Learning Resources & Enrichment
Below is a limited list of STEM-related resources that could benefit your child. Check back often for updates!
Please note: Providing these links is a courtesy, not necessarily an endorsement. Please research these programs and any others to determine which opportunity, if any, is the best fit for your child.
Engineer Your Life
This guide introduces girls in grades 9-12 to young women engineers and highlights careers. A section for parent and counselors furnishes background in engineering to better advise students. The site has a link to a companion site for girls in grades 5-8.
Expand Your Mind - Growth Mindset
A set of online lessons and resources to help foster adaptive learning mindsets for you and your child; moving from “I can’t” to “I can” may be a matter of changing words and perspectives.
This is a resource for all things science that includes information on STEM summer camps, science fair ideas, at home science projects, and STEM careers.
Expanding Your Horizons Chicago
This site contains a list of STEM educational programs and summer camps around Chicago.
This site for elementary students helps them learn more about and explore various STEM careers.
This site allows K-12 students to access engineering design challenges to complete at-home. Scientists and engineers provide online feedback to children who upload videos of their projects.
Chicago City of Learning
The first effort of its kind to take place in a major city in the United States, Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) is a groundbreaking initiative that joins together learning opportunities for young people in a way that allows them to think about, pursue, and develop their interests.
If you are a teacher at Chicago Public Schools, please go to the Knowledge Center for teaching & learning resources.