Resources for Educators

Nov 10, 2015

Teachers: Here's your one-stop shop for science education needs - from lesson plans to classroom resources, these federal agencies offer a wide selection to meet your needs.

Lesson Plan Resources:

Lessons Plans By Agency
An extensive listing of ready-to-use math and science lesson plans and other resources from the Smithsonian Institute and many federal agencies, including DOE, EPA, NASA, NOAA, NSF, and the USGS.

Federal Resources for Teachers:

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Science Foundation & National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Geological Survey

General Resources for Teachers:

Discovery Education
Created by the Discovery Channel to provide engaging digital resources for teachers and students. The Discovery Channel also sponsors the Young Scientist Challenge to further the exploration and understanding of science among America’s youth for students in 5 th through 8 th grade.

National Science Teachers Assocation
The NSTA Learning Center provides information on professional development for science teachers from live web seminars to science book e-chapters to interactive tools.

Project Kaleidoscope is an informal national alliance working to build strong learning environments for undergraduate students in mathematics, engineering and the various fields of science.

Project 2061
Here teachers can find a wealth of useful information on science benchmarks and standards, textbook reviews, teacher development, assessment, and more.

Created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, this non-profit site documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools.

Through use of everyday items or activities (such as sports, fruit, and even crayons), the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception at the Palace of Fine Arts offers fun and exciting, yet educational, activities and programs for teachers and students.

The National Center for Technological Literacy
The NTCL offers educational products and programs for students and teachers, creates curricula, supports an online resource center, and engages in partnership and outreach with other institutions.
This site is an easily searchable gateway to selected science information provided by U.S. agencies.

Snapshots of Science & Medicine
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
A website for high school students, teachers, and the public, bringing news, features, insight and discussions from the dynamic world of biomedical research.

The Why Files (grades 5-12)
Grades 5-8 | Grades 9-12 | Classroom Activities
Divided by category and age level, this site is a great source for background material on the science behind the newspaper headlines.

A digital learning platform designed to improve educational and literacy achievement. It provides teachers with educational and technology classroom resources.

Chemistry Education Resources
Hosted by the American Chemical Society, this educational site is dedicated to promoting excellence in science education and community outreach. Here chemistry teachers are provided supplemental and teaching resources for K-12 graders and university level students.

STEM Education Resources
This site provides instructors with enhanced and engaging space and earth science materials, including educational catalogs, produced by NASA.