Educator Resources

Science Links

AIMS (math-science)

www.aimsedu.org

AIMS began in 1981 as a project funded by the National Science Foundation at Fresno Pacific College. Eighty classroom teachers and the faculty explored the effectiveness of integrating mathematics and science in grades 5-8. Even though long recommended by thoughtful educators, very few meaningfully integrated materials existed at the time. The initial AIMS materials produced such positive results that a major curriculum research and development effort was launched to fill this void.


American
Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Science Bulletins

sciencebulletins.amnh.org

The AMNH Science Bulletin Website has been updated to provide news on recent discoveries in biodiversity, Earth sciences and astrophysics. The bulletins present current science news stories through video stories, 3-D graphics, and interactive satellite data visualizations.

 

ASPCA

www.aspca.org

At the ASPCA website, educators will find a host of humane educations resources including an annotated bibliography of children's literature and recommendations for science projects. (Beginning in September 2001, standards-based classroom activities will also be available online.)

 

ASPCA's Animaland

www.animaland.org

The ASPCA's kid's site is a great place to send student web-surfers for the latest animal and pet care information.

 

Astro-Venture with NASA

astroventure.arc.nasa.gov

Astro-Venture is an interactive, multimedia Web site in which students role-play NASA careers, as they search for and design a planet that would be habitable to humans. The site provides two Astro-Venture Educator Guides designed to assist middle school teachers meet national education standards in geology and biology. The Geology Educator Guide addresses standards on the effects of heat and pressure on states of matter, density, convection, plate tectonics, volcanoes, the carbon cycle, Earth's magnetic field, and radiation. The Biology Educator Guide addresses standards for ecosystems, producers and consumers, energy, and the cycle of matter.

 

Bagheera / Endangered Species

www.bagheera.com

The Bagheera endangered species website is place where people can learn more about endangered species issues, and then, should they choose, be a voice to help save the animals from becoming extinct.

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy

www.billnye.com

Bill Nye presents demos, goodies, teacher info, and "Ask Bill Nye".

 

Biology Corner 

www.biologycorner.com

Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans section contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, which can be adapted to suit classroom-specific needs. The Webquest section contains inquiry-based projects that utilize the Internet. Internet Lessons (also called mini-quests) are smaller activities that use one or two science-related websites. The Biology Corner also provides links to external sites for educators.

 

Biology in Motion

www.biologyinmotion.com

Here you will find animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience. New additions will include interactive tutorials, quizzes, and other activities.

 

Clare Walker Leslie

www.clarewalkerleslie.com

Clare Walker Leslie's official website. She's one of the most well known nature artist/educators in the country.

 

College Board's professional development resources

apcentral.collegeboard.com/science

The College Board offers professional development resources for middle school and high school science teachers at AP Central. The site offers lesson plans, Web guides, teaching tips, sample syllabi, as well as peer reviews of teaching resources, including scientific equipment, textbooks, Web sites, software, videos, and more. AP Central includes information on professional development opportunities and site visitors can participate in course-specific electronic discussion groups.

 

The Columbia River Virtual Field Trip: An Amazing Watershed Journey

cbi.wsu.edu

Learn about Columbia River history, geology, the headwaters region, First Nations and Native Americans culture, current issues and challenges to the river, make educational connections, and provide glimpses of sustainability about the future of the river with readings on the river from multiple perspectives. Designed for middle and high school students and teachers in conjunction with Tramline, an award-winning creator of virtual field trips. A web product of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Capacity Building Initiative (CBI).

 

Community Science Action Guides

www.fi.edu/guide

"Community Science Action Guides" are content packages that support student investigation of local science issues. Developed and tested by teachers known as Online Museum Educators, the "Guides" include planning resources, activities, and ready-to-use materials.

