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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.

; Lesson Plan

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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 Lesson Plans

This international nonprofit organization transforms millions of lives by providing access to safe water and sanitation, and offers these classroom resources for K-12 cover water, sanitation, women & children and water, disease, and economics.

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

Hurricane Katrina

These lessons and activities will help students understand the power of hurricanes and especially Katrina. The images and video provide the human perspective.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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

The USGS Water Science School

Water is unique and vital to all life on Earth. These resources for K-8 science learners cover water basics, properties, cycle, surface water, groundwater, quality, and use.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable; Quiz

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Robot Book

Add a cool factor to your math and scienc curriculum! Introduce K-12 learners to robotics technology using use simple tools, recycled electornics, and household items with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia


Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Clean Energy Education

Lesson plans, activities and resources that empower students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Climate Education for K-12

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

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

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