Science Resources

General Science Resources

A to Z Teacher Stuff

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

TEA Released TAKS Tests

Texas Education Agency:  This site will provide you with Released TAKS Tests.

Lesson Plan Search.com

Middle school teacher created science lessons from air movement to gravity to potential and kinetic energy.

Standard 5.8 Matter…Atoms

Seven activities focusing on matter, elements, and atoms. Step by step experiments are included.

Lee's Summit School District science links

This link includes a compilation of a wide range of science related websites.

The Science Club

The Science Club fuels the wonder and joy of learning, through school assemblies, parent and teacher workshops, television, video, and print.  The Science Club has also designed programs for museums, agencies, and educational organizations.

Prairie Spirit School District Science Department

Teacher resources for core science themes, units, and webquests.

Middle School Science

Copyright free resources for grades 5-8 science

SMILE (Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement)
The SMILE program was designed to enhance the elementary and high school learning of Science and Mathematics through the use of the phenomenological approach.
Rubistar

RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.  Templates are available to help get you started.

Computational Science Resources

Shodor Foundation: provides curriculum materials, faculty development, and student enrichment opportunities to advance science and math education through the use of computational science, modeling, and technology.

STAT (Science Teachers Association of Texas)

STAT ... for the enhancement of the teaching of science in Texas at all levels and in all science disciplines.

NSTA

National Science Teachers Association’s peer-reviewed journal for secondary science teachers

Science Lab

Middle School Science.  Hook up with science — and hang out with the future.  This site includes fun facts, images, lessons, and games for middle school science.

Scanning Electron Microscope

This microscope uses electrons rather than light to form an image.

Science Stock Photography

Scientific stock photography featuring biology, medical and biomedical microscopy photos / pictures taken with light microscopes (LM) and electron microscopes. Image categories include Algae, Arachnids, Bacteria, Crystals, Fungi, Insects, Invertebrates, Medical, Miscellaneous, Plants, Protozoa, Vertebrates and Viruses.

Human Population through History

Maps showing human population from 1 A.D. to a projection for 2020.

World Population Clock

U.S. Census Bureau’s current total world population projection.

TryScience.org

is a gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.

Exploratorium Digital Library

presents more than 200 activities, visualizations, and lessons on electricity and magnetism, energy, heat and thermodynamics, interactions of matter, light and optics, measurement, motion and forces, matter (its states, structure, and properties), and vibrations and waves.

Energized Learning

offers lessons to help students use Home Energy Saver-an online tool for analyzing energy use and calculating potential savings in homes and other buildings. From the Department of Energy.

Nanotechnology

shows animations of molecular crystals, material strength experiments, shockwaves, interatomic interactions in soft and hard materials, a microscopic model of friction, atomic motion across a liquid-solid interface, water molecules moving through carbon nanotubes, nanobud (a newly discovered material), nano machinery, nano differential gears, a molecular sorter, a nono conveyorbelt and more. From the Concord Consortium, National Science Foundation.