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Science Education Resources & Associations Websites

  • Association of Science-Technology Centers
    This site is packed with information about science centers and related institutions, including zoos, aquaria, and natural history museums. Do you want to know what exhibits are currently in your city? In any other city? More information about traveling exhibits? You'll find it here!

  • Beyond Bio 101
    Describes the remarkable changes taking place in how American college students learn biology.

  • BioChemNet
    A directory of web resources for biology and chemistry teachers. Links are organized under the following topics: General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Biotechnology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

  • Biodidac
    An excellent collection of digital resources for teaching biology. Contains close to 2000 photos and diagrams.

  • Blue Web'n
    This site, sponsored by Pacific Bell, has amassed a number of links to sites for Internet-based instruction. What's really cool is that you can sign up to receive a weekly email message that points you to newly discovered sites.

  • The Busy Teacher's Website
    Carolyn Cole has assembled a well annotated guide for web sites of interest to K-12 teachers....including pointers to high school guidance and counseling.

  • Bassam Shakhashiri's "Chemical of the Week"
    Bassam Shakhashiri from the Univ of Wisconsin, Madison shares his weekly fact sheet about a chemical or type of chemical to increase students' knowledge about chemicals, their production, cost, and uses.

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center
    The DNA Learning Center is an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned research institution. The Learning Center offers a range of programs and materials in DNA science targeting several educational levels. The site includes a PCR animation, Student Allele Database, program information, hotlinks, and more.

  • Coolest Science Sites
    Looking for websites with great science content? Check out the picks by the editors of the National Academy of Sciences Press.

  • Education Week on the Web
    The current issue...as well as 15 years of archived news and articles...of Education Week are now available on the web.

  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    A compendium of sites for the math and science educator.

  • Fermilab Education Resources
    Be sure to check out the activities developed by ARISE Project teachers. They model use of the National Science Education Standards in the development of curriculum.

  • Mid Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education Web Site
    Focuses on a set of themes critical to improving math and science learning for all students: Equity Issues; Informal Education; Professional Development; Technology and Telecommunications; Public Outreach; Promising Programs & Practices; and Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment. Useful to teachers in all regions.

  • Educational HotSpots Hotlist
    The Franklin Institute's list of educational resources including both online interactives and online exhibits.

  • National Association of Biology Teachers
    The National Association of Biology Teachers is the largest national association dedicated exclusively to the concerns of biology and life science educators.

  • The National Academy of Sciences National Science Education Standards
    The recently published science education standards developed by the National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with hundreds of teacher participants is now available online. The standards document contains recommendations for K-12 science education practices.

  • National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education
    This site has material for teachers, students and the public and many links to the latest information on a variety of health related topics.

  • National Science Teachers Association
    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to the improvement of science education at all levels -- preschool through college.

  • The National Student Research Center HomePage
    Contains information about the NSRC and links to other Web sites related to science, student research, science fair projects, and e-journals of student research. A good resource for teachers interested in publication of their students' research.

  • The New Scientist/Planet Science
    Planet Science provides the latest news of scientific and technological developments worldwide, together with book reviews and explanations of everyday scientific phenomena. You will need to register...but it's free! Check out the "Bizarre" section for strange science anecdotes and experiments.

  • NSTA Reports!
    NSTA Reports!, a 52-page newpaper published six times a year as a free member service, is the association's timely source of news on issues of interest to science teachers of all levels.

  • NSTA's Scope, Sequence & Coordination Project
    The NSTA and its Scope, Sequence & Coordination website offers science educators and science enthusiasts hundreds of curricular resources. Micro-Units, composed of labs, readings, and assessments for teachers and students form a complete curriculum which was developed and tested for the purpose of meeting the National Science Education Standards.

  • Possibilities! Integrating the Internet Into the Secondary Science Classroom
    The title says it all...project categories include interpersonal projects, information collection and exchange, problem-solving projects, and miscellaneous projects.
    (Ann Wild, NSTA)

  • Real Kids Real Adventures
    Check out this site for "Cool Teacher Tools," a comprehensive list of online "discussion lounges" for teachers, a "Magic Teacher Genie" and more.

  • Reinventing Schools: The Technology is Now
    The National Academy of Science's publication dealing with the impact of technology in the classroom.

  • The School Page
    Need help finding or developing lesson plans? Interested in a science newspaper for your classes? Need assistance evaluating your science curriculum? Are you updating your science program? Are you planning in-service workshops? These questions and more are answered on The School Page.

  • SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources
    This list-o-list, maintained by Dr. Alan Cairns at the University of Washington, contains pointers to the best science and math education sites on the web. The links are well annotated and divided into sub-categories to make surfing a breeze!

  • ScienceNet
    A large database of answers to questions from the general public addressed to a panel of scientists, run by a British educational charity, BSS.

  • Teachers Helping Teachers
    The goals of this site: 1)To provide basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers; ideas that can be immediately 2)implemented into the classroom. 3) To provide new ideas in teaching methodologies for all teachers. 4)To provide a forum for experienced teachers to share their expertise and tips with colleagues around the world. Check it out!

  • Teachnet
    This is a site for teachers that is being developed through IMPACT II in New York. There are several web mentors who are managing the site. It is going to have on-line projects, teacher help tips, favorite web sites, etc. This site is for all teachers - all subjects.
    (Judith Jones, '96 AE Fellow)

  • The Textbook League Web Site
    The only Web site where you can find independent, expert appraisals of textbooks that publishers are selling to schools right now. The Textbook League was established in 1989 to support the creation and acceptance of sound schoolbooks.

  • Web Sites and Resources for Teachers
    Two professors of Elementary Education at California State University, Northridge have collected sites and resources from the Internet for teachers to use in their classrooms. There is also a special category for children called "Just for Kids". These sites are entertaining, useful, informative, and fun. They range from lesson plans, creative classroom projects, interactive activities, visits to museums, and trips around the U.S.A. and other countries.

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