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The 25 Must Have Resources for Science Teachers

February24 , 2014

Here is what I have been preparing for you over this weekend. Below is a list featuring some great resources for science teachers. These resources provide a wide variety of materials for teaching science from lesson plans, printables, activities, technology resources and many more. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues.


1- Periodic Videos


This is a periodic table of chemical elements ( around 180 ) with an illustrative video around each element. This wonderful work has been realized by The University of Nottingham.


2- Understanding Science


The Understanding Science site was produced by the UC Museum of Paleontology of the University of California at Berkeley, in collaboration with a diverse group of scientists and teachers, and was funded by the National Science Foundation. This platform provides a wide variety of science sources for teachers and students.


3- Science Teaching Resources


This is a wonderful Pinterest board that is packed full of science resources for teachers.


4- Scishow


This is one of the most popular science channels in YouTube. SciShow discusses science news and history and concepts.


5- Discovery Education


Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell. This page features a number of science lesson plans and other materials to use in class.


6- Scientist Smithsonian


This page features a list of scientists from Smithonian and provides videos on each one of them about their work and what they do.


7- National Science Teachers Association


This is the official page of NSTA where you will have access to an array of free science resources for you and your classroom.

8- Science Netlinks


Science NetLinks is a premier K-12 science education resource produced by theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. At Science NetLinks, you'll find teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and all of it is free!


10- Teachers Guide to Science Projects

The Teacher's Guide to Science Projects was developed to provide teachers with everything they need to assign, manage, and evaluate a science project program in the classroom, including lots of tips to make a science project a fun educational experience. While this guide was designed for teachers who have never assigned a science project, it also offers a variety of tools and tips that seasoned teachers will find useful.


11- Planting Science

PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as they design and think through their own inquiry projects. Engaging in the science process and becoming familiar with science practices enhances science learning.


12- Technology Resources for Teaching Science

This page from Edtech Teacher provides different resources for teachers of science from websites on biology and chemistry to those providing teaching materials on medicine and nanoscience.


13- Laura Candler's Science Resources



This is laura's Science File Cabinet. Here you'll find dozens of free printables and helpful website links for the upper elementary or middle school science classroom.

14- EdHeads

Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.


15- Ted Talks on Science
Here are five interesting TED talks on science curated and shared by Mashable.


16- Teach The Earth

This portal provides thousands of pages of activities, workshops, course descriptions and more.The work of hundreds of geoscience educators and over a dozen projects.


17- Phet Interactive Simulations


 Find here fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.


18-  Science Daily

SienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. With over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos, there is something for everyone on ScienceDaily.


19- The Periodic Table of Comic Books



In The Periodic Table of Comic Books, you can click on any element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element. Click on a thumbnail on the list to see a full comic bookpage. For technical information about an element, follow the link to Mark Winter'sWebElements.


20- Biology in Motion
BiologyInMotion! Here you will find animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience.


21- Sumana Science Resources


Sumanas develops animated tutorials in a variety of formats for many scientific disciplines


22- Earth Exploration Toolbook


Developed by teams of scientists and educators, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is a collection of online Earth system science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more scientific data sets and analysis tools that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.


23- The virtual Body


Learn more about the human body. Information is provided on the skeleton, the heart, the brain, and the digestive tract, and how they function.


24- Kineticcity


Kineticcity is developed by the American Association for The Advancement of Science . Kineticcity provides some of the amazing collection of science experiments, games, activities, and challenges.


25- Scitable

Scitable is a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, which include the topics of evolution, gene expression, and the rich complexity of cellular processes shared by living organisms.


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