ExploraVision Science, Technology, and Innovation Competition
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles. Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time.
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
ISEF winners of the largest international pre-college science competition.
Intel ISEF Document Library
Intel ISEF's Documents Library page where teachers/students can find current Intel ISEF rules, forms, and lots of other guidance documents regarding science fair projects.
Intel ISEF Projects Database
Searchable Database of ISEF Finalist Abstracts
National STEM Video Game Challenge
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. We conduct original research on emerging education technologies and collaborate with educators and media producers to put this research into action.
New Mexico Junior Academy of Science Research Paper Competition For Students Grades 6 through 12
The New Mexico Academy of Science promotes student research and participation in science fairs with a research paper competition through its affiliate the Junior Academy. This competition provides students with unique opportunities to learn a crucial part of scientific work: communicating their work to others. The competitions are held in conjunction with Regional and State Science and Engineering Fairs. Winners in regional competition qualify for the state competition. Monetary prizes are awarded at regional and state levels and NMAS publishes the abstracts of the state winners in its annual Journal.
NMSTA Contests, Competitions & Programs for Students
New Mexico Science Teachers' Association Contests, Competitions & Programs for Students
Sandia National Labs SCIENCE BOWL
Regional Science Bowl for New Mexico.
Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? In need of fun, at-home science experiments? Science Buddies has over 1,000 Project Ideas in all areas of science.
Society for Science & the Public
Nonprofit professional organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Manages the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), and Broadcom MASTERS competitions along with publishing Science News and Science News for Kids.
Institute of Competition Sciences
Since 2012, the Institute of Competition Sciences has been defining best-practices in competition strategy, design, and operations. We aim to spark a new level of community engagement in science, technology, and education by supporting a global network of educational competitions.
A Review of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Water
The link gives an overview of water, discusses a bit about Water Biomes, Watersheds, Water Erosion and Pollution. It also has information about WaterCrisis, Water Conservation and more resources!
A to Z Teacher Stuff®
Themed and seasonal lesson plans.
Alliance for Excellent Education
The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.
The Alliance works to encourage the development and implementation of federal and national policies that support effective high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment. It works to synthesize and distribute research and information about promising practices that enlightens the national debate about education policies and options. The Alliance provides sound, objective, nonpartisan advice that informs decisions about policy creation and implementation. Working with educators, researchers, business leaders, citizen groups, and decisionmakers at the local, state, and national levels, the Alliance develops federal policy recommendations and advocates to policymakers in the federal government.
American Ceramic Society Lesson Plans and Science Kits
Do you need education resources for teaching STEM concepts? The American Ceramic Society has just what you need. The new materials science kits are targeted towards 7th through 12th grade students and provide an introduction to the basic classes of materials (ceramics, composites, metals, and polymers) through fun and interactive lessons. There are currently 2 kits for sale at $80 each (shipping included, U.S. only): a student laboratory kit and a teacher demonstration kit. The kits include most of the materials components needed to perform each lesson. All lesson documents for each kit and three supplemental liquid nitrogen lessons (for those who can obtain liquid nitrogen on their own) are available for free at the Materials Science Kit website.
ARRL Teacher's Institute on Wireless Technology
The American Radio Relay League offers free workshop on wireless technology to instructors and other faculty of k-12 and colleges. This workshop covers robotics, basic electronics topics, hints and ideas for teaching STEM topics using hands-on techniques. An amateur radio license is not required.
BSCS Curriculum Support
BSCS is committed to transforming the teaching and learning of science. Our products are research-based and include resources for teacher learning, comprehensive curriculum for the grades K–college classroom, and supplemental modules for science and health education.
Carbon: Transformations in Matter and Energy (Carbon TIME) is a program that includes publicly available teaching units, teacher professional development, and teacher networks based in local education agencies. The teaching units, designed for middle and high school science classes, focus on processes that transform matter and energy in organisms, ecosystems, and global systems: combustion, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, digestion, and biosynthesis. Students use these cellular and chemical processes to explain the functioning of organisms – plants, animals, decomposers - as well as ecological and global carbon cycling.
