Science Education Resources & Associations
- Association of
This site is packed with information about science centers and related
institutions, including zoos, aquaria, and natural history museums. Do
you want to know what exhibits are currently in your city? In any other
city? More information about traveling exhibits? You'll find it here!
- Beyond Bio 101
Describes the remarkable changes taking place in how American college
students learn biology.
A directory of web resources for biology and chemistry teachers. Links
are organized under the following topics: General Biology, Cell
Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Biotechnology, General
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
An excellent collection of digital resources for teaching biology.
Contains close to 2000 photos and diagrams.
- Blue Web'n
This site, sponsored by Pacific Bell, has amassed a number of links to
sites for Internet-based instruction. What's really cool is that you
sign up to receive a weekly email message that points you to newly
- The Busy Teacher's
Carolyn Cole has assembled a well annotated guide for web sites of
interest to K-12
teachers....including pointers to high school guidance and counseling.
Shakhashiri's "Chemical of the Week"
Bassam Shakhashiri from the Univ of Wisconsin, Madison shares his weekly
fact sheet about a chemical or type of chemical to increase students'
knowledge about chemicals, their production, cost, and uses.
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA
The DNA Learning Center is an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, a world-renowned research institution. The Learning Center
offers a range of programs and materials in DNA science targeting
several educational levels. The site includes a PCR animation, Student
Allele Database, program information, hotlinks, and more.
Looking for websites with great science content?
Check out the picks by the editors of the National Academy of Sciences
- Education Week on the Web
The current issue...as well as 15 years of archived news and
articles...of Education Week are now available on the web.
A compendium of sites for the math and science educator.
- Fermilab Education Resources
Be sure to check out the activities developed by ARISE Project teachers. They model
use of the National Science Education Standards in the development of curriculum.
- Mid Atlantic
Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education Web
Focuses on a set of themes critical to improving math and science
learning for all students: Equity Issues; Informal Education;
Professional Development; Technology and Telecommunications; Public
Outreach; Promising Programs & Practices; and Curriculum, Standards, and
Assessment. Useful to teachers in all regions.
- Educational HotSpots
The Franklin Institute's list of educational resources including
both online interactives and online exhibits.
- National Association of Biology
The National Association of Biology Teachers is the largest national
association dedicated exclusively to the concerns of biology and life
- The National Academy
of Sciences National Science Education Standards
The recently published science education standards developed by the
National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with hundreds of teacher
participants is now available online. The standards document contains
recommendations for K-12 science education practices.
- National Institutes of Health:
Office of Science Education
This site has material for teachers, students and the public and many links
to the latest information on a variety of health related topics.
- National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and
headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in
the world committed to the improvement of science education at all
levels -- preschool through college.
- The National
Student Research Center HomePage
Contains information about the NSRC and links to other Web sites related
to science, student research, science fair projects, and e-journals of
student research. A good resource for teachers interested in publication
of their students' research.
- The New Scientist/Planet
Planet Science provides the latest news of scientific and technological
developments worldwide, together with book reviews and explanations of
everyday scientific phenomena. You will need to register...but it's
free! Check out the "Bizarre" section for strange science anecdotes and experiments.
- NSTA Reports!
NSTA Reports!, a 52-page newpaper published six times a year as a free
member service, is the association's timely source of news on issues of
interest to science teachers of all levels.
- NSTA's Scope, Sequence &
The NSTA and its Scope, Sequence & Coordination website offers science
educators and science enthusiasts hundreds of curricular resources.
Micro-Units, composed of labs, readings, and assessments for teachers
and students form a complete curriculum which was developed and tested
for the purpose of meeting the National Science Education Standards.
Integrating the Internet Into the Secondary Science
The title says it all...project categories include interpersonal
projects, information collection and exchange, problem-solving projects,
and miscellaneous projects.
(Ann Wild, NSTA)
- Real Kids Real
Check out this site for "Cool Teacher Tools," a comprehensive list of
online "discussion lounges" for teachers, a "Magic Teacher Genie" and
Schools: The Technology is Now
The National Academy of Science's publication dealing with the impact of
technology in the classroom.
- The School
Need help finding or developing lesson plans? Interested in a science
newspaper for your classes? Need assistance evaluating your science
curriculum? Are you updating your science program? Are you planning
in-service workshops? These questions and more are answered on The
Science and Mathematics Education Resources
This list-o-list, maintained by Dr. Alan Cairns at the University of
Washington, contains pointers to the best science and math education
sites on the web. The links are well annotated and divided into
sub-categories to make surfing a breeze!
A large database of answers to questions from the general public
addressed to a panel of scientists, run by a British educational
- Teachers Helping
The goals of this site: 1)To provide basic teaching tips to
inexperienced teachers; ideas that can be immediately 2)implemented into
the classroom. 3) To provide new ideas in teaching methodologies for all
teachers. 4)To provide a forum for experienced teachers to share their
expertise and tips with colleagues around the world. Check it out!
This is a site for teachers that is being developed through IMPACT II
in New York. There are several web mentors who are managing the site.
It is going to have on-line projects, teacher help tips, favorite web
sites, etc. This site is for all teachers - all subjects.
(Judith Jones, '96 AE Fellow)
- The Textbook League Web
The only Web site where you can find independent, expert appraisals of
textbooks that publishers are selling to schools right now. The Textbook
League was established in 1989 to support the creation and acceptance of
- Web Sites and Resources for
Two professors of Elementary Education at California State University,
Northridge have collected sites and resources from the Internet for
teachers to use in their classrooms. There is
also a special category for children called "Just for Kids". These sites
are entertaining, useful, informative, and fun.
They range from lesson plans, creative classroom projects, interactive
activities, visits to museums, and trips around
the U.S.A. and other countries.