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Students get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional. The 30-minute max episodes will premiere throughout the school year and will be available on-demand to fit into your schedule.

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Lesson Plans

X-STEM All Access episodes come with free NGSS and CASEL aligned lesson plans designed for middle and high school classrooms. Each lesson links to a compatible X-STEM All Access episode featuring an inspiring STEM role model. Browse our library of lesson plans created by educators for educators!

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Featured NGSS & CASEL Lesson Plans

Modeling Fission, Fusion, and Radioactive Decay

 Students develop and compare models of fission and fusion decay using...

Developing Solutions for Robots at Work

Students develop solutions for dull, dangerous, and dirty jobs using robots...

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Students create a 3D print with frosting and generate solutions for...

Evaluating Engineering Materials

Students compare properties of copper and bronze and use them to...

Analyzing the Mars Sample Return Program

Prioritize criteria to select which samples NASA should return from Mars.

Climate Models to Study Sea Level Rise

Analyze climate models to determine the extent and impact of ice...

Chemical Reactions and the Sun’s Lifespan

Construct explanations and develop models to understand the aurora borealis and...

Engineering in Space: Safe Collisions

After analyzing asteroid impacts, students engineer and iterate an egg drop...

Water’s Impact on Climate

In the lesson, students will investigate the causes of climate change...