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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

NASA is offering Space Program "Artifacts" and "Special Items" for use or display in your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) themed program. The purpose of this website is to provide a unique portal for authorized recipients to view NASA's Space Program potential artifacts...

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
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Mercator, polar, azimuthal, and conic -- do you get lost just hearing about the different types of map projections? Get back on track with a hands-on look at how each is created and what each displays.

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. Students will investigate: where deposits of minerals can be found, how deposits form, how minerals are mined, what responsibilities you have in...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Multiverse, NASA, Andrew Franknoi
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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
Earthquake Country Alliance
Resource Type: Safety Guidelines

In case of disaster, there are simple things you can do to be more secure. The information on this page is presented as a step-by-step guide to give you details on what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Start with the simple tips of each step so you can gradually add your...

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

This factsheet talks about landslides and the hazards they pose.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Safety Guidelines

TsunamiReady is a voluntary community recognition program that promotes tsunami hazard preparedness as an active collaboration among federal, state/territorial and local emergency management agencies, community leaders and the public. The main goal of the program is to improve public safety...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
UCAR Community Programs, Digital Learning Sciences
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The Science Literacy Maps are an interactive tool for teachers and learners to explore specific science and math concepts. The maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels. Clicking on a concept within the maps will show...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The goal of this activity is for students to develop strategies that will help them understand complex informational texts. Individually, students read a text and annotate key words and phrases that strike them as important, surprising, unclear, and so on. After students have read and annotated...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The goal of this activity is for students to evaluate the specific claims in a scientific text.   Individually, students read an article and annotate the text, identifying claims, evidence, reasoning, and rebuttals.  Then, students  work in groups, sharing their individual findings and coming to...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The goal of this activity is to have students analyze Earth science informational text using a systems-thinking approach.  First, students review (or are introduced to) each of the spheres that comprise the Earth system (i.e. atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere).  Next, students read a...

2008, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

One-size fits all learning is a thing of th epast. Current educational research confirms the importance of differentiated instruction; today's diverse student populations demand it. But what, exactly, is differentiated instruction? And how can elementary teachers differentiate science and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

This short video describes first steps teachers can take towards transitioning to the NGSS.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Enhancing Education
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The 5 E's is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas. The 5 E's can be used with students of all ages, including adults. Each of the 5 E's describes a phase of learning, and each...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Practices Resources in Science and Math (PRISM)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

This website is for teachers who want to learn more about engaging students in the Science and Engineering Practices as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Mathematical Thinking Practices as described in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The site presents...

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Effective communication skills enable scientists to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. UNAVCO provides communication training for our three internship programs, offers on-demand...

The Concord Consortium, National Science Foundation (NSF), Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Middle level teachers can familiarize themselves with NGSS-style assessment tasks. The website currently offers performance expectations clusters in areas of Chemical Reactions and Energy and Energy and Matter, with tasks for life science currently being developed. Teachers who register for a...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge teachers to think deeply about learning and teaching with the goal of developing a clear vision of science education that is coherent, focused, and rigorous. The Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS are designed to help...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards by several states, teachers across the academic disciplines have been called on to support students in attending to literacy tasks in their subjects in a more intensive way. Science teachers, trained to be content specialists, benefit from...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

PUMAS is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life. The examples are written primarily by scientists, engineers, and other content experts having practical experience with the material....

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2016, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

NSTA's newest infographic - How Today's Students Learn Science - helps all audiences better understand some of the important shifts of the NGSS. Presented in a fun, comic-book style, it showcases science and engineering practices in action, such as developing models, planning and carrying out...

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Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
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Science Buddies

Just as a doctor uses tools and techniques, like x-rays and stethescopes, to look inside a human body, geoscientists explore deep inside a much bigger patient -- planet Earth. Geoscientists seek to better understand our planet, and to discover natural resources, like water, minerals, and...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
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When you hear the word "geography," you might think of maps and names of state capitals, but the work of geographers is much more than creating maps and identifying places. Geographers look at how people, places, and Earth are connected. They study the economy, social conditions, climate, and...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
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Science Buddies

Environmental scientists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment by identifying problems and finding solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population. They analyze measurements or observations of air, food, water, and soil to...

African Desert Sand Dunes
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Science Buddies

How is climate change affecting the Earth? What will the changes mean for society? If these are questions that peak your curiosity, then you might be interested in a job as a climate change analyst. Climate change analysts evaluate climate data and research to determine how shifts in the climate...

Scientists surveying soil information
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Cartographers and photogrammetrists are responsible for measuring and mapping Earth's surface. Cartgraphers and photogrammetrists collect, analyze, interpret, and map geographic information from surveys and from data and photographs collected using airplanes and satellites. This occupation plays...

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