 

Curricular Companions

www.keystone.fi.edu/matrix1.shtml

 

CyberSmart! School Program

www.cybersmartcurriculum.org

This non-profit corporation empowers children to take full advantage of the rich content and communication capabilities of the Internet. "Be CyberSmart!" captures our vision of what it means to meet the challenge of effective and safe use of the Internet. The CyberSmart! School program supports teachers in their efforts to enhance instruction through the use of the Internet, and supports schools by providing critical links for successful implementation of technology plans.

 

DNA from the Beginning

vector.cshl.org/dnaftb

The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the world's first science center devoted entirely to public genetics education and is an operating unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an important center for molecular genetics research.

 

Earthview

www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

 

eBird

www.ebird.com

Our knowledge of annual distribution, abundance, and movement patterns of North American birds is incomplete. By submitting your observations, not only can you keep track of the birds you see throughout the year from all over North America, but ornithologists can use your observations to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge about birds. eBird is an on-line checklist project where you can enter and store your bird observations in a central database, track your personal records, and share your observations with other birders and scientists.

 

Ecology Explorers

caplter.asu.edu/explorers/index.htm

Ecology Explorers gives Phoenix area K-12 students and teachers opportunities to do real scientific research. The most creative and fun parts of science include: looking for patterns in nature, developing hypotheses, designing and running experiments, and analyzing results.

 

 

Educational Resources

www.hmco.com/school

Elementary resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies Centers, Intervention, Professional Development, searchable activity database, educational games, and textbook support.

 

 

EETAP Resource Library

eelink.net/eetapresourcelibrary.html

The EETAP Resource Library was started by Ohio State University to make EE resources more accessible to environmental educators.  A major component of the Library is Info-Sheets (1-2 page descriptions that summarize a specific EE topic and identify resources for additional reading).  The Info-Sheets help educators better understand specific topics related to EE and are organized into 8 major categories:  History of EE; Resources for Teaching; Academic Resources; Public Understanding of EE; Capacity Building; Assessment and Evaluation; Decision-making; and Environmental Topics.  New Info-Sheets continue to be added to the EETAP Resource Library collection.

 

 

Eisenhower Network

www.mathsciencenetwork.org/products.htm

The National Network of Eisenhower Consortia and Clearinghouse has developed a new resource for educators interested in improving mathematics and science teaching and learning. This web page provides links to a wide range of products developed by the Network in mathematics, science, assessment, equity, using data, professional development, lesson study, technology, and special populations, as well as journals and newsletters.

 

 

Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov

For three decades now, the Environmental Protection Agency has helped to carry out our national commitment to the wise care of the environment. The agency has worked with many private citizens who understand that each have a duty to be good stewards of the land and life around us.

 

 

ERIC

ericir.syr.edu

ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a federally-funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, associated adjunct clearinghouses, and support components, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues.

 

 

Estuaries Tutorial

oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/

This Tutorial provides an overview of estuarine habitats, the threats facing them, and efforts to monitor and protect estuaries nationwide. It includes photographs, videos, illustrations and interactive graphics to enhance the text and bring understanding to concepts that may be difficult to visualize. Designed for educators and students at the high school level, the lessons are written in easy-to-read, non-technical language, and include a roadmap to resources, and formal lesson plans for educators.

 

 

Exploration@vanderbilt

www.exploration.vanderbilt.edu/news.htm

This site contains multimedia news and features stories about scientific, engineering and medical exploration-and the people who are doing it-from Vanderbilt University.

 

 

Exploratorium

www.exploratorium.edu

Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium's mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people to nurture their curiosity about the world around them.

 

 

ExploreLearning.com

www.explorelearning.com

An online learning community dedicated to the teaching and learning of science. Includes multimedia activities that enable users to explore topics in science.

 

 

Explore the ASEE EngineeringK12 Center

http://www.engineeringk12.org/

Created by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the EngineeringK12 Center is a site for students, parents and teachers to learn ways to integrate engineering principles into the K-12 curriculum. The site includes lesson plans, experiments, information on pre-engineering programs offered by universities, and an online library for articles about connections between engineering education and K-12 science and math education. ASEE also provides a link to Go Engineering!, a monthly, free electronic newsletter.

