Free Media Resources for STEMFree Media Resources for STEM
These classroom resources and educator professional development courses are provided for free by nonprofit public media station KQED.
Lesson plans and resources aligned to NGSS, geared toward middle and high school classes.
Give your secondary students the opportunity to share how they see the world around them by making their own short science documentaries. Students will use cinematography and storytelling to highlight a scientific observation that impacts their family, school or community. This project is aligned with NGSS and comes with modifiable curriculum.
Engage your students by designing solutions for real-world problems and making media for an authentic audience. This project-based curriculum is aligned with NGSS and designed for use in distance-learning or in-person instruction and comes with ready-to-use curricular supports.
A place for students to practice engaging in argument from evidence through discussion and media-making around science concepts. Each discussion includes a video from KQED’s Deep Look or Above the Noise, lesson plans, viewing guides and transcripts in English and Spanish. Get started with one of these popular discussions:
Free professional development to help you hone your media making skills and incorporate media literacy into your teaching.
These free, instructor-led online courses for educators exploring media-making and evaluating information, with STEM-specific resources and meetups. KQED Teach’s learn-by-doing model means that you’ll have the practice and planning you’ll need to implement media projects in your STEM classroom!
- Analyzing and Evaluating Media for the Classroom - starts November 15, 2021
- Video Production for the Classroom - starts January 10, 2022
- Podcasting and Audio Production for the Classroom - starts February 28, 2022
- Graphic and Interactive Media Production for the Classroom - starts April 18, 2022
A great way to demonstrate your teaching skills in science and engineering practices through media literacy. Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials.
More Education Content From KQED
KQED Science: Award-winning science and environment coverage from the Bay Area and beyond.
Deep Look: Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series.
PBS LearningMedia: Curated STEM activities, lesson plans and resources for middle and high school.
Mind/Shift: Explore the future of learning in all its dimensions — including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more on this blog and podcast.
Quest: Engaging, relevant science and engineering resources covering topics from biology to geology.