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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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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 6-8

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 6-8.

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Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.

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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

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

STEM Resources

Our editors combed the World Wide Web for the best science, technology, engineering & mathematics resources for teachers of grades preK-12.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope

This acclaimed collection of optical microscope images accompany primers, timelines, student activities and tutorials. A prolific collection of resources, science students in examine everything from beer to ice cream, from circuits to superconductors.

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

Plus Magazine

Math is all around us and math is cool! Grade 6-12 students and teachers can celebrate mathematics with this online trove of of timely, relevant, and interesting contributions from the word's top mathematicians and scientists.

Background Reading

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

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

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

Polar Vortex

We all know the term "polar vortex" by now, but what, exactly, is it? We've collected some excellent resources to incorporate into your 6-12 grade science (weather, climate change, etc) curriculum to explain the origin and effects of polar vortexes.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable