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Navy STEM for the Classroom is a series of standards-aligned, interactive lesson plans specifically designed for 9-12 graders to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering and math. Our no-cost digital resources are perfect for students curious about how to apply their STEM knowledge to actual careers like Naval Aviation, Electrical Engineering, or Nuclear Propulsion Engineering.

Ocean Landing

Ocean Landing

Physics

Find out how Navy pilots launch and land high-speed jets on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Explore how weather phenomena can impact the approaches and how pilots, flight-deck operators and engineers work together to safely land in various conditions.

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Robotics and Future Technology

Physics

Learn how the Navy and other industries use robots and the importance of robots in certain jobs. Then, design a robot that can be used to help distinguish fires.

Sonar and Echolocation

Sonar and Echolocation

Biology | Physics

Investigate how sound can be used to navigate, communicate, locate objects and create 3-D images of surroundings. Find out how sonar technology compares to natural echolocation used by animals. Then apply your knowledge to create a 3-D model.

Science of Nuclear Power

The Science of Nuclear Power

Physics | Social Sciences

Hands-on activities introduce students to basic concepts of nuclear physics including fission, radioactivity, nuclear decay and transmutation. Students will learn key principles of nuclear physics as it relates to nuclear power.

GPS and Navigation

GPS and Navigation

Geography | Geometry | Trigonometry

Learn about GPS and navigation and how coordinates are determined using mathematical principles. Over three individual lessons, students will study map reading, learn how satellites work and explore GPS glacier tracking in the Northwest Passage of the Arctic.

Oceanography and Meteorology

Oceanography and Meteorology

Meteorology | Physical Oceanography

Use interactive tools to learn about the principles of physical oceanography (waves, tides and currents) and meteorology (winds) with the goal of understanding how they affect ocean navigation. Then students will apply what they have learned.

Diver underwater

The Science of Diving

Physics | Physiology

Play the role of a Navy Diver to understand the importance of gas laws as they conduct lab activities that illustrate the physics of gases and the impact on a diver's body. Apply your learning to the Dive Mission when you play the Navy Proving Ground Interactive.

Jets in Flight

Jets in Flight

Physics

How is it possibly that a 55,000-pound vehicle can fly? This question - and others - will be answered as students create physical and conceptual models for aircraft in flight as they learn the science behind this engineering feat. Apply your learning to the Flight School mission.

Future Fleet

Future Fleet

Buoyancy | Density | Volume

Put your engineering skills to use by designing prototypes while learning about metacenter, center of gravity and displacement mass. Then test the models to see if they are seaworthy. Apply your learning to Sea Trials mission.

Digital Interactives

Hands-on learning through trial and error is critical to STEM success. The Navy STEM Challenges Self-Paced Module and Navy Proving Grounds Interactive will test your students' minds and skills, leaving them with a sense of achievement. 

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