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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

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

The Northwest Passage

A picture book based on the folk song "Northwest Passage" with dynamic illustrations provides a good introduction to the geography and history of the Northwest Passage. We recommend related resources to help you build lessons.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Periodic Videos

This isn't your grandfather's Periodic Table! While tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century, this online video version could be a unique companion to your science lessons.

Multimedia

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

USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

Multimedia; Printable

"Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum)

Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with these hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curricula!

Multimedia; Printable

CSI: Web Adventures

It looks so easy on TV! Now, students get a chance to solve their own CSI cases while learning the scientific evidence-gathering techniques used by real life forensic crime investigators.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Find an Educator Resource

Offered by the Museum of Modern Art, these K-12 resources are designed to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and their application across the curriculum and into everyday life.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Educational Games and Simulations

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

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

ScienceNetLinks

From a 3-D brain app to the science of mummies! Engage science students in grades 3-12 with this award-winning collection of resources that foster discovery and exploration across the sciences.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

Interactive and hands-on! Introduce elementary science students to the world of subatomic partilces using a cast of characters they can relate to and the multi-media tools they love to use.

Multimedia

Bugged: How Insects Changed History

A rare and well-researched look at the impact insects have had on world history. A little bit gross, and full of humor, puns, and funny section titles - the perfect science or history lesson supplement for even your most reluctant readers.

Lesson Plan

Polar Vortex

We all know the term "polar vortex" by now, but what, exactly, is it? We've collected some excellent resources to incorporate into your 6-12 grade science (weather, climate change, etc) curriculum to explain the origin and effects of polar vortexes.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Physics Girl

This site is not only rich with resources to compliment your science and physics curriculum, it's got great ideas to share your passion for physics while advocating for women and girls in the sciences.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

NASA's Precipitation Education

Why measure rain and snow? From the food we eat, to the water we drink, climate change and weather trends: these resources from NASA cover the importance of the Earth’s water cycle through interactive and other multi-media tools.

Multimedia

Science of Music

Bring music to your K-5 students' ears and supplement aspects of music intruction with these scientific explorations of the study of music and sound.

Multimedia

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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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Elementary teachers: bring the polar regions “closer to home” to you and your science learners with these online professional development courses that cover polar science concepts across the curriculum.

Professional Development Course

Smithsonian Ocean Portal

Bring the ocean to life for your K-12 science learners! This collection of top resources provide you with teacher-tested ocean science materials for your classroom.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons

Collaboration can be key in the educational process. SEP's hands-on lessons are collected by scientists and educators who partner in support of quality science education for K-12 students.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan