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.
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.