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Free Exhibitor Resources

NSTA has invited our conference exhibitor community to tell us about free online resources they are offering to help teachers and others deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resources on this page have not been reviewed by NSTA.

Each listing includes the targeted grade(s), topic(s) covered, and contact information.

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3D Molecular Designs

https://www.3dmoleculardesigns.com/Teacher-Resources.htm

Free student lessons and activities

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Rachel Mosey: rachel.mosey@3dmoleculardesigns.com

https://www.3dmoleculardesigns.com/Teacher-Resources.htm

Lessons, activities and other resources for our kits and models can be accessed free of charge.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: contactus@3dmoleculardesigns.com

3duxdesign

https://www.3duxdesign.com/blogs/the-3dux-stem-show

Fun and creative activities that support in class and remote hands-on STEM learning.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Environmental Science, Engineering, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Marci Klein: marci@3duxdesign.com

https://www.3duxdesign.com/pages/3duxuniversity_edu

Free printable standard-aligned lessons and open-ended activities for STEM and Maker education.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Marci Klein: marci@3duxdesign.com

Activate Learning

https://activatelearning.com/supporting-teachers-and-students-at-home/

Supporting Our Teachers and Students During COVID-19 Outbreak

  • Middle School, High School

  • Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: support@activatelearning.com

Adam Equipment

https://www.adamequipment.com/support/resources/education-resources

Created by teachers for teachers, these resources may be copied and distributed for classroom usage. Each resource comes complete with a reproducible student activity sheet, connections to standards, a vocabulary list, possible extensions, and an answer key. These resources use basic materials to allow learning to take place in classes with limited material, field trips or for home schooling purposes. If you have feedback or if you would like to submit your own classroom resource idea for possible inclusion in the Adam collection, please contact the Education Division at education@adamequipment.com.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physics, STEM

  • Audrey Mora: a.mora@adamequipment.com

Algae Research Supply

https://algaeresearchsupply.com/

Website for Algae Research Supply

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Matthew Huber or Danielle Martinez : service@algaeresearchsupply.com

American Ceramic Society

https://ceramics.org/professional-resources/teachers

The American Ceramic Society and its Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) promotes ceramic and glass science and engineering to middle and high school students through the distribution of its Materials Science Classroom Kit. The kit is used by teachers to introduce 7th-12th grade students to the basic classes of materials -- ceramics, composites, metals, and polymers -- through fun and interactive lessons. The kit includes nine materials science lessons -- five teacher demonstrations and four student labs. Six of the lessons focus specifically on ceramic and glass materials. Additionally, we have a variety of resources available on our website, from lesson plans to downloadable posters to information on ceramics and glass and materials science careers.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Chemistry, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physics, STEM

  • Belinda Raines: braines@ceramics.org

American College of Education

https://www.ace.edu/resources/current-students/digital-learning-connections

American College of Education Digital Learning Connections: Resources and tips on commonly used technology tools in the classroom and everyday lives.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Technology

  • Monica Carson: info@ace.edu

https://www.ace.edu/blog

American College of Education Blog w/ insights from ACE Students and Faculty

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Technology

  • Monica Carson: info@ace.edu

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

https://www.purpleplow.org/

STEM Learning Challenge and Resources. Purple Plow engages student in creating solutions to real-world, complex issues related to agriculture.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Rick Henningfeld: educationdirector@fb.org

https://www.agfoundation.org/files/Ag__the_Environment_FINAL.pdf

Agriculture and the Environment is a six lesson unit designed to engage middle school students in discovery and exploration of topis related to agriculture and natural resources.

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom

Collection of Lesson Plans, Activity Sheets, Online Games, eComics and Books, and Videos.

https://www.agfoundation.org/bringing-biotech-to-life/

Eight lesson unit and final project guide for High School students to learn about Biotechnology and its role in food production.

https://www.agfoundation.org/sustainability/

"Sustainable Agriculture" is a five-lesson unit and one online learning module designed for high schools students to explore sustainability in agricultural practices.

https://www.onthefarmstem.com/files/Beef-Phenomena-Teacher-Toolkit.pdf

"Phenomena Teacher Idea Toolkit" offers 16 ideas for anchor phenomena that could be used to create a sequence of science lessons or developing transfer tasks when working to incorporate NGSS into the classroom. Each phenomena is aligned to the STEM teaching tools Practice #28 and related standards.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science

  • Education Director: educationdirector@fb.org

https://www.agfoundation.org/resources/energy-resources

"Energy and Agriculture" offers both a middle school and high school unit that are each five-lessons addressing NGSS Energy standards.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Earth & Space Science, General Science, Physical Science

  • Education Director: educationdirector@fb.org

https://www.agfoundation.org/ag-lit-catalog/

The "Ag Lit Catalog" is a searchable and sortable database with over 220 free resources. Many resources are science based for Pre-K-12 education.

American Meteorological Society

https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/weather-resources/

Weather Resources for all levels (K-12, Undergrad, Graduate)

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Wendy Abshire :amsedu@ametsoc.org

American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America

https://www.agronomy4me.org/

We offer many free K-12 resources including webinars, lesson plans, and activities. There are lessons and activities applicable to all grade levels K-12 and we're always adding new material.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Susan Chapman: membership@sciencesocieties.org

Amplify

https://freeresources.amplify.com/

A free science resource for teachers and parents that provides self-guided lesson videos for grades K-8 recorded by our partner districts (Seattle, Denver, and more). More resources will be added weekly.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Nick Raducanu: nraducanu@amplify.com

ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System

https://www.anatomyinclay.com/free-resources-social

Along with our shift of social distancing and safety precautions, we promise to continue educating you. We've made the decision to ramp up our online resources to offer you a library of free online materials to review at your convenience. These online materials serve as an exploratory opportunity for us in supporting you and provide continued training for successful anatomy education in your classroom. It is our hope that this will be the initial stage of changes that will result in long term benefits for you and your classroom and will enable us to successfully work together in order to accomplish your goals.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: info@anatomyinclay.com

Animalearn

https://mailchi.mp/726bd434b75a/feb2020-4398766

Free & affordable online life science teaching resources.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bailee Henderson: bhenderson@animalearn.org

Arbor Scientific

https://www.youtube.com/user/Arborscientific

A collection of free video resources created by the best science educators from across the country demonstrating how to teach really cool science concepts in your classroom or remotely.

https://www.arborsci.com/pages/next-time-questions

Next-Time Questions: A series of free science questions that teachers can give their students to elicit thinking. These questions include embellished cartoons to catch students' interest.

https://www.arborsci.com/pages/conceptual-academy

Conceptual Academy Video Vignettes: A series of short videos that make difficult concepts easier to understand. These fun and engaging vignettes are a great way to draw students' attention and inspire learning beyond the textbook. Video concepts include Newton's laws, energy, rotational motion, heat transfer, thermodynamics and more.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cpa

Conceptual Physics Alive!: Watch as renowned physics teacher Paul Hewitt teaches in a classroom with real students, using engaging demonstrations and artwork. Choose from 30+ lessons including linear motion, newton's laws, rotation, gravity and more all through VIMEO, taking the classroom to your students wherever they are.

Beyond Benign

https://www.beyondbenign.org/news-covid-19-updates/

Green Chemistry Virtual Resources

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Janie Butler: Janie_butler@beyondbenign.org

BFW High School Publishing

https://www.bfwpub.com/high-school/us/content/covid19

This is BFW's COVID-19 page. Here, teachers can request e-book access to our books at no-cost, as well as access other resources that we are curating.

