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Adventures in Chemistry Activities, games, puzzles and articles on a variety of chemistry topics

BBC Earth YouTube Channel  Playlists with short clips from different nature programming

BioEd Online   Resources for Biology teachers, including lessons, podcasts, slides, presentations, and online courses for credit.

The Biology Corner   For Bio I and II, AP Bio, Physics, and Anatomy.  Interactive quizzes, image galleries, worksheets by topic, video worksheets, disections, science tools, and more.

ChemTeacher    Introductory to Advanced Placement level resources. Videos, articles, demonstrations, worksheets, and activities, all searchable by topic and by science standards. The Periodic Table Resource Pack, for example, includes everything teachers and students need to investigate and learn about the periodic table. You must register for free in order to view content.

Exploratorium’s The  Science of Cooking  Choose a food on the left, then choose an interactive activity on the right.  Explore the Science behind recipes and cooking. Activities include a microscopic tour of your bread, candy making, pickle making, the molecular art of grilling, and experiencing flavor.

FOSSweb  K-8 inquiry-based science resources and interactives

How to Teach with PhET Simulations  Print or read workshop materials and handouts

Journey North:  Track Spring’s Journey North  A global study of migration and seasonal change.  Standards correlations, instructional activities, reading and writing connections, report student observations.  Information on robins, hummingbirds, butterflies, gray whales, whooping cranes, sunlight and seasons, and tulip test gardens. Teaching Resources

N Clark’s Awesome Science Teacher Resources  Biology and Chemistry websites, Word Files, PDFs, virtual labs, worksheets, and activities from a retired teacher with 37 years of experience

National Science Digital Library Search materials by subject and grade level

NOVA Teachers  Award-winning standards-based documents, interactives, and videos in science and technology

Open Source Physics Project   Downloadable simulations and models, curriculum resource packages, tools, articles, news, and discussions

The Physics Front   Lessons, labs, and activities in conceptual physics, algebra-based physics, AP physics, and K-8 physical sciences, accessable by topic: measurement, motion, forces, momentum, energy, springs, heat and temperature, wave energy, electrostatics, electricity and circuits, magnetism, electromagnetism, optics, particles and interactions, and astronomy.

Problem-Based Learning for AP Physics

Science Resources by the IPL

The Science Spot  Lesson plans, Power Points, worksheets, reference cards, and teaching ideas

Seven Resources for Teaching & Learning About Electricity   Games and interactives including ElectroCity, Squishy Circuits, and The Physics Classroom

Understanding Science

Writing with Scientists  Lesson from Scholastic;  Click ‘listen’ on the right-hand side to hear from a real “scientist at work”.


Science Interactives for Primary 

Brain Pop Games
Build a Caterpillar
Computer Lab Favorites  Click on Science
Mr. Nussbaum Science Games
Planets

Science Interactives for Secondary

Biology in Motion Enzyme characteristics, receptor and signal, intestinal gas, evolution lab, ATP and energy storage, fat digestion, thyroid gland, cardiovascular system, cell division, how the kidneys work

Center School District’s Interactive Websites Labeled for elementary, middle, or high school.

Chemical Education Digital Library Tutorials, 3D models, Mahjong chemistry, biographies, lesson plans,  resourcescollectionscommunities,  online services, and interactive periodic table.

Crickweb K-8; topics include food chains, changing state, material properties, magnets and springs, variation, light and shadows, classification, life cycles, habitats

CSI: The Experience Web Adventures  Teaches about forensics while students work on interactive cases, with information available to help them. Lesson activities for teachers.  Supported by the National Science Foundation. Appropriate for grades 9-12.

Discovery Now Ninety-second podcasts featuring highlights in aeronautics, science, history, innovations, research, and inventions from the worldwide aerospace industry.

Edheads Games designed to meet state standards in science, math, and critical thinking.  Compound machines, crash scene investigation, brain, cell phone, transplant, surgery, weather, prosthetics.

Eduscapes (Flash Projects) Lists links to lots of great science interactives

Elements and the Periodic Table at Sheppard Software

Game for Science Free virtual world devoted to science and technology.  Explore all kinds of virtual islands depending on your interests: health, aeronautics, genomics, environment, engineering and more. Science games,  facts, photos and videos.  Earn neurons by answering science quizzes. High School level.

Learn.Genetics from the University of Utah. Virtual labs and interactive activities on various topics including DNA extraction, fight or flight response, heredity and traits, PCR, DNA microarray, cloning, synapses, epigenome, build a DNA molecule, cell size and scale, and variation.

Malaria Game from NobelPrize.org   You are the parasite or mosquito that infects a human with Malaria.

Models 360 A collection of 3-D, interactive chemistry models of organic and inorganic compounds. Manipulate the models with your mouse to examine structure and bonding and demonstrate molecular geometries vibrations, symmetry, and orbitals.

Neo K12 Interactive Diagrams Physical science, Earth and space, human body, life science

NobelPrize.org  “29 interactive learning games of various sorts and degrees of difficulties. Most of them also include a “Read more” about the subject.”

NOVA Interactives Space, engineering, evolution, body, physics, nature, planet earth, environment, forensics

Periodic Table Live Learn about the history, uses, and properties of the elements. View images of the elements, models of their crystal structures, videos of their reactions. Graph numeric data and sort properties in a table.

PhET Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

SAS Curriculum Pathways Learner-centered tools, lessons, and resources with measurable outcomes. To login,   staff user name: clean7stars   password:use9think.  The system will send you an email and prompt you to create a personal user name. It will also give you a student username to give out to your students.

Scholastic Interactive Activities Fossils, climate change, adaptations, classification, endangered ecosystems, DNA, weather, research projects, webhunts, and more

Science Magazine Interactives with video clips:  Neandertal Genome, Plant Genome, Macaque Genome, The Sea Urchin, Cancer Treatment Gets Personal, Gut: The Inner Tube of Life

ScienceMuseum.org  Award winning games based on current scientific research. Some games include teacher notes, standards, and related links.

Smithsonian Virtual Tour  Take a virtual walking tour of the entire Smithsonian National Museum of National History.

Solar System Scope  Interactive solar system, with toggles for views, stars and constellations, planets and moons. The program shows the real location of the planets and stars at the current date and time, or you can go forward or backward in time and see the change in position.

STEM Livebinder by Michelle Tona  Sites for teachers, games for students, robotics links, Engineering Ed resources, NASA Education, blogs, and news articles.

Strange Matter Exhibit  Perform virtual experiments to “Zoom inside stuff, transform stuff, crush stuff, and improve stuff.”

Tracker Video Analysis Free video software tool to perform kinematic analysis of experiments captured in short video clips.  Position, velocity, and acceleration tracking, multiple reference frames, and model analysis.  Students can analyze the motion of objects in a video and overlay simple dynamical models on the video to see how well the model matches the real world.  Advanced students can also analyze spectra and interference patterns.  A detailed “help” section is available to users who are newcomers to video analysis software.  This is an open source program, part of the Open Source Physics project.

WeatherSpark Interactive maps and graphs for weather at any location. Shows forcasted weather and history, including temp highs and lows, cloud cover, precipitation, sun, wind, humidity, and more.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project Interactive diagrams in computation, mathematics, systems, science, everyday world, and more.