The American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
American Association of Chemistry Teachers, AACT, educational organizes resources by grade and topic—including tons for elementary school teachers, too.
The American Association of Physics Teachers, AAPT, provides many resources to help teachers of physics, astronomy, and physical science.
American Geoscience Institute (AGI) invites decision-makers, researchers, educators, and the public to explore this free resource and to search for topics related to their research, location, or legislative issues.
The American Radio Relay League offers an all-expense paid training in wireless technology to teachers and the teachers also receive equipment for their schools. The curriculum is designed for motivated teachers and other school staff who want to learn more about wireless technology and bring that knowledge to their students.
The Annenberg Interactives resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), has developed the Biology Education Advancement Program (BioLEAP), a comprehensive resource regarding animal dissection alternatives.
BenchFly’s mission is to bring video to every scientist, lab, and company in order to educate and empower researchers, enabling their next big breakthroughs – faster.
Visit BETTERLESSON for lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
BLOSSOMS video lessons are enriching students’ learning experiences in high school classrooms. Their Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes.
Bozeman Science resources all educators to flip their classrooms and provide additional support for struggling learners.
Project BudBurst is on a mission – to get you and your students outside taking a moment to observe and record how plants in your community change with the seasons. When observations are shared with Project BudBurst, they become part of an ecological record.
The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. The Academy provides many free NGSS aligned which include many short videos which can enhance or punctuate lessons.
Canaan Valley Institute is committed to promoting environment-based education as a tool for increasing community vitality, ecological integrity, and academic achievement.
Carolina Biological Teacher Resources provides hundreds of free, creative, and effective activities for elementary, middle, high school, and college students. The classroom activities cover all disciplines and numerous subjects and topics.
The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club brings the wonders of the universe to the public.
Advances in technology and connectivity allow the Wheeling Challenger Learning Center to offer new programs that bring Challenger missions into your classroom.
ChemCollective stands out with their scenario-based activities and forensics tie-ins with activities like the “Mixed Reception” Murder Mystery.
Chemdemos are virtual interactives for more advanced chemistry students complete with particulate models and real-time data help you get through labs that you may not have sufficient materials to complete.
The School Chemical List may be used evaluate the hazards of pure chemical compounds or chemical constituents. This online tool is for anyone who needs information to assess risks and inventory chemicals.
Citizen Science Toolkit addresses all aspects of choosing, planning, conducting, and expanding the learning from citizen science projects and features advice for conducting citizen science projects with students of all ages.
Choose from a variety of specially-selected programs that offer the best in fun and education at the Clay Center.
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Their hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.
Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom.
DEP- WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION provides several educational programs:
- The Project WET Foundation is a nonprofit educational publisher of children’s activity booklets, children’s story books, educators’ guides, maps and posters that teach a variety of critical water topics through hands-on, science-based activities.
- WV Make It Shine Teacher of the Year provides Environmental Teacher of the Year Awards for Elementary, Middle, and High School levels. Each winner will receive a $500.00 personal award, a $1000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs in their school, and an invitation to the Association of WV Solid Waste Authorities Annual Awards Banquet on October 29, 2018 at Stonewall Jackson State Park (includes one-night lodging) to receive their award. To nominate yourself or another, please submit an application packet. All entries must be received by September 15, 2018. For more information contact Terry Carrington, Make It Shine Coordinator, at email@example.com, or 304-926-0499 ext. 1359. For an application form, click here.
- The West Virginia Youth Environmental Program provides a challenge and an opportunity to the youth of our state to participate in environmental projects within their communities. The program provides incentive to the groups to actively participate in environmental projects. It creates an interest and enthusiasm for preserving our natural resources, with more than $15,000 in cash and other awards including a college scholarship.
Visit Discover to discover engineering and find engineering videos, activities, lesson plans, and more. This site features the engineering video which was used during the 2011 Science @ the SASS Institute.
Discovery Education transforms teaching and Learning by igniting students’ curiosity and inspiring educators to reimagine learning with award-winning digital content and powerful professional development.
The Illumina Foundation and Discovery Education partnered to create DNA Decoded to inspire middle and high school teachers to unlock the power of genomics and impact the future of their students. DNA Decoded provides ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities for teachers and students to explore the ways they can see genomics in their everyday lives.
The Earth Exploration Toolbook provides a series of activities, tools and case studies for using data sets with your students.
Edheads provides engaging web simulations and activities for kids. Current activities focus on simulated surgical procedures, cell phone design (with market research), simple and compound machines, and weather prediction.