Carlsbad Caverns - NPS
Six units related to the Sonoran desert and Carlsbad Caverns The units are: Sonoran Desert, Geology, Caves, Ecology, Biology, and of course, the Bats.
Published by the American Chemical Society for high school students, ChemMatters is a subscription journal that costs $16/year. But many article in each edition are free and there are enough to make this site worth a visit.
Cirque du Circuit
This is a 10-day multimedia unit for grades 9-12 that explores the fundamentals of electric circuits in a web-based, interactive format. Students explore digital circuit simulators, animated tutorials, and problem-based labs where they are asked to solve real-life problems related to electricity.
CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally. Free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning. CK-12 helps students and teachers alike by enabling rapid customization and experimentation of teaching and learning styles.
We need to go from today’s “fixed time, variable learning” to a “variable time, fixed learning” model or even better, “maximum capability learning” within a teacher’s constraints of standards compliance and other administrative rules in their region. This new model adapts to each student level, style, and circumstance while leveraging new digital tools to answer the most fundamental questions: “What can digitization do for the textbook?” and “What can digitization do for learning?” instead of the more mundane “How can the textbook become digital?”. Leveraging these new tools to multiply and enhance learning resources (such as video, simulations, and peer learning) is key to CK-12’s mission. CK-12’s goal is to provide tools that can help increase student learning through engagement, and to provide more universal access to learning and learning content, irrespective of educational resources available for a student or region. Additionally, CK-12 aims to reduce the impact of educational resources needed (by teachers or by classrooms) by leveraging good teachers, and when teachers are poor, burned out or not available, CK-12 will provide direct access to students for their own learning.
Our approach provides educational solutions for the following:
• Students and teachers
• Students without teachers
• Students with both good and bad teachers
CK-12 Foundation - Free Resource for Teachers - CCSS and NGSS aligned
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history.
Classroom Lab Safety
From the Council of State Science.
Classroom Lab Safety- Council of State Supervisors-Elementary School Science Safety
Classroom Lab Safety-Council of State Supervisors-Elementary School Science Safety
Classroom Lab Safety- Council of State Supervisors-Secondary School Science Safety
Council of State Science Supervisors-Secondary School Science Safety Resource
Classwish.org Presents an Out of this World Opportunity
Our nonprofit is offering teachers and students a science prize that is literally out of this world. We hope you will share this opportunity with your audience, as that will give them a chance to win and will encourage engagement in STEM.
The students of the winning teacher will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to control a satellite and run experiments in space for a week as it orbits the earth at 18,000 miles per hour and 310 miles up.
Students and teachers will be provided with support and resources to make sure that they are successful:
* Videos, worksheets, and guides to present the fundamentals of working with a satellite.
* Sample code and experiments with step by step instructions to run and develop your own experiments.
* Direct access to the Ardusat support team to assist in implementing the process in your class.
The promotion is a campaign of ClassWish.org, a 501(c(3) nonprofit, which addresses the dire lack of science equipment in schools. The severity of the need is seen in 42% of all eighth grade science teachers reporting that they do not have most of the equipment they need to teach; the figure for teachers of minority students is more than 50%. Indeed, ClassWish is the only nonprofit that lets anyone contribute to provide STEM (and other) resources for any school or any teacher in the country. Teachers visit the site to create wish lists; people make tax-deductible contributions to help; and ClassWish sends the supplies and equipment right to the classrooms at no cost.
The prize is being supplied by Nanosatisfi, whose team of non-traditional space engineers deployed the world's first crowd-funded satellite-Ardusat (a portmanteau of Arduino and Satellite). They remain committed to providing an education platform for hands-on space exploration and a truly remarkable STEM experience for students across the globe.
Teachers easily enter by creating a wish list at http://ClassWish.org, which also lets them receive donations for the science equipment their students need. Each teacher who creates a wish list automatically gets a satellite page, such as this sample: http://classwish.org/teachers/15699-Bill-Nigh.
Anyone can help their favorite teacher win by "liking" the teacher, inviting other teachers, spreading the word, or contributing towards supplies.
