- February 15, 2016 : Mid-winter Recess (Schools Closed)
Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday - DOE observed)
Central offices are closed on Feb. 15, 2016.
- February 15, 2016 : Washington's Birthday (Offices Closed)
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be closed. Except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law, absence of per annum, per diem, hourly non-competitive employees, and monthly salaried employees of the administrative staff and headquarters’ pedagogical personnel scheduled to work on this day shall be excused without loss of pay and without charge to annual leave.
- February 16, 2016 - February 19, 2016 : No School
- February 19, 2016 : Lincoln's Birthday Observed
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be OPEN, and limited staff will be accessible on Friday, February 19, 2016 (Lincoln’s Birthday Observed).
For all non-managerial/non-confidential employees (i.e., administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement), Lincoln’s Birthday Observed is scheduled as a holiday on Friday, February 19, 2016.
This day will remain a paid holiday for Administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, but managerial/confidential employees hired on or before June 30, 2004, and working on Lincoln’s Birthday Observed (Friday, February 19, 2016) in central headquarters offices are entitled to be excused on another day, without charge to annual leave.
- February 22, 2016 : School resumes
School resumes after Mid-winter recess
- Science NetLinks
Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
- MIT Open CourseWare Initiave
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT.
No registration required.
- Discovery Education
Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.
- National Geographic
Home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.
- Harcourt NYC Web Site
The company develops, publishes, and markets exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials for school and home use by students in PreK through sixth grade.
- Glencoe NYC Web Site
A professional development web site designed to meet the needs of teachers from all disciplines and all grade levels. Teaching Today allows teachers to find free lesson plans, teaching tips, web links, and how-to articles that are sorted by grade level, discipline, and instructional type. With a click of a button teachers can e-mail, print, and save their favorite lesson plans, tips, and articles.
- National Science Digital Library
The Nation's online library for education and research in
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
- National Science Teachers Association
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 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
- Explore Learning Online Science Guides
ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12. We call these simulations Gizmos. Gizmos are fun, easy to use, and flexible enough to support many different teaching styles and contexts.
- AIMS - Activities Integrating Science and Math
A non-profit organization with just one goal: to help you give your students a solid conceptual understanding of math and science, built on research in best practices
and brain-based learning.
- American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins
Current research about the natural world.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy
Science the Bill Nye way.
- How Stuff Works
The complete guide as to "How Stuff Works!"
- Frank Potter's Science Gems
More than 14,000 Science Resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level.
- Environmentand Earth Science
- Roots & Shoots (Jane Goodall)
This powerful, youth-driven network fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where young people and adults alike come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects.
- NY Botanical Garden Educator Guide
An assortment of self-guided lessons which are theme specific.
- Rainforest Alliance Science Lessons
Rainforest Alliance Learning Site filled with free, complete lesson plans, stories (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese), presentations, articles, posters and background descriptions of species and on-the-ground conservation projects for kindergarten through sixth grade.
- Earth and Moon Viewer
Exciting and innovative way to view the earth and moon from varying perspectives. Take a look.
- NYC Center for Space Science Education
NYCCSSE is an experiential space and aviation center located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This website gives you all the information you need to plan an out of this world field trip for students from 2nd through 12th grade.
- Water Science for Schools
We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels.
- Life Science
- The Biology Corner
The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans section contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, feel free to change any of these to suit your own classroom needs. The Webquest section contains inquiry based projects that utilize the internet. Internet lessons (also called miniquests) are smaller activities that use one or two science related web sites for the students to explore and answer questions about. Again, feel free to modify these activities so that they work for your class and your style of teaching.
- Biology in Motion
Original, entertaining, interactive biology learning activities. Bringing biology to life!
- DNA from the Beginning
An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
A website for earth's endangered animals
- Insects on the Web
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.
NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.
- Physical Science and Chemistry
- Physics Lesson Plans
teachnology's online teacher resource of physics lesson plans.
- ASEE Engineering K-12 Center
The ASEE EngineeringK12 Center seeks to identify and gather in one place the most effective engineering education resources available to the K-12 community. It works to enhance achievement in pre-college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by promoting the effective application of engineering principles to K-12 curricula.
- The Catalyst: Chemistry Resources For Teachers
This site has been developed specifically for the secondary education/high school level teacher, as a resource for finding relevant information for use in the teaching of chemistry and alternative education. Moreover, students and other visitors interested in the topic of chemistry will find The Catalyst to be a valuable web resource for finding the information or answers they are seeking, and are encouraged to take advantage of this site as well.
- Education Index: Chemistry Links
Education Index specialises in interactive, content driven consumer web sites. We pride ourselves on producing sticky web sites which allow visitors to share information and ideas with one another. Whilst we continue to invest heavily in sourcing unique content for our web sites our goal is to create a sustainable community of contributing users to ensure the information we provide is accurate, interesting and up to date.
- American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.
- American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching." We currently have more than 11,000 members in 30 countries around the world.