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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

Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience For Kids has experiments, activities, and games for students in grades 5-12 to learn about the nervous system. Some activities and games can be used with younger students.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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 9-12

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades 9-12, 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 9-12

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 9-12.

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Biogeography

A prolific set of lessons and resources for 6-12 learners that will help explain how geography influences the evolution of species.

Lesson Plan

"Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum)

Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with these hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curricula!

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

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

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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

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

Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation

Navigation, or wayfinding, is the subject of the Exploratorium website Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation. Find ideas for projects and activities in social studies, language arts, science, art, and math.

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

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

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

Physics Girl

This site is not only rich with resources to compliment your science and physics curriculum, it's got great ideas to share your passion for physics while advocating for women and girls in the sciences.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

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

Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons

Collaboration can be key in the educational process. SEP's hands-on lessons are collected by scientists and educators who partner in support of quality science education for K-12 students.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Environmental Protection Agency: Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

The Environmental Proetection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment. Here is EPA's collection of K-12 environmental and science-based lesson plans, activities, and resources supporting their mission - and yours!

Lesson Plan

Multiverse: Learning Resources

Connect science literacy across the K-12 curriculum with this remarkable set of resources designed to make science discovery accessible to all learners.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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