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Multiverse and Andrew Fraknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The teaching of astronomy in our colleges and high schools often sidesteps the contributions of cultures outside of Europe and the US mainstream. Few educators (formal or informal) receive much training in this area, and they therefore tend to stick to people and histories they know from their...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Lawrence Hall of Science
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC) project has developed and field-tested a module titled "Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells."

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2016, Andrew Fraknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds...

Grade Level: 11, 12
2003, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, the bathymetry data can be visualized and analyzed to shed light on the geology, geomorphology, and geologic history of Crater Lake.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, American Red Cross, Asian Pacific Fund, California Earthquake Authority, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, New America Media, United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, and United States Geological Survey (US
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This book is provided here to share an important message on emergency preparedness. Historically, we have suffered earthquakes here in the San Francisco Bay Area that have caused severe hardship for residents and incredible damage to our cities. It is likely we will experience a severe...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Multiverse, NASA, Andrew Franknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There is growing documentation of the challenges women have faced and are facing in having an equal role in astronomy. At the same time, women are attaining important positions throughout the astronomical community, including the presidency of the International Astronomical Union and the...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the environment (GLOBE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In the GLOBE Teacher's Guide, protocols and learning activities are related to the standards they address. In the United States, there is growing insistence that teaching be directed to address specific standards. Many countries in GLOBE and virtually every state in the United States have...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The AAPT ComPADRE Digital Library is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education. each of the collections contains materials designed for a specific group or course.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases bathymetric images of Hawaii's volcanoes.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Browse through EPA publications in Spanish.

2016, Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In this illustrated introduction we discuss a variety of musical piece (both classical and popular) that were inspired by astronomical ideas, history, or discoveries. The pieces cited range from operas about Einstein, Kepler, Galileo, and others, through the on-line Supernova Sonata and to a...

Grade Level: 11, 12
Tags: astronomy, art
Carolina Biological
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This middle school student lab book for Earth Science focuses on Earth's role in space, and its relationship with the Sun and Moon. It focuses on three parts: the Sun-Moon-Earth system, the solar system, and Earth's history as a planet. Spanish resources are also provided. 

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Explore NASA Science brings you the latest news from NASA! Browse through information about the solar system, Sun, Earth, Missions, and more.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
STEM Teaching Tools, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

These handy NGSS bookmarks feature a quick guide to Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and some key definitions.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Posters on coastal hazards, watersheds, hazardous waste, wetlands, water use, wastewater, navigation, groundwater, and water quality. The posters, depicted in cartoon format, are available in full color or black and white JPEG files. They are separated into posters for elementary students (K-5)...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education – JAESE is a scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original discipline-based education research and evaluation, with an emphasis of significant scientific results derived from ethical observations and systematic...

Carolina Biological
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This middle school student lab book in Earth science focuses on severe weather and catastrophic events on the Earth. The eBook is divided into three parts: Storms, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes. It also includes Spanish language resources. 

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Education World Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Education World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can isit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content, such as curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators, lesson plan and worksheet printables, product reviews, and a huge...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
UCAR Center for Science Education
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

People who are literate in atmospheric science understand the "big ideas" of the relevant scientific knowledge. Armed with this understanding, they will have the basis to communicate about the Earth's atmosphere in a meaningful way, and be equipped to make informed and responsible decisions...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
NOAO Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This is an expanding library of reviewed materials and a web-based catalog of generally available Spanish-language astronomy materials for all grade levels.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2014, The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU), Springer Open
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) would like to introduce its peer-reviewed English language open access e-journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS), which has been published by Springer since April 2014. PEPS prints original research articles and high quality review articles...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Active Earth Monitor is a customizable computer based earth science display designed for K-12 schools, museums, visitor centers, libraries, and universities. The Active Earth Monitor provides a way to engage audiences with earth science information without spending resources on a large...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
CK-12 Foundation
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
MasteryConnect
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

MC Student allows students to take assessments, tests, quizzes, and common formative assessments using a mobie device. MastrtyConnect empowers educators to assess and track mastery of both state and Common Core standards, share common assessments, and connect in an online professional learning...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases different minerals you can find in your home.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Luana Games
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Essentially a "female scientist" version of the popular card game Uno, this fun resource from luanagames.com introduces players to 44 remarkable women in science and offers inspiring role models for kids. Each card features an illustration of a female scientist and a brief summary of her primary...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2016, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

At least five times in Earth's history, environmental catasprophes have caused a majority of species to go extinct. These so called mass extinctions are potent examples of hwat can happen in the face of rapid environmental change. This book showcases the work of HHMI BioInteractive, including...

