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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.

All About Birds

All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. It has ID tips, sound, and video for 117 species; a weekly bird feature; Q and A between readers and experts; and, a weekly quiz on a companion Facebook page.

Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Educational Games and Simulations

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

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.

Science Teaching Case Studies

Watch free videos for science teachers - 25 half-hour video programs and guides - on your computer. Follow Donna, Mike, Audrey, and other science teachers as they work to improve one aspect of their teaching.

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.


Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

From PBs, a prolific collection of resources to help teach your middle and high school students about - and address - the most important issues affecting the health of our oceans.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan


Integrate shark education into K-12 science courses! Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks while learning about sharks' critical role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan


Micro-organisms can be used to demonstrate principles of biology and to model industrial processes. Use these K-12 resources to teach how how microbes can be friend and foe and most importantly, why we need these invisible organisms to live.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

The Teacher-Friendly Guides to the Earth Science of the United States

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

Teach your 7-12 learners a lost art: how to fix things themselves. These are resources from a global community of people helping each other repair things - one device at a time.

Article; Multimedia

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

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

Estuary Education

K-12 students and teachers can explore these living classrooms and laboratories, discover their importance and beauty, and learn how to protect them.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Physiology of the Senses

Science educators: integrate this FREE undergraduate course in your 9-12 AP Biology and Health curriculum and tailor some elements into middle school courses as well.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The GLOBE Teacher's Guide

K-12 science learners investigate the globe through its spheres with this online collection of resources and learning activities that can be modified to fit your time, resource, or content needs.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

Teaching Resources (National Geographic)

From ideas & activites to online courses & professional development, this is a prolific set of resources for K-12 science and math educators and learners.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course