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Great Resources To Explore

National Geographic Society- nonprofit subsidiary. JASON connects students with great explorers and events to inspire and motivate them to learn science. The curriculum units are designed for 5th – 8th grade classrooms but can be easily adapted for higher or lower grades.


Explore Coaster Creator
Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful - too much kinetic energy and you'll crash, too little and you'll stall. Students use their knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design their own coaster. Only the most skilled Coaster Creators make it onto the competitive leaderboard! Teachers, don't forget to check out the downloadable resources for educators, available in the JASON Mission Center.
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resources for teaching the scientifice method
a collection of top rated environmental lesson plan sites

engaging interactive lessons for middle and high school students based on the standards. Sign up for a free trial.

The blog of Professor Peter Rillero of Arizona State University. He focuses on the use of technology to teach science.
Weather resources for elementary students
Water cycle
for elementary students
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.
ASU's Ask A Biologist website- great resources for teachers, parents, children.
The virtual space community is a partnership led by space Center Houston in coordination with the Louisville Science Center, the Imaginarium and NASA. There are interactives, space themed curriculum materials, links to NASA and much more!
Thinkfinity offers free resources for teachers, parents, students, and after school programs. Science NetLinks is their science partner. Science NetLinks offers engaging interactive tools, lessons, resources and more!

The Nine Planets (dutifully renamed the 8 Planets)- Website where students can access information about the planets, their moons, stars, and other objects in our universe.

The Kennedy Space Center Home Page provides information about past shuttle operations and the ones coming up in the future of NASA. There is a Behind the Scenes link which shows students how different things work on a shuttle. There are videos and pictures of all shuttle operations as well as messages from astronauts.
Web Weather for Kids is an interactive website which supplies all kinds of weather information. Students can play games, read stories, and complete activities with each type of weather.

EdTech4Science blog

A great blog written by Dr. Peter Rillero from ASU West