If, as we hope, you are interested in sharing this opportunity with your readers, feel free to grab any of the banners that we provided here: http://www.classwish-banners.org/satellite-prize.html
Cleveland Clinic - Resources
We offer a variety of award-winning educational resources designed to improve health and wellness, academic achievement, and career readiness. And some were created by high school summer interns!
Global sustainability education. Two separate units (middle and high school). You will have to register, but these 2 units are free as a PDF download.
Computer Science Programs for Woman
Despite the wide range of job opportunities in computer science, women remain significantly underrepresented in the field. Today, however, many companies, organizations, and colleges are committed to increasing the number of women in computer science. Learn what’s being done and how you can prepare for a successful career in this innovative field.
Curriki Free Learning Resources
Curriki is a collaborative website hosting educational materials that range from single lessons, images or interactives to entire courses. There is a member-rating system, and you will never go wrong with the exemplary resources.
Design & Discovery - Intel
A comprehensive inquiry-based curriculum, which introduces students ages 11-15 to engineering through design. The curriculum is organized into six sections which are further divided into 18 sessions.
Diversity in STEAM Magazine
DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) is the proud publisher of six nationally recognized diversity focused magazines: Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Multicultural Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Diversity in STEAM Magazine, and DIVERSEability Magazine. Each magazine has its own engaging website, distribution, and digital edition.
Earth System Science Alliance - NASA and NOAA
These two sites use models and simulations for a variety of topics related to earth systems. Models are emphasized in the NGSS and also are part of the Common Core.
ECMC Soft Skills Resource Library
Soft Skills Resource Library
To find the appropriate soft skills resource, click on the relevant search fields.
ED Tech RCE Coach
The Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach helps you evaluate educational technology use in your school so that you can make better, more informed decisions and improve student outcomes.
Edhesive makes it possible for schools to offer a pathway of computer science courses, and does not require schools to have a computer science teacher on staff. Edhesive's blended learning program combines expert online instruction with in-person support. Students learn content from a sequence of video lessons, lab assignments, and auto-graded assessments - while schools provide a teacher or other faculty member, who we call a coach. Coaches are not required to teach, grade, or be familiar with coding - but they provide students with face to face support, motivation, and accountability, and serve as the teacher of record. Edhesive provides PD and training to coaches, and seven day per week online forum support to both students and teachers.
In 2015, over 10% of all students who took the AP Computer Science A exam did so using our course, and our students scored higher than the national average. Edhesive has made is possible for hundreds of schools in over forty states and seven countries to offer computer science for the first time.
Education and the Environment
Eighty five EEI curriculum units correlated to California standards. Each unit includes a teachers' guide, a student guide, assessments and handouts. Multiple grade levels and courses.
A comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. We emphasize core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.
At edX, we take our mission of increasing global access to quality education seriously. We connect learners to the best universities and institutions from around the world. Join us!'
Environmental Education Curricula
Topics include those from past Environmental Education weeks: Air, Animals, Climate, Energy, Trees, Oceans, Recycling, and Water. Some are links to single activities, and some for entire curriculum units.
Federal STEM Education Website
ScienceEducation.gov connects teachers and students to free, federally-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education resources.
FireWorks U.S. Forest Service
FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-10 (might be a good topic on these drought years in the Southwest).
From the Ground Up – soil curriculum for middle school
Make science relevant for your students with a topic that affects them every day– soil. These free interactive lesson plans, videos, and classroom tools promote a deeper understanding of core science concepts as your students discover the complex world of soil. This hidden ecosystem not only supports food production, but nearly every form of life on Earth! Take your students on a fascinating journey to unearth the ways science is helping to feed them, their families, and the world.
Fulbright Distinguished Awards In Teaching
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Gateway to 21st Century Skills
Oldest accessible US education resources. Include experiments filtered by subject.
The educational materials from General Atomics are somewhat dated, but the modules on Color, Light and Light Bulbs are timeless.
Geniquest - Concord Consortium
GENIQUEST aims to bring current bioinformatics concepts and research techniques to secondary science students. They do this by using java-based web software for virtual lab activities. The GENIQUEST project is an NSF-funded project of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.
Global Water Supply
Interdisciplinary units on our global water supply.Aligned with national standards, the lesson plans and mini-units include elementary, middle and high school levels.
