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Hurricane Season

Peak hurricane season is late summer. With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for all grades, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

Themed Package

Hurricane Season, Grades K-5

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades K-5, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

Themed Package

Watching the Summer Night Sky

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades K-5

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades K-5.

Themed Package

The Learning Scientists

The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Their vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.

Article; Multimedia

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Follow the 2012 monarch migration and report your own monarch sightings on the Monarch Butterfly Migration: Journey North website. You and your students can help scientists understand how climate and seasons affect monarchs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Climate Education Modules

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

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

NASA Websites Explore Global Warming

The NASA website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet provides a foundation for studying and assessing global warming by providing data on carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series

This resource from the National Institutes of Health includes teacher guides and lesson plans on the science behind seventeen health topics, free print materials, professional development webinars, and more.

Professional Development Course; Works4Me

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

TED Ed - TED’s New Education Initiative

The goal of thisinitiative is to produce a library of teacher-prepared lessons on video.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Titanic: Submersibles & ROVs

Students learn about the submersibles and remotely operated vehicles used to explore the Titanic. Multimedia learning activities allow students to pilot virtual ROVs, but students may also learn to build real, actual ROVs and enter a competition.

Multimedia

TED-Ed Video Library

This growing library of educational videos represents collaborations between teachers and animators. Classroom teachers can use, tweak, or rewrite lessons, or create their own lessons, based on any useful educational video.

Multimedia

The Space Place

K-5 students explore the solar system and beyond with animations or interactive demonstrations; make projects and art; and play games, solve puzzles, and answer quizzes.

Lesson Plan; 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

Tree of Life Web Project

Students explore connections between living organisms by following phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of plants and animals. Lessons, activities and multimedia resources help them learn about evolutionary relationships among species.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Encyclopedia of Life

Find information and images of all known species of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria. Educator tools illustrate how site resources can be used to structure lesson plans, plan activities, reinforce concepts, and introduce biology topics.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Learn & Teach with American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History’s website offers programs and resources such as activities, games, articles, profiles of scientists, and student descriptions of their own projects and investigations for teachers and learners at all grade levels.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Pulse of the Planet

This daily science program airs on radio. The program and its related resources are available online. K-12 teachers will find teaching ideas and lesson plans, while students will enjoy multimedia learning games, videos, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Learning Network

The Learning Network publishes a new lesson plan every weekday during the school year. Two recent lesson plans investigate back-to-school shopping and the 2012 election campaign.

Lesson Plan

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

Themed Package

Madcap Logic

This free lesson features the color wheel, complementary colors, a quick evaluation, and more.

Multimedia; Tool

Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.