| Astrobiology Web A huge
selection of space and space science news articles, guide to
current space missions, and more.
CERES Project Offers
Internet-based lesson plans in two formats: Student Inquiries
(students explore NASA data to construct first-hand knowledge
about the astronomical universe); and Spacequests (Classes
divide into research teams to attack scientific problems.)
The Challenger Center
"Challenger Center uses students' natural enthusiasm for space
to create innovative learning experiences for imaginative
NASA Quest Meet the people
of NASA through profiles, online interactions, web video,
activities and more.
Space.com A multitude
of materials and information on space, exploration, weather,
etc. The TeachSpace section offers complete inquiry-based
modules for the classroom.
Tal? In the Current Skies Monthly online newsletter
of astronomical events and news also includes activities,
animated images, and printable star maps.
The National Aerospace and Space Administration Education
Program offers a wide variety of curriculum resources and
fellowship opportunities for teachers and programs for students.
Extreme Science What
is the coldest place on Earth? Learn about world records in
earth science, information on extreme weather and the scientists
behind the research.
Destination: Earth Site
of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, DE features "Looking at
Earth from Space," "Earth Breaking News," and
special sections for teachers and for kids.
Work This website is an educational resource for
pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and university
students of geology and volcanology.
One Sky, Many Voices
"Inquiry-based K-12 weather curricula that utilize current
technologies such as CD-ROMs and the World Wide Web for the
interactive study of current weather and air quality."
Project Learn This Web
site is for middle school science teachers; the on-line module
is intended to be flexible allowing the teacher to select
some or all of the activities.
USDA for Kids
An incredibly packed site designed for students. Topics range
from Nature Watch, Backyard Conservation and Weather to Gardening
Virtual Field Trips
Take online trips to ecosystems and natural phenomena such
as volcanoes, deserts, salt marshes, and natural wonders of
Earth Island Institute
The EII Project Network is a group of over thirty grassroots
organizations working to address "threats to the biological
and cultural diversity that sustains our planet."
Ecological Society of America
ESA site has general ecology information plus an education
program. Profiles of featured ecologists, Issues in Ecology
reports, downloadable experiments, career resources, fact
sheets and more are available.
EE Link: Environmental
Education on the Internet A complete resources for
teachers with lessons, grant resources, environmental data
The GLOBE Project Global Learning
and Observations to Benefit the Environment is an international
network of students, educators and scientists. Students gather
environmental data, load it to the Internet and scientists
use it in their research.
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task
Force Following the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Haudenosaunee established the
HETF to identify environmental problems in their communities
and working to find solutions to them.
Honor the Earth "A national
foundation and advocacy organization that supports front line
Native environmental work."
of Environmental Health Science NIEHS Teacher
Support pages offer curriculum, kids pages and more.
National Tribal Environmental Council
NTEC is dedicated to working with and assisting Tribes in
the protection and preservation of the reservation environment.
Federation Each month the NWF site highlights one
Road A kid-friendly site introducing renewable resources.
Scorecard How does your
community rate on the Scorecard list of polluted areas of the
nation? Check out the latest news, maps, superfund sites and
TESAN: The Endangered Species
and Nature of the World This project offers a chance
for students to become more actively involved in their studies
by researching wildlife preserves, zoos, and nature parks
in their areas.
The Center for
Improved Engineering and Science Education Of special
interest on the CIESE site are the interactive Online Classroom
Discovery Channel School
DCS online previews videos; offers lesson plans; and provides
student games homework help and Science Fair Central. Kathy
Schrock's Guide for Educators list tons of websites and
is updated daily.
Eisenhower National Consortium
Sponsored by the US Department of Education, ENC offers free
materials, curriculum and materials for science and math education.
The Exploratorium The
museum's beautiful, interactive site allows you to take
part in live webcasts, access Science Explorer activities
Find Out Why
National Science Foundation's science literacy initiative has
classroom activities in English and Spanish.
Channel For math, science and technology educators
the Futures Channel is a site for Video on Demand and accompanying
classroom activities, along with professional development.
How Stuff Works "Have
you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what
makes the inside of your refrigerator cold?" Hundreds of articles
The JASON Project "A
year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage
students in science and technology."
