Digital Resources for Science Teachers

101 Science   is a site with a huge amount of resources for science, organized by topics such as “electronics”, “chemistry”, “biology”, “physics”, “math” and “photography”, there are also resources for earth science, astronomy, robotics, ethics, java applets, and much more. Each category has scores of links and resources, including articles, web sites, and videos. Some videos are from MIT, TED and more.

The Chemical Education Digital Library is a large collection of resources for teaching and learning chemistry, including tutorials for students, 3D models, lesson plans, and more. The tutorials include 3D chemical models and explanations of what each part of the models does and how those parts work together. There is a periodic table that links each element to data and explanations about that element.

LearnChemistry  Provides learning and teaching resources all about Chemistry, videos, interactive periodic table, chemistry teachers community, continual professional development, an online community for young chemists to chat and explore. It’s from the RSC — the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

The Periodic Table of Videos (by University of Nottingham) is a periodic table in which each element is linked to a short movie about the element.

Intel STEM Resources is to help educators inspire the next generation of innovators with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning, Intel provides curriculum and online resources to encourage students’ interest and participation.

The Physics Classroom  is an online physics tutorial written for high school physics students

The National Science Digital Library is the nation’s online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It provides free math lessons and activities aligned with the Math Common Core Standards, as well as STEM-related blogs and other free teacher resources and lesson plan ideas. Targeted for K-12 teachers, higher-education professionals, and librarians, NSDL also provides science literary maps and iTunes multimedia files.

National Science Resources Center is provided by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies to improve the learning and teaching of science for all students throughout the world.

Science Netlinks is an Internet-based free learning activities, tools, reviewed websites to support K-12 standards-based teaching and learning. Affiliated Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NOAA (NOAA Educational Ocean Service) joins hundreds of organizations and agencies in a celebration of science to make science more accessible, personally meaningful, and locally relevant. Be sure to check their lesson plan library. Students will be thrilled to engage in activities and games in the Planet Arcade .

Science Education Resource Center is an office of Carleton College, works to improve education through projects that support educators. The office has special expertise in effective pedagogies, geoscience education, community organization, workshop leadership, digital libraries, website development and program and website evaluation.

National Geographic  has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888, the education resources and games are the sites teachers and parents must visit. There is an education channel full of resources for teaching, programs, multimedia and mapmaker for you to customize your own map.

Discovery Education is also a massive site full of free lesson plans, featured contents in many fields, not only science. Home resources and teacher professional development are also included.

NASA for Educators includes featured articles with information about NASA’s various missions; image galleries on a wide variety of topics; information about NASA careers, internships, fellowships, and scholarships; NASA-produced multimedia materials; and more. Users can search resources by keyword, grade level, and subject.

The Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD) is a Pathways portal of the National Science Digital Library and funded by the National Science Foundation. CSERD aims to help students learn about computational science and to help faculty and teachers incorporate it into the classroom.

PlantingScience makes science experts accessible to secondary school classrooms with the goal of improving understanding of science while fostering an awareness of plants. Plant biology research projects and student dialogue with online mentors about the student-generated research are part of the online learning community.

Ask A Biologist – An educational Web site adds new twists to learning by promoting direct conversations between scientists and the public. 

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears consists of 20 thematic issues relating elementary science concepts to the real-world context of the polar regions. The online magazine format provides professional development content and instructional resources with a focus on integrating science and literacy. It’s for elementary schoolers.

Understanding Evolution is a site providing educational materials targeting teachers of kindergarten through college, students, and the general public, the one-stop source for information on evolution has resources engage students with data, explore scientific reasoning and science as a human endeavor, and demonstrate the relevance of evolution to everyday life.

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