Hands-On Universe from UC Berkeley
Lawrence Hall of Science's Hands-On Universe enables students to investigate the universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. The middle school curriculum is Solar System Science and the high school curriculum is A Changing Cosmos. Both use real data and imaging software. If you look around on the GSS site, you will find additional curriculum units.
High Energy Science - Concord Consortium
Computer-based investigations around compelling unanswered questions in Earth and Space Science. The units are: Modeling Earth's Climate, Will there be Enough Water? and Is There Life in Space?
Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page
Lesson plans that can be filtered by STEM and grade levels.
iCREATM - US Patent Office
Inspire your students through problem-solving exercises, exploration, creativity and the inventive process. At the same time engage them in learning about the intellectual property protections of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Illustrative Mathematics™ was originally developed at the University of Arizona. It was started in 2011 as an initiative of the Institute for Mathematics & Education funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has operated since 2013 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
A world where people know, use, and enjoy mathematics.
Illustrative Mathematics is a discerning community of educators dedicated to the coherent learning of mathematics. We collaborate at illustrativemathematics.org, sharing carefully vetted resources for teachers and teacher leaders to give our children an understanding of mathematics and skill in using it. We provide expert guidance to states and districts working to improve mathematics education.
To illustrate standards with impeccably crafted tasks, videos, lesson plans, and curriculum modules.
To be the premier source of freely available online mathematics content for teachers, teacher leaders, assessment developers, curriculum writers, and teacher educators.
To be a discerning professional community that creates content and deploys expertise in multiple ways.
To engage individuals and small groups, with rare and needed expertise, who are currently isolated in pockets across the country.
To provide a space for teachers to share across classrooms and help each other grow in teaching our children mathematics.
Instructional Resources for Science Educators 3D-Assessment
Phenomenon events are being used by science educators as an effective teaching strategy to engage students in the learning process. Discrepant events usually involve a phenomenon that is often counter-intuitive and creates cognitive dissonance in the minds of the learners.
Junior Duck Stamp - US Fish & Wildlife
This Junior Duck Stamp curriculum focuses on the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats. The new curriculum is designed to spark youth interest in habitat conservation through science, art, math and technology.
Learning to Xeriscape
A hands-on, problem-solving curriculum that covers water rights, soil, irrigation, plants, turf, and design from the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer.
Lesson Plan Search
List of sites searchable by topic and grade level.
Local School Directory Lesson Plans
Finds schools by state and city and zip code, compares schools, lists private schools. Some lesson plans.
Making the Desert Bloom - NPS
Part of the NPS "Teaching with Historic Places" series, this unit explores the Rio Grande irrigation project. The lesson plans include sections entitled Historical Context, Maps, Reading Images, and Supplemental Resources.
Smart and yummy educational animations, mini–games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts.
Matter and Molecules
Michigan State University curriculum was lauded by AAAS as exemplary. It has 9 chapters: States of Water; States of Matter; Air; Compressing and Expanding Air; Dissolving; Expansion and contraction; Melting and Solidifying; Evaporation and Boiling; Explaining Condensation.
Middle School Chemistry
Middle School Chemistry is a resource of guided, inquiry-based lessons that covers basic chemistry concepts. The chapters are: Matter, Change of State, Density, Periodic Table, Water; and Chemical Change. Investigate the world of atoms and molecules through hands-on inquiry-based activities and molecular model animations.
Molecular Workbench - Concord Consortium
Visual, Interactive Simulations for Teaching and Learning Science. The Concord Consortium provides hundreds of free activities - some of them included in curricular units - that let students play with matter at the the atomic level. You will have to have the ability to download and run java applets on your computer, and they won't run on iPads.
My Science Box
"Hands-on science curriculum for the adventurous teacher." Includes 6 curriculum boxes: ecology, watersheds, geology, genetics, plate tectonics and physiology.
The 2 units focus on the nanoscale - Mystery of the Gecko and Nanoscale Materials. Each contains student activities and PowerPoint presentations.
National Energy Education Development (NEED.org)
One of the cross-cutting concepts in the NGSS is conservation of matter and energy. The materials on this site cover all aspects of energy use and conservation, although there is a heavy emphasis on physics and energy extraction.
