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11 Time-Saving Strategies for Science Teachers

I started my career in corporate America as a systems analyst for a computer company.  There was a high value placed on efficiency in the work environment.  When I moved over to education I found lots of opportunities to make my classroom run as smoothly as possible.  It almost became a game to me.  This…  learn more

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Discovery Middle School Science

Discovery Education Science connects students to their inner curiosity by placing them at the center of each three-dimensional learning experience as they lead exhilarating investigations to uncover the mysteries of the universe. Hands-on and virtual investigations, STEM activities, and a variety of science resources for teachers bring the excitement of science to life.  learn more

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EdHeads

We inspire K12 students to pursue STEM careers through games! Edheads stands at the intersection of the STEM employee pipeline and equity. We reach students from all walks of life, and support teachers by reinforcing the educational foundations students need to succeed in life.  learn more

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Education World: Show-Biz Science

Show-Biz Science is scripted by popular children's book writer Vicki Cobb. Click to learn more about her philosophy of teaching science.  learn more

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Frank Potter's Science Gems

Frank Potter's Science Gems is a collection of "gems" that could be used to introduce beginning teachers or teachers new to technology to the Web.  learn more

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Free Online Science Games

Test your knowledge about the universe with our quizzes and games! Expand your science horizons by reading our fascinating illustrated articles.  learn more

Help Teaching: Online Self-Paced Science Lessons

Our collection of science lessons is designed to cover key concepts and skills in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and scientific practices. Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning.  learn more

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Kesler Science: Middle School

Imagine having hundreds of lessons and activities for 5th-8th grade science at your fingertips.  learn more

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Legends of Learning

Legends of Learning offers more than 2,000 fun science and math classroom games for Elementary and Middle School teachers.  learn more

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Middle School Science Projects

Make it easy for middle school students to start doing real science with these hands-on projects that cover the following topics: Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics, and Technology.  learn more

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Mr. Nussbaum Science

Mr. Nussbaum.com was developed with the idea that crucial concepts, themes, ideas, and facts taught in the classroom can be enhanced over internet interactivity. The website covers all subject areas K-8.  learn more

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MySciLife

Welcome to MySciLife, a free, educational social media platform that enables enriched learning and engagement for middle-level science students! Students use MySciLife to collaborate, connect, and think critically as they create and respond to posts in a safe digital environment.  learn more

NSTA Middle School Science Lesson Plans

NSTA has a section devoted to professional development of middle school science teachers.  learn more

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OpenSciEd Middle School Science Program

Our middle school science materials and free online science resources for teachers are phenomenon-based, three-dimensional units that prioritize student coherence and equitable science sensemaking. The units are developed with teacher and student voices from across the country informing the selection of the phenomena and the storyline of the unit. Throughout our units, students develop their…  learn more

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Science A-Z: Interactive Science Lessons

Science A-Z’s Interactive Science Lessons give students a chance to be in the driver’s seat while learning the fundamental concepts of science. These virtual lessons provide a road map for students as they explore important and sometimes complex ideas. Each lesson offers instruction, practice, and assessment using text and accompanying audio. Practice slides provide immediate…  learn more

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Science A-Z: Science in the News

Multilevel Science News Articles for Kids Science in the News engages your students in the ever-changing world of science. Each issue features compelling news articles for kids written at three reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. Science in the News provides opportunities to teach critical thinking, inquiry, and the genre-specific, life-long literacy skill of…  learn more

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Science Buddies Lesson Plans

Free science lesson plans designed to engage students through hands-on experiments and activities. Chemistry, life sciences, physics, engineering and more, for elementary, middle and high school teachers.  learn more

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Science For Kids

Science Kids is the online home of science & technology for children around the world. Learn more with our fun science experiments, cool facts, free games, activities, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, photos and science fair project ideas.  learn more

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Science Game Center

The goal of the Science Game Center is to demonstrate to teachers, scientists, museums, and parents the myriad ways games can be used to improve education in math and science. The Science Game Center will provide a place where users can describe their experiences with math and science games, gather information on game strengths and weaknesses, and share tips…  learn more

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Science Lessons That Rock

I can provide time saving and engaging science lessons that are ready for you to use tomorrow.  Tips and tools for busy science teachers.  learn more

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Science: Middle School Games

The following games have been chosen for their educational and entertainment value to middle school students studying science. The games come from a wide range of reputable sources, most of which are listed on the American Library Association's "Great Websites for Kids."  learn more

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Smithsonian Science Curriculum & Resources

The Smithsonian Science for the Classroom program, which is setting the standard for 3-D learning and 3-D assessment, is a new fully integrated STEM curriculum developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to engage students in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines, inspire teachers with point-of-use support, and connect students firsthand to the…  learn more

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Tips for a First Year Science Teacher

Your first year teaching is going to be one of the hardest years of your career. I frequently went home near tears thinking “I just can’t do this. It is too hard.” But I promise you, it gets easier! I’m in my 10th year teaching and I spend a lot less time planning and preparing…  learn more

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Twig Science Tools

Twig Science Tools, created by Twig Education. At Twig Education, we are a team of teachers, filmmakers, writers, researchers, academics, and parents, here to help teachers succeed in making a genuine difference in the classroom. By creating award-winning resources that capture the magic and wonder of the world, as well as mapping our content to…  learn more