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Exploring Time

This website is a companion to the Science Channel television program of the same name. Middle and high school science teachers will find lesson ideas and online activities that help students explore change over time and human perception of time.

Multimedia; Printable

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

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 Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip

Grades 4-8 can learn about various topics (e.g., civil rights, climate change) through electronic field trips to national parks. There are more than a dozen EFTs archived on the site, each with an on-demand video and related lessons.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer lets K-12 teachers and students explore 22,000 species of wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians by zooming in and out of the tree of life.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

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

Healthy Youth Program Grades K-5

Lesson plans for K-5 learners across the curriculum based on Healthy Youth Program's credo: "Growing Healthier Families from the Ground Up".

Lesson Plan

Lemelson-MIT Program

This award-winning web site celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires 3-12 learners to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Lesson Plan

Clean Energy Education

Lesson plans, activities and resources that empower students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Drought

Droughts can devastate crops, livestock, and jobs. These resources stress the importance of wise water use and suggest smart water habits.

Lesson Plan

The Martian

Ridley Scott’s movie The Martian combines elements of sci-fi and adventure, but the science behind the fiction - found in these classroom resources - provides opportunities for students to explore what needs to be considered before colonizing Mars.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The African Elephant And The Ivory Trade

Once very common in Africa and Asia, the future of elephants is uncertain due to habitat destruction, the ivory trade, and other man-made conflicts. These lessons and resources examine the threatened future of Earth’s largest living land mammal.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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

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

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

Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching

Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filter by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Tool

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

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

Weather Forecasting

Help your students understand the complexities of weather forecasting with this prolific set of resources for K-12 learners.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan

The Radix Endeavor

This multiplayer online game may serve as a supplemental curriculum for math and science lessons. Students search for solutions to a fictional island’s environmental and social problems, conducting experiments, developing hypotheses, and more.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Osher Map Library

The study of maps can help students develop a social history of culture while learning how art, technology, faith, and science intertwine. Use these resources to complement your K-12 lessons across the curriculm.

Lesson Plan

Climate Classroom Kids

Access climate change lesson plans, fun volunteer activities, guidelines, and tips for discussing climate change with children.

Multimedia

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package presents a rangs of opinions.