  • High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, STEM

  • High School Marketing: hsmarketing@bfwpub.com

BioNetwork

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/autoclave-operation

In this interactive lesson, we'll cover an overview of the autoclave, review safety considerations and you will get the opportunity to run a batch cycle with the autoclave machine.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/centrifugation

This module includes, the basics of centrifugation, effects of gravity on particles in suspension, operation of a centrifuge, differential centrifugation, basic components, hazards and safety.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/chromatography

This module includes, basics of Chromatography, affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion, part and functions associated with chromatography.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/filtration

Construct gravity and vacuum filtration units to filter sand from water.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/hemocytometer

In BioNetwork's Counting Cells with a Hemocytometer you will learn how to: Count cells using a Hemocytometer; Recognize living cells vs dead cells; Calculate the percentage of viable cells; Find the average number of cells per square; Calculate the dilution factor; Find the concentration of viable cells per mL.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/high-performance-liquid-chromotography-hplc

Learn the high level concepts of High Performance Liquid Chromatography by finding out which has more caffeine - an energy drink or coffee? Learn how HPLC works by testing each drink, and then examine the resulting to chromatograms to find out.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/lab-safety

BioNetwork’s Introduction to Lab Safety covers important considerations including: Proper Attire; PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); Safe Environment; Safety Equipment; Following Directions.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/microscope-basics

Take a self-guided exploration of a common laboratory microscope including its care, components, and usage.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • STEM Outreach: engage@ncbionetwork.org

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/molarity

Learn about molarity through this interactive scenario where you will assume the role of a new TA working with Dr. Orville Catalisk.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/moles

Moles can be a little confusing, but BioNetwork's new eLearning course can help! In this exercise, you will play the role of a new intern at a commercial chemical company. Your job is to help various departments with their tasks, both inside and outside the lab. Along the way, you'll learn about moles and be able to apply your knowledge to challenging scenarios.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/pipetting

You've just been hired as a quality assurance inspector for a research testing company. Your job is to talk to employees in the aliquoting department and identify pipetting-related CAPA, Corrective and Preventative Actions that your company should take.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/spectrophotometry

This interactive lesson covers the basics of Spectrophotometry including: a general overview of spectrophotometry, operation of a spectrophotometer, basic components, and common safety considerations.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/interactive-elearning-tools/virtual-microscope

BioNetwork's Virtual Microscope is the first fully interactive 3D scope - it's a great practice tool to prepare you for working in a science lab. Learn terminology, usage, and care by interacting with a fully functional, virtual microscope. When you're ready, challenge your knowledge in the testing section to see what you've learned.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • STEM Outreach: engage@ncbionetwork.org

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/elearning/zombie-college-5-rules-lab-safety

The zombie apocalypse has started because students failed to follow the 5 Rules of Lab Safety! But you can set things right by working safely in the lab to find a cure.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • STEM Outreach: engage@ncbionetwork.org

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/gel-electrophoresis

This animation explores the fundamentals of gel electrophoresis by covering equipment setup and use, loading of DNA samples as well as concepts of molecule separation, gel analysis, and common electrophoresis applications.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/how-does-spectrophotometer-work

This short animation demonstrates the inner workings of a spectrophotometer.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/lake-monster

or over 50 years, immunoassays have been used by physicians, biologists, and forensic scientists to diagnose disease, detect contamination, and to determine the origin of biological samples found at crime scenes. The purpose of this activity is to develop student interest, knowledge, and skills in the areas of biotechnology and life sciences. Join us as we explore a scientific explanation to what’s lurking in the lake.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • STEM Outreach: engage@ncbionetwork.org

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/oil-immersion-microscopy-animation

Explore oil immersion microscopy in this short animated video that explains the use of immersion oil for enhanced image resolution.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/strawberry-dna-extraction

Strawberry DNA Extraction is a fun experiment that you can perform using everyday materials. The purpose of this experiment is to develop the interest, knowledge and skills of our students in the areas of biotechnology and life sciences. It engages students with a hands-on activity that is fun, interesting and informative and that can be used with a variety of levels from grade school to high school by tailoring the complexity of accompanying material.

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/zombie-college-5-rules-lab-safety

A serene college's dark secret is revealed when a government research project goes terribly wrong. Now, Professor McClean must help the remaining students survive by following the 5 Rules of Lab Safety. Hey Teachers! Want to watch Zombie College with your class? Click here to download the student activities (PDFs) and access the Zombie College video game.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • STEM Outreach: engage@ncbionetwork.org

Bio-Rad Laboratories

http://www.youtube.com/bioradeducation

Bio-Rad Explorer's YouTube channel is a hub of educational and instructional videos for students and instructors from Bio-Rad and the life science education community.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/applications-technologies/classroom-resources?ID=MXEFMWGRI&WT.mc_id=200319027887#1

Free Science Coloring Pages

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/education/support/webinars?ID=KVY71A7OP&WT.mc_id=200319027887

Biotechnology Webinars

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMw5t9Os6qA

This webinar presents an overview of real-time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR, or qPCR), one highly-specific technique used to detect the DNA or RNA or a pathogen.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/applications-technologies/classroom-resources?ID=MXEFMWGRI&WT.mc_id=200319027887#5

Animated tutorials on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and ELISA, two techniques used to detect pathogenic nucleic acids or proteins.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team:explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/applications-technologies/pglo-plasmid-map-resources?ID=NISQOC15&WT.mc_id=200319027887

pGLO resources, including a free downloadable plasmid map and DNA sequence that may be used for bioinformatics activities.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Computer Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/applications-technologies/crispr-cas-gene-editing-teaching-resources?ID=Q58I0DWDLBV5&WT.mc_id=200319027887

CRISPR information page, including science, technology, applications of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, with free videos, open-access literature, and visuals

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/en-us/applications-technologies/presentations-activities-for-workshops-teaching?ID=NISQQ7E8Z&WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentations and activities for teaching; the presentations are completely editable, so educators and students use and tailor the presentation for their needs

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/software/lse/Downloads/identifying-patient-zero-of-zombie-apocalypse.ppt?WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentation on immunology, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), and modeling disease transmission

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/software/lse/Downloads/ELISA_as_a_Diagnostic_Tool_Influenza.ppt?WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentation of the use of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA) as a infection diagnostic test.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/software/lse/Downloads/A_Brief_History_of_PCR.ppt?WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentation of the history of PCR, one technique used in a workflow to detect the DNA or RNA of a pathogen.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/software/lse/Downloads/Real-Time_PCR_Basics.ppt?WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentation on real-time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR, or qPCR), one highly-specific technique used to detect the DNA or RNA of a pathogen.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

https://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/software/lse/Downloads/Real-Time_PCR_Applications.ppt?WT.mc_id=200319027887

Presentation on applications of real-time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR, or qPCR), one highly-specific technique used to detect the DNA or RNA of a pathogen.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Life Science, Technology

  • Bio-Rad Explorer Team: explorer@bio-rad.com

BIOZONE

https://www.thebiozone.com/news/76-covid-19-remote-learning-assistance/

FREE BIOZONE Academy or eBooks for current BIOZONE customers. Terms and Conditions apply.

  • High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics

  • Customer Service: sales@thebiozone.com

Bone Clones Inc

http://www.boneclones.net/portal.php

Bone Clones Hominid Rotational Series

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Evolution

  • Customer Service: info@boneclones.com

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

https://www.carneysandoe.com/science-teaching-jobs-found-here

Free job placement service for educators.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Julie Landis: julie.landis@carneysandoe.com

Carolina Biological Supply Company

https://www.carolina.com/xm/service-updates

Carolina Biological's free activities for teachers, parents and students, suggested products and customer service information.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Customer Service: https://carolina.formstack.com/forms/cust_svc

https://www.carolina.com/hslearningfromhome

Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to supporting parents, teachers, and school districts with learn-from-home resources during this educational disruption. Explore free biology, chemistry, earth, space, environmental and physics activities for high school students.

https://www.carolina.com/mslearningfromhome

Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to supporting parents, teachers, and school districts during this educational disruption with learn-from-home resources for middle school. You’ll find free science activities for teachers and students that are safe and require minimal materials. In addition, you will find parent resources and links to activities that can be purchased and used safely and productively at home with middle-school-aged kids.

  • Middle School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: https://carolina.formstack.com/forms/cust_svc

https://www.carolina.com/learningfromhome

Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to support parents, teachers, and school districts with learn-from-home resources during this challenging time. Explore the resources below for elementary students from Carolina’s Building Blocks of Science™ 3D, Innovators in Science, and Smithsonian Programs.

Center for Translational Science Education, Tufts University School of Medicine

https://sites.tufts.edu/ctse/great-diseases/

Our team of teachers and scientists have co-developed approachable, innovative, and life-relevant content to improve science engagement and health literacy in your high school or science classroom. The curriculum is designed to provide a biological framework for students to learn high school biology in a more relevant and immediate context. It was developed for high school science classrooms, but can be adapted for different courses. It has been used for General Biology, Honors Biology, CP Biology, Elective Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Health Science, Pathophysiology, Biomedical Science, and Introductory College Courses.

The Great Diseases is divided into four modules: Infectious Diseases, Neurological Disorders, Metabolic Disease, and Cancer. Each module runs for six to eight weeks of classroom time. They include 135+ ready-to-teach lessons, which comprise PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, student worksheets, labs, games, and case studies. Check out our website to explore the materials for each of the modules and to request access to the curriculum.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Revati Masilamani: ctse@tufts.edu

Challenger Center

https://www.challenger.org/stem-at-home

STEM at Home is a collection of Challenger Center lessons and activities that can be easily modified and completed at home. Each STEM at Home category includes at least one at-home lesson. These activities require common household items or products that are readily available online.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Education@challenger.org

Circuit Breaker Labs

https://circuitbreakerlabs.myshopify.com/blogs/news-1/e-waste-coloring-sheet

E-waste Coloring Sheet

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Climate Change, Computer Science, General Science, Technology

  • Amanda Preske: info@circuitbreakerlabs.com

Collisions Chemistry

https://www.playmadagames.com/

Collisions is a suite of digital learning games that allow students to visualize and interact with chemistry concepts through fun and challenging games that integrate with your curriculum. Collisions is available via the web (including Chromebooks) and Andriod/iOS tablets. Free teacher accounts allow you to create classes, invite students, share via Google Classroom, track student progress, and download free student-ready resources.

