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This list of science, tech, engineering, and math programs for kids K-12 is a wealth of fun education.

Rob Spiegel

March 2, 2022

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Learning STEM skills is a great option for kids and teens looking to improve their creativity and problem-solving. In general, STEM jobs are expected to grow 10.5% between 2020 and 2030 compared to 7.5% growth for non-STEM jobs. This equates to 1 million more job openings over 10 years!

There are a ton of online STEM programs for kids ranging from kindergarten through high school. You can find programs offered by PBS Kids and National Geographic as well as the American Museum of Natural History. Some are aimed at school curriculum, while others are designed to work with kids outside of a school setting,

There are also STEM clubs for students that introduce them to key science, math, technology, and engineering concepts in a fun environment.

Here’s quick background on STEM programs for kids:

These programs are particularly important because STEM is often not emphasized in early education. Only a small percentage of K-3 classrooms study science all or most days of the week. This number increases for grades 4-6, but the number is still low. Less than half of elementary schools and middle schools offer computer science classes.

So here are some virtual STEM courses to begin your learning adventure on your schedule, either in class or from home. The Create & Learn program has provided an excellent list of STEM programs for kids. Here are some of the programs they suggest as a great virtual learning environment.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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