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Engineer Girl

This site from the National Academy of Engineering highlights engineering opportunities for girls and women. Find profiles and interviews with women engineers, as well as info on competitions and contests, clubs, quizzes, and more.

Background Reading

eGFI: “Enliven the Classroom with Engineering Projects”

eGFI provides tools for K-12 teachers to enhance student math and science skills and engage student interest with engineering projects.

Educational Event; Lesson Plan

Chain Reaction

Arizona State University’s Chain Reaction is a science magazine and website for students in grades 4-8 with archived and downloadable stories; activities, experiments and games; and professional development resources for educators.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience is a web site for teachers that provides free lessons, teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Lesson Plan

Kids Science Challenge

Kids Science Challenge allows students in grades 3-6 submit ideas and experiments for scientists and engineers to solve. They can play science games, watch videos, do fun activities and enter to win prizes and trips.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Amphibian Ark

Educators will find resources on amphibians that build awareness of the plight of amphibians and the steps that can be taken to save them from habitat destruction, including lessons, guides, activities, stories and videos, fact sheets and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

eSkeletons

eSkeletons is an interactive environment for high school biology students to learn about skeletal anatomy of human and non-human primates. Find lessons, activities, life-size print outs of skeletons, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

DNA From The Beginning

This resource is an animated primer of 75 experiments that are the foundation of modern genetics and is suitable for advanced high school biology students.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

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

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.

The Paper Project

The Paper Project explores papermaking, one of the earliest technologies and art forms, and features educational materials as well as images of handmade and mould made paper taken with a scanning-laser confocal microscope.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Sumanas Animation Gallery

Find animated tutorials in general biology, microbiology, biopsychology & neuroscience, astronomy, molecular biology, general biotechnology, environmental science, and chemistry.

Background Reading; Multimedia

CreatureCast

This collaborative effort of the Dunn Lab at Brown University and other contributors features text, images, and video focused on zoology. Resources can be used for grades K-12 and can address multiple disciplines.

Background Reading; Multimedia

PhET Interactive Simulations

This library of free interactive simulations from University of Colorado, Boulder lets K-12 science students manipulate parameters to learn new science concepts.

Learning Game; Multimedia

BirdSleuth K-12

BirdSleuth K-12 is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages students in scientific observation and data collection.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game

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