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Science Education Resources

National Science Teachers Association
National Association of Biology Teachers
AAAS Project 2061

Science Education Links

Science Adventures – a guide to public science centers, museums, parks and gardens, zoos, aquariums, aviaries, planetariums and observatories

Science supplies – online addresses for companies that sell science materials

SciTechDaily-Digest of most interesting science and technology stories on the web

Science Made Simple – A searchable database of questions and answers and sections on science projects, current science news, unit conversions, and a newsletter

How Stuff Works – thousands of explanations, most with animation and drawings to convey complex ideas

Education Resource Information Center Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education (ERIC CSMEE)

National Teachers Enhancement Network – courses on-line, resources, connections – lesson plan ideas and advice for activities

Education World – big clearinghouse with links to more than 100,000 education-related sites, including lesson planning activities, curriculum ideas, web site reviews, forums and news. Connections to National Standards ­ searchable database of national and state standards categorized by content level and divided into K-4, 5-8, and 9-12

Museum Guide – real and virtual destinations – web links to over 1,700 museums:

The Library of Congress – Web site includes an excellent educator guide and index for using primary sources; has suggestions for class activities using primary sources.

PBS – More than 1,500 lesson plans at PBS TeacherSource

ABC Teach – ­ good collection of free printables, forms, calendars, etc., theme ideas for elementary grades

Learning Network (portal site): A community of local education sites, best practices link, electronic grade book, resources for parents, students, teachers, administrators:

Global Schoolhouse at – ­ another portal with many resource links and teacher tools, including project ideas, lesson plans, and a web trip maker:

Surfing the Net with Kids ­ web resources for educators

Rubric generator and other online tools for educators

Other tools such as calendar maker, graphic organizer generator, classroom materials maker at this site:

EDHELPER.COM ­ links to lesson plans for all subjects, worksheet generators, etc.

Educational Press – ­ a database of word lists in various subjects that can be easily manipulated to create flash cards, game boards, bingo cards, word scrambles, signs, etc.

ThinkQuest ­ library of informational sites created by kids, has info for teachers on creating web pages, citing references, etc.

Internet4classrooms ­ has daily brain teasers, challenging questions, ed resources for all grade levels and lots of good science links for teachers

Achievement Award Certificates ­ free certificates that use Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Northwest Regional Education Laboratory Science Inquiry Model

Teaching & Ed.Gov/Free – Free education materials available from these two sites

Middle School Resource Guide – Complete text of the National Academy Press publication, Resources for teaching middle school science

Ideas for student research – A resource with links for topics, ideas, and how-to for developing a research project

HyperDoc – U.S. Library of Medicine – health and medical education resource – access to The Visible Man (a sampler of fresh cryosections and CAT scans)

News about science – The AAAS calls this site ‘your global gateway to science, medicine and technology news.’ Weekly updates and media and journal links

The National Archives and Records – Useful for primary source material

The Science Spot – aims at the middle school level – well-organized database of lessons, projects, and on-line resources, even includes lesson record sheets, “Science Club” challenges, and daily science trivia

Lab safety

Online Conversion – let’s you convert any unit of measure to any other

Science research projects, science fair ideas

Science news at ScienceMaster – for students

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – web site includes a database of information on American inventions and discoveries:

More MIT – linked to this site is a hot list of science sites for children:

Science Made Simple – searchable database of questions and answers, also sections on projects, current science news, unit conversions, and a newsletter:

Minerals by name – a searchable database of rocks and minerals showing class, chemistry, specimens

Virtual cave – caves and caverns around the world:

The Field Museum, Chicago – click on Exhibits to tour different areas, including dinosaurs and fossils. Check out Sue, the big T. rex soon to be on display:

Skulls – ­ a dazzling look at what scientists can learn about behavior and evolution from an animal’s skull

Animal Behavior Society (education section) Links to laboratory exercises, teaching and learning resources, images, etc.:

The Animal Diversity Web ­ Animal diversity taxonomically- arranged, from the University of Michigan:

FDA Kids homepage – The US Food and Drug Administration’s Kids Homepage includes Yorick, a skeleton model which allows users to see the various medical devices and implants that can replace real body parts. Included are a glass eye, a silicon cochlear implant, a hip and a knee, etc.:

Chem4Kids – An expansive web site with resources on matter, atoms, elements, reactions, the math in chemistry, as well as a glossary and a quiz section. Written for students, includes clear definitions and fun graphics

TOPS Learning Systems – science with simple things – check out the many neat teacher resource books on hands-on activities

American Chemical Society – plenty of links for resources for teaching physical science:

The Comic Book Periodic Table  –  an interactive periodic table

Physical science – Particle Adventure – a lively introduction to subatomic physics

The Little Shop of Physics – collection of experiments

PBS Online – links to the Web of Life, NOVA, Scientific American Frontiers, Nature, Bill Nye, Newton’s Apple, National Geographic, the Magic School Bus, etc.

Geological Sciences Department, University of Manitoba, CA – links to geosciences information

JASON Project web site

USA Today – Lesson plans for using news in the classroom and a reporter ready for student interaction

Discover Magazine

Annenberg Guide to Math and Science Reform – links to model programs, grants:

Reinventing Schools-the Technology is Now (via National Academy of Sciences):

Science and Math (Minnesota schools) – good links to resources for teaching:

NOVA Online–Teachers – A starting point for lesson plans and scientific activities. Topics include animals, the human body, ancient cultures, space, earth, physics, and an odds and ends compendium. The Hot Science section provides many activities. Lesson Ideas and Teacher’s Exchange allow teachers to share concepts and lesson plans

Journey North – a resource for the study of seasonal change and an opportunity for student participation in adding to a database. Many tracking projects and lesson possibilities

National Geographic – Lots of pictures and articles

Microscopic and molecular worlds – huge image collection

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Jurassic Park Institute

Scientriffic – an Australian science magazine

The Archaeology Channel ­ -Resources for teaching archaeology­­

International Space Station ­ check this site to find out when it will be visible. As the station expands it is growing noticeably brighter when it passes overhead:

Go behind – A Brief History of Time ­ cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells his life story ­ full text of some lectures, and photos:

Local asteroids – ­ see location of known asteroids, extensive background info

Nobel Prizes – e-Museum

HunkinsExperiments – Tim Hunkin works mainly for museums, building interactive exhibits. The site as suggestions for experiment using everyday materials

Science entertainment from Discovery Kids, the yuckiest site on the internet

Science fair project resource guide

Volcano facts for kids

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