National Science Digital Library
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.
New Mexico Science Teachers' Association Curriculum
You asked for it, here it is … curriculum resources!
Type – lesson, assessment, media, reference, PBL
Grade level – early childhood, primer, elementary, middle, high school
Topic – earth science, astronomy, biology [macro], biology [micro], matter, energy, motion
Special connection – math, engineering, nature of science, literacy
If you want to become a contributor, contact the webmaster.
NGSS Aligned Lesson Plans
Science Buddies NGSS Aligned Lesson Plans
NIH Curriculum Supplements
The National Institutes of Health curriculum supplements are teacher's guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. Some units include interactive web lessons.
Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR.org)
NWABR has an extensive lesson archive including full plans, rubrics, and guidelines, and also provides a variety of professional development programs to promote understanding of biomedical research.
Nourishing the Planet
Soil curriculum units for elementary, middle, and high school students. Help students realize the challenges of feeding a growing world by feeding their minds today with the Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century curriculum.
Ocean Explorer - NOAA
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration is a curriculum that uses lessons developed for NOAA Voyages of Discovery. Each lesson focuses on an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.
P21 - Partnership for 21st Century Learning
P21’s reports and publications support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. These documents have been developed through a comprehensive process involving thorough input from partners, educators, researchers, organizations and businesses across the country.
PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center
PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to STEM learning through television and online content to help students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences
Study guides, brain teasers, games, self-tests and resources.
Physics Resource Collection for Students of All Ages
The Physics Classroom
Botanic Gardens Conservation International pilot program. As your students learn about plant conservation, they will also learn about important biological and ecological processes.urces. Topics include everything from homework help or lectures, to journal articles and lesson plans
Explore the ways you can use Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. And because it works instantly at incredibly affordable rates, you can let your creativity run wild
Project Based Learning
An index of problem-based learning units. The units are of mixed completeness and quality, but they will give you an idea of how to pull off your own PBL units. The projects you will find here have been curated by BIE and were gathered from online project libraries. These projects are meant to inspire your own ideas or may be adapted to fit the needs of your classroom.
Project Learning Tree
Two curricular units available: Exploring Biodiversity and Exploring Biotechnology. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the two free units (the others require you to take a training).
Reactions – short videos about common elements of our lives
Reactions: Everyday Science is a YouTube channel from the American Chemical Society (formerly Bytesize Science). It has short, explanatory videos about the science in common elements of our lives. Examples include:
The science of caffeine
Why do we get allergies?
How is artificial snow made?
Why do onions make you cry?
How to make cotton candy
The videos average about 5 minutes each.
Scholastic: About Blood
High school students will learn the why and how behind blood while also discovering why it is so important for our blood to be healthy. You will also want to order the DVD "Blood Detectives" for its great videos.
Schoolyard Geology - USGS
Your own schoolyard is filled with great geologic features! This website is filled with activities and examples of what to look for to turn your schoolyard into a rich geologic experience.
Science Investi-Gator, free resources from FDA for grades 4-8
In this journal, you will learn many interesting facts about the Southwestern United States. In “That’s a Humdinger!” you will discover what happens to hummingbird nesting following different kinds of forest-related treatments. In “By the Light of the Silvery Minnow,” you will find out whether a small minnow can learn to find natural foods. Without success, this minnow population might one day disappear. You will learn how climate change might affect 30 different animal species in the article entitled, “Wild Ways.” Some of these species are already in danger ofextinction.
The Southwestern United States is a special place. This Investi-gator will introduce you to a lot of fun facts about animals, plants, and people living in the American Southwest.
Articles in this SI Issue
* By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can young minnows be taught about their natural foods?
* Prairie Dog Days: How Fleas Transmit the Plague and its Effects on the Gunnison’s Prairie Dog
* Streaming Live: How Do Streams Affect How Well Trees Use Water
* That’s a Humdinger! Black-chinned hummingbird nesting in response to forest treatments
* The Lands of Time: Understanding Land Grants in New Mexico
* Wild Ways: Assessing How Climate Change May Affect Certain Wildlife
Scientists in the Classroom
The Scientists in the Classroom program is a platform for teachers and scientists to collaborate as colleagues, peers and partners in the scientific enterprise to further science education.
