PreK-12 Resources

The Checkout Library is open!

For availability, please email Lisa at lisa.morlock@drake.edu

List of available items:

  • EiE — Bubble Wands

  • EiE — Magnets Kit

  • EiE – Seeing Animal Sounds

  • EiE — Skimmers

  • Foil Boats Kit

  • Medical Kit (no curriculum)

  • Microscope Kit (no curriculum)

  • Mini-Makers Kit

  • Nutrition Kit (no curriculum)

  • Parachutes

  • Pint-Size Bee-Bot & Mat

  • Ramps & Pathways

  • Tablets

  • Thymio Robots (no curriculum)

Kits can be picked up at Collier-Scripps Hall, located at Drake University. Here’s our official address:
SC STEM Hub
Collier-Scripps Hall #214
2702 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50031

Kits are usually checked out for 4 weeks, but a longer time can be arranged if needed.

Kits are first come, first serve. Items may be reserved in advance.

If you need assistance, the fastest way to contact us is via email: lisa.morlock@drake.edu OR sarah.derry@drake.edu

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Online Learning Resources

If you have a link that’s beneficial to PreK-12 STEM education, please email the Hub with a quick overview and working website.

AEA and Beyond:

Grade Specific Online Resources (K-12 Resources for Teachers and Parents) 

Clearinghouse for Work Based Learning – Explore the Digital Project Board from Future Ready Iowa to find authentic and work-based learning projects to engage students. Many of the projects could be completed at a distance with the use of online collaboration and project management tools! 

Contact jake.welchans@iowa.gov or lwilliams@aealearningonline.org  to learn more! 

AEA K-12 Online -Free Learning Management System (LMS) 

Student Personalized Learning System (PK-12 FREE Online Learning Modules) 

Check out this list of all the content currently available on the Student Personalized Learning System. 

Investigative Career Modules 

All teachers have access to this service using the same email & password they use in the AEA training system. 

Student login information found here.  (You will need the building codes found here to set up your students in the system).  

Questions or need help getting started? Email dkrefting@aealearningonline.org or mwicklund@aealearningonline.org to schedule a live support session. 

Watch the webinar to learn more! 

Statewide Professional Development: 

Online Learning Video Series (PK-12 Educators) 

Online Learning Courses

Blending/Flipping 

OLLIE 

Emergency Learning Course 

Going Digital Playlist – Looking for a course that will support any LMS platform? Contact: dcleveland@aealearningonline.org

Regional Professional Development

Check out local course offerings in the AEA Professional Learning Registration System. 

Iowa STEM Resources

Teachable Moment — Currated collection of STEM activities and lessons.

STEM Essential Podcasts

Community Opportunities: Please email the Hub with your community resource! (lisa.morlock@drake.edu)

Polk County Conservation’s At-Home Learning Resources

Science Center of Iowa’s Public Learning Resources

Jewels Academy Camps and Tutoring

NewBoCo’s K-12 Education

Blank Park Zoo Schools & Teachers 

World Food Prize Youth Institute

ISU Lego Robotics

Scale-Up Unboxing Video