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60 Easy Science Experiments Using Materials You Already Have On Hand

Not all science experiments require expensive lab equipment or dangerous chemicals. There are lots of cool projects you can do with regular household items. We’ve rounded up a big collection of easy science experiments that anybody can try, and kids are going to love them! March 2, 2022  learn more

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Awesome Science Teacher Resources

Nancy Clark has created a site to provide high school and middle school science teachers access to the materials and resources that she has collected during 37 years of teaching. Includes activities, worksheets, laboratory exercises, puzzles, games, songs and more.  learn more

Bio-dictionary

The Bio-Dictionary helps you to understand common terms in biology. Definitions come in the form of a figure with accompanying text, a short video  , or both.  learn more

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting teachers, students, and families around the world. Below, you will find resources to engage learners in grades pre-K to 12 with science, the natural world, wildlife and conservation. Check back frequently for new activities.  learn more

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Easy Engineering Lesson Plans

Explore IEEE Try Engineering’s database of lesson plans to teach engineering concepts to your students, aged 4 to 18. Explore areas such as lasers, LED lights, flight, smart buildings, and more through our activities. All lesson plans are provided by teachers like you and are peer-reviewed. View our complete TryEngineering lesson plan list.  learn more

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Exploritorium: Free Online Learning Toolbox

Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for all kinds of classrooms or learning together at home. Keep students inspired, connected, and supported with science resources and activities that leverage everyday experiences and real-world phenomena.  learn more

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Frost Museum of Science: Exhibitions

Frost Science is committed to providing exceptional educational experiences for both students and teachers. From inspiring field trips that encourage interest in STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) to unique teacher professional development and volunteering opportunities, Frost Science is a resource for inquiry-based learning.  learn more

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High School Science Projects

Get great ideas for science fair projects and experiments with these High School Science Projects. Includes instructions for making your own gram stain to learn about bacteria. Looking for science equipment? Visit our High School Science page for chemistry kits, microscope slides, dissection supplies, and more!  learn more

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Khan Academy: Science

Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  learn more

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Kids Discover: Free Lesson Plans

With a specialty in science and social studies, our team of talented writers, award-winning designers and illustrators, and subject experts from leading institutions is committed to a single mission: to get children excited about reading and learning.  learn more

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LabX

The National Academy of Sciences explores connections between scientific research and everyday life which evolve toward public policy positions. DNA's importance for tracking diseases like SARS and criminals is illustrated, for instance.  learn more

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NASA High School Aerospace Scholars

Texas High School Aerospace Scholars is an authentic STEM learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s missions and become the next generation of explorers. HAS is a year-long commitment for Texas high school juniors which starts in the fall with a four-month online learning experience related to space exploration, Earth science,…  learn more

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NASA Newsletter

NASA Explore Join us as we explore and go forward to the Moon and on to Mars. Plus, discover the latest on Earth, the Solar System and beyond from NASA in your inbox. Delivered weekly.  learn more

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NASA STEM Resources and Opportunities

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. The agency has a diverse workforce of just under 18,000 civil servants and works with many more U.S. contractors, academia, and international and commercial partners to explore, discover, and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. At…  learn more

NASA: STEM Lessons for Educators

Bring the wonder of space to your students. Explore our universe of science, technology, engineering and math activities and resources.  learn more

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NASA’s 6 Top Tools for Teaching About the James Webb Space Telescope

You don’t have to be a scientist or math whiz to teach about the James Webb Space Telescope, says Denise Davis, NASA's education specialist. NASA has a variety of free standards-aligned, educator-vetted resources for teaching about the James Webb Space Telescope that can assist high school science and STEM teachers working with advanced students as…  learn more

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National Academy of Science

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of scholars, charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America. Interesting…  learn more

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National Geographic Society Newsroom: Education

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven…  learn more

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New Scientist

The New Scientist varies slightly from the other sites. Rather than offering lessons per se it contains an archive, courtesy of the magazine New Scientist; it answers questions students delight in pursuing, such as why is the sky blue and why is a yawn contagious and why do pigeons nod their head while walking about.…  learn more

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Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS")

In addition to Common Core, there are other standards in the works out there. The Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS") were developed by twenty-six states, in collaboration with partners (sounds familiar). It will be coming online over the next few years. In the 21st century, science standards are ever-evolving.  learn more

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NSTA Learning Center

The NSTA Learning Center provides journal articles, book chapters, events (online and in-person), professional learning goals and activities tracker, and connections with other teachers through 14 topical forums and private messaging. Gauge your knowledge in 25 content areas. Welcome to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), a vibrant community of 40,000 members — science educators and…  learn more

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PRI Earth & Environmental Science Teacher Resources

PRI offers a wide range of workshops and resources for educators of every stripe, including K-12 teachers, college instructors, museum educators, and homeschool and pod parents. If you have any questions and suggestions for how we could serve you, please contact us at teacherPD@priweb.org. Learn about the latest news for educators in our Learning Earth…  learn more

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Project 2061-American Association for the Advancement of Science

Project 2061 is a long-term initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology. To achieve that goal, Project 2061 conducts research and develops tools and services that educators, researchers, and policymakers can use to make critical and lasting improvements in the…  learn more

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SciCentral

SciCentral editors aggregate breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. Check out Today's Highlights on the home page or drill down into an area of interest.  learn more

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Science News Explorer

Free resources to help students in the classroom or at home Science News Explores publishes stories about recent research and current events across the full breadth of STEM fields. We offer several types of articles, including weekly features. Each article is associated with free additional content that can aid in learning and boost impact in classrooms…  learn more

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SharkFest Hub

This summer, SHARKFEST makes a splash to celebrate a decade of shark content with the most immersive and massive programming experience to date. The only shark event that proves truth is stranger than fiction will take viewers up close and personal with one of nature’s most feared predators as it swims across more Disney platforms…  learn more

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Sourcebook for Teaching Science

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) are guidelines for K-12 science education in United States schools. They were established by the National Research Council in 1996 to provide a set of goals for teachers to set for their students and for administrators to provide professional development. The NSES have significantly influenced various states' own science…  learn more

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Space Terms Glossary A-Z

If you ever wonder the meaning of an astronomical word, check out this site to find the definition of the space term, from Absolute Magnitude to Zodiacal Light (no, it's not what you think).  learn more

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The Science Spot

The Science Spot, a set of lessons and fun things by one teacher, adds new twists to old experiments. A great place for the middle school science teachers.  learn more

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The Sierra Club: Explore Issues

From city parks to forests of redwoods, from the air we breathe to the water we drink, everyone depends on a vibrant and healthy world. The Sierra Club highlights regional contrasts. The Sierra Club, devoted to the preservation of the environment primarily in California, also sponsors real-world excursions.  learn more

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U.S. Geological Survey: Educational Resources

Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. Select from the main science topics on the left, which will guide you to lessons and activities for students and teachers. We are in the…  learn more

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UCAR Learning Zone

Supporting weather and climate learning, The UCAR Center for Science Education provides online educational resources and professional development opportunities for educators. How does a cloud form? What's a sunspot? Why is climate changing? You can explore these questions and more online at the UCAR Center for Science Education's Learning Zone. Learning Zone Welcome to our…  learn more

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Yummy Math

We provide students and teachers with engaging, real-world math.  learn more

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Zoo Guardians

Build the perfect zoo and save the animals today! Join Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the wildlife conservation adventure movement to rescue endangered animals. Help save animals like giant pandas, tigers, turtles, and more. Build and Customize Your Own Zoo Care for Your Animals Complete Quests to Help the Zoo Guardians Collect…  learn more