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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Columbus Day, Grades K-5

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 for grades K-5 presents a rangs of opinions.

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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

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

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Aspiring scientists and engineers can blast off with these resources tailored to the unique needs of students and teachers. These standards-based K-12 activities and lessons explore the solar, atmospheric, planetary and space sciences.

Background Reading; Printable; Professional Development Course

The Northwest Passage

A picture book based on the folk song "Northwest Passage" with dynamic illustrations provides a good introduction to the geography and history of the Northwest Passage. We recommend related resources to help you build lessons.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

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

USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

Multimedia; Printable

CSI: Web Adventures

It looks so easy on TV! Now, students get a chance to solve their own CSI cases while learning the scientific evidence-gathering techniques used by real life forensic crime investigators.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Find an Educator Resource

Offered by the Museum of Modern Art, these K-12 resources are designed to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and their application across the curriculum and into everyday life.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Anthropogenic Biomes

When teaching climate change or ecology units in grades 4-12 science classes, use these resources to help students examine how human activity has altered the Earth's surface over time.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

ScienceNetLinks

From a 3-D brain app to the science of mummies! Engage science students in grades 3-12 with this award-winning collection of resources that foster discovery and exploration across the sciences.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

Interactive and hands-on! Introduce elementary science students to the world of subatomic partilces using a cast of characters they can relate to and the multi-media tools they love to use.

Multimedia

Bugged: How Insects Changed History

A rare and well-researched look at the impact insects have had on world history. A little bit gross, and full of humor, puns, and funny section titles - the perfect science or history lesson supplement for even your most reluctant readers.

Lesson Plan

NASA's Precipitation Education

Why measure rain and snow? From the food we eat, to the water we drink, climate change and weather trends: these resources from NASA cover the importance of the Earth’s water cycle through interactive and other multi-media tools.

Multimedia

Science of Music

Bring music to your K-5 students' ears and supplement aspects of music intruction with these scientific explorations of the study of music and sound.

Multimedia

School Garden Curriculum

Turn the schoolyard in a classroom and cultivate your K-8 students' knowledge and passon for the true source of their food with these school garden resources.

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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Elementary teachers: bring the polar regions “closer to home” to you and your science learners with these online professional development courses that cover polar science concepts across the curriculum.

Professional Development Course

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