SciStarter Project Finder
SciStarter will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities. We aim to:
Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.
Inspire greater appreciation and promote a better understanding of science and technology among the general public.
Create a shared space where scientists can talk with citizens interested in working on or learning about their research projects.
Satisfy the popular urge to tinker, build, and explore by making it simple and fun for people—singles, parents, grandparents, kids—to jump in and get their hands dirty with science.
Scope, Sequence, and Coordination
Framework for High School Science Education from NTSA. Oldies, but goodies. Each micro-unit contains a teacher guide and a student guide, with activities, readings, and assessments.
This package from FEMA provides middle and high school teachers with information about the causes and effects of earthquakes. Includes activity sheets for students and background materials for teachers.
Space Center Houston
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation’s education department at Space Center Houston is among the nation’s leading science-education resources.
Squishy circuits are a project from the Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas. The goal of the project is to design tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough.
Excite elementary school kids about engineering! Start Engineering's first publication “Dream, Invent, Create” introduces engineering to kids in elementary school with colorful illustrations and whimsical rhymes. It will help kids make a connection between the everyday world and engineering — and excite them about the possibilities. The National Science Teachers Association has just chosen “Dream, Invent, Create” to be an NSTA Recommends© book. Coming soon: an engineering career guide book for high school students (January 2015)
Statistics Teaching and Resource (STAR) Library
The Statistics Teaching and Resource (STAR) Library was an online journal of materials for teaching statistics.
STEAM Drones - Droneblocks EDU bundles
STEAM Drones is the authorized reseller for Droneblocks EDU bundles. We provide everything you need (curriculum, drones, support, etc.) to quickly launch a STEAM drone program. Drones are not only a fun & engaging tool, but the applications in the classroom are proving to be extensive and inclusive. Our curriculum can be applied with varying age ranges and is extremely conducive to students with diverse learning styles by helping them learn math, science & logic through fun and practical application.
Our bundle includes drones, all the necessary accessories (batteries, cases, chargers, spare parts), access to our curriculum platform, and walk-through training videos that accompany each lesson. Our packages start at $1,990 which includes lifetime access for 1 teacher and a 5-drone bundle. We can also create custom packages with any number of licenses and/or drones. The link below will provide you a sample of the curriculum platform. As you scroll down you will see the curriculum outline with an option to preview some lessons and videos.
STEM Fuse is an education based company that designs K-12 curricula that attract students to technology and STEM related courses. STEM Fuse was created and piloted by high school technology and business teachers to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and math. We offer courses in the following subjects: Game Design & Development, Mobile Application Development and Health Information Technology.
This website offers many curricular units and a activities covering all disciplines, including math and technology. The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.
Teacher Education by Design
The teacher educator resources on TEDD are organized around a common framework: instructional activities and the learning cycle. The guiding assumption behind this framework is that the most impactful teacher learning experiences engage teachers in the actual work of teaching.
Teacher.org is a teacher advocacy site. We believe that teachers truly have the power to inspire our future. We are dedicated to providing support to teachers in order to help them continuously better themselves and their craft as educators. In addition to licensing requirements and profiles for jobs within the field of education, we provide teacher resources such as lesson plans, scholarship opportunities, and teacher discounts.
Our teaching jobs board is automatically updated daily with the latest teacher job openings from across the country.
Teaching materials from NASA
The series includes five modules: Clouds, Energy, Precipitation, Weather, and Winds. While these materials were developed under one series title, they were designed so that each module could be used independently.
Teaching the Food System - Johns Hopkins
The project is eleven classroom-ready modules that spans issues in the food system from field to plate. Each module includes lessons, slides, handouts, and vocabulary builders. The modules span topics from field to plate, emphasizing the relationships between food, public health, equity and the environment.
Teaching Tools for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
The STEM Teaching Tools site has tools that can help you teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are currently focused on supporting the teaching of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice.
