Students and Parent Resources

​​California STEM Learning Network - A collaborative effort of leaders across the state from the formal and informal education sectors as well as business and industry, STEM researchers, libraries, science rich education institutions, education policy groups, professional organizations, and philanthropic communities.

Career Information - HSI has a page dedicated to various Orange County career help.

Cool Science - Entertain questions of all kinds (Ask a Scientist). Encourage young scientists to get their hands dirty-virtually (Curious Kids). We offer high school and college students new approaches to cutting-edge science topics (BioInteractive). We provide educators with a host of innovative resources they can use in their classrooms (For Educators). We reveal what it takes to become a scientist (Becoming a Scientist). And we showcase an undergraduate science discovery project that may one day change the way science is taught (SEA).

Connect A Million Minds - Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds introduces youth to opportunities and resources that inspire them to develop the important STEM skills they need to solve the economic, environmental and community challenges of the future. Technology and innovation are central to their company’s ability to connect millions of people to the entertainment they want, the information they depend on and the people they care about most. As a result, Time Warner Cable’s new philanthropic initiative creates a powerful link between the full strength of their company and the talents of their employees with the needs of students and, ultimately, the country.

Dragonfly TV – JUST FOR KIDS! This PBS site has K-6 Videos about Body & Brain, Earth & Space, Living Things, Matter & Motion, and Technology & Invention. Episodes and activities are perfect for children who like to ask “why?” Parents and teachers click HERE for your site.

Educate to Innovate– President Obama has launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in STEM. This campaign will include efforts not only from the Federal Government but also from leading companies, foundations, non-profits, and science and engineering societies to work with young people across America to excel in science and math.

 Engineering- Go For It!- The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) hosts this student friendly site offering STEM and engineering news and career information. The newsletter is a must have for interesting articles and happenings.

 Engineering Pathway - Engineering Pathway provides digital library of engineering teaching resources to the K-12 Education and Higher Education communities. Engineering Pathway also provides education-level specific information about preparing courses, developing engineering curricula, and national standards and accreditation programs.

 Project Tomorrow - The vision of Project Tomorrow ensures that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders, and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, technology, and mathematics resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st Century.

 Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) offered in Orange County. 

 Vital Link - a concept initiated by the American Business Conference with the goal of matching high school students' education with the needs of their future employers.

 Wolfram Demonstration -a free resource of interactive visualizations, from elementary education to the frontier of research. STEM downloadable demonstrations ready to use today!