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Games and Interactives from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has Games and Interactives for K-12 students, including an “I Spy” activity using downloadable posters, “critter cards,” a unique “go fish” game, and more.

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Learning Game

Engines of Our Ingenuity

This long running public radio program describes how art, technology, and ideas have shaped the world we live in. Audio file and transcripts introduce students to science concepts and offer detailed explanations.

Background Reading; Multimedia

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Biology Teaching and Learning Resources

This companion website for D. G. Mackean’s biology textbooks, supports the teaching of basic concepts and principles in high school biology. Find PowerPoint presentations, over 100 activities and experiments, videos and a question bank.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

ASU Ask a Biologist

This resource for PreK-12 teachers and students is manned by Arizona State University faculty and staff. Submit questions and receive an answer within 72 hours. You’ll also find an archive of Q&As, an image gallery, activities, and more.

Background Reading

Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is a website for teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology to grades K-12 and undergraduates. Find current news, teaching modules and a primer, an image library, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Amazing Space

Find amazing images of deep space from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, plus interactives for examining telescopes, comets, myths and legends about the stars; homework help from scientists; professional development resources; and, more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

5 Gyres

5 Gyres aims to highlight a problem created by making throw-away packaging out of a material designed to last forever. The website includes many brief videos. The homepage features a world map locating the five ocean concentrations of plastic debris.

Background Reading; Learning Game

Black Holes: Gravity’s Relentless Pull

This interactive multimedia resource on black holes was created by NASA for grades 5-12 and includes a glossary, questions and experiments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia

BEAGLE: Simulated Evolution

BEAGLE(Biological Experiments in Adaptation, Genetics, Learning and Evolution): Simulated Evolution is a group of computer models and support materials designed to help in teaching concepts of evolution, adaptation, and natural and artificial selection.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Understanding Science

Understanding Science was developed for K-16 teachers and students and provides a look at the process of science, its principles and methods.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

KidWind

Find 18 interdisciplinary lessons on wind energy; science fair experiments and projects; information on colleges, training programs and careers in wind energy; and, professional development workshops for teachers.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages

This collection of lessons, activities and games for grades K-12 address the effects of the environment on human health.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Explorations Through Time

This collection of eight interactive modules explores the history of life on Earth and focuses on the processes of science. Each module has lesson plans and teacher’s guide.

Lesson Plan

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Miami Science Museum’s Educational Resources

Educational Resources include four interactive theme areas for K-12 students: ecolinks, the atoms family, hurricanes, and the PH factor.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

BioInteractive

This free library of bioscience animations, videos, interactives, lecture series, apps, and more allows users to search these resources by topic, name or keyword.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Chemistry Education Resources

This website from The American Chemical Society is for teachers and students and groups resources under academic level. Teachers will find classroom safety, exams, assessments, study aids, and student programs and resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program

This website from the University of Miami (FL) Promotes ocean conservation and scientific literacy through its research and by providing hands-on research and virtual learning experiences in marine biology for students in grades 9-12.

Background Reading; Multimedia

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Multimedia

Learn.Genetics

The University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center has made available Learn.Genetics, a free collection of educational material for grade 6-12 science and health students and teachers.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Archaeological Institute of America

Resources for grades K-12 from the Archaeological Institute of America include lesson plans and activities that range from simulated digs to preparing a Roman feast.

Lesson Plan

Mind & Perception

Mind & Perception is a facet of the Exploratorium, offering resources to supplement science and social studies. The reading level is appropriate for students in grades 6-12, but many of the activities can be used with younger students.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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