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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

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

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

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

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