Core Knowledge Foundation

https://www.coreknowledge.org/curriculum/science/

FREE for online download. A 14-unit science curriculum for Grades 3, 4, 5 covering Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Sciences.. Each unit consists of a Student Reader and a comprehensive Teacher Guide. Hands-on activities form the core of each unit. The program is NGSS-informed throughout. Units are paced to be completed in about 22-25 days. Other free Core Knowledge curricula are available in Language Arts and History and Geography.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Dr. Daniel H. Franck: dhfranck@gmail.com

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology K-12 Education

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/k-2-resources/

Resources for K-2

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/3-5-resources/

Resources for grades 3-5

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/6-8-resources/

Resources for grades 6-8

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/9-12-resources/

High School resources

CreositySpace

https://www.creosityspace.com/spring2020.html

CreositySpace is providing lessons from our Contagion Crushers, Water Watchers and Conscientious Chemists units at no cost to help support teachers—parents and guardians, too—to keep all kids engaged in science. We are also offering free STEM-AT-Home activities and a weekly Innovation Challenge.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM

  • Kath Geramita: kath@creosityspace.com

DNAdots from miniPCR bio

https://dnadots.minipcr.com/

DNAdots are simple explanations of modern genetic technologies. These are free to download descriptions of modern techniques, written in under two pages in high-school friendly language with questions attached. The one on qPCR is directly relevant to how COVID-19 tests are performed.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Evolution, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: support@minipcr.com

Earth Force

https://earthforceresources.org

Classroom Activities, civic lessons, youth-adult partnership tools

  • Middle School

  • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, STEM

  • Grace Edinger: gedinger@earthforce.org

EarthEcho International

https://www.earthecho.org/ourecho-challenge

The OurEcho Challenge is a STEM innovation competition that empowers U.S. middle school students to take a closer look at biodiversity in their communities. Students will first identify threats to local ecosystems and then propose solutions to help preserve, protect, or repair those natural resources. 10 finalist teams will join EarthEcho International in Washington, DC, where they will present their ideas to restore or protect local biodiversity. The top three teams will be awarded grants to turn their projects into a reality. Submission Deadline: 11:59 EDT on April 21, 2020. 10 finalist teams will be chosen and notified by May 4, 2020.

  • Middle School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski: kasey@earthecho.org

https://www.earthecho.org/virtual-events

Join EarthEcho for free virtual events. Submit questions and interact with scientists, engineers, and other science professionals through our live events.

  • Middle School

  • Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, STEM

  • Jaclyn Gerakios: jaclyn@earthecho.org

https://www.monitorwater.org/

This is the portal for the EarthEcho Water Challenge. Action guides and lesson plans can be found in the Tools section of the page.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Susan Tate: susan@earthecho.org

https://www.earthecho.org/educator-resources

EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy the Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physics, STEM

  • Jaclyn Gerakios: jaclyn@earthecho.org

EDC's Oceans of Data Institute

http://oceantracks.org

Use the Ocean Tracks curriculum, interactive map, and data analysis tools to explore and quantify patterns in the migratory tracks of marine animals in the northern Pacific Ocean and relate these behaviors to fluctuations and trends in physical oceanographic variables.

  • High School

  • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Leana Nordstrom: lnordstrom@edc.org

Educational Innovations

https://www.teachersource.com/category/workshopsdefault

View our standing-room-only NSTA workshops at your leisure!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Donna Giachetti: donna@teachersource.com

http://blog.teachersource.com/

Educational Innovations' blog is filled with free, teacher-created lessons, worksheets and teaching ideas for K-12 science teachers. Learn some new ideas from your peers in the classroom!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Donna Giachetti: donna@teachersource.com

https://www.teachersource.com/category/here-for-you

A comprehensive list of our free videos, webinars, blogs, lessons and more. An excellent resource as you prepare for remote learning.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Donna Giachetti: donna@teachersource.com

https://www.teachersource.com/category/newsletterlibrary

Educational Innovations maintains a vast newsletter library dedicated to individual science topics - Germs, Density, UV Light, Electricity, Engineering, Green Science, Forensics, STEM and more. Each newsletter provides videos and newsworthy articles you can share with your students. There are discussion starters, worksheets, lesson ideas and more. Dive in and explore!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Donna Giachetti: donna@teachersource.com

https://www.teachersource.com/category/webinars

If you have missed one of recent webinars, now's the time to catch up. Each of these webinar recordings presents new, cutting-edge STEM materials in a manner that shows how easily and effectively these can be used in the classroom.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Donna Giachetti: donna@teachersource.com

EnergyTeachers.org

http://energyteachers.org

Ideas and consultation for educators who want to teach about energy production and use, and about electronics.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Shawn Reeves: shawn@energyteachers.org

FDA Food Safety & Nutrition Education

https://www.fda.gov/teachsciencewithfood

FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) offers free food safety and nutrition education materials. FDA, in collaboration with NSTA, created Science and Our Food Supply, an interactive curriculum for middle school and high school classrooms. The curriculum is linked to several education standards and is free online at www.fda.gov/teachsciencewithfood.

Feed the World

https://ohiocorneducation.org

Hands-on science lessons that connect with state standards and current issues such as environmental issues, renewable fuels, and biotech.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Sally Ewan: EMAIL

Field Tested Systems

https://www.fieldtestedsystems.com/resources

You and your students can join our free remote online sessions for a front-row virtual seat in a professional astronomical observatory. In our day-time sessions, on our lab bench, we'll show the live video spectra of gas tubes. See the Balmer Series live! Your students will learn how each element has a unique spectral fingerprint. During our evening sessions, you and your students will observe live views through the telescope, watch the telescope operator in the control room, and see how he or she controls the instrument and captures images. Typical activities include taking a tour of the moon's craters, learning how they form, how they differ from one another and what we can learn from them. If you teach the Balmer Series in chemistry, or if you discuss light and color and spectra, you might want to have us show you and your students the colors of stars. We'll discuss how we learn about a star from its spectrum. If you have gas tubes available, you can easily demonstrate spectra in a remote classroom. We're here to help. Tell us what you'd like us to show your students in our live sessions.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Use our website contact form

Fisher Science Education

https://www.fishersci.com/us/en/education-products/publications/headline-discoveries.html

Headline Discoveries

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: 1 800-955-1177

https://www.fishersci.com/us/en/education-products/featured-categories/biotechnology-resources-education.html

Biotechnology Program Resources

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Environmental Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: 1 800-955-1177

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

https://www.fitzhenry.ca/usercontent/Fitzhenry/Marketing_imagery/Teachers-Guides/PDFs/WhatsForLunchTG.pdf

Teacher's Resource for What's For Lunch

https://www.fitzhenry.ca/usercontent/Fitzhenry/Marketing_imagery/Teachers-Guides/PDFs/SeaOtterInletTG.pdf

Teacher Resource for picture book SEA OTTER INLET

Flinn Scientific

https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience

To help support teachers, students, and parents during school closures, Flinn Scientific is making available a robust collection of resources for science education. These resources include:

Access to Flinn’s unique digital learning solutions—including WhiteBox Learning, FlinnPREP, and Digital Dissection—to facilitate seamless science and engineering learning at home.

Video labs, along with accompanying teacher and student guides, covering key science topics. More than 40 easy-to-implement activities that use commonly available materials.