Teaching with Games
Are you interested in using games in your classroom but just can't find ones that match your curriculum? Have you tried to create video or board games for your classroom only to be overwhelmed by the amount of time and effort required just to produce them? If you answered yes to these questions, this web site is for you. This site contains downloadable games, game templates, and utilities that teachers and trainers can use to enhance any lesson.
Lesson plans, brain teasers and inspirations for current events.
The Biology Corner
Lessons, quizzes, labs and information on ecology, genetics, anatomy, cells, scientific method and evolution.
The Digital Toolbox For Electrical Engineers
The design and creation of electronic devices and systems requires meticulous attention to detail. Mobile apps for electrical engineers provide a wide range of capabilities that can make life easier for anyone working with electronics. There are apps that provide reference materials, wire-gauging tools, resistance calculators, visual references for resistors and other components, and generally encyclopedic access to all the information an electrical engineer would need to make important decisions about a project.
The apps in this collection cater to users of all skill levels, from pro electrical engineers to amateur household electricians. Many of them are available for both Android and iOS, and some even have a desktop or browser based edition. They’re listed in no definitive order. Most are free or inexpensive, and they’re well worth the price for the wealth of electrical engineering info they put in your pocket.
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
The Inquiry Project
The Inquiry Project is a research and curriculum development effort that engages students in grades 3-5 in science inquiry about the nature of matter.
The Junco Project
The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco Project is a series of videos highlighting research on a common yet amazing group of backyard birds, the juncos. The who series is eight video chapters with a total running time of 88 minutes. The target audience is the public of all ages and backgrounds. It would fit in well with high school topics that include evolution, animal behavior, ecology, and the research process.
You can download the videos (free) and show them offline. An educator guide is available.
The NASA TCU ELO Program
Providing an opportunity for partnering institutions to utilize curriculum developed by curriculum specialists and professionals from the fields of Engineering, Education, Computer Science, Science and Technical Education.
The Science Behind Paper Airplanes
The Science Behind Paper Airplanes
The Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.
We are a non-profit organization.
The USGS Water Science School
The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
Timesavers For Teachers
Report card comments, books, and classroom forms.
Toshiba America Foundation
USGS Education Site
Educational Resources from the US Geological Survey
Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
There are seven units, each with multiple lessons and labs, including Biomes, Energy Flow, Water Quality, Population Ecology, and Community Ecology. Each unit includes handout, assessments and presentations. You will have to fill out a survey to download any of the materials.
Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Farm
Only local provider for caterpillar to butterfly life cycle kits, provides in-class presentations on the life cycle of the butterfly for elementary-aged children.
Year of Science - NOAA
Fourteen programs grouped by grades 3-5, 5-8, and 8-12. Topics include ecology, estuaries and remote sensing.
Association for Women in Computing
The purpose of AWC is to provide opportunities for professional growth through networking and through programs on technical and career-oriented topics. AWC encourages high standards of competence and promotes a professional attitude among its members. We are governed by a board of directors representing all of the local chapters.
Association for Women in Science
Membership network of professionals committed to advancement of women's leadership in STEM.
Association for Women in Science
Promotes equity for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology
National Academy of Engineering
Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.
National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
National Science Teachers Association
Promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching, competitions, conferences and professional development.
New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS)
The New Mexico Academy of Science is a professional organization open to any person interested in Science or Science Education in New Mexico. The mission of the New Mexico Academy of Science is to serve the state of New Mexico and its communities by publishing science and science education materials, giving recognition for contributions to science and science education, fostering scientific cooperation, raising public awareness of the importance of science and science education, and providing advice on matters related to science and science education.
The NMAS annual programs include:
1) a general meeting with a variety of events often including a distinguished keynote speaker, concurrent sessions, panels, posters, and competitions;
2) a teacher award program for Science Teachers in grades 6-12 who excel helping their students succeed;
3) a Junior Academy written paper competition held in conjunction with regional and state Science Fairs for students grades 6-12; and 4) a lecture series which hosts expert speakers on topics of social, economic, and political interest in all science fields.
NMAS gives a voice to science professionals, university professors, graduate students, science teachers and students in all grades. It provides professional input to state and local government entities including the NM Public Education Department.
