Hands-on, Flexible STEAM Curriculum

Ready-to-teach lessons and activities that don't require hours of work or a science degree.

Teach Brain Skills

Yeah our ready-to-teach lessons check off all the little boxes for school curriculum.  But they also teach your kids something better: REAL LIFE PROBLEM SOLVING.

So if you want a  program that goes beyond the books to focus on creative thinking, critical thinking, and working well with other humans... well you've come to the right place!

Grow Confident + Problem-solving + Curious Kids

Built for Kids

  • More Time Outside

    Activities specifically designed to get kids out of the house.  Because learning is better outside.

  • Feed the Curiosity

    You can’t just get science out of a book.  You have to see it, feel it, DO IT!  Hands-on lessons get kids brains moving.

  • Integrated Learning

    Applied activities and challenges encourage kids to connect what they have learned with other STEAM subjects and with everyday life.

  • They're Just Fun!

    Boring lessons = Bored kids.  Our engaging lessons mean the kids will be talking about it for days!

Built for You

  • On Your Schedule

    All the lessons and resources are available online, all the time.  So you can teach what you want, when you want.

  • No Degree Required

    We explain the science behind each lesson in plain English, no degree required.  Science doesn’t have to be intimidating anymore.

  • Multi-age Lessons

    Designed for elementary age (K-5) but flexible as possible for teaching multiple grade levels and multiple years.

  • Teach it Anywhere

    Whether you are teaching kids at home or in a traditional classroom, these lessons can go there!  From schoolyard to backyard.

A Sad Tale of STEAM Without the "Why?"

There are plenty of STEAM lessons and activities on the interwebs (I'm looking at you Pinterest!).  Add liquid A to thingamajig B, put it in doohickey C and VIOLA!  It's amazing!

But what just happened?  What is liquid A?  And why did you even need thingamajig B?  And why do we even care about this stuff for real life?  Too often, the "why" is tossed out in favor of a fun (but shallow) experiment.

That's Not Us!

STEAM Outside is not a glorified craft project!  We dive deep into all the why's and how's of  thingamajig B AND doohickey C.  Maybe even some whatchamacallits Z.

Plus, we talk about all those other real life skills the kids are learning at the same time.  Now we understand thingamajig B but we also learned comparative analysis.  WIN!

Here's a few other reasons that we are not like the rest:

Get out of the house

Getting up and active outside is not just an afterthought.  It is THE plan!  Online learning is Ah-Mazing (I mean we're here, right?) but lets not sit at the computer all day.

You Point the Way

We have a swarm of great ideas for this program.  But we are still just starting out!  That means as a founding member you get a say in where we are headed and what resources you would like to see in the program.

But Don't Take Our Word for It

Take a peek at our content library and see what others are saying about the program.

What You'll Find Inside

So what can we find in the STEAM Outside program?  Well, we are just starting out but we will be adding 1 (or more) full units each month + other teaching and education resources.

Check out what's in store!

Complete Units

  • Hard Life of a Rock [rock cycle]
  • Who Stole the Cake? [forensics]
  • Bubble Bubble [surface tension]
  • Super Fly [flight]
  • + more!

Extra Stuff

  • Using the Scientific Method
  • Citizen Science
  • Apps for Outdoor Learning
  • Problem Solving Skills Training

Robust Forum

  • Community forum to chat with like-minded parents, ask questions, share photos and videos of your projects.

Upcoming Units

  • Rain, Wind, and Seasons Oh My! – Mar 2018
  • Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny – Apr 2018
  • Playing with the Force – May 2018
  • Fit to Survive – Jun 2018

See all the scheduled units and descriptions (PDF)

Upcoming Extras

  • Foldscope Lesson Plans
  • How to Spot Bad Science

Join Us Today!

$9/month

Access to all the resource with low-risk monthly payment.

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$99/year

Discounted price for access to the program all year!

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What if you decide STEAM Outside is not for you?

No problem!  You can cancel with just a few clicks.  No need to email us or justify your cancellation.

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