 

 

Explorer Database

explorer.scrtec.org/explorer

The ExplorerTM is a collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student created materials ...) for K-12 mathematics and science education. You may browse through mathematics and science education curricula (we plan to expand to other curricula) or conduct searches that focus on specific interests.

 

 

Federal Education Resource Library

encdl.org/search/simple/0,5046,,00.shtm

The Federal Education Digital Resources Library (FEDRL) features a collection of free science and mathematics resources for the K-12 education community. The site provides descriptions of a range of online materials that were developed with U.S. Department of Education or National Science Foundation funding. These materials include applets, lesson plans, animations, and magazine articles, as well as resources for student learning and materials for teachers' professional development.

 

 

Franklin Institute

sln.fi.edu

The Franklin Institute Science Museum is an informal science learning institution, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

Frank Potter's Science Gems

www.sciencegems.com

For students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians, this site contains more than 14,000 Science Resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level.

 

 

Froguts.com

www.froguts.com

Froguts is the first true virtual online frog dissection. This site was designed to give a better understanding of frogs and other life forms by the use of instructional technology.

 

 

GLOBE Program

www.globe.gov

GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program for teachers & students.

 

 

Hands on the Land

www.handsontheland.org

Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida and is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. HOL provides a national network of field classrooms to enhance kindergarten through high school student-learning. Site provides teaching materials, resources for students, educational program information, teacher bulletins, and more.

 

 

HowStuffWorks

www.howstuffworks.com

Thousands of articles, questions, facts and answers about how things work from bicycles to airplanes to the Internet.

 

 

Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers

www.nyheart.org

HEART offers our assistance to significantly increase Humane Education in schools throughout New York State. We believe that this effort will serve as the greatest deterrent to violence in our communities and assist our children in becoming compassionate and responsible adults.

 

 

US Human Genome Project (HGP) Resources

www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/education/education.shtml

The Human Genome Project Education Resources (HGPER) site provides information for grades 9-12, with limited resources for grades 5-8. HGPER includes publications from the Department of Education, free teaching aids, online educational modules, presentations, information on workshops and trainings and links to related sites. The site also provides background information on the Human Genome Project and links to genetics websites in Spanish.

 

 

Insects on the Web

www.insects.org

This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.

 

 

Intel Innovation in Education

www97.intel.com/education/index.asp

This site offers tools, resources, and programs to achieve targeted goals in math, science and technology.

 

 

Jefferson Lab: Science Education

education.jlab.org/index.html

Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education continues to focus on increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students.

 

 

K-12 Science Education

http://agpa.uakron.edu/k12/

The University of Akron manages the Akron Global Polymer Academy, a comprehensive on-line resource for K-12 science educators. The site permits visitors to search the National Science Education Standards, review Best Practices for science teaching, and access fully developed lesson plans and video lectures that correspond with the national standards. This K-12 site is linked to the virtual laboratory facilities of the Akron Global Polymer Academy, which allows teachers and students to conduct live on-line experiments and view realistic experiment simulations.

 

 

Kids Hub

www.kidshub.org

Kids Hub is a noncommercial educational portal for upper elementary school and middle school students. It includes free online interactive learning games, homework help, learning activities, puzzles, and quizzes.

 

 

Labplan

www.labplan.com

The ten areas of this interactive website follow the structure of the planning process and provide the tools, guidelines, and data necessary to plan and design high school science, math, and technology education teaching spaces.

 

 

Lawrence Hall of Science (GEMS)

www.lhs.berkeley.edu

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is the public science museum and research center for K-12 education at the University of California, Berkeley. LHS offers hands-on science exhibits, discovery laboratories, computer labs, planetarium shows, after-school classes and summer camps, family workshops, special events, school programs and teacher education. Science and mathematics teaching materials and curricula developed at LHS are used in schools across the U.S. and worldwide.

 

 

Map Machine

plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine

The National Geographic online atlas allows customizable searches for nearly any place on Earth to view by population, climate, and much more.
View antique maps, find country facts, or plan an outdoor adventure with a trail map.

