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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

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

Ready, Set, Glow!

The National Children’s Museum developed this website to encourage kids to get outside and have fun learning about fireflies. Find lesson plans, activities for Scout badges, camp crafts and games, science projects, and more.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

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

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

Energizers

East Carolina University developed Energizers, classroom activities designed to integrate physical activity and academics. Energizers are easy to use, improve on-task behavior, and increase physical activity during the day.

Lesson Plan

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

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer lets K-12 teachers and students explore 22,000 species of wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians by zooming in and out of the tree of life.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

eGFI: “Enliven the Classroom with Engineering Projects”

eGFI provides tools for K-12 teachers to enhance student math and science skills and engage student interest with engineering projects.

Educational Event; Lesson Plan

Amphibian Ark

Educators will find resources on amphibians that build awareness of the plight of amphibians and the steps that can be taken to save them from habitat destruction, including lessons, guides, activities, stories and videos, fact sheets and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Water on the Web

This website presents two sets of curricula, one for high school that provides hands-on activities for the lab and the field, and another for higher education students that comprises a two-semester water resource management course.

Lesson Plan

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

CreatureCast

This collaborative effort of the Dunn Lab at Brown University and other contributors features text, images, and video focused on zoology. Resources can be used for grades K-12 and can address multiple disciplines.

Background Reading; Multimedia

PhET Interactive Simulations

This library of free interactive simulations from University of Colorado, Boulder lets K-12 science students manipulate parameters to learn new science concepts.

Learning Game; Multimedia

BirdSleuth K-12

BirdSleuth K-12 is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages students in scientific observation and data collection.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia