Web 2.0 Tools & Devices
Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that's precise, predictive and reliable - a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.
Lesson Plan Resources
AAAS: Science Net Links
RESCu was developed in the Rice University Elementary Model Science Lab and it is a free resource for teachers. This site offers common core standard aligned science lessons for K-5th grade teachers. Lessons are focused on three central topics: Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science.
LEARN NC’s lesson plans span the wide range of curriculum areas for every grade from K to 12. Its collection includes the best instructional plans created by North Carolina educators as well as high-quality materials from state and national partners.
Discovery education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Free lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.
TeAchnology: The Online Teacher Resource
TeAch-nology - The Art and Science of Teaching with Technology mission to provide services designed to support educators' in effectively incorporating technology in teaching and learning. TeAch-nology.com offers a wide variety of free resources intended to bring educators into the world of teaching with technology.
North Carolina Essential Standards
Third - Fifth Grades Science Standards
Kindergarten - Fifth Grades Information and Technology Essential Standards
Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.
Read Write Think
Free high quality classroom resources for teachers.
National Science Digital Library
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teachers. They emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The NSDL collection contains structured descriptive information about web-based educational resources held on other sites by their providers.
Physics Central developed a series of comic books to accompany physics experiments around different physics themes.
Explore human anatomy in an easy and convenient way. With the use of 3D models students can explore the various systems of the human anatomy.
Moby Max has interactive lessons in science for grades kindergarten through eight.
Free online games for learning about science.
Software Tools for Academics and Researchers
The STAR website contains curriculum components/modules which can facilitate the use of STAR educational tools in a variety of educational settings. Their software explores core scientific research concepts.
The Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX) site on the World Wide Web (at http://ippex-test.pppl.gov/) allows students and teachers to participate remotely in scientific research at the country's largest fusion energy laboratory.
Online Instructional Videos
Safe online venue for instructional videos.
Making science simple through high definition education videos.
Wonderville: Science driven by curiosity
Wonderville offers children innovative online science games, activities and stunning videos.
“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
Online Mind Mapping
Students reach higher levels of critical thinking by creating concrete images of abstract thoughts. Teachers and students develop thinking maps online. Website offers teacher support. Teachers can gain training on various usage of thinking maps.
Bubbl.us Brainstorming made easy
Create your own mind maps online.
Written by: Trina L. Spencer & Tracy M. Walker
Two elementary teachers perspective on how building a high interest of science in elementary education will foster children's learning ability.
Preparing Tomorrow's Science Teachers to Use Technology: Guidelines for Science Educators
Larry Flick, Oregon State University
Randy Bell, University of Virginia
Two college professors discuss the importance of incorporating science into technology within the science classrooms.
Elementary School Garden Programs Enhance Science Education for All Learners
James A. Rye, Sarah J. Selmer, Sara Pennington, Laura Vanhom, Sarah Fox, & Sara Kane
Across the states several classroom teachers are incorporating gardens as an educational device for their students. School gardens can serve academic, social, environmental remediation, and other purposes while positively impacting students' science achievement.
The DiVE is a research and education facility dedicated to exploring techniques of immersion and interaction. This virtual reality system has a unique potential to give the participant a sense of being present in a digitally created spaces and situations that are often impossible to see otherwise.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a high-performing nexus of research, collections, living collections, exhibitions and digital media, school and lifelong education, community engagement, and a regional network—each fueled by great expertise and a diversifying portfolio of public, earned and contributed funds.
Maybe for the Future
FOSS is a research-based science curriculum for grades K-8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. The FOSS program materials are designed to meet the challenge of providing meaningful science education for all students in diverse American classrooms and to prepare them for life in the 21st century.
BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.
Twig World is an award-winning digital media company offering video-based products via a subscription service. All Twig World resources use real-world examples and up-to-date imagery to engage students and deliver deep-seated understanding.