Current information, membership applications and forms for all programs are updated on the website: http://www.nmas.org
New Mexico Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The purpose of NMCTM shall be the advancement, encouragement, extension, improvement, and coordination of mathematics teaching at all educational levels in all membership regions of the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico Science Teachers Association
The New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA) is dedicated to providing a network for educators throughout the state to work collaboratively towards improving science education from Pre-kindergarten through college. The NMSTA assists classroom teachers enhance science education by providing guidance and sharing strategies through professional development.
New Mexico STEM Network Innovate+Educate
Promotes partnerships, resources, government policies and education.
NM Afterschool Alliance
The New Mexico Afterschool Alliance (NMASA) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through afterschool programs. The mission of the Alliance is to create, strengthen and sustain a statewide system of support for quality afterschool programs. To ensure a viable and sustained network structure in the state, NMASA established a leadership council with diverse members from across the state whose role it is to guide the implementation of a statewide strategic plan focused on afterschool program quality, public awareness of the benefits of a quality afterschool experience, advocacy and policy development, professional development, linked learning strategies, and partnership development to increase the network base.
School Science and Mathematics Association
Professional community of researchers and teachers in science and math.
Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.
The full acronym stands for Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Organization of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists.
Society of Women Engineers
Dedicated to advancing and encouraging women in engineering. Conferences, networking, career development, scholarships
The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico
The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) is a nonprofit organization which provides, promotes, and enhances quality environmental education by offering New Mexicans opportunities for professional development, communication, and partnership.
A Search Engine for STEM Subjects
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.
Comprehensive resource page for education students with links to relevant blogs, open access journals, scholarships, internships, and national organizations. In addition to the comprehensive collection of open courseware, Academic Earth features an ongoing series of original videos.
The Archimedes Initiative is an effort formed to promote science literacy and increase the number of scientists and engineers in the United States. This initial site is focused around our thematic video content, involving participants in competitive science fairs.
Code - Everything you need to learn about coding
Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
Federal Science Research Database
Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance
Human Anatomy by Physicaltherapists.com
A comprehensive human anatomy site.
LANL Student Opportunities
Includes opportunities for students to gain work experience through Los Alamos National Labs
Lesson Plan Search
List of sites searchable by topic and grade level.
Local School Directory Lesson Plans
Lesson Plan Directory and more.
Math and Science Advisory Council 2014 Annual Report
The State of New Mexico
Math and Science Advisory Council
Public Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Achievement
For School Year 2013–2014
Issued November 2014
NASA Wave Length
NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. These resources, developed through funding of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD), have undergone a peer-review process through which educators and scientists ensure the content is accurate and useful in an educational setting. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate resources, connect them to other websites using atom feeds, and even share the resources you discover with others through social media and email.
New Mexico Science Teachers' Association Resources Lisitings
New Mexico Science Teachers' Association. This is a fairly lengthy list of New Mexico organizations with educational outreach components.
Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
NWABR has an extensive lesson archive including full plans, rubrics, and guidelines, and also provides a variety of professional development programs to promote understanding of biomedical research.
Open Education Database
Open Education Database is the most comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses anywhere online. We welcome learners of all levels to explore their interests and prepare for exciting new careers, build on existing foundations of education and experience, or just satisfy a craving to learn something completely new.
We’ve been a leader in the open education movement since 2007 when we were the first organization to release online college rankings and over the last six years have built on that tradition of helping learners connect with the best-fit education opportunities. OEDb continues to release its online college rankings each January and is now proud to feature a collection of over 10,000 free open courses and interactive resources from top universities around the world. Help us advance open education by joining our community.
SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through recreational activities and citizen science research projects. Our database of citizen science projects enable discovery, organization, and greater participation in citizen science.
STEM Grants and Resources Portal
STEM Grants features news, updates and a free downloadable guide to STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) educational grants for K-12, educational non-profits, and universities.
Teaching jobs, teaching schools, degree information.
Search lesson plans using Google search.
Trumphurst Ltd. Programming Library
Very basic site for learning about programming in C++ and Java with access to libraries, shareware, and freeware available to download
USPTO site for kids
United States Patent and Trademark site for kids.
Wolfram Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
A computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced "curated data", rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might.