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School Garden Curriculum

Turn the schoolyard in a classroom and cultivate your K-8 students' knowledge and passon for the true source of their food with these school garden resources.

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Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

All About Birds

All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. It has ID tips, sound, and video for 117 species; a weekly bird feature; Q and A between readers and experts; and, a weekly quiz on a companion Facebook page.

DEEPEND Consortium

DEEPEND Consortium investigates deep-pelagic communities in the Gulf of Mexico to assess recovery following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Here you will find resources and activities for K-12 science based on the consortium’s findings.

K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

DIg into the basic basics of soil! These k-12 resources offer lessons and activities showing how the earth depends on soil as the primary source of food, feed, fuel, forage, and fiber.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package presents a rangs of opinions.

Science Teaching Case Studies

Watch free videos for science teachers - 25 half-hour video programs and guides - on your computer. Follow Donna, Mike, Audrey, and other science teachers as they work to improve one aspect of their teaching.

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.

Article

Middle School Activity Breaks

Recent studies find a correlation between physically fit students and academic achievement and test scores. This list of (physical) activity breaks can be used at any point during the class period at your discretion.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Anthropogenic Biomes

When teaching climate change or ecology units in grades 4-12 science classes, use these resources to help students examine how human activity has altered the Earth's surface over time.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

Teach your 7-12 learners a lost art: how to fix things themselves. These are resources from a global community of people helping each other repair things - one device at a time.

Article; Multimedia

Sharks4Kids

Integrate shark education into K-12 science courses! Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks while learning about sharks' critical role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Microbes

Micro-organisms can be used to demonstrate principles of biology and to model industrial processes. Use these K-12 resources to teach how how microbes can be friend and foe and most importantly, why we need these invisible organisms to live.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

From PBs, a prolific collection of resources to help teach your middle and high school students about - and address - the most important issues affecting the health of our oceans.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Teacher-Friendly Guides to the Earth Science of the United States

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

4 Teachers

4 Teachers integrates technology with online tools and resources. Games for students develop skills in math, languages arts, and more. Professional development resources address equity, ELL, planning, and at-risk or special needs students.

Article; Professional Development Course

The Learning Scientists

The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Their vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.

Article; Multimedia

Cult of Pedagogy

Cult of Pedagogy is a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. It's run by a team of educators who are, in their words, 'committed to making you more awesome in the classroom'.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Trailblazers

Here is a collection of profiles for students in grades 5-8 that highlights the work of women scientists in technology, astronomy, medicine, and biology.

Background Reading

Hot Science – Cool Talks

The K-12 teacher resources from Hot Science - Cool Talks bring leading scientists and their research to your classroom!

Background Reading; Lesson Plan