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A Directory of Lesson Plan Web Sites for Teachers of Science
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The National Science Education
Standards - Prepared by the National Research Council. The text includes standards for
teaching, content, assessment, and professional development.
Benchmarks for Science
Literacy - What students should know about science, math, and technology by the time they
graduate from high school. This guide to instruction and the writing of a curriculum has been
developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Science NetLinks - Lesson plans and web
resources of K-12 science teachers from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Middle School Science - Lesson plans for the physical and life sciences.
The Middle School Portal - Math and science information and collaboration.
Science Lesson Plans - For all grades from Education World.
The National Science Digital Library - Links to science resources for teaching.
125 Great Science Videos - From Astronomy to Physics and Psychology. This are videos which may be found on YouTube, and this list is from the Open Culture web site.
Appcrawlr - Search for apps by subject and platform.
Learning Science - Here you will find links to new online technologies for
teaching science, links to science sites which are related to the science learning standards, and cool learning tools for math. This is a collaborative project of Temple University, and teachers in Bucks County (PA) schools.
Learner.org - Professional development and teaching resources. Videos marked VoD may be watched online. This site is by the Annenberg Foundation.
42 eXplore - Teaching ideas and related web sites for a variety of science topics.
Science Daily - Online magazine with breaking news about science.
SciCentral - This site helps you to keep up with science
in the news.
Popular Science Magazine - What's new in the worlds of
science and technology.
Science Fair Central - Help with
science fair projects, and a guide to running a science fair. From Discovery School.
Teaching with Trade Books - Perhaps your students could read outside of the textbook.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Grades K -12 - Selected by the National Science Teachers
Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings - A middle school lesson plan from Read Write Think.
The National Science Teachers Association
Freebies for Science Teachers - By the National Science Teachers' Association.
Science Printables - worksheets and other printables for many science topics - all free.
1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets - An award winning video starring Sir Ben Kingsley which is about the Moslem contributions to science in the middle ages. You may watch it online.
Why are Things Colored? - This site could be used for anatomy, art, physics, or several other disciplines. There are lesson plans. This a Smithsonian Web Exhibit.
Who Did It? - Using forensics to hone science and laboratory skills. This is a unit for middle or high school science students. It is an introduction to laboratory investigation which would be appropriate for general science, biology, or bio-technology. It is from Teacher's First. Science Study in the Philadelphia Area
Multiverse - Astronomy and earth science lesson plans. This site is provided by the University of California Space Science Laboratory at Berkeley
Goddard Space Flight Center - Lesson plans and
other materials for teachers.
The Challenger Center for Space Science Education-
Uses the theme of space exploration to improve student learning in science and mathematics.
Earth and Sky - Activities to accompany the daily radio program, and
also links to lesson plan and science sites.
Amazing Space - Astronomy lessons, teaching tools, and a video about the
Space.Com - This site provides current news of the space program, and also
information on space, astronomy and Project SETI. It is a commercial site and sells books, astonomy programs and other materials.
Space and Astronomy Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.
Astronomy and Space Lesson Plans - From Discovery School.
Exploring Planets in
the Classroom - Hands on activities for studying earth, the planets, and geology.
NASA/MSU CERES Project Educational Activites - Lesson
plans for grades K-12.
Google Sky - Google's pictures of the universe.
Build the Solar System - This
site has a calculator so you can get the distances right.
Astronomy Workshop - Online astronomy problems to solve, and solar system viewers.
Paper Plate Education - The use of paper plates
to demonstrate many of the concepts of astronomy. Good site when your supply budget is low.
The Ten Best iPad Astronomy and Space Apps - From PC Magazine, Jan. 2015.
The Best Astronomy Apps for iPhone
The Women of NASA - Meet the women
scientists at Ames Research Center. This is a K-12 initiative by NASA to interest more girls in
careers in science.
Astronomy Cast - a podcast which is a great way for you and your students to learn about astronomy.
Sky Maps - A free monthly sky map.
Online space and Astronomy Games - From NASA
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American Chemical Society - Web site for chemistry teachers and students.
SMILE Chemistry Lesson Plans - For all grade levels from
the Illinois Institute of Technology
Learn Chemistry - Lessons, experiments and much more for all grade level. From the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Chalkbored - High school level resources which includes Power Point
lessons, lesson handouts, labs, and other material.
Chemistry Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.
Chemistry Lesson Plans - From Middle School Science.
Creative Chemistry - You will find worksheets and online chemistry games at this British site.
Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry - From the ChemCollective. Virtual lab problems, tutorials, simulations and more.
Chemistry at About.Com - lesson plans, experiments, and other chemical information.
The Periodic Table of Videos - There is a video for each chemical element. This is by the University of Nottingham.
24 Free Chemistry iPad apps for Students - by Christopher Pappas, February, 2013.
School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide - From the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
Physical Science Lesson Plans - From Discovery School.
Physics Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.
SMILE Physics Lesson Plans - From the Illinois Institute of
Physical Science Lesson Plans - for all grades from Reach Out Michigan.
Physics Central - Some teaching ideas, a middle school competition, free posters and coloring books. By the American Physical Science Society.
Technology Lesson Plans - Links to lesson plans web sites. From Internet4Classrooms.
The Science of Speed - A fun way to learn the physics of NASCAR racing. These videos will appeal to the car-loving students. This is by the National Science Foundation.
Teach Engineering K - 12 - This site has curriculum and lesson plans for many areas of science. It has a great many lessons for physical sciences and technology.
Technology Lesson Plans - From Discovery School.
What is a Robot? - Lesson plan from PBS.
Robotics Lesson Plans - From NASA
Robots - Lots of links to web sites dealing with robots. This site is by 42 Explore.
Inventors and Inventions - Lesson Plans from About.Com.
Molecularium - Site for teaching about atomic structure. There are lesson
plans for you and interactive activities for students.
The Particle Adventure - This is a great site if you need to brush up
on your knowledge of atomic or nuclear physics. It has a few worksheets for students, too.
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