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Provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators. A top choice.


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"BioEd Online offers high-quality lessons, teacher guides, slides, video and supplemental materials that can be downloaded for use in your classroom. Materials are sorted by format, topic and grade level, making it easy locate content that is appropriate for your students. All lessons are aligned with national standards, and were developed by scientists and educators at Baylor College of Medicine." (from the website)

Lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.

Links to selected lesson plans and other resources.

You'll need to click the "Next Gen Science" tab at the top of the page. This resource is the result of a collaboration between Better Lesson and NEA. Over 130 master teachers share the lessons they teach.

Hundreds of lesson plans for grades 6-12 based on articles that have appeared in the New York Times.

Rich resource for science lesson plans.     

Classroom activities and lesson plans for the earth science classroom. Also, extensive information about stones, minerals, volcanoes, fossils, etc.

Hands-on lessons focused on environmental science, emphasizing a STEM approach.

Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.


Other Science Resources

Links to lesson planning and learning resources.

Extensive 55 page bibliography produced by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Most of the books listed in this bibliography focus on Midwest ecosystems for children ages 4 - 12. Topics covered include animals, plants, urban ecosystems, forest ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, nature awareness, etc.

"The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake." (Description taken from the website.)

"K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking skills and helps students make informed and responsible decisions." (from the website)

" is an organization dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, remote instrumentation, micro-worlds, and imaging, among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor." (quote taken from the website)

"The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplinesboth formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings." (from the website)

"Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), SB&F is an online global critical review journal devoted exclusively to print and nonprint materials in all of the sciences for all age groups (K-college, teaching and general audience)." (quote from the website)

Resources and strategies for teaching science to students with disabilities.

This is an excellent resource to use when teaching chemistry. Experiments, science videos, recommended web sites, etc. Professor Shakhashiri teaches at the UW-Madison.

Find songs for teaching and learning science and math.

The goals of this resource "are to (1) improve teacher understanding of the nature of the scientific enterprise, (2) provide resources and strategies that encourage and enable K-16 teachers to reinforce the nature of science throughout their science teaching, and (3) provide a clear and informative reference for students and the general public that accurately portrays the scientific endeavor." (quote taken from the website)


Revised May 2018