 

 

NASA Earth Observatory

earthobservatory.nasa.gov

The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. In particular, the site is useful to public media and educators.

 

 

NASA Earth Science Data

eos.nasa.gov/imswelcome

Search for, browse, and order Earth Science data from various participating archive centers around the globe. This free service provides easy access to both summary and detailed data product descriptions, as well as browse images and fully processed science data. This allows you to do one stop shopping' for all your Earth Science needs.

 

 

NASA Quest

quest.arc.nasa.gov

Dedicated to bringing NASA people, space and science to classrooms through the Internet..

 

 

NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum

sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/

This partnership shares the exciting discoveries and knowledge from NASA Sun-Earth Connection missions and research programs with educators, students, and the general public. The goal is to increase science literacy and focus attention on the active Sun and its effects on Earth.

 

 

National Academy of Sciences

www.nas.edu

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Bruce Alberts is the president of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

 

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/case.html

We have been experimenting with case studies in science courses for over 15 years. We have found the method to be amazingly flexible. It has been used as the core of entire courses such as "Scientific Inquiry" or for single experiences in otherwise traditional lecture and lab courses.

 

 

National Center for Educational Statistics

nces.ed.gov

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

 

 

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Students' Classroom

nces.ed.gov/nceskids

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classroom pages. Learn some Fun Facts, play the Mascot Game, search for information about a college, or learn about NCES. At the NCES Classroom, you can take a short quiz, find terms in a Word Search puzzle, color a picture online, and more. The Glossary of Statistical Terms will help you better understand some of the words and concepts found on this website.

 

 

The NERRS Education Website

nerrs.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html

NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserves are federally designated "to enhance public awareness and understanding of estuarine areas, and provide suitable opportunities for public education and interpretation." Explore the section for K-12 educators, which includes curriculum, distance learning programs, professional development opportunities, downloadable power point presentations, a section on data resources, and much more. You can also contact an Education Coordinator from a Reserve can help respond to any of your questions; provide you with material and resources specific to the estuary in which they work; introduce you to the research that is being done in the estuary; and talk to you about the different opportunities available at the reserve.

 

 

National Hurricane Center

www.miamisci.org/hurricane/nhc.html

Through the lifetime of a hurricane, advisories from the National Hurricane Center give the storm's position and what the forecasters, or hurricane specialists, expect the storm will do. As the hurricane moves to within a day or two of its predicted landfall, these advisories begin to carry watch and warning messages, telling people when and where the hurricane is expected to strike and what its effects are likely to be.

 

 

National Institute for Science Education

www.wcer.wisc.edu/nise/

The National Institute for Science Education was created and funded by the National Science Foundation for five years from 1996-2001. Additional support was provided by the Helen Bader Foundation, the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. The NISE Web site contains information on all NISE projects over the five year grant period and includes copies of publications, contacts, and links to related websites.

 

 

National Institute of Health

www.nih.gov

This is the official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. NIH is the steward of biomedical and behavioral research for the nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

 

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.noaa.gov

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and
gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun, and applies
this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts our seas and skies, guides our use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve our understanding and stewardship of the environment which sustains us all.

 

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NeMO Education

www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/education.html

NeMO studies the dynamic interactions between submarine volcanic activity and seafloor hot springs at an observatory, Axial seamount. A volcanic eruption occurred at Axial in January 1998, destroying some hydrothermal vent sites and creating new ones. Since then NeMO scientists have been assessing the impact of the eruption and documenting the on-going changes in Arial’s summit caldera.

 

 

National Science Teachers Association

www.nsta.org

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

 

 

NSTA - Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

www.nsta.org/ostbc

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

 

 

National Snow and Ice Data Center

www.nsidc.colorado.edu

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is an information and referral center supporting polar and cryospheric research. We distribute data and maintain information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.

 

 

National Wildlife Foundation - Education

www.nwf.org/education

For more than sixty years, the National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in environmental education, reaching out to the communities where children and adults live, work and play. Explore NWF's educational pathways to understanding, appreciating and safeguarding the natural world.