Video-based lab experiments conducted by Flinn’s scientific staff and broadcast online. During the broadcasts, Flinn’s full team of scientists will be available to answer questions from teachers and students viewing online.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Tom Trapp: ttrapp@flinnsci.com

https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/

Flinn Scientific is offering at-home learning for middle and high school science with interactive labs, activities, webinars, and full access to digital solutions for engineering, AP Science and dissection! This award-winning content for STEM and science instruction is being made available to students through the end of the school year with unrestricted access.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Vikki J Myers: vmyers@flinnsci.com

https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/

Explore all the ways Flinn Scientific can help you make teaching at-home science easier.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Dawn Pacholik: dpacholik@flinnsci.com

Foundation for Biomedical Research

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Animal-Research-with-Dogs-Also-Benefits-Dogs-Infographic-1.gif

"Animal Research with Dogs Also Benefits Dogs!" infographic

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Human-Research-with-Dogs-1.gif

"Humane Research with Dogs" infographic

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Critical-Role-of-Monkeys-in-Medical-Research-Infographic-2.gif

This infographic titled “The Critical Role of Monkeys in Medical Research” breaks down a sampling of diseases and medical conditions that have all benefited from primate research.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Love-Animals-SUPPORT-Animal-Research-4th-Printing.pdf

Learn about the impact of animal research on veterinary medicine.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Canadian-LASAR-Brochure-French.pdf

Learn about the impact of animal research on veterinary medicine in French.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Spanish-LASAR-digest-for-flipbook.pdf

Learn about the impact of animal research on human and veterinary medicine in Spanish.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Animal-Research-Perceptions-versus-Reality-FBR.pdf

We developed this factual, science-based, and informative brochure that tackles the myths surrounding animal research. It educates readers to the true and proven facts about the benefits and successful results animal research has provided. Each false perception in the brochure is addressed by a highly-respected neuro-oncologist, teacher, and FBR Board Vice-Chair Dr. Henry S. Friedman.

https://www.flipsnack.com/FBResearch/investigacio-n-animal-percepciones-versus-realidad.html

We developed this factual, science-based, and informative brochure in Spanish that tackles the myths surrounding animal research. It educates readers to the true and proven facts about the benefits and successful results animal research has provided. Each false perception in the brochure is addressed by a highly-respected neuro-oncologist, teacher, and FBR Board Vice-Chair Dr. Henry S. Friedman.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Dogs-In-Biomedical-Research-FBR.pdf

Dogs and people get many of the same diseases from heart disease to cancer. What we can glean from studying dogs in medical and scientific research often yields treatments that help not only people, but also dogs themselves.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Cats-Species-Sheet.pdf

Cats have helped scientists to solve medical mysteries and increased our knowledge of conditions that continue to plague humans as well as cats and other species.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Nonhuman-Primates-In-Biomedical-Research-FBR.pdf

Primate research is essential now and for the future of human health. Primates are so similar to people genetically (up to 98%) that they can show us how diseases work in the human body, in ways no other animal, computer or cell culture can.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Mice-Rats-In-Biomedical-Research-FBR.pdf

Approximately 95 percent of all laboratory animals are mice and rats. Research with mice and rats has led to significant new treatments, cures and therapies and continues to revolutionize science and medicine.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NHP-White-Paper-Print-08-22-16.pdf

A collaboration between FBR and eight premier scientific groups. On August 23, 2017, FBR's White Paper, "The Critical Role of Non-Human Primates in Medical Research" was published in Pathogens and Immunity, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/LASAR_Poster_24X24.pdf

To request this poster, email info@fbresearch.org and provide your full name, mailing address, and desired quantity.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/coasters-image-e1540232867966.jpg

Coasters measure 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and come in sets of 4. Email requests to info@fbresearch.org and provide your full name, mailing address, and desired quantity.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Phone_Wallets_Resized.png

Holds credit cards, business cards, IDs, and/or cash. Email requests to info@fbresearch.org and provide your full name, mailing address, and desired quantity.

https://fbresearch.org/resources-foundation-for-biomedical-research/

Here is a link to all of FBR's resource material.

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Stickers_2.png

LASAR square sticker

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bumper-Sticker.jpg

LASAR bumper sticker

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FullSize_Poster_Mice.jpg

911 Rats poster

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Mice-911-poster.jpg

911 Mice poster

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Girl-in-Hospital-FBR-Poster-FBR-01-2020.pdf

Little Girl poster

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Poster_AR_Resized.png

Masked Protesters poster

https://fbresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FullSize_Poster_PersonalEnsign.jpg

Personal Ensign poster

Genes in Space

https://www.genesinspace.org/

Genes in Space is a nationwide challenge that invites teachers and students in grades 7-12 to design innovative experiments that use DNA analysis to solve real-world problems in space exploration. The winning experiment is launched to the International Space Station and carried out by astronauts. Genes in Space is free to enter, and does not require special equipment. The submission deadline is April 25, 2020.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Katy Martin: genesinspace@minipcr.com

Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy

https://gettingnerdywithmelandgerdy.com/store/FREE-Resources-c42712067

FREE SCIENCE RESOURCES: Take some of our BEST Nerdy lessons for a test drive!

Girls Who Code

https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/

Girls Who Code offers FREE coding lesson plans for girls to learn how to code in a supportive environment through our network of inspiring women in tech changing the world through code. When you start a club (which you can do virtually) you'll get access to 120+ hours of self-guided online AND unplugged coding curriculum, access to mini-grants to support your girls, and a network of support staff for any questions, no matter how big or small! Join the movement for gender equity in tech today!

Gratnells

https://learning-rooms.com/teaching-resources/whats-in-my-tray/

What’s in my tray? from Gratnells, makers of the iconic classroom tray, is a
collection of free, downloadable tray based practical activities that will enthuse and engage children. These activities are suitable for children across Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School and High School.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Amy Collins: amyc@gratnells.co.uk

GrowNextGen

https://grownextgen.org

With a primary focus on biology, chemistry, food science and environmental science standards, the site includes e-learning courses and a network of educators and industry leaders to answer questions and provide resources to support the lessons. We're hoping to increase student interest in careers related to food production. Career videos and discussion guides describing career pathways allow teachers to give students a look into multiple careers they might not have considered.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Sally Ewan: sally@educationprojects.org

hand2mind

https://www.hand2mind.com/brands/learning-at-home

On Friday 3/20/2020 hand2mind is launching a weekly schedule of grade-appropriate lessons and activities covering Math, Literacy, and STEM for Kindergarten to fifth grade students. Each daily STEM activity is designed to encourage creativity and engage students in makerspace activities. Each daily Math and Literacy lesson uses a video of a teacher to present the lesson. Children watch the video and then complete the day’s grade-appropriate Math and/or Literacy worksheet. We’ll post a new weekly schedule and the related content every Friday.

HHMI BioInteractive

https://www.biointeractive.org

HHMI BioInteractive develops free resources, including short films, virtual labs, apps, and print materials, that are based on real data and highlight the science practices. These high-quality multimedia resources are developed, vetted, and field-tested by educators and scientists - and are all tied to major curriculum standards.

Hilleman Film, Vaccine Makers Project, VEC at CHOP

http://hillemanfilm.com

The Hilleman Film is part of the Vaccine Makers Project. In addition to an annual essay contest for middle and high school students, this site offers biographical information and film clips about scientists whose work has changed the world.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Alice Gonglewski: vacinfo@email.chop.edu

Immersed Games

https://www.tytoonline.com

With Tyto Online, students solve authentic science problems as they learn, using a video game to power their experience.

  • Middle School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science

  • Lindsey Tropf: lindsey@immersedgames.com

Inq-ITS by Apprendis

http://www.inqits.com/distancelearning/

Inq-ITS research-based, virtual labs engage students in science inquiry and give them real time support as they work; they provide teachers real-time progress monitoring, and use AI to automatically score students' work, including their written responses. Our goal is to help support best instructional practices while engaging students in their learning. We hope you’ll join us!

  • Middle School, High School

  • Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Charity: charity@apprendis.com

Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety

https://classroom.iihs.org/

IIHS in the Classroom lets students explore the science behind what happens in a car crash with crash-science demonstration videos and ready-to-use activities that reinforce core STEM concepts. Each hands-on activity is aligned to current standards and features supporting videos and downloadable student activity sheets. Parents and teachers can access answer keys and tips. The site is completely free to use and new material is added regularly.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Engineering, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Joe Young: jyoung@iihs.org

IRIS

https://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/epo

Online resources for teaching about earthquakes, Earth structure, and plate tectonics, including video lectures, animations, classroom exercises, and oniine data access tools

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science

  • John Taber: taber@iris.edu

iRobot Education

https://hubs.ly/H0nJ5Wx0

Virtual and offline coding projects in addition to other STEM-based learning activities to help keep children occupied and their minds active during their time at home. Some may require additional materials or screen time, while others will encourage the use of items around the house.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Computer Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: education@irobot.com

K12IRC.org

https://www.k12irc.org/

The the K-12 Internet Resource Center (K12IRC.org) is a totally free resource for teachers. We index over 2,400 verified and annotated web and video resources covering K-12 academic subjects, professional development, parental support and using technology in your classroom. K12IRC.org is totally free to use. There is no registration – just dive in.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

KembloX

https://kemblox.org

Applications and suggestions for teachers and students for using KembloX systems in and out of the classroom to understand the ionic compounds' chemistry.

  • High School, College

  • Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Benedict Aurian-Blajeni: kemblox@yahoo.com

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

https://www.flourishkh.com/request-trial

Kendall Hunt is a family-owned and operated publishing company celebrating a 75-year history that includes providing customized curriculum to meet the specific needs of students and teachers. Our science, math, social studies, and gifted programs are available to grades K-12. Kendall Hunt want to make sure that students still have the option and ability to continue learning during this time. As a response to schools closing for an undetermined amount of time, we are giving educators free access to our K-12 science digital curriculum via our online platform, Flourish, for 60 days. Both teacher and student editions are accessible digitally.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science

  • 1-800-542-6657 | https://k12.kendallhunt.com/sales-consultant

Killer Snails

https://www.killersnails.com/pages/free-games

In Scuba Adventures (mobile Virtual Reality experience with Video Demo), students race again the clock as scientists, tagging creatures before their oxygen tanks runs out of air. Earn extra points for tagging venomous creatures whose deadly toxins may unlock the secrets to saving human lives. Students need a phone or iPad to play. For the best experience, a Google Cardboard provides the most realistic VR experience. Available on iTunes. Developed by Killer Snails with support by a 2017 NSF SBIR. In Rainforest Rumble (printable card game), only the best equipped survive! In this game of survival defend your animals with smart arguments and scientific facts. Suitable for players age 5 and up.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science

  • Jessica Ochoa Hendrix: info@killersnails.com

https://www.killersnails.com/pages/free-games

BioDive is an immersive dual virtual reality/digital experience where middle school students are marine biologists investigating the delicate ecosystems of venomous marine snails. Throughout their expedition, students observe, discover, and hypothesize about abiotic and biotic factors that impact marine biodiversity. In Rainforest Rumble (printable game) only the animals that can adapt, are best equipped, and fit SURVIVE! In this game of challenge defend your animals with smart arguments and scientific facts. Suitable for players age 5 and up. In Scuba Adventures (mobile Virtual Reality experience with Video Demo), students race again the clock as scientists, tagging creatures before their oxygen tanks runs out of air. Earn extra points for tagging venomous creatures whose deadly toxins may unlock the secrets to saving human lives. Students need a phone or iPad to play. For the best experience, a Google Cardboard provides the most realistic VR experience.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Jessica Ochoa Hendrix: info@killersnails.com

kjdElectronics, LLC

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhY9_D6JLUn7PY59AVDvFA

One Stop Programming Video Tutorials by kjdElectronics

Knopf Doubleday

https://penguinrandomhousesecondaryeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NSTA-2020-TOD-3.pdf

Knopf Doubleday Titles

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Astronomy, Biology, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology

  • Colleen Rowe: crowe@penguinrandomhouse.com

https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/lab-girl

Discussion Questions for Hope Jahren's Lab Girl

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Reader-Resources-Lab-Girl.pdf

Reader Resources for Hope Jahren's Lab Girl

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/lab-girl/

Lesson Planning for Hope Jahren's Lab Girl

Lab-Aids Inc

https://lab-aids.com/

Supporting our teachers and students during this outbreak with free digital access to students whose teachers have our curriculum.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science

  • Customer Service: customerservice@lab-aids.com

Legends of Learning

https://app.legendsoflearning.com

What is it: Legends of Learning offers 2,000 3rd through 8th grade games and simulations correlated to state standards. Using their various assignment options, teachers can create custom playlists, or have a playlist built for them with a top-rated game. What we're offering: In addition to all of its free games, Legends is providing its premium custom assessments, scheduling features, data/analytics, and training/support for all schools affected by closures for free for the rest of the year. Visit their site, with links at the top for both schools and parents: https://www.legendsoflearning.com/.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Partner Success Team: support@legendsoflearning.com

Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/collections/samuel-morse-papers/about-this-collection/

Samuel F. B. Moorse Papers

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Technology

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/category/science-technology-and-math/

STEM Blogposts from the Library of Congress

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/collections/?fa=subject:science+%26+technology

Digital Collections Relating to Science and Technology

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Physics, STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsSubject.html#science

Chronicling America Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/collections/alexander-graham-bell-papers/about-this-collection/

Alexander Graham Bell Papers

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • General Science

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/

Science, Technology and Business Blog

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/everyday-mysteries/

Everyday Mysteries

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/collections/wilbur-and-orville-wright-papers/about-this-collection/

Wright Brothers

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Aerospace, STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/collections/tissandier/about-this-collection/

Tissandier Collection

https://www.loc.gov/collections/prokudin-gorskii/articles-and-essays/color-photography-method/

Development of Color Photography

https://guides.loc.gov/science-technology?b=s&group_id=17512

Science and Technology Research Guides

https://guides.loc.gov/science-webcasts

Science, Technology and Business Webcasts

https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

Evolution of the Conservation Movement

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/category/science-technology-and-math/

Teacher Blog Page

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • STEM

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsSubject.html#disasters

Chronicling American Natural Wonders, Disasters and the Environment

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Environmental Science

  • Amara Alexander: aalexander@loc.gov

Little River Research & Design

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVa74th2F4P9p-mj-KIrlls8D5l6D1tb-

River Geomorphology Videos with Teaching Guide

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM

  • Anna Durrett: info@emriver.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt2HD6vL70tc2eRLdvzQ-UQ

River Geomorphology Interactive Livestreams & Recorded Videos

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM

  • Anna Durrett: info@emriver.com

https://emriver.com/applications/

Stream Table Curriculum

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, STEM

  • Anna Durrett: info@emriver.com

https://emriver.com/blog/

Searchable Blog on River Geomorphology

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, STEM

  • Anna Durrett: info@emriver.com

Little Scientists

https://www.facebook.com/LittleScientistsUSA/

Little Scientists Facebook Page with Free Daily Hands-On Experiments

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Dr. Heidi Gold-Dworkin: kcharb3368@hotmail.com

Living Road Press

http://www.brodbagert.com/science-book-giveaway/

Free author proof copies of content literature to teach science for K-12

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science

  • Ashley Stewart: info@brodbagert.com

Macmillan Academic

https://static.macmillan.com/static/macmillan/2020-online-resources/downloads/national-science-teachers-association.pdf

Resource listing.

  • High School, College

  • Astronomy, Biology, Environmental Science, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Peter Janssen: peter.janssen@macmillan.com

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

https://www.mackidsschoolandlibrary.com/

Website with downloadable resources, activities, and more for children of all ages & various subjects.

Magical Microbes/Fuel Cell Store/H-Tec Education

https://www.magicalmicrobes.com/pages/sciencefair

Fuel Cell Store, Magical Microbes, and H-TEC Education are teaming up to bring you some STEMulating activity during this hectic time. We are challenging kids of all ages, to create a renewable energy based Science Fair project, and present it to us via video or slide show! Below you will find the detailed rules and regulations that will govern this Science Fair. Each Class will have winners based on judging by employees from Fuel Cell Store, Magical Microbes, and H-TEC Education.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Environmental Science, General Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • C.J. Hankins: sciencefair@myhtec.com

MatterHackers

https://www.matterhackers.com/articles/how-to-use-tinkercad-3d-modeling-software

3D Modeling with Tinkercad: Beginner's Lesson

MiniOne Systems

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/videos/gel-electrophoresis

This animation explores the fundamentals of gel electrophoresis by covering equipment setup and use, loading of DNA samples as well as concepts of molecule separation, gel analysis, and common electrophoresis applications.

https://theminione.com/taste-of-genetics-extension-activities/

These engaging activities build upon the Taste of Genetics MiniLab and the big ideas of AP Biology to create a cohesive introduction to bioinformatics and excite students about real-world uses of science practices. Learn about NCBI, Hardy-Weinberg and BLAST. Contact us for the password to access materials.

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

https://www.msichicago.org/scienceathome

Experience science hands-on with our web and mobile-based apps. Watch baby animals being born, see how the U-505 Submarine was moved to its new home and more. These activities are fun to do, and you'll learn a little about science, too!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Stephanie Cavazos: stephanie.cavazos@msichicago.org

NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

Launch rockets, build a hovercraft, create a winning science fair project and more! These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Aerospace, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Flint Wild: flint.wild@nasa.gov

National Center for Science Education

https://ncse.ngo/supporting-teachers/classroom-resources

NCSE, along with a team of teacher ambassadors, has developed a set of five lesson plans on Climate Change that are freely available on our website. Each lesson comes with teacher directions, a webinar, 5E tools for implementation, and supplemental activities.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science

  • Lin Andrews: andrews@ncse.ngo

National Energy Education Development Project

https://www.need.org/distancelearning/

We understand the need for engaging and hands-on ideas for teachers to use in distance learning or for families to use to keep kids thinking, exploring, and inquiring during this time. We pulled together some of our favorites for teachers, students, and families to utilize!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM

  • The NEED Project: info@need.org

National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroomhttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/-resources/learn-at-home/

These are unprecedented times. The National Geographic Society is committed to supporting learners around the world and the educators who reach them. We've curated resources to teach, connect, explore, and inspire that are free and easy-to-implement. We invite you to explore collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K-12 learners outside the classroom.