The Educator Resource Center (ERC) at the NASA IV& V provides in-service, pre-service, and informal educators with an easily accessible source of materials that reflect NASA’s current research and technology.
Visit EmergencyManagementEDU.org for information about careers in emergency management.
Energy Literacy is an understanding of the nature and role of energy in the world and daily lives accompanied by the ability to apply this understanding to answer questions and solve problems. Access the Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education here.
The Environmental Literacy Council is an independent, non-profit made up of scientists, economists, and educators striving to connect teachers and students to science-based information on environmental issues.
ESRI Online Mapping Instructional Resources provide standards-based instructional materials are available for a variety of subjects to enhance inquiry-based learning for students.
ESS Passport is an amazing professional development program which has been funded for three years by the Math Science Partnership Program allocated by the WVDE. Earth and Space Science (ESS) Passport participants are trained in ESS content, WV Next Generation Science Standards (WV NxGen & NGSS), engineering design, and best pedagogical practices. Resources created by the participants are available here.
EVERFI partners with organizations, institutions, and educators to revolutionize the way education is developed and delivered—using today’s technology to connect learning to the real world and equip communities with the skills they need for success in the 21st century. To get started on your own go to everfi.com/newteacher or email Mike Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evidence Statements were designed to articulate how students can demonstrate their understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) through the lens of the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) and thus, demonstrate proficiency on each Performance Expectation (PEs). PDFs with complete sets of Evidence Statements on programmatic levels may be found at the links below.
The Experience Learning education programs focus on developing effective community members through relevant, beyond-the-classroom learning from outdoor adventures to citizen-science investigations.
A uniquely focused Forestry Guide tailored to those exploring forestry careers is available at the FIRESCIENCEONLINE site. Additionally, a West Virginia Guide which provides career and education information is available.
Flinn Lab Safety Courses Over the past 30 years Flinn Scientific has successfully trained more than 100,000 high school and middle school science teachers in classroom and laboratory safety via safety seminars, safety workshops, and safety related email.
The content from the Flipping Physics site is comedic, clear and includes helpful algebra and calculus reviews. That means you can focus on the science content without mathematical misunderstandings.
The Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. A PDF of the document may be downloaded for FREE.
FunScienceDemos! is just one part of the FunScienceNetwork, a collection of Next Generation Science Standards supported free and original content for K-12 teachers. For teaching resources such as writing prompts, reading, and math on relevant science materials, visit FunScienceSupport. For interactive simulations and games, visit LearningScience. Links to both websites are listed below!
Global Footprint Network Ecological Footprint Calculator questions are relatable to daily life and the quiz can be retaken to analyze how lifestyle changes impact footprint.
The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.
GPS-BASED STEM Curriculum– The U.S. government developed a new curriculum using GPS concepts & applications to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The curriculum is designed for the middle/high school level and tied to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Green Bank Observatory enables leading edge research at radio wavelengths by offering telescope, facility and advanced instrumentation access to the astronomy community as well as to other basic and applied research communities. With radio astronomy as its foundation, the Green Bank Observatory is a world leader in advancing research, innovation, and education.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) believes every student and citizen can experience science in a meaningful way.
The International Energy Agency IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond. Our mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) provides a wide range of education and outreach resources. Their mission is to advance awareness and understanding of seismology and earth science while inspiring careers in geophysics.
The “Just ASK Project” is a professional development project funded by the NSF. The aim of the project is to study the effect of “adapting science for kids” (ASK) to teach and reinforce student skills in reading and writing while learning science through hands-on inquiry.
Journey North is a free, internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos.
KidsGardening.org provides a monthly e-mail newsletter with thematic and standards-based articles, activities, and resources for educators implementing school gardens and family gardening.
Lab Out Loud is a podcast, hosted by two science teachers, that discusses science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
The Learning Center is NSTA’s e-professional development (PD) portal to help you address your classroom needs and busy schedule.
The LinkEngineering website is an online community of educators interested in providing meaningful engineering experiences to PreK-12 students of all abilities.
The Middle School Chemistry site is perfect for middle school learners, but if you teach introductory chemistry or physical science, the level of materials is perfect for grades 9-10, as well.
The Molecular Workbench site facilitates a microscopic understanding of our macroscopic world. All of the modules contain embedded assessments to keep your students on track and inform you of their progress.
University of California Museum of Paleontology has K–12 resources and high-interest activities like What did T. rex taste like?
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.
National Academies Press provides resources to assist educators in implementing the NGSS. Reports are free to read or download PDFs for personal use from their website.
