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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

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

NASA Wavelength

This digital collection of Earth and space science resources illustrates connections between science concepts, such as clouds, the motion of the earth, and plant growth, and how those concepts build upon one another across grade levels.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

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

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

Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

The Story of Stuff

Find short online movies and other resources that explore key features of our relationship with stuff. Resources examine sustainability, national debt, corporate power and democracy, electronics, cosmetics, bottled water, and cap and trade.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Solar System 101

This NASA website borrows from computer games designers to create visually engaging resources for grades 5-8. Find activities, lessons, background information and resources for student reports, like factoids, images, PowerPoint templates and more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Games and Interactives from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has Games and Interactives for K-12 students, including an “I Spy” activity using downloadable posters, “critter cards,” a unique “go fish” game, and more.

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Learning Game

Engines of Our Ingenuity

This long running public radio program describes how art, technology, and ideas have shaped the world we live in. Audio file and transcripts introduce students to science concepts and offer detailed explanations.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Picture Book Month Freebie

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare

Enrichment courses and exam prep materials from MIT include video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions, and cover subjects ranging from biology and physics to writing, music and the arts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Rainforest Alliance

Introduce students to rainforest ecology with these media-rich resources. From online games to virtual visits, students will draw important connections between the rainforests and the Earth's climate, plant life, people, and animals.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

This professional development course for teachers of grades K-6 helps teachers build understandings of fundamental science concepts. This free course is offered by Annenberg Learner, but graduate credits can be earned at reasonable cost.

Professional Development Course

NASA Kids' Club

This site has online games and multimedia content that helps students learn and sharpen their math, science and technology skills. Activities with progressive skill levels allow students to find games that are best suited to their varying abilities.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: K-12 Resources

From hands-on labs to virtual expeditions, students explore one of the planet’s last unexplored frontiers: the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

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.

Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America

Samuel de Champlain's journey is thoughtfully crafted in lessons that accompany an animated documentary about the life and expeditions of the prolific explorer. From online to hands on, this is an extraordinary collection of resources for grades 6-12.

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