Grade Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
MasteryConnect
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

MasteryConnect Teacher App allows teachers to launch and deliver assessments with an iPad or iPhoe. teachers can instantly view student results, sort by mastery levels, and edit their scores.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
TCi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

TCI is a K-12 publishing company that creates science and social studies curriculum that enables educators to engage all students in a diverse classroom. Ready-to-teach lesson presentations, complete student resources, customizable assessments, and more at your fingertips.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Library of Congress (LOC)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Science is for women too! Share this list of books about famous and contemporary female scientists with the girls and young women in K-12 classrooms! Available from the LOC's Science Reference Services, the list presents books written in English within the past 20 years and offers titles...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Weather affects all our lives; severe weather requires special precautions. A girl provides a lighthearted account of her family's adventure during the spring floods at her rural home. Floods are only one of the many types of severe weather described in this program. LeVar also talks about...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
STEM Learning
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Our primary science resource packages provide a useful starting point for teachers in planning and delivering science lessons or in supplementing a teacher's own planning. Resources are organized into topic area and year group and include many opportunities for working scientifically. They...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Engineering is Elementary (EiE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. We address America's pressing need for effective STEM education through three platforms: curriculum development and dissemination, professional development for...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The National Climate Assessment offers a wealth of actionable science about the causes, effects, risks, and possible responses to human-caused climate change. NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN Network have developed a series of guides for educators that focus on...

Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Reading Rainbow episodes teach students the importance of their surroundings for a better appreciation for their environment. Reading Rainbow DVDs like Alejandro’s Gift is no exception. In this episode, Alejandro learns the importance of water and how it impacts his environment. LeVar explains...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Climate Generation
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Climate Generation offers a suite of grades 3-12 curriculum resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded for free. Aligned with Minnesota state science, social studies and language arts standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the...

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Museum of the Moving Image, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Filmmakers are making many different types of films and Museum of the Moving Image Publishes Sloan Science & Film to enhance public understanding of science through film. This is a guide to 46 short narrative (fiction) films - all supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's nationwide film...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2015, C&NN's Natural Teachers Network (NTN)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Natural Teachers Network showcases innovative outdoor learning programs. Children & Nature Network is leading a movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of...

Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

A rainy day offers opportunities to explore creative pastimes and to appreciate the wonder of weather. A cumulative rhyme relating how a young African boy brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. LeVar talks about rainy day activities including an aerial chase of a thunderstorm and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Joseph Kerski
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This presentation includes a series of activities that offer a rich set of maps, themes, and problems to teach about plate tectonics, designed for Earth Science Week and beyond, using the power of web GIS technology.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Afterschool Alliance
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Advocates for high-quality K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) after-school programming will find useful tools to make the case for expanding and supporting innovative and engaging informal STEM at this website. The materials are designed to influence policymakers at the...

NASA Earth Observatory
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Introducing a new publication from Earth Observatory - EO Kids - bringing engaging science stories from Earth Observatory to a younger audience. The premier issue of EO Kids explores how NASA observes and measures fresh water from space. Find out why Lake Mead appears to have a bathtub ring...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

How dinosaurs evolved, lived and disappeared over 65 million years ago are still intriguing scientists. This is a whale of a tale about a butcher who yearns to be a fish and turns into a salmon. It inspires LeVar to go on an exploration of exotic marine life, tide pools and dolphins while he...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
University of Georgia (UGA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Clay minerals research and teaching clay mineralogy have had a long history at the University of Georgia. Opportunities in clay minerals research began in early 1960's with arrival of Vernon J. Hurst. Since then, clay mineralogy has been applied in the fields of Geology, Agronomy, Forestry,...

Grade Level: 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This website is a great resource for students when learning about plate tectonics. It contains different readings and activities throughout to help students grasp the concept of plate tectonics.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This site is full of articles about asteroids, comets and several other space topics. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood. Composed mostly of water...

Grade Level: 11, 12
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There’s a whole different world beneath the sea, especially where there’s a living coral reef. This feature book describes the formation of coral reefs and the many plants and animals that live in and around these underwater communities. LeVar is inspired by the book to learn more about the...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This part of the IUCr Web site contains materials of use to teachers and classroom demonstrators. View nformation on growing crystals, polyhedral models, essays, and lectures.

Grade Level: 11, 12
California Academy of Sciences
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

With video-based instruction, examples of student notebooks, and ready-to-use materials, this toolkit from the California Academy of Sciences presents everything educators need to know about using science notebooks with K-12 students. Topics address Setting Up Your Science Notebook, Strategies...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Created as part of the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) Program, these project guides encourage K-12 teachers working in unique educational settings to bring award-winning innovative computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship projects to their classrooms. The guides feature video...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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