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/student-experiences/explorer-classroom/

Live Q&A with Explorers. Connect your students with National Geographic Explorers via live Explorer Classroom YouTube events M-F at 2 PM ET. Register for the chance to be an on-screen participant and ask Explorers about their work.

National Geographic Learning/Cengage

https://ngl.cengage.com/assets/html/covid19/

If your school or district has been closed due to COVID-19, National Geographic Learning can provide you with free access to all digital tools and courseware to support remote learning. Find free digital content and resources to enhance instruction.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Customer Service: CengageCustomerSupportTeam@cengage.com

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

https://catalog.ninds.nih.gov/ninds/product/Genes-at-Work-in-the-Brain-Brain-Basics-/10-5475

Genes at Work in the Brain (Brain Basics). This brochure, part of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Brain Basics series, is an introduction to genes, how they work in the brain, and how gene research is helping lead to new therapies for neurological disorders. The material is designed to be used at the middle level, but teachers have adapted it for upper-elementary and high school students.

https://catalog.ninds.nih.gov/ninds/product/Life-and-Death-of-a-Neuron-Brain-Basics-/02-3440D

Life and Death of a Neuron (Brain Basics). Price: Free. This brochure, part of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Brain Basics series, provides an introduction to neurons, the brain's information messengers. It discusses neurogenesis (the birth of neurons), neurons' migration to the place in the brain where they will do their work, differentiation into different types of cells, and the death of neurons in healthy brains and in disease. The material is designed to be used at the middle level, but teachers have adapted it for upper-elementary and high school students.

https://catalog.ninds.nih.gov/ninds/product/Know-Your-Brain-Brain-Basics-/18-NS-3440A

Know Your Brain (Brain Basics). This brochure, part of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Brain Basics series, is an introduction to the human brain. It explains parts of the brain, how the healthy brain works, and what happens when the brain is diseased or dysfunctional. The booklet is designed to be used at the middle level, but teachers have adapted it for upper-elementary and high school students.

https://science.education.nih.gov/MiddleSchool/OurSenseOfSelf

The Brain: Our Sense of Self. Free curriculum supplement about brain functions, how the brain processes information, how learning occurs, and how the nervous system can be damaged through injury or disease. Online only.

https://www.education.ninds.nih.gov/

NIH/NINDS Brain Resources Page - links to educational events, a Brain Lobe-oratorium game (requires Flash), booklets, and other resources for teachers and students.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

https://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/educators/teacher-toolkit

Noisy Planet’s Teacher Toolkit will help you teach preteens about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. It provides easy-to-use resources and step-by-step instructions for fun activities. This toolkit builds on the success of classroom presentations conducted by the Noisy Planet team at schools within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and offers key resources and tools to teachers, school nurses, and other educators across the country.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, STEM

  • npinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

National Inventors Hall of Fame

https://www.invent.org/at-home-learning-resources

With activities from the National Inventors Hall of Fame's Camp Invention program, this at-home learning resource for STEM education helps turn these uncertain times into innovative learning opportunities.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Abbey Bashor: abashor@invent.org

https://www.invent.org/blog/stem-activities

This blog resource from the National Inventors Hall of Fame is filled with many fun, easy and engaging STEM activities.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Abbey Bashor: abashor@invent.org

https://www.invent.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/2020_STEMActivityGuide_Final.pdf

This free STEM activity guide from the National Inventors Hall of Fame provides educators and parents with innovative and fun learning opportunities for children.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Abbey Bashor: abashor@invent.org

Natural Inquirer

http://www.naturalinquirer.org

Free science education products for K-12 based on Forest Service research

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Climate Change, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science

  • Customer Service: naturalinquirer@cfaia.org

NewPath Learning

https://www.newpathlearning.com/onlinelearning/

Geared toward Next Generation Science Standards as well as current state standards, NewPath’s Online Learning Program features Narrated Multimedia Lessons; Interactive Exercises; Virtual Lab Investigations; Quizzes and more! Enter Subscription Code: HB7C-A472-6VYR-KA5N for FREE 30 Day Access

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics

  • Customer Service: customerservice@newpathlearning.com

NICERC

https://nicerc.org/2020/03/nicerc-home/

Free resources for families at home. Our curriculum is always free to any teacher in the United States.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Laurie Salvail: laurie.salvail@cyber.org

Nomad Press

https://nomadpress.net/the-learning-center/

Nomad Press books fit perfectly into classrooms and homeschools! By engaging young learners in the scientific and engineering design process, we model critical and creative thinking to promote the development of problem-solving skills as readers discover patterns and connections through intellectual inquiry. Our books are fun and interactive, and they inspire readers to move beyond the informational text on the page and take their learning into the world, where the real education waits!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Rachel Benoit: rachel@nomadpress.net

Nourish the Future

https://nourishthefuture.org

Nourish the Future offers free NGSS-friendly, hands-on lessons addressing current topics in science.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Sally Ewan: sally@educationprojects.org

NOVA | PBS LearningMedia

http://pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nova

The NOVA collection on PBS LearningMedia contains over 1,500 free resources from NOVA's broadcast and digital productions that educators and parents can use to spark and enrich middle and high school student STEM knowledge and skills. The resources include video excerpts from NOVA films, interactives, web games, iPad apps, and other resources for lesson planning supplemented with teaching tips, discussion questions, and background essays. Resources in the collection are organized by the core disciplinary topics found in the Next Generation Science Standards and there are also sub-collections that highlight NOVA Labs (NOVA’s digital platform of data-based science games and interactives), NOVA's YouTube series, and full-length NOVA films recommended for classroom use by NOVA's educator community. Follow NOVA Education (@novaeducation) on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on resources.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Ralph Bouquet: novaeducation@wgbh.org

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

https://orise.orau.gov/stem/k-12/index.html

ORISE offers FREE STEM learning opportunities for students and teachers at every level. On the website you can find over 100 free lesson plans and activities, competitions for students and teachers to win prizes, a VR tour of Tremont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, STEM career spotlight videos, and more!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Computer Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: STEMEd@orau.org

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program

https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/

Free downloadable resources, information about annual teacher workshops, and much more to help with the education of the natural gas and oil industry. Our teacher curriculums, that meet state and national science standards, include numerous activities and learning opportunities, much of which can be done at home with simple supplies!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Sally Ewan: sally@educationprojects.org

Operation Wallacea

http://wallaceresourcelibrary.com/

The Wallace Resource Library is a collection of classroom teaching resources designed to assist in teaching conservation and ecology in schools and universities. The Wallace Resource Library is brought to you by Operation Wallacea. All data in the WRL has been collected from our various expedition sites by our volunteers and school groups.

  • High School, College

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: usa@opwall.org

PASCO scientific

https://www.pasco.com/resources/home-science-tools

Distance Learning Labs and teacher resources in the PASCO Experiment Library. No equipment required! Students watch a short video showing the data collection part of the lab, then perform the analysis using the data provided in the PASCO Capstone or SPARKvue file. The associated student lab handout guides them and is available for free download. Teachers have free access to each lab’s teacher guide after creating an educator account.

https://www.pasco.com/resources/home-science-tools

Free Software Access for Capstone & SPARKvue. Students can install at home. We are extending our trial period. Install the trail versions of Capstone and SPARKvue. The trial period has been extended to 6 months.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Technical Support: mpaskowi@pasco.com

https://www.pasco.com/resources/home-science-tools

Free Access to Essential Physics 3rd Edition and Essential Chemistry Curriculum
We are giving schools free access to the digital versions of Essential Physics 3rd Edition and Essential Chemistry curriculum through July 1, 2020. Both the Student e-Books and the Teacher e-Resources are entirely free to access and use.

