There's no arguing the importance of STEM education, but schools and districts don't always have the money for "extra" STEM activities for students or teachers.

That's where grants come into the picture--an enterprising educator can snag extra funding or additional resources for classroom STEM projects and can help students do the same.

Check out the following five grants; we have some for students, some for educators, and they all focus on STEM teaching and learning.

1. In the Powered Paper Airplane Challenge, students are challenged to design creative, aerodynamic paper airplanes that can hit a target--but there’s a twist....

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