 

 

New York Academy of Science

www.nyas.org

Founded in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences is the third oldest scientific organization in America and one of New York City's oldest and most enduring cultural institutions. The Academy is an independent, nonprofit organization with nearly 50,000 members in more than 160 countries united by a commitment to promoting science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development.

 

 

New York State Educational Department (Science)

www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci.html

New York State Education Department; Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education; Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

 

 

New York State Education

www.nysed.gov

Educational information on state programs, services, directories, school districts and departments.

 

 

The National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

www.mnh.si.edu

The Natural History Web is an internet resource compiled and maintained by the staff of the National Museum of Natural History. Here you will find documents and data about Museum research and the national collections, which comprise more than 120 million scientific specimens and cultural artifacts from around the world. You will also find information about programs and projects at the Museum or produced in cooperation with other organizations, supporting the Museum's mission of understanding the natural world and our place in it.

 

 

National Science Foundation

www.nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.

 

 

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

www.nesea.org/

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the nation's leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies.

 

NOVA

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/

NOVA revolves around a simple premise: the world of science is exciting! For NOVA viewers, science means adventure and exploration - because from ants to aliens, this weekly documentary series probes the far reaches of earth, sea and stars. NOVA proves that science is neither secret lore nor sacred ritual but rather, at its heart, a lifelong journey of discovery.

 

Pathfinder Science

www.pathfinderscience.net/

Pathfinder Science cultivates and celebrates the intellectual, imaginative and humanitarian promise of every learner. Pathfinder Science is a virtual community that practices mutual respect, embraces diversity, and inspires a passion for learning about the material world through science.

 

 

PBS TV

www.pbs.org

PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 347 public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight. Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 100 million people each week.

 

 

PBS TV - Idaho (Assessment in Math & Science Instructional TV)

www.idahoptv.org/itv/assessmath.html

Join K-12 teachers from across the country in this eight-part series of interactive workshops on math and science assessment. Using Annenberg/CPB video clips, participants examine current assessment issues and explore strategies for assessment reform in their classrooms.

 

 

PBS - Scientific American Frontiers

www.pbs.org/saf

Scientific American Frontiers is an award-winning PBS science series hosted by Alan Alda. Includes videos of past shows.

 

 

PBS - Discover NATURE

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/teach.html

NATURE presents wildlife in unique situations that raise challenging questions in both natural science and environmental protection. These questions can bring to light different viewpoints as well as inspire further inquiry. The site includes lesson plans and tips, as well as teacher resources and guides. Lesson plans are broken down by grade level and many are interdisciplinary.

 

 

Playtime is Science

http://www.edequity.org/playtime.php

Playtime is Science is an early elementary, inquiry-based science program.  Playtime is Science for Students with Disabilities is the same program, but includes modifications and accommodations for students with special needs.  Both programs are standards-based and engage students in rich science investigations.

 

 

Powers of 10.com

www.powersof10.com

Powers of Ten began with a film made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977. Starting at a one meter square image of a picnic (10+0), the camera moves ten times further away every ten seconds to the edge of the universe (10 +25). Then the journey is reversed, ultimately reaching the interior of an atom in the hand of a sleeping man (10-18).

 

 

Prospect Park Audubon Center

www.prospectparkaudubon.org

The Audubon Center at the newly renovated Boathouse is a great place of active discovery and a great place to develop environmental stewardship and science literacy skills.

 

 

Rainforest Information Portal

www.rainforestweb.org/

Rainforestweb.org offers a comprehensive and informative view of the state of our world's rainforests through diverse postings and links. The strength of Rainforestweb.org as an information and campaign tool is its participatory design that encourages users to quickly add new resources, alerts and other postings to the site.

 

 

Rainforest Action Network

www.ran.org/info_center/about_rainforests.html

Rainforest Action Network site provides general facts about rainforests, and includes fact sheets, an action center, current campaigns, and a section for teachers and students.

