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"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

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

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

Lesson Plan

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

5 Gyres

5 Gyres aims to highlight a problem created by making throw-away packaging out of a material designed to last forever. The website includes many brief videos. The homepage features a world map locating the five ocean concentrations of plastic debris.

Background Reading; Learning Game

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change

This self-directed website is designed for use in both formal and informal educational contexts. It assumes that human behavior is the main driver of climate change and challenges students to explore scientific data around this issue.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Activities For Kids

Boost your science curriculum with these activities designed to show students the impact of scientific applications on our daily lives and society as a whole.

Multimedia

Activity a Day to Learn About the Brain

Four weeks of activities and projects to help students learn about the brain - including ideas, background information, and downloadables.

Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; 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

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.

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

Amazing Space

Find amazing images of deep space from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, plus interactives for examining telescopes, comets, myths and legends about the stars; homework help from scientists; professional development resources; and, more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

Anatomy of a Detector

A virtual reality tool shows different parts of a detector and how they are used to display the debris from a collision.

Multimedia

Anatomy of the Human Heart with Flash Illustration

The Texas Heart Institute provides a detailed tour of the heart and circulatory system.

Multimedia; Printable

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

Archaeological Institute of America

Resources for grades K-12 from the Archaeological Institute of America include lesson plans and activities that range from simulated digs to preparing a Roman feast.

Lesson Plan

Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-8

Our hand-picked resources for grades 6-8help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package