National Association of Biology Teachers provides resources and empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.
Educators, students, and curious people everywhere can explore the ocean and atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA website.
The National Parks Service provides educational resources about America’s greatest classrooms.
Visit the NSTA Classroom Resources for lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
NSTA Web Seminars Archives are 90-minute recordings of professional development experiences with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations.
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Nature Conservancy scientists. The interactive lesson plans align to standards and can be customized for each classroom.
NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs.
NBC Learn, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, explores the process of innovation. For related lesson plans by the National Science Teachers Association, open the video and click on “Lessons”.
NEED’s resources provide accurate energy usage data and information on energy technological advances through their free downloadable Energy Infobooks. Resources are available for primary through high school and include games, kits, and math extensions.
Neurite is West Virginia’s magazine for aspiring young scientists. Learn about current undergraduate research work, how students chose their majors, and how to get involved with STEM prior to college.
The Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do.
The North American Association for Environmental Education, NAAEE, provides lesson plans for your classroom, a journal articles for a writing assignment, and how-to videos for a project.
NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.
If you love numbers, you will love the Numberphile channel, dedicated to exploring the stories behind numbers.
PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.
Check out the Phenomena for NGSS site to find that perfect phenomena for your three-dimensional NGSS lesson and engage students using natural curiosity to guide the way.
Planting Science connects middle or high school students to science mentors and a collaborative inquiry project.
Population Education is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues.
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. It assists learners in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment resulting in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment.
The goal of Physics for the 21st Century is to make the frontiers of physics accessible to anyone with an inquisitive mind who wants to experience the excitement, probe the mystery, and understand the human aspects of modern physics.
At SCALE Science, the mission is to improve practice, research and policy to support classroom instruction and student learning through the development of performance-based science curriculum and assessments. We work with educators to create more equitable classrooms in the service of more meaningful learning experiences and outcomes for all students, especially for those traditionally underserved.
Our Mission at Schoolyard Films is to educate students in K-12 schools about the natural world and the challenges it faces by providing schools with high quality natural history programming and study guides that reinforce state and national science standards – all FREE of charge.
SciJinks is all about weather! Short for Science Hijinks, is a joint NOAA and NASA educational website that puts fun and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology, and Earth science.
SciShow is all about teaching scientific concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. This channel includes a variety of short (3 minute) and long (10 minute) videos.
Smithsonian Quests™ inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests online, in school, at home, and across the nation. The quests connect and reward learners of different ages and in different regions as they learn through discovery and collaboration.
The Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP) is focusing on ways that high-quality performance assessment can support the implementation process. SNAP resources include courses, design & analysis guides, presentations on developing and using performance assessments to support three-dimensional learning., and assessments developed to model each component of SNAP’s system of assessment for NGSS.
The Center for Excellence in Education’s (CEE) Teacher Enrichment Program’s (TEP) staff has compiled a wonderful new collection of STEM Activities and Labs: Cost Effective Activities for Middle & High School Students and added it to CEE’s online TEP Lab Bench. This great new teacher resource includes lessons in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Engineering, and Computer Science.
The STEMisphere searchable directory provides information about immersive, hands-on learning experiences, both in the classroom and outside of school, to support STEM learning.
Texas Instrument (TI) provides resources for teaching and learning tools for middle grades through high school science in which students get to think like scientists by exploring and analyzing the world around them every day.
UC Berkeley’s Understanding Science website is a “must use” for all science teachers. It is a great resource for learning more about the process of science.
Virtual Urchin utilizes sea urchins as an engaging entry point to life science concepts ranging from basic biology (introductory microscopy and predator-prey relationships) to university-level curriculum (gene function in embryos).
The West Virginia Geologic Survey provides materials which were developed by the Survey’s RockCamp Teacher Education Program which operated from 1992 to 2009. Much of the material was developed for teaching purposes.
University of California, Irvine- Online Courses- Recordings of lectures are free and available for Physical Sciences Courses including- Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and Earth and Space Science (including Earth Systems Science, On Thin Ice- Climate Change and the Cryosphere, Air Pollution and Global Environments, Special Topics in Earth System Science, and The Atmosphere).
West Virginia State Parks and Forests promote conservation by preserving and protecting natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic, scientific, cultural, archaeological, or historical significance and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities.
Astronaut photos of Earth can be a great resource for Earth and space science education visit WindowsOnEarth.org.
WVDE eLearning for West Virginia Educators
The WV Virtual School offers over 50 STEM courses. These are available to any West Virginia public, private, or home-schooled student.