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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.

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.

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.

True Navigation: Sensory Bases of Gradient Maps

This paper examines magnetism as well as other mechanisms in animal navigation.

Background Reading; Printable

Outdoor Action (OA) Guide to Map & Compass (Part 1)

This site provides a good tutorial on how to use a compass and map, with plenty of illustrations for map skills and orienteering instruction.

Background Reading

All About Honey Bees

From the flight of the honey bee to the plight of the honey bee...these resources teach fascinating honey bee facts and theories surrounding the collapse of the honey bee population and offer solution-based research, activities, and projects.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience For Kids has experiments, activities, and games for students in grades 5-12 to learn about the nervous system. Some activities and games can be used with younger students.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Climate Education for K-12

These resources are designed to help educators understand climate, climate change, and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate them into their course curriculum.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS)

A comprehensive set of resources for teachers who want to introduce the case study method into the science classroom. See how case studes - stories with an educatonal message - can complement and enrich the traditional lecture method of teaching.

Background Reading; Printable; Professional Development Course

Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope

This acclaimed collection of optical microscope images accompany primers, timelines, student activities and tutorials. A prolific collection of resources, science students in examine everything from beer to ice cream, from circuits to superconductors.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Resources for Teachers at the National Academies

Use these resources on cutting-edge scientific topics from the National Academies to help you challenge students to reach beyond the basics.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Paleobiology Features

From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Paleobiology Features is a selection of 17 resources, videos, games, and more for science students and teachers.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia; Reference Center

Plus Magazine

Math is all around us and math is cool! Grade 6-12 students and teachers can celebrate mathematics with this online trove of of timely, relevant, and interesting contributions from the word's top mathematicians and scientists.

Background Reading

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Aspiring scientists and engineers can blast off with these resources tailored to the unique needs of students and teachers. These standards-based K-12 activities and lessons explore the solar, atmospheric, planetary and space sciences.

Background Reading; Printable; Professional Development Course

Physics Central

Find the latest research, pictures, podcasts, videos, experiments, contests, printable coloring pages and comic books, and more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia; Printable

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

All About Bird Biology

This companion website to All About Birds takes you deeper into the lives of our feathered friends by exploring their anatomy and evolution. Find activities, interactive features, animated slides, multimedia, and articles.

Background Reading; Multimedia

The Brain from Top to Bottom

Find an archive of information on brain anatomy and evolution, memory, emotions, the senses, sleep and dreams, language, and mental disorders.

Background Reading

Stanford Solar Center

This collection of resources on the Sun includes weather and physics, ancient observations, folklore, and art. Students will love a comic series featuring a rubber chicken and peacock; educators will love the cross-curricular activities for all grades.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Environmental Health Science Education

Find lesson plans, activities, teacher guides, student worksheets, videos and other standards-based, interdisciplinary resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

About the Cryosphere: National Snow and Ice Data

Studying the cryosphere as part of an Earth sciences curriculum helps highlight rapid changes in Earth’s frozen regions. Find info on scientific explorations, a glossary, photos, atlases, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia