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National School Lunch Week

This week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program, which provides balanced, low-cost or free lunches to millions of children each school day.

Themed Package

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

Clean Energy Education

Lesson plans, activities and resources that empower students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

NASA Wavelength

This digital collection of Earth and space science resources illustrates connections between science concepts, such as clouds, the motion of the earth, and plant growth, and how those concepts build upon one another across grade levels.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Q?rius

Inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery with this first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space - a unique supplement to your science curriculum!

Multimedia

Teaching K-12 Economics

Teaching K-12 Economics provides lessons, projects, and support resources for grades K-5 and 6-12. The resources are keyed to national curriculum standards. Teachers can search by concept, standard, or lesson.

Lesson Plan

“Here I Am” and Immigration-Themed Resources

"Here I Am" weaves the tale of a young immigrant boy’s first journey to his new home in America. From social studies, to narrative writing, to art - this contemplative, wordless picture book and additional resources are lesson rich.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

10 Inauguration Day Resources

Students in all grade levels learn about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities, background resources, primary source documents, videos, printables, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Quiz

NASA: Practical Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS)

Why don’t clouds fall out of the sky? Why is it unsafe to tailgate on the freeway? Students discover the answers to these questions, and many others, through the 79 activity ideas, submitted by scientist and engineers to this NASA website.

Lesson Plan

Edheads

Edheads features 15 interactives using science, technology, engineering, and math concepts for students in grades 2-12. The interactives for grades 2-8 deal with technology, for grades 7-12 surgery, medicine, and biology.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Science for Kids

Science for Kids offers 150 hands-on activities, puzzles, and games for students and teachers in grades 2-6.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Media and Technology Resources for Educators

Common Sense Media’s Media and Technology Resources for Educators provides K-12 curriculum and professional development resources. The website has teen guides for iPad and free classroom posters.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

ArtsEdge

ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s educational media arm providing arts and cross0-curricular materials for K-12 students and educators. Free digital resources include lesson plans, audio stories, video clips, and interactive online modules.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Concord Consortium

Free K-12 and above activities in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, engineering, math, and physics.

Lesson Plan

Wonderville

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

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Student Interactives

ReadWriteThink presents 58 Student Interactives to develop skills in organizing & summarizing, inquiry & analysis, writing poetry, writing & publishing prose, and learning about language for students in grades K-12.

Learning Game

Illuminations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) website Illuminations houses a collection of 607 PreK-12 lesson plans and 108 online activities to support math education.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

ScrapKins Hands-On Projects

Nature, nutrition, and recycling activities promote nutrition and wellness. All projects include diagrams with instructions and are suitable for teachers and parents.

Lesson Plan

Cool Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s website Cool Science provides activities for students and resources for teachers, including videos, animations, lectures, interactives, virtual labs, teacher guides, and posters.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Cooper-Hewitt Educator Resources

The National Design Museum offers 420+ free lesson plans. Design a new playground or t-shirt. Practice map-making and vocabulary skills to design a treasure map. Use geometry to create a new font. Plus much more. (YouTube videos included).

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

FossWeb

FossWeb is the official website for the inquiry-based FOSS (Full Option Science System) science curriculum. It features interactive modules that include media, FAQs, and teacher and parent information.

Lesson Plan

Rainforest Alliance

Introduce students to rainforest ecology with these media-rich resources. From online games to virtual visits, students will draw important connections between the rainforests and the Earth's climate, plant life, people, and animals.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

This professional development course for teachers of grades K-6 helps teachers build understandings of fundamental science concepts. This free course is offered by Annenberg Learner, but graduate credits can be earned at reasonable cost.

Professional Development Course