The Museum of Unnatural
Mystery "a slightly bizarre, cyberspace, science
museum for all ages." Are UFO's real? Is there a Loch Ness
Monster? The site explores such topics from a scientific point
National Geographic Society
NGS' beautiful site offers online multimedia/interactive features,
educator resources and student activities.
The National Science Center
Search NSC's hundreds of resources covering a variety of math
and science disciplines; schedule a visit by the Mobile Discover
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
OMSI's site includes for education programs, exploration of
museum exhibits, online hands-on activities including Science
Whatzit and the live Rat Cam.
Project 2061 The American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)'s math,
science and technology reform program. Textbook reviews, science
"Benchmarks," and "Science for All Americans."
Scientific American Online
article, exhibits, ask the experts science information.
Created by the American Association for the Advancement of
Science to be an extensive collection of websites and lessons
organized around the AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
The Education site connects you with resources and professional
development for teachers.
The Why Files With
new features weekly, the Why Files offers "In briefs," a quick
taste of a savory science discovery, and "Features," in-depth
explorations of the science behind the headlines. Fabulous
Pathways to Science: Bringing the
Resources of the Academy to the K-12 Community This web portal is
designed to provide science educators with access to stellar scientific
content and to enable teachers to meet and converse online with science
education colleagues worldwide.
American Institute of Physics: Science
Radio Report "a series of two-minute radio features
about science in your life."
Society The APS Committee on Education offers High
School Teachers Days and the Teacher-Scientist Alliance Institute.
The Annenberg/CPB Project This
website features teacher and student resources, curriculum
and interactive exhibits including the Amusement Park Physics
"Your Interactive Guide to Physics" Browse sections for beginner,
intermediate, advanced physicists and check out the cool topic.
Physics '98 Institute
Educators at an Ohio Wesleyan University institute developed
inquiry-based physics lessons for high school students.
& Simulations "This page is a collection of links
to sites on the web that have computerized simulations of physics
American Society for
Microbiology ASM's Microbial Discovery Workshop
hands-on activities demonstrate how to use micro-organisms
to stimulate interest in science and the microbial world.
Conservation International "Many things people think
they know about bats aren't even true. Bats aren't blind,
they're not rodents, and they won't get tangled in your hair.
The truth is that bats are among the most gentle, beneficial,
and necessary animals on earth."
Enature.com National Autubon
Society field guides are available for interactive use online.
Explore with the searchable database of over 4,800 species
and check out the habitats guide.
Life Lab Science Project
"Learn how to transform your school site into a thriving indoor
and outdoor laboratory." Extensive curriculum resources for
creating a school garden.
National Association of Biology Teachers
NABT information on conferences, curriculum resources, website
links, membership and professional development.
The Virtual Cell
Tour a cell, use the virtual textbook to explore organic chemistry,
cell biology and more. In English, French, Spanish and
Table of Elements and Science Quiz Questions Over
1000 Science and Chemistry questions per grade level and topic
for school, college and university students.
American Chemical Society: Chem
Center ACS Education site is comprehensive: education
resources & curriculum, Wondernet (student hands-on activities),
summer programs for students, and much more.
An interactive, online game where students can practice balancing
simple to complex chemical equations.
The Chemistry Place Resources,
interactive tutorials, chemistry news, etc. created by a group
of educators in collaboration with Peregrine Publishing.
CHEMystery An interactive,
virtual chemistry site designed for high school students.
Fun, interactive flashcards games offers students the opportunity
to hone their mastery of the periodic table of elements.
Periodic table online! Extensive information about the
elements - descriptions, photos, QuickTime movies, sound, lots
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Site sponsors a monthly building competition, including plenty
of plans for projects to make, and a "stock room" for purchasing
Digital Divide Network
The purpose of the DDN is to enable and facilitate the
sharing of ideas, information and creative solutions to the
growing gap in access to technology nationwide.
FIRST, the national robotics engineering
design competition that teams up high school students with
engineers from business and higher education in the design
and construction of technologically sophisticated robots.
