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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 K-5

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 K-5.

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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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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

STEM Resources

Our editors combed the World Wide Web for the best science, technology, engineering & mathematics resources for teachers of grades preK-12.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

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

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

Periodic Videos

This isn't your grandfather's Periodic Table! While tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century, this online video version could be a unique companion to your science lessons.

Multimedia

Q?rius

Inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery with this first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space - a unique supplement to your science curriculum!

Multimedia

USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

Multimedia; Printable

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

Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

Interactive and hands-on! Introduce elementary science students to the world of subatomic partilces using a cast of characters they can relate to and the multi-media tools they love to use.

Multimedia

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

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

Science of Music

Bring music to your K-5 students' ears and supplement aspects of music intruction with these scientific explorations of the study of music and sound.

Multimedia

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.

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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

East Asian Studies Center

We found this award-winning set of classroom resources across the K-12 curriculum designed to increase understanding and inspire learning of East Asia and its impact on the world.

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

TryEngineering

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