A collection of past STEAMworks and a full list of resources for families and educators.

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anti-racism resources

  • Resources for standing together against hate from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and across the Smithsonian
  • Teaching Tolerance from the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • PBS's Teaching Your Child about Black History Month
  • Teaching for Change's Project Social Justice Books
  • Indianapolis Children's Museum's List of Children's Books about Race
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Nominees from the American Library Association
  • 31 Children's Books to support conversations on race from Embrace Race
  • Talking to Kids about Race from National Geographic
  • The 1619 Project from the New York Times
  • How To Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Why White Parents Need to Do More Than Talk to Their Kids About Racism by Margaret A. Hagerman
  • Talking About Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • "I'm a Black Climate Scientist. Racism derails our effort to save the planet." by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
  • The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids from the Center for Racial Justice and Education
  • Talking to Children About Racial Bias from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Talking Race with Young Children from NPR's Life Kit: Parenting Podcast
  • Anti-Racism Workshops from Raising Race Conscious Children
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Diverse Reading List from Lee & Low Books
  • Common Sense Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classroomsfrom Common Sense Education
  • Teaching for Black Lives Handbook from the Washington Post
  • Talking to Children After Racial Incidents with Dr. Howard Stevenson, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
  • Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice from Teaching Tolerance
  • “Tallking to Kids About Race, Early and Often” from the New York Times
  • Understanding Race and Privilege from the National Association of School Psychologists
  • Kojo For Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests from the Kojo Nnamdi Show
  • An article highlighting the importance of using data as a tool for change by Yeshi, Founder of Data for Black Lives
  • Check out the Instagram account of @hereweeread, a Diversity and Inclusion Expert
  • Resources to advance SEL as a lever for equity from The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
  • For parenting and education through a critical race lens check out @theconsciouskid

    community resources

  • Museum coloring pages



    • Museum partner Amazon Future Engineer offers free online computer science classes.
    • is always free, and kids love the Minecraft coding game from Museum partner Microsoft.


    • Watch a recording of Explore Engineering!, the live STEAM careers event National Children's Museum hosted on February 25, 2021, to discover careers in the field of engineering and meet two real-life engineers!



    • Dreambox is offering 90 days free and has great math games.
    • Kahn Academy has free math learning plans to keep everyone learning.


    the great outdoors


    from the Museum

    other resources