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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.

; Lesson Plan

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.

EELink Compiles Environmental Education Lesson Plans

We review a website offering free compilation of preK-12 lessons, activities and other curriculum resources that focus on environmental education.

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.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

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.

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

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

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

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

Teaching Resources (National Geographic)

From ideas & activites to online courses & professional development, this is a prolific set of resources for K-12 science and math educators and learners.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Hurricane Katrina

These lessons and activities will help students understand the power of hurricanes and especially Katrina. The images and video provide the human perspective.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Manhattan Project and Trinity

Suitable for students in grades 5-12, (see individual resource grade recommendations) this resource package features a graphic novel, lessons, video and printables that cover the development, politics, use, and consequences of the atomic bomb.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Physiology of the Senses

Science educators: integrate this FREE undergraduate course in your 9-12 AP Biology and Health curriculum and tailor some elements into middle school courses as well.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The USGS Water Science School

Water is unique and vital to all life on Earth. These resources for K-8 science learners cover water basics, properties, cycle, surface water, groundwater, quality, and use.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable; Quiz

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Robot Book

Add a cool factor to your math and scienc curriculum! Introduce K-12 learners to robotics technology using use simple tools, recycled electornics, and household items with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia


Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

The Martian

Ridley Scott’s movie The Martian combines elements of sci-fi and adventure, but the science behind the fiction - found in these classroom resources - provides opportunities for students to explore what needs to be considered before colonizing Mars.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The African Elephant And The Ivory Trade

Once very common in Africa and Asia, the future of elephants is uncertain due to habitat destruction, the ivory trade, and other man-made conflicts. These lessons and resources examine the threatened future of Earth’s largest living land mammal.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The GLOBE Teacher's Guide

K-12 science learners investigate the globe through its spheres with this online collection of resources and learning activities that can be modified to fit your time, resource, or content needs.

Background Reading; Multimedia