Hands-on, Flexible Science Based STEAM Curriculum
Ready-to-teach lessons and activities that don't require hours of work or a science degree.
Grow Confident + Problem-solving + Curious Kids
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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.
What You'll Find Inside
So what can we find in the STEAM Outside program? We are adding 1 (or more) full units each month + other teaching and education resources.
Check out what's in store!
- Hard Life of a Rock [rock cycle]
- Who Stole the Cake? [forensics]
- Bubble Bubble [surface tension]
- Super Fly [flight]
- + more on space, atoms, weather...
- Using the Scientific Method
- Citizen Science
- Apps for Outdoor Learning
- Problem Solving Skills Training
- Community forum to chat with like-minded parents, ask questions, share photos and videos of your projects.
- Fit to Survive (adaptations) – Jul 2018
- H2O superhero (water cycle) – Aug 2018
- Hand Me Down Genes (genetics) – Sep 2018
- Pulled Together (magnets) – Oct 2018
- Just pull them up on your phone and go!
- Rock ID key
- Insect action spinner
- + more!
We Know You Have Some Questions...
Q.I don't like/know science and I don't feel confident teaching it! How can STEAM Outside help me?
A.Science can be tough! Especially when it is unfamiliar. We know that and we want it to be as easy as possible for you to teach so for each science lesson we explain the science for you. Still don’t quite understand what is going on? Well, we are just a message away!
Q.Does STEAM Outside cover everything for science, tech, engineering, art and math?
A.This is not a full curriculum for all the STEAM subjects. It should cover all the science you need for elementary ages. We will also do plenty of everything else with integrated, hands-on activities. But we will not be everything you need for math and art especially.
Q.I'm extra busy! How much time will I need to put into the curriculum?
A.We’ve got 5 kids and a business so we completely understand busy! The lessons and activities are all ready to go in one place AND we have already researched all the science for you. Plus, if you have more “how does it work” questions, you can just drop them in the forum.
Since this is a hands-on, active curriculum with many outdoor lessons, it will take more of your time than if you just sit your kids down at the computer for lessons. But we think you will see that it is time well spent!
Q.Is STEAM Outside a religious or secular curriculum?
A.This is an interesting question. We think science and religion exist just fine together. Our recommendation is always to teach the scientific principles that are generally accepted and weave that into a discussion about your own opinions and beliefs. Homeschool has that benefit right?
Whether you agree with them or not, controversial science topics like evolution and global warming aren’t going anywhere and we believe all kids should have a working knowledge of these science topics. Therefore, you will find such topics here in our program. How you teach them is your own choice.
Q.I have a houseful over here! Does STEAM Outside work for mixed age groups?
A.They sure do! We’ve tried them with our own elementary aged kiddos and local homeschool groups. We also have some separate worksheets or highlight alternatives for K-2 or 3-5 depending on the activity.
Q.Why would I choose a membership over books I could just purchase once?
A.The main benefits here are access and extras. You have access to us any time for questions or requests for lessons on a specific subject. Can’t usually get that from a printed book! Plus, we add new content regularly and have some really amazing trainings and extras.
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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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