MIT Resources

MIT's Building 10 and Great Dome overlooking Killian Court where annual Commencement exercises are held.

MOSTEC is a six-month, online science and engineering program for rising high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering.

MIT Haystack Observatory
Haystack Observatory is an interdisciplinary research center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on radio astronomy, geodesy, and atmospheric science.

Zero Robotics
By making the benefits and resources of the space program tangible to students, Zero Robotics hopes to cultivate an appreciation of science, technology, engineering and math through healthy, immersive, collaborative competition.

Beaver Works Summer Institute
BWSI is a free 4-week program with a focus on AI-related and engineering courses that goes deep into creating autonomous vehicles, land, air and water, and using machine learning to build solutions to real problems!  The enrollment requires a nomination for a free online program to provide the fundamentals for individual courses.  BWSI challenges students to program real projects with their team of students from across the US.

MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program
The Education Arcade explores games that promote learning through authentic and engaging play. TEA's research and development projects focus both on the learning that naturally occurs in popular commercial games, and on the design of games that more vigorously address the educational needs of players.

Professor Strang's Linear Algebra Class Lecture Videos
MIT Professor Gil Strang's Linear Algebra Class Lecture Videos

MIT K12 Videos
This site presents short videos created by MIT students that teach basic concepts in science and engineering and are aimed at students in grades from kindergarten through high school.

This site, Biobuilders, provides activities and animations for teaching and learning synthetic biology.

Software Tools for Academics and Researchers
The STAR program at MIT seeks to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom. Understanding and applying research methods in the classroom setting can be challenging due to time constraints and the need for advanced equipment and facilities. The multidisciplinary STAR team collaborates with faculty from MIT and other educational institutions to design software exploring core scientific research concepts. The goal of STAR is to develop innovative and intuitive teaching tools for classroom use.

Scratch is a new programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

MIT OpenLabWare
The mission of MIT OpenLabWare is to provide online materials that enhance understanding of the research process, excite students about research at MIT and promote MIT as a creative thinking institution.

MIT Biology
This site provides a list of seven laboratory protocols that have been specifically designed by MIT scientists and high school science teachers for use in high school and middle school biology classes.

StarBiochem is a protein 3-Dviewer that allows students to learn key concepts about the biology of proteins in an interactive manner.

StarGenetics is a genetic cross simulator. It aims to simulate real genetics experiments to teach students about genetic experimental design. StarGenetics allows students to simulate mating experiments between organisms that are genetically different across a range of traits to analyze the nature of the traits in question.

The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.

MIT Mathlets
Here you will find a suite of dynamic Java applets for use in learning about differential equations and other mathematical subjects, along with examples of how to use them in homework, group work, or lecture demonstration, and some of the underlying theory.

Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
Our mission: to show teachers the latest developments in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, technology and engineering; to provide them with a perspective on the interface of science, technology and society; and to help spark a lifelong interest in science in their students.