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Science Education Resources

Science Education Links

American Chemical Society – Links to resources for teaching physical science

Animal Behavior Society – Links to lab exercises, teaching and learning resources, images, etc.

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

Chem4Kids – An expansive website 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.

The Comic Book Periodic Table – An interactive periodic table

Discover Magazine – Read the latest news, theories, and developments in the world of science.

Education World – Big clearinghouse with links to many 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

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

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

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.

Inventors – Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors.

Journey North – Visit one of North America’s premiere science projects for children.

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

The Little Shop of Physics – collection of experiments.

Local asteroids – ­ See location of known asteroids, extensive background information.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – includes a database of information on American inventions and discoveries.

Microscopic and molecular worlds – Huge image collection.

The National Archives and Records – Useful for primary source material.

National Association of Biology Teachers – Recognized leader in life science education.

National Geographic – Offers many pictures and articles.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – An agency that enriches life through science.

National Science Teachers Association – Positions on a wide range of issues, from the teaching of evolution to laboratory safety to the role of research in science education.

News about science – The AAAS calls this site ‘your global gateway to science, medicine and technology news.

Nobel Prize – Official Nobel Prize site

NOVA Online: Scientific activities.

PBS Learning Media – Videos, interactives, lesson plans

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.

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.

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.

Science news at ScienceMaster – Kenneth Wesson is a former higher education faculty member and administrator. His research is published and referenced in Parents Magazine, HealthNet, and the journal Brain World.

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