 

 

Salvadori Middle School Program

www.salvadoricenter.org

The Salvadori Middle School Program (SMSP) brings enriched educational opportunities to approximately 1,200 students each year, improving their academic performance and critical thinking skills, and increasing their motivation and confidence levels. Students learn math, science, and the humanities while developing an appreciation for the aesthetics, history and functioning of the built environment in their own neighborhoods and in others worldwide.

 

 

Science NetLinks

www.sciencenetlinks.com/

Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.

 

 

Sierra Club

www.sierraclub.org

The Sierra Club has over 600,000 members. Our mission statement: Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

 

 

Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms

www.science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/sleep/default.htm

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a new curriculum resource for high school teachers entitled Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms. Developed with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the resource is an inquiry-based instruction program, designed to promote active learning and stimulate student interest in medical topics. The site includes a teacher guide and student activities.

 

sodaplay

www.sodaplay.com

Soda has been pioneering new experiences through digital media since 1996. we combine an arts and research practice with a broad range of commercial activities, encompassing ideas generation, digital design, content creation, software production, art commissions and research and development.

 

 

STANYS

www.stanys.org

The Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) promotes excellence in science education. Its mission is to work with educators and communities to provide opportunities for ALL students to participate in and learn science.

 

 

Strange Matter

www.strangematterexhibit.com

Strange Matter is a materials science-focused website with free resources for students and educators in grades 5-8. The site includes a teacher’s guide, curriculum guide, online demonstrations and additional resources for educators. Strange Matter also includes a family guide, activities to try at home, video clips and additional resources for students and families. The site provides information on the traveling Strange Matter exhibit, including dates and locations at science centers around the country, and how to book the exhibition in your state.

 

 

Super Science Fair Projects

www.super-science-fair-projects.com

"Super Science Fair Projects" is a new website that offers step-by-step guidance in science fair projects for middle and high school students. With the aid of a timeline, students are guided through the process of showing how to keep a science log, choose a category or topic, research a project, complete all six steps of the scientific method, write a project report and abstract, make a display board, and give an oral presentation of the project. Students also learn how judges evaluate a project. The "Secret Files" area includes projects, topics, ideas, experiments, and other resources.

 

 

Thirteen - WNET/New York

www.wnet.org

For nearly four decades, Thirteen/WNET New York has been dedicated to the idea that television can be a consistently positive force in people's lives. A not-for-profit public service institution, Thirteen is a leader in television production, broadcast, and new media. One of the key program providers for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Thirteen brings acclaimed and award-winning series to audiences nationwide.

 

 

TryScience!

www.tryscience.org

TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.

 

 

Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe

www.calculus-help.com/funstuff/phobe.html

Welcome to your oasis of understanding. These tutorials explain calculus audio-visually, and are the equivalent of a personal tutoring session. More than just boring lectures, the topics come alive with Flash animation.

 

 

United Federation of Teachers Humane Education Committee (UFT/HEC)

www.uft.org

UFT/HEC is one of numerous professional committees that offer teacher-to-teacher support to members of the New York City teachers' union-- the United Federation of Teachers. Our goal is to help educators, grades pre-kindergarten to twelve, bring humane, environmental and animal-rights philosophies and materials into their classrooms as a source of information for discussion and debate.

 

 

United States Fish and Wildlife Services Endangered Species Program

endangered.fws.gov/index.html

The Endangered Fish and Wildlife Species Program works to conserve and restore endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

 

 

United States Geological Survey

www.usgs.gov

U.S. Geological Survey home page. Entry point for entire U.S. Geological Survey web.

 

 

The Weather Channel

www.weather.com

Planning a trip, going skiing, or just want to be prepared when weather affects your health or your golf game?
Tell us what you want to do, and where you want to do it, and we'll customize your city page for that activity.

 

 

World Wildlife Fund

www.wwf.org

Known worldwide by its panda logo, WWF is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization with 4.7 million supporters and a global network active in some 100 countries. WWF's mission is to protect nature and the biological diversity that we all need to survive.