Four Directions Nineteen
Bureau of Indian Affairs partner schools are using technology
to collaborate across geographic barriers. Learn more about
the project on this site.
The Global Science Scholars Program
was established by the Lucent Technologies Foundation
to encourage the world's youth to pursue careers in technology.
Competition includes a cash award and a six-day externships.
Deadline: March 15, 2002.
Information and Communication
Technology "There are loads of web sites to help
you with teaching and using Information & Communication
Technology (ICT) in the curriculum." Site has links to abundant
links to useful resources.
Lives These profiles, featuring the lives of innovators,
were developed to inspire students to pursue their creative
Technology Education Association (ITEA) is the professional
organization of technology teachers.
Science Foundation Teaching Activities with a focus
on technology; available in Spanish and English.
Robolab Lego Dacta,
National Instruments and Tufts University have joined forces
to develop an "innovative educational robotics program" for
Tech for Teachers
Designed to aid teachers in integrating educational techology.
Tech Museum Online exhibits offer real-time experiments,
downloadable activities. Build satellites, investigate robotics,
the Hubble Telescope.
HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL SCI.
American Medical Association
AMA Health Insights has information on health and health conditions.
Check out the extensive Atlas of the Human Body in the General
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides health information in English and Spanish
with "Health Topics A to Z."
Health Finder Bringing
together resources from a variety of government agencies,
this site lists health in the news, health topics index, "Smart
Choices," online journals and dictionaries.
Killers: Deadly Viruses Virus profiles and in-depth
descriptions, viruses in the news, and human defense
- the immune system.
Site is designed especially for students with topics such
as the human body, staying healthy and illness and injury.
National Institutes of Health
Site includes health information A-Z guide, links to all 25
institutes and information in English and Spanish.
Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the
World "New findings help scientists
make sense of our senses." This graphically appealing site
is from a report by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Algebra Project
"The Algebra Project is a transition curriculum that addresses
the conceptual shift from arithmetic to algebraic thinking..."
Connected Mathematics Project
Exemplary problem-centered mathematics curriculum in four strands:
number, geometry and measurement, algebra, and probability and
Equals and Family Math
Project A part of the Lawrence Hall of Science,
University of CA, Berkeley. "EQUALS programs have worked to
increase access and equity in mathematics for all students
and particularly under-represented groups."
math activities - probability, quadratics, trigonometry and
Figure This! Math Challenges
for Families This site features real-world math questions
designed to motivate middle school students to learn higher-level
math operations involving angles, volumes, number patterns,
Math Forum Math topics by grade level and subject,
discussion groups, problems of the week, key issues in math
and much more.
Math Learning Center MLC offers professional development
and mathematics teaching materials.
is Power National Action Council for Minority in Engineering
attractive and interactive math site with arcade, family math
challenges and many resources.
goal of this web site is to help grade school children improve
their math problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It
has 4000 math word problems for children to enjoy!"
Mega Math "Mathematics
is lively and exciting; it is a field more akin to art and
poetry than many people think."
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM is the largest nonprofit professional association of
mathematics educators in the world. NCTM offers vision, leadership,
and avenues of communication for mathematics educators.
National Library of Virtual
Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics "Hands
on" gets virtual at this site, which collects uniquely interactive,
Web-based manipulatives or concept tutorials aimed at K-8
Tools for Understanding
"This site is intended for educators who teach mathematics
and are interested in integrating common technologies into
their daily instruction."
Information on tessellations from the history and basics to
descriptions of mosaics and M.C. Escher's technique.
This Job? Do your Math! Students discover exciting
careers and test their related math skills.
The Bridge The Ocean
Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center offers an incredible
array of ocean information, classroom resources and materials.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Explore
the E-Quarium's exhibits, conservation work, and learning
center with resources for teachers and students.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA's Education
Resources page brings together free materials and activities
produced by the various NOAA offices.
Oceanographic Data Center NODC collects and publishes
global environmental data on topics including algae bloom,
coral reefs, ocean currents, etc.
The Ocean Alliance Dedicated
to the conservation of whales and their ocean environment, the
Ocean Alliance site includes daily photos, logs and video
clips from thethree year Voyage of the Odyssey research project.