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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

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades K-5

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades K-5 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

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

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

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

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

Biology Teaching and Learning Resources

This companion website for D. G. Mackean’s biology textbooks, supports the teaching of basic concepts and principles in high school biology. Find PowerPoint presentations, over 100 activities and experiments, videos and a question bank.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

ASU Ask a Biologist

This resource for PreK-12 teachers and students is manned by Arizona State University faculty and staff. Submit questions and receive an answer within 72 hours. You’ll also find an archive of Q&As, an image gallery, activities, and more.

Background Reading

Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is a website for teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology to grades K-12 and undergraduates. Find current news, teaching modules and a primer, an image library, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

Invasive Species Simulations

Invasive Species is a general introduction to the effects of globalization, pathways, and responses to invasive species. Bug Hunt Predators is a more complex simulation that explores the predator-prey ecosystem.

Learning Game; Multimedia

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

Black Holes: Gravity’s Relentless Pull

This interactive multimedia resource on black holes was created by NASA for grades 5-12 and includes a glossary, questions and experiments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia

BEAGLE: Simulated Evolution

BEAGLE(Biological Experiments in Adaptation, Genetics, Learning and Evolution): Simulated Evolution is a group of computer models and support materials designed to help in teaching concepts of evolution, adaptation, and natural and artificial selection.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Understanding Science

Understanding Science was developed for K-16 teachers and students and provides a look at the process of science, its principles and methods.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

KidWind

Find 18 interdisciplinary lessons on wind energy; science fair experiments and projects; information on colleges, training programs and careers in wind energy; and, professional development workshops for teachers.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages

This collection of lessons, activities and games for grades K-12 address the effects of the environment on human health.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Explorations Through Time

This collection of eight interactive modules explores the history of life on Earth and focuses on the processes of science. Each module has lesson plans and teacher’s guide.

Lesson Plan

Ready, Set, Glow!

The National Children’s Museum developed this website to encourage kids to get outside and have fun learning about fireflies. Find lesson plans, activities for Scout badges, camp crafts and games, science projects, and more.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Miami Science Museum’s Educational Resources

Educational Resources include four interactive theme areas for K-12 students: ecolinks, the atoms family, hurricanes, and the PH factor.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia