs

Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, UBC
Offers camps throughout the year, many aimed at girls in grades K-12, with a focus on hands-on scientific inquiry. From time to time, offers teachers' training as well.

Eagles of Tomorrow
To inspire, enable, and instill in learners the confidence that “I can do math." Provides outreach to Aboriginal communities to bridge systemic gaps in mathematics fundamentals among Aboriginal children in inner city schools in Vancouver, BC.

GEERing Up!
Engineering and science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at UBC Vancouver & Okanagan.

Let's Talk Science at UBC
Science outreach events and programming to engage youth in Science.

Let's Talk Science - University of Victoria
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

Science Adventures
Engaging students, teachers and the community in the exploration of science and technology at Yukon College.

Science Venture
Since 1991, the University of Victoria's Science Venture program has been delivering innovative science, technology, engineering, and math programming to Vancouver Island youth, 5-18 years of age.

SHAD
A Canadian charity that provides a month-long summer program focused on STEAM to 800 students every year. 

We Count Math Society
We Count Math Society is a registered non-profit based in Whitehorse, Yukon. We Count offers Math Mania events, which are free and open to the public.

STEM Career Information

Science and Technology Career Videos

Women in science, engineering and the trades share what they do at work from WISEatlantic, another CWSE Chair.

Finding Ada, "What Kind of Scientist Could I Be?"
Based on research by the Science Council, this poster looks at ten different types of career that scientists can have.