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Ask an Entomologist

Ask an Entomologist tackles your student's hardest questions about insects, their biology, ecology, physiology, or whatever else your curious about. The have a whole section devoted to Entomology Resources and have Entomology Lesson Plans broken out by grade level.  learn more

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Beakerz Science Made Fun

At-home Science Activities & Experiments.  Looking for a way to bring science lessons into your home? Beakerz Science boxes offer engaging and fun science lessons for Pre-K through 4th grade. Lessons focus on foundational science concepts, preparing students for the ever-growing STEM needs and challenges around them. Students are introduced to key words - and activities…  learn more

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CIESE K-12 STEM Curricula

K-12 Curricula CIESE (Center for Instruction for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education) sponsors and designs multidisciplinary STEM curricula that educators throughout the world can use. These compelling lessons and projects promote problem-based learning, collaboration, higher order thinking skills, and critical analysis through the integration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other core subjects. Many…  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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EXPLORAVISION FREE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS

Exploravision shows how pop culture and science can be integrated, such as the movie Avatar and ecosystems. Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision contests challenges teams of students to design future technologies. Examples have been: a satellite-based early warning earthquake detection system, a body suit that monitors vital signs and delivers medication.  learn more

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Free Back to School Resources for Earth Sciences

Do you teach Earth science (including climate change)? Know someone who does? Earth@Home has many resources that might be useful to you and your students this school year. Earth@Home is the Paleontological Research Institutions (PRI’s) free website to help anyone learn about the Earth and its history.  learn more

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Generation Genius: K-8 Science Videos for Kids

Although students often learn much about computers by disassembling them (as folks have experienced with every technological advance), museums exhibits and workshops reveal the inner workings of the many technologies which enable our modern world.  learn more

GeoGebra: Classroom Resources

Find over 1 million free activities, simulations, exercises, lessons, and games for math & science!  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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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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Lessons for Minecraft Education

LESSONS Explore hundreds of lessons created by educators around the world, for students of all ages. SUBJECT KITS Get started using these starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials in core school subjects.  learn more

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Lessons Plans from Our Master Teachers

The Master Teacher Project is committed to building a body of knowledge around authentic instructional practice. We recruit and select high-performing teachers across the country to share their rich, comprehensive lessons and effective strategies with teachers across the globe.  learn more

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Maria Mitchell: America’s First Woman Astronomer

Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) was an astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and educator. She discovered a telescopic comet in 1847, for which she was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark. Her discovery thrust her into the international spotlight and she became America’s first professional female astronomer. Lesson Plans  learn more

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Mystery Science

Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science! Children are naturally curious. Elementary school years are the time to nurture that curiosity. These are the years when children form habits of thinking that will live with them for the rest of their lives. This is when they form their view of the world. This is…  learn more

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NASA for Educators

NASA has indexed hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials can be used to support your STEM curriculum. NASA has complied a wide rage of lesson plans and resources with a special emphases on STEM.  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

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION RESOURCE LIBRARY

Learn With Us Explore educational opportunities that ignite the spirit of exploration and bring the wonder of the world to learners. National Geographic is where education meets exploration. We are transforming the learning experience for young people and the educators who reach them with the tools, resources, and support they need to feed their curiosity…  learn more

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National Park Services (NPS): Educators

This website and the information it contains are provided as a public service by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior. National parks are America's largest classrooms. Find lesson plans about these great places.  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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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

Science Buddies

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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Science4Fun - Science Topics

Welcome to the science topics sectionHere you will learn many science topics to Increase your Science knowledge.All the topics are entertaining and informative with a lot of pictures to help you understand the science.Enjoy reading about Animals, Chemistry, Earth Science, Electricity, Inventions, Light, Physics, Planets, Plants and Renewable Energy.   learn more

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Studies Weekly: Science

Engage ALL K-5 students in SCIENCE Curriculum Introducing a NEW Studies Weekly Science core curriculum: Fully aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Hands-on with open-and-go lessons Adaptable to in-class or remote learning Driven by guiding questions that push students to explore  learn more

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Switch Zoo Lesson Plans

Today, Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.  learn more

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Teacher Vision: Mini-Lessons

Mini-lessons promote easy, regular skill-building Teach your students smaller concepts with focused mini lessons; they will later be able to relate this smaller idea to a larger concept or skill. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable. Become an Instant Expert on Science and Social Studies topics featured in DK's award-winning reference series. Find…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Instant Expert

Become an instant expert on science and social studies topics featured in DK's award-winning reference series. Find whiteboard-compatible mini-lessons and the reference material you need to reinforce key concepts.  August 23, 2022  learn more

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The Biology Corner

Biology lesson plans, worksheets, tutorials, and resources for teachers and students. Biology is the study of living organisms, from the smallest bacteria to giant sequoias.  Biologists use observation and experimentation to gain an understanding about the natural world.  Branches of biology include anatomy, biotechnology, botany, cell biology, ecology, genetics, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology.…  learn more

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The Tech Interactive in San Jose

Education is at the heart of everything we do at The Tech. We encourage curiosity for science, engineering, math, and technology in students on field trips, educators in our professional development programs, and families in our communities. We strive to ensure that everyone we serve has the opportunity to learn skills the future will demand.…  learn more

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Try Engineering: STEM Lessons & Activities

This includes Lessons and activities for hands-on learning TryEngineering Inspires the Engineers of Tomorrow TryEngineering aims to empower educators to foster the next generation of technology innovators. We provide educators and students with resources, lesson plans, and activities that engage and inspire. TryEngineering is an initiative from IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for…  learn more

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U.S. National Park Service: Educators

National parks are America's largest classrooms. Find lesson plans about these great places.  learn more