CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 WINNERS

AS CHOSEN BY STEM EDUCATORS

Best of STEM winners are…

INNOVATIVE

Best Freebies
for STEM

Perfect for students in grades 9-University, this extraordinary STEM company is praised by educators for its timely and enjoyable free resources.

Best Freebies
for STEM

With freebies that meet the needs of all types of educators and learners in grades K-12, this Best of STEM award winner is nothing short of outstanding!

Best Resource for Analyzing and Interpreting Data

This Best of STEM award winner provides invaluable hands-on learning experiences, making it easier than ever for students to explore, observe, and make connections in science.

Breakthrough Technology for STEM Learning

This innovative award winner helps educators break out of the constraints of the classroom, transforming the way that students learn STEM.

Bridging the Gap: Math Intervention Resources

Through customized instruction, this award winner empowers educators to advance student’s mathematical thinking and transform numeracy education altogether.

Earth Science

This winner makes it easy for educators to create “teachable moments” in the classroom by offering a range of data for students of all ages.

Earth Science

This award winner gives educators access to thousands of resources to build extraordinary lesson plans that keep students engaged and wanting to learn more.

Extended Reality (AR/VR)

This award winner creates personalized learning experiences where students have the freedom to experiment, but most importantly, make mistakes and try again.

Extended Reality (AR/VR)

This Best of STEM award winner brings STEM concepts to life, and gives students all the tools they need to develop their love of science.

Hybrid Learning Superhero

This award-winning product is commended for facilitating collaboration and student engagement—regardless of where they may be learning.

Inspiring
Computational Thinking

This Best of STEM winner’s engaging product brilliantly emphasizes the importance of computational thinking skills for older students.

Inspiring
Computational Thinking

This award winning product brings the world of coding into the classroom and generates a sense of wonder amongst young learners in an interactive, memorable way.

Outstanding Provider:
Customer Support for Computer Program Simulation Lessons

This award winner aims to ensure that every student has access to high-quality science education and works to improve student learning outcomes across the globe.

Outstanding Provider:
Customer Support for Hands-On Laboratories

Educators are raving over this award winner’s impeccable customer service, which perfectly complements its meaningful and well-designed resources.

Phenomenon-based Teaching and Learning

This award winner aims to ensure that every student has access to high-quality science education and works to improve student learning outcomes across the globe.

Social Impact
Product Award

This award winner is working to transform the world of science through its inspiring mission of making STEM learning accessible to all.

Space Science

This Best of STEM award winner is out of this world! Perfect for remote learning and collaboration, educators describe it as the “complete package.”

STEAM Excellence

By encourages the development of core skills through interactive exercises, this impressive company is working to unlock greatness in every child.

STEM Innovation

Praised by judges as “an extraordinary STEM innovation”, this company leverages hands-on learning and modern technology to immerse students in the world of STEM.

STEM Innovation

By incorporating active play into learning, this award winner is innovating to promote whole-body learning experiences for young students.

Tried and True
Virtual Science Simulations and Curriculum

Educators are referring to this award-winning resource as “the best”—what more could you ask for? This Best of STEM award winner goes above and beyond to provide high quality virtual science lessons for learners.

Tried and True STEM Videos for K-8

With its captivating videos and engaging activities, this Best of STEM award winning company is described by educators as being simply genius!

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WINNERS AND FINALISTS

BEST FREEBIES FOR STEM

Winners: Bio-Rad Explorer for Grades 9 to University and Carolina Biological Supply Chain Company for Grades K-12

 

Finalist

Nepris, Inc. for Grades K to University

BEST RESOURCE FOR ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA

Winner: Pivot Interactives

 

Finalist

PASCO Scientific for Sparkvue

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR STEM LEARNING

Winner: Pivot Interactives

 

Finalist

Mel Science

BRIDGING THE GAP: MATH INTERVENTION RESOURCES

Winner: US Math Recovery Council

EARTH SCIENCE

Winners: IRIS Consortium for Station Monitor and Twig Science Next Gen

EXTENDED REALITY (AR/VR)

Winners: MEL Science and Carolina Biological Supply Company for Bacterial Transformation Simulator

HYBRID LEARNING SUPERHERO

Winner: Accelerate Learning for STEMscopes for Grades K to 12

 

Finalists

Carolina Biological Supply Company for Building Blocks of Science, Grades Pre-K to 5

Twig Education for Grades Pre-K to 8

INSPIRING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

Winners: GameSalad, Inc. for Grades 6 to 12 and Sphero for Grades Pre-K to 2

OUTSTANDING PROVIDER: CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM SIMULATION LESSONS

Winner: Labster

OUTSTANDING PROVIDER: CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR HANDS-ON LABORATORIES

Winner: Bio-Rad Explorer

PHENOMENON-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING

Winner: Pivot Interactives

 

Finalist

PASCO Scientific for Sparkvue

SOCIAL IMPACT PRODUCT AWARD

Winner: Nepris, Inc.

 

Finalist

A.T. Still University

SPACE SCIENCE

Winner: Slooh for On-Line, Robotic Telescopes

STEAM EXCELLENCE

Winner: Great Minds

STEM INNOVATION

Winners (Tie): MEL Science for Grades K to 12 and Unruly Studios for Grades K to 12

 

Finalists

Flinn Scientific for Pavo, Grades 6 to 12

Twig Education for Grades Pre-K to 8

TRIED AND TRUE VIRTUAL SCIENCE SIMULATIONS AND CURRICULUM

Winner: ExploreLearning for Gizmos

TRIED AND TRUE STEM VIDEOS FOR K-8

Winner: Generation Genius

EDUCATOR‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‎SHOUTOUTS

Over 360,000 STEM educators were contacted to vote for Educators Pick Best of STEM. We received thousands of responses.
Below are some additional companies that educators wanted to show some brand love to!
The companies below were mentioned more than 3 times in the voting process.

ADI Instruments
Algebra Lab Gear
Amplify
Bozeman Science
BSCS
Carly and Adam
Code.org
Coder Z
Concord Consortium
CPO Science
Data Nuggets
Delta Math
Educational Innovations
Engineering is Elementary

Inroads
First Robotics
McGraw Hill Inspire
Lego Mindstorms
Magnitude.io
MyPath
iLeadr, Inc.
MakerFaire
Mystery Science
National Geographic Education
Kesler Escape Rooms
Modern Biology
Osmo
Ozobots

NASA Education VR
NOAA
Nutrients for Life
OpenSci Ed
Pearson Science
Pocket Lab
POGIL
PositivePhysics.org
PhET Interactive Labs
Pitsco
HHMI Interactive
Khan Academy
KidWind
MiniPCR

Reality Works
Scientific Minds
Science Penguin
Science Spot
Scratch
Space Foundation
SparkFun Electronics
Spring Math
Starry Night
USGS
TI nSpire
Tuva Labs
Vex Robotics
ViviScience
Vernier Software & Technology
ZSpace

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