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United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
NCAR/UCAR (CISL, SIParCS), Arizona State University
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Meteo AR and Meteo VR are apps for exploring geoscience data from your mobile device. They are free and available for download in the Apple Store and Google play.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
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
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
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children (grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and are available in both English and Spanish. Most editions are aligned with either National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) and contain articles,...

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
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
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

NSTA's infographics summarize the essential tenets of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and three-dimensional teaching. These three posters are the first in a series exploring all aspects of the NGSS. Of interest to K-college teachers and administrators alike, the colorful posters...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 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
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

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
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Global climate change, whether a result of natural variability or of human activity, is a vital issue for life on Earth and involves many processes and concepts related to chemistry. Engaging with this issue in deliberative discourse with colleagues and others requires understanding the...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
2017, Sciencenter
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 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...

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

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
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

USGS explains the science behind earthquakes.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
2017, The Science Museum of Minnesota
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

These pinhole projector eclipse postcards allow you to safely observe an eclipse, such as the North American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The two sided postcard features a map of the contiguous US and what percentage of the eclipse different locations saw. The other side shows how to...

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 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
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

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
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

One Strange Rock is a thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. It's the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by th eonly people to have left it behind:...

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

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
AmericaView
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

These Google Earth Engine (GEE) tutorials provide a foundation to quickly begin learning and using GEE. If you are new to GEE, you will want to start with the Google Earth Outreach tutorial. You may need to sign up with a GEE account with an existing Gmail email address.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The University of Connecticut, CA WALUP Partnership
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Learn how increased impervious cover associated with urbanization alters the natural cycling of water.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Earth-Now is a hub for recent climate data gathered from Earth satellites. The data sets are visual color scales that cover a 3-D model of Earth, and students can rotate the model and zoom in or out. A color-coded legend shows the relative weakness or strengths of the data sets, which include...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 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

Everyone needs a home–a place to eat, sleep, take shelter, even raise a family. When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one. Finding it becomes particularly humorous when that home is carried on the crab’s back! LeVar builds a house for the flying friends in his...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Google Earth makes a world of geographic information available to your students in a dynamic way over a web browser. Use these ideas to get familiar with the available tools and features, and infuse your students' learning with geographic thinking and inquiry. These ideas closely connect to the...

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

This free site allows teachers to create digital classrooms, customize textbooks, and teach K-12 STEM concepts.

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

Teachers can use Google Earth as a supplement to all kinds of lessons, bringing the geography and topography of different locations to life. Students can perform searches, zoom around the Earth, select layers, and submit eye-level photos served up courtesy of Panoramio. It's a highly engaging...

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
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

It’s up to each of us to keep the ocean clean and free from pollution. Jack spends his days sailing the sea and taking in nets full of half-dead fish, ignoring the polluted condition of the water. He finds an ailing seal and receives a message from the sea itself about its sorry state. The...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Get ideas for ways to celebrate the seasons around the world.

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

With a background on how melts form and freeze, we can now introduce key features of the two settings intrusive and extrusive in which igneous rocks form.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2010, Malcolm Hall
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

You depend on rocks for many things, so wouldn't it be nice to know more about them? This app provides a starting point for learning about rocks without being a course in geology. A small collection of common rocks is provided with photographs and descriptions. There are five quizzes of...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

PRI is proud to offer a growing series of Teacher-Friendly Guides to Earth systems science. Written for educators as content resources and curriculum supplements, the Teacher-Friendly Guides are designed to facilitate inquiry-based education providing educators with the background necessary to...

Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There is a cycle of seasons which has an impact on the weather, plants and animals. Baby animals spend the summer growing, playing and learning from their parents. No matter where you live, there is a cycle of seasons which impacts on the weather, plants and animals. In some locations it is...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

How can students connect with the natural environment while in school, in both practical and engaging ways? Find ways students can make a difference and learn valuable skills through service learning projects.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Browse through and download different 3D images from NASA, including the Apollo 11 landing site, Hurricane Sandy, and the Voyager Spacecraft.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2013, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

What did Earth's continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our planet formed? EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth's deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

NASA's educational posters are designed to showcase NASA mission information. The back consists of panels that may be downloaded as 8 x 11 inch pages that are designed for use in the classroom. The panels contain information about the poster, classroom activities and resources for educators....

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Learn about NASA with these printable two-sided bookmarks. Each has an image and information about a NASA educational program. Some bookmarks have a classroom activity.

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

Everyone loves cars, whether imaginary or real. The Popsnorkles decide they need a new car and can’t believe their eyes when they test drive the amazing Tooth-Gnasher Superflash. The car is a real hit when it has the ability to change its shape into several different animals. This book inspires...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4

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Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

In this activity, students will explore their creativity and critical thinking while they imagine a cave environment and create an organism that lives in their cave. Their cave will be one of the types mentioned in the preceding pages, but their organisms will be of their own imagination.

Cave in Carlsbad Caverns
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Caves form through a variety of natural processes depending on their local geology and climate. Flowing lava, melting ice, dissolving rock, and crashing waves are the major processes that form these wondrous environments. In this activity, students will observe a model of how the most common...

Cacti in the Sonoran Desert
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

In this activity, students study natural features of Mesa Verde and make conclusions about how early inhabitants settled there.

Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Traditional geologic maps — sometimes crisscrossed with lines, blotted with colors, and marked with strike and dip symbols — have been used to depict the geologic makeup of the Earth for many years. New technologies such as satellite-enabled remote sensing are allowing geoscientists to create...

Topaz Sample
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Association of American State Geologists (AASG), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

With this activity from the Association of American State Geologists, students can use local geologic maps to research types of rock in their area.

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