The Checkout Library is open!
For availability, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Nutrition Kit (no curriculum)
Pint-Size Bee-Bot & Mat
Ramps & Pathways
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.
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!
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.
All teachers have access to this service using the same email & password they use in the AEA training system.
Watch the webinar to learn more!
Statewide Professional Development:
Online Learning Video Series (PK-12 Educators)
Emergency Learning Course
Going Digital Playlist – Looking for a course that will support any LMS platform? Contact: email@example.com
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! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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