- April 03, 2015 : Good Friday
These days remain a paid holiday for employees except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and managerial/confidential employees, i.e., pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). When they fall on weekdays, these days are scheduled as regular workdays for these specifically identified groups of employees. Those employees who need time off should request annual leave.
- April 03, 2015 : Spring Recess (Schools closed)
Schools are closed for Spring Recess (including Good Friday, Easter and Passover)
Students return to school on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Central offices are open
- April 04, 2015 - April 05, 2015 : First Two Days of Passover
In accordance with longstanding past policy and practice, the first two days of Passover (Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015), are not scheduled as holidays because they fall on weekends.
In future years these two days will remain paid holidays for employees (i.e., when scheduled on weekdays except when their scheduling results in a workweek limited to two non-consecutive workdays), except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and managerial/confidential employees, i.e., pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). When they fall on weekdays, these two days are scheduled as regular workdays for these specifically identified groups of employees. Those employees who need time off should request annual leave.
- April 06, 2015 - April 10, 2015 : No School
- April 13, 2015 : School resumes
School resumes after Spring 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.
- FOSS NYC Web Site
This website supports NYC teachers, parents and students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 using kit-based science.
- 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.
- NY Hall of Science
Whether you've been visiting the Hall with your classes for years or you are new to the Hall or new to teaching, this site will give you all of the information, support, inspiration and resources you need to take full advantage of everything New York's world renowned hands-on science and technology center has to offer you and your students.
- 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
- The Green Innovator
The Green Innovator™ is a unique education program and curriculum aimed at high school students that explores issues of sustainability through design.
- Weather Channel Lesson Plans
Educators can benefit from the wealth of resources on The Weather Channel Kids. With the help of standards-based lesson plans accessible in this section, your students' exploration of weather and climate takes on added significance because you're able to address many of your instructional objectives. You'll see quickly that the educator resources are by teachers for teachers, generally organized around themes.
- 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.
- Earth Day Lessons
Access to our award-winning Educator's Network! Here you can find over 300 standard-based lessons, school greening tips, grants for teachers and more than 25,000 teachers to share ideas with.
- 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.
- Rainforest Informational Portal
Welcome to the Rainforest web, Your Gateway to Rainforest Information and Resources.
- 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.
- Astro-Venture with NASA
Astro-Venture is an educational, interactive, multimedia Web environment highlighting NASA careers and astrobiology research in the areas of Astronomy, Geology, Biology and Atmospheric Sciences.
- The GLOBE Program
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.
- 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.
- The National Earth Science Teachers Association
The National Earth Science Teachers Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization, founded in 1983, whose purpose is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of Earth Science education at all educational 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.
- The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is "the leader in life science education." To date, more than 9,000 educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the globe; keep up with trends and developments in the field; and grow professionally.
- 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.