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Zooniverse

Zooniverse offers a collection online, interactive projects that cover topics in space, climate, nature, and humanities. These projects are best suited to grades 6-12. Registration is required but free.

Background Reading; Multimedia

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.

Background Reading

World War I Resources, Grades 6-8

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study for grades 6-8 of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

World War I Resources

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: K-12 Resources

From hands-on labs to virtual expeditions, students explore one of the planet’s last unexplored frontiers: the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Wonderville

Free interactive science and technology website for K-8 students, including activities, printables, comics, interactive games and videos.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month for the Classroom

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in the following interdisciplinary lessons and activities for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Women in the American Civil War

How and why did hundreds of women disguise themselves as men to fight in the Civil War? Students 3-12 get these answers and much more in our resources covering a little-known yet fascinating aspect of American history.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Women Artists, Composers & Poets

Three websites highlight the contributions of women to the fine arts, musical composition, and poetry and make excellent resources for teaching Women’s History Month.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 6-8

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 6-8 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Wildlife Gardens

Learn how to build your own wildlife gardens: pond, rotting log, and three more.

Multimedia

Wellness Kit

Free nutrition and fitness program for your school. Kit is designed to inspire students to "get up and play" for 60 minutes a day and to "fuel up" with the foods kids don't get enough of.

Multimedia

Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

A huge repository for earth and life science resources, USGS features educational materials and many multimedia resources.

Multimedia

Websites Stress Diet and Exercise for National Nutrition Month

We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.

Lesson Plan

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Webinars & Other Resources To Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Design Squad Nation offers free webinars and other resources to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Grant/Award; Lesson Plan

WebExhibits

WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Weather: Extreme Weather 101 Teaching Resources

A collection of lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactives, and supporting reading and websites for educators.

Lesson Plan

We Knew JFK

A new oral history project makes available more than 1200 interviews recorded shortly after JKF’s death. The interviews have been classified for the last 50 years. Related educational materials help integrate them into school curricula.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Water on the Web

This website presents two sets of curricula, one for high school that provides hands-on activities for the lab and the field, and another for higher education students that comprises a two-semester water resource management course.

Lesson Plan

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Multimedia

Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades 6-8

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades 6-8.

Themed Package