Peachtree Publishing Company

https://peachtree-online.com/resources/teachers-guides-event-kits/

Explore teacher's guides, discussion guides, event kits, and activity sheets for picture books, illustrated chapter books, middle grade chapter books, and young adult novels.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM

  • Mary Joyce Perry: publicity@peachtree-online.com

https://peachtree-online.com/nsta-2020-virtual-booth/

Check out Peachtree's Virtual Booth for giveaways, author activities, and featured resources curated just for NSTA! Be sure to enter our drawing and complete our survey to let us know how we can best support you in this new age of online learning.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM

  • Mary Joyce Perry: publicity@peachtree-online.com

Penguin Random House Education

https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/

PRH Education Elementary Website

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • PRH K12 Representatives:

https://penguinrandomhousesecondaryeducation.com/

PRH Education Secondary Website

  • Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • PRH K12 Representative: k12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com

https://penguinrandomhousehighereducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Combined-NSTA-2020-TOD.pdf

PRH Education NSTA Titles Collection

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • PRH K12 Representative: K12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com

https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/2020/03/17/temporary-open-access-permission/

Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • PRH K12 Representative: k12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com

https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/titlelist/steam-science-and-the-natural-world/

Elementary STEAM Collection: Science and the Natural World

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • PRH K12 Representative: k12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com

https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/titlelist/steam-math/

Elementary STEAM Collection: Math

https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/titlelist/steam-technology/

Elementary STEAM Collection: Technology

Perimeter Institute

https://resources.perimeterinstitute.ca/collections/lesson-compilations

Perimeter Institute's free digital resources are designed to help teachers explain a range of important physics and science topics. Each compilation includes a set of lesson plans, hands-on activities and demos, modifiable worksheets, background information for teachers, and original PI videos.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Tonia Williams: twilliams@perimeterinstitute.ca

PhD Science by Great Minds

http://phdscience@greatminds.org

PhD Science is a phenomenon-based curriculum designed to help students make sense of the science all around them. Students cover all the core science concepts, but they look at them through the lens of real-world phenomena—so instead of just looking at the topic of weather, they dig into the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, getting a close look at the real life short-term and long-term consequences of a weather event, and then they examine and track their own local weather. With cross-curricular connections we touch on math, history, geography and English language arts—reading trade books to further their understanding of science and practice their literacy skills with award-winning texts. PhD Science is based on the Framework and the NGSS, so you’ll meet all of the standards and you'll integrate three dimensional teaching and learning with every lesson.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: phdscience@greatminds.org

PhET Interactive Simulations

https://phet.colorado.edu

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • PhET Help: phethelp@colorado.edu

PicoEducation Group

https://www.picosolutions.com/pages/project-red-curriculum-library

We provide free curriculum around STEM, Entrepreneurship, & Fitness bridging the gap between the real world & education! Our summer camps, after school programs, & custom curriculum design services act as our core funding source to create these free resources for students! We provide student driven PBL curriculum & certifications which are created by our education team in partnership with our Industry & University service clients of our parent company for various STEM fields! Our unique proprietary pedagogy is known as Project RED (Research, Engineering, & Design). Our goal is to advance STEM education through authentic real world applications that are actually directly from our Industry clients!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Climate Change, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Michael Burghoffer: contact@picosolutions.com

Pitsco Education

https://resources.pitsco.com/stem-at-home

Hands-on, minds-on learning can happen anywhere and everywhere. If you’re looking for STEMspiration because of an unexpected homeschooling need, you’re in the midst of an uncommon education experience, or you just want to have some STEM fun, we’ve got ideas.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Engineering, Physical Science, STEM

  • Pitsco Support: support@pitsco.com

Population Education

https://www.worldof7billion.org/

This site is home to the annual World of 7 Billion student video contest. The contest challenges students in grades 6-12 to connect population growth to one other global challenge. Stream videos from past winners, and download free lesson plans that focus on contest topics. This site also includes a Teen Activism Toolkit, to help students with civic engagement around their video topics.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Imani Williams: poped@populationeducation.org

http://populationeducation.org/

Population Education provides resources for teaching about human population growth and its effects on the environment and human well-being. Download innovative, hands-on lesson plans to incorporate global citizenship and sustainability themes into K-12 classrooms and for distance learning. Request professional development workshops (or virtual workshops through webinars) for school/district or university pre-service classes, and keep up on global issues and educational trends with our PopEd blog.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Imani Williams poped@populationconnection.org

http://worldpopulationhistory.org/

Learn about the impact of population growth and important milestones in human history via the World Population “dot” video (available in 6 languages and CC), interactive population map, thematic timeline and population projections. Download student readings and classroom lessons to explore trends in population, the environment and human well-being over the past 2000 years.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, STEM, Technology

  • Imani Williams: poped@populationconnection.org

Project Learning Tree

https://www.plt.org/curriculum/teaching-with-itree/

Project Learning Tree's Teaching with i-Tree unit includes three hands-on activities that help middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide. Students input data they collect into a free online tool that calculates the dollar value of the benefits provided by a tree, or a set of trees. The activities incorporate the use of i-Tree Design software, a free, state-of-the-art online tool developed by the U.S. Forest Service and its partners. As they complete the activities, students will apply STEM skills to learn the following:

  • Middle School, High School

  • Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM

  • Camilla Cook: information@plt.orrg

Publisher Spotlight

https://www.pinterest.com/pubspotlight/nsta-2020/

Pinterest Board of trade books from 25 publishers

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Ellen Myrick: ellen@publisherspotlight.com

Scholastic

http://bit.ly/2TTSPv6

To support you, your students, and families, we’ve created the Scholastic Learn at Home website. This free resource provides all students with 20* days' worth of exciting learning journeys that span the content areas created by our editors to keep your students actively engaged in learning while school is closed.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Customer Service: learnathome@scholastic.com

science60

https://science60.com/home/homeschooling/

We want to do our part in this extraordinary situation and send you - parents and middle school students (grades 5 to 9) - customized and curriculum aligned experiential learning lesson instructions - for free. To request yours, please visit our website or the resource URL!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: homeschooling@science60.com

Science Connected

https://scienceconnected.org/free-science-education-resources/

With schools closed, many parents and teachers have reached out to ScienceConnected.org for help teaching science at home. Therefore, we are offering two free science education e-books that include NGSS connections and don't require specialized equipment. There is a book of life science lessons for grades 7-12 and another of kitchen-science-style physics experiments for grades 1-6.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics

  • Kate Stone: info@scienceconnected.org

https://magazine.scienceconnected.org/

Science Connected publishes free science information and resources for all ages. Increase science literacy by connecting learners with current research translated into accessible stories. New articles are posted Mondays and Wednesday, with citizen science projects featured on Fridays. Written at approximately 11-12th grade reading level. Frequently showcases female and minority role models in STEM.

  • High School, College

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Kate Stone: info@scienceconnected.org

Science from Scientists

https://www.sciencefromscientists.org/sfsathome

Science from Scientists* is providing our hands-on STEM lessons virtually! These lessons include videos, questions, and simple activities that can be done away from the classroom. Please make sure to check the link often - we are adding lessons daily!

*Science from Scientists is an educational non-profit that brings real, charismatic scientists into schools to teach hands-on lessons to elementary and middle school students. We have a physical presence in California, Minnesota and Massachusetts, but like many organizations, we are adapting to the need for virtual educational resources.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Cortney Wieber: cortney@sciencefromscientists.org

Science News for Students

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/

Science News for Students (formerly Science News for Kids) publishes award-winning journalism on research across the breadth of science, health and technology fields. It aims to bring these new developments to a younger audience. Published daily, Science News for Students posts both shorter news stories and longer features, all written with a vocabulary and sentence structure aimed at readers 9 to 14 years old. The breadth of technical subjects and tone attracts many advanced readers as well. Our stories highlight ongoing research in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. (Science News for Students does not publish original scientific results.) Stories are reported by experienced science journalists, many with PhDs in the fields on which they write.

Science News in High Schools

https://www.sciencenews.org/snhs

Science News in High Schools is a program from the Society for Science & the Public that aims to boost science literacy for every U.S. high school student – and gives teachers easy ways to bring today's science developments into their teaching at a time when distance learning and homeschooling have become the new normal.

Science, Naturally!

https://www.sciencenaturally.com/educational-resources

The Educational Resources page on the Science Naturally website offers free downloadable Teacher's Guides to supplement our STEM books, hands-on activities that can be done at home, worksheets, links to recommended math activities, and online children's literature resources.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Martha Lamborn: Info@ScienceNaturally.com

Science Take-Out

https://www.sciencetakeout.com/news-blog/

Science Take-Out is making kit files and photos of kit experiment results available on their website for teachers to use for online teaching. NOTE: These are not "online" (i.e. computer simulation) labs - the kits are hands-on labs with photos taken of the lab results.

Seeds of STEM (by The STEM Education Center at WPI)

https://www.seedsofstem.org/

Seeds of STEM is a year-long STEM curriculum, integrating science concepts with engineering practices. During school closures, we will share simplified version curricular activities that parents and teachers of preschoolers could try at home. Every Friday there will be a new set of weekly activities.

SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program)

https://sepuplhs.org/human_endeavor.html

Science as a Human Endeavor. Science and engineering are human activities. People from all over the world engage in science and engineering and use scientific information and technological solutions. The types of questions a scientist asks and the types of problems an engineer tries to solve are influenced by what they think is important. And what they think is important to investigate often depends on their background, experiences, and perspective. This is why it is essential for all types of people to become scientists and engineers—to be sure science and engineering respond to their interests and needs and to be sure that there are diverse ideas to enrich explanations and arguments. Participation by a wide variety of people in science and engineering will lead to greater and swifter progress toward understanding how the natural world works and solving problems facing individuals, communities, and the environment. To learn more about the interests and accomplishments of diverse scientists and engineers, and how people with varied backgrounds contribute to and depend on the advancement of science and technology, visit the links on this page.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • SEPUP Group: sepup@berkeley.edu

https://sepuplhs.org/middle/third-edition/simulations/index.html

Free online simulations and other digital activities that can be done at home using a computer with accompanying student guides and student sheets.

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • SEPUP Group: sepup@berkeley.edu

Smithsonian Science Education Center

https://ssec.si.edu/food

Food! is a curriculum module aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Food! is a module broken up into seven parts. Each part contains a series of tasks to complete. Each task contains additional resources to support that task. We have provided a suggested order for the parts and tasks. However, the structure of the guide hopefully allows you to customize your learning experience by selecting which parts, tasks, and resources you would like to utilize and in what order you would like to complete them.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/mosquito

Mosquito! is a curriculum module aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Mosquito! is a module broken up into seven parts. Each part contains a series of tasks to complete. Each task contains additional resources to support that task. We have provided a suggested order for the parts and tasks. However, the structure of the guide hopefully allows you to customize your learning experience by selecting which parts, tasks, and resources you would like to utilize and in what order you would like to complete them.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/mosquito-espanol

Mosquito! is a Spanish language curriculum module aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Mosquito! is a module broken up into seven parts. Each part contains a series of tasks to complete. Each task contains additional resources to support that task. We have provided a suggested order for the parts and tasks. However, the structure of the guide hopefully allows you to customize your learning experience by selecting which parts, tasks, and resources you would like to utilize and in what order you would like to complete them.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/aquation

Choice, strategy, balance, and . . . water equity? Parts of the planet are struggling to get enough water. Use each region's wealth to build pipes, desalinate water, and conduct research to bring water where it's needed most. Monsoons, dry spells, disease, and even cursed lawn sprinklers can help or hinder your progress. Manage your wealth and water carefully to solve the world's water crisis!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/tamis-tower

It’s lunch time and Tami, the golden lion tamarin, is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower. But watch out! Other animals can cause Tami’s tower to topple over. From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Tami’s Tower: Let’s Think About Engineering is an educational engineering design game that will help teach your student how to design a solution to a problem using basic engineering design principles.

https://ssec.si.edu/tamis-tower-espanol

¡Es la hora del almuerzo y Tami, la tití león de cabeza dorada, tiene hambre! Ayuda a Tami a alcanzar la deliciosa fruta construyendo una torre. ¡Pero cuidado! Otros animales pueden hacer que la torre de Tami se derrumbe. Del Smithsonian Science Education Center, Tami’s Tower: Pensemos en la ingeniería es un juego educativo de diseño de ingeniería que ayudará a enseñar el diseño de una solución a un problema utilizando principios básicos de la ingeniería.

https://ssec.si.edu/pick-your-plate

Pick Your Plate: A Global Guide to Nutrition: Travel around the world with Plato to learn about building healthy meals. Eat avocado toast in Australia, baobab fruit in Benin, and sautéed reindeer in Finland! Yum! Pick your favorite plates for morning, midday, and evening meals. Be sure to meet your daily nutritional needs while not going over your budget! Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition is an educational nutrition game that will help teach students about building healthy meals while using nutritional guidelines from countries around the world!

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/sugar-simulation

Sugar Simulation: This simulation shows what happens to particles when sugar dissolves in water and water evaporates.

https://ssec.si.edu/glider-guide

Glider Guide: Soar above five real world terrains in the United States while learning about different types of land and water features. Observe eleven different land and water features including: mountains, plains, lakes, oceans, and mesas. View terrain maps from first-person and top-down view. Test your knowledge of land and water features after every flight with an in-game assessment. The Glider Guide simulation is available as a website for computers. Download the application for use on tablets and mobile devices.

https://ssec.si.edu/light-up-the-cave

Light Up the Cave: This simulation allows users to test various light sources in a dark cave. This resource is aligned with the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom grade 1 physical science module, "How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?"

https://ssec.si.edu/home-on-the-range

Home on the Range: This simulation asks users to answer questions about plant and animal habitats and habitat ranges. This resource is aligned with the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom grade 2 life science module, "How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?"

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/girls-and-women-in-stem

Girls and Women in STEM activities consist of five 5-15 minute and eight 45 minute-1 hour independent STEM activities across various STEM topics for ages 3 to 14 years.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian

Explore Smithsonian: Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the science and research of the Smithsonian Institution. Each video in this series is designed for use in the classroom by highlighting a driving question and following Smithsonian scientists as they go about the process of science. Viewers are taken from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, to the Chandra Telescope Mission Control Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Viewers even get to visit the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park to learn about the types of adaptations pandas, like Bao Bao, have for their distinctive bamboo diet.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/goodthinking

Good Thinking!:This original web series is designed to support K-12 science educators through targeted short-format videos that explore common student ideas and misconceptions about a range of science topics such as energy, chemical reactions, and natural selection, as well as pedagogical subjects like student motivation and the myth of left and right-brained people.Each episode is grounded in findings from peer-reviewed science and education research, has been vetted by experts, and was developed with national standards in mind. Whether you’re looking to refresh your content knowledge before beginning a new unit, or to pick up tips to refine and enhance your teaching practices, we believe great science education begins with Good Thinking!

https://ssec.si.edu/disaster-detector

Disaster Detector: Disaster Detector teaches players how to analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and how to implement tools to mitigate the effects of those disasters.

https://ssec.si.edu/showbiz-safari

Showbiz Safari: Showbiz Safari is an educational life science game that will help teach your student about the diversity of plants and animals in different habitats.

https://ssec.si.edu/morphy

Morphy: Morphy is a life science game that teaches students that animals have external structures that function to support survival and behavior.

https://ssec.si.edu/bumperducks

BumperDucks is an educational physical science game that will help teach players about what happens when two objects collide and how mass impacts the acceleration of an object.

https://ssec.si.edu/habitats

Habitats: Do you know where the red-eyed tree frog calls home? Play this game based on animal habitats to learn! Explore the desert, coral reef, jungle, and marsh to discover where many animals live by matching each animal to their correct habitat!

https://ssec.si.edu/expedition-insects

Expedition: Insects is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards for grades 3-5. In the book, readers travel around the world to visit six different types of insects in their natural habitats. The young explorers learn about how evolution is responsible for all the beauty, fearsomeness and awe found in nature’s insects.

https://ssec.si.edu/weather-lab

Weather Lab is a tool to help visualize how North America’s weather is formed. This lab is designed to model the complex interactions between air masses and ocean currents, but like all models it represents probable outcomes. Each prediction you make is for possible outcomes during Spring.

https://ssec.si.edu/weather-widget

Smithsonian Science for Makerspaces: Weather Widget engages students in developing predictions of future weather events based on patterns found in data. Using computational thinking and data analysis, students will investigate how different locations can have different weather effects and will design solutions to problems caused by unique weather conditions.

https://ssec.si.edu/trait-tracker

The Smithsonian Science for Makerspaces: Trait Tracker explores how the environment affects the traits organisms develop. Using computational thinking and system models, students will obtain data and uncover patterns related to how characteristics can influence an animal’s success in an environment.

https://ssec.si.edu/magnet-motion

The Smithsonian Science for Makerspaces: Magnet Motion lesson plan explores how magnetic forces can act on objects without them being in contact. Using computational thinking and pattern recognition, students will use information from data tables to construct a model representation of a transportation track.

https://ssec.si.edu/match-pitch

Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how stringed instruments can create sounds through vibrations. They will observe how the tightness or looseness of a string will affect an instrument’s pitch. At the end of this challenge students will be able to distinguish between high pitch and low pitch sounds by modifying a 3D printed guitar model.

https://ssec.si.edu/channel-challenge

Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how water can rapidly change the environment. They will observe how engineers reduce the impact of flooding events with materials that can absorb and channel water. At the end of this challenge students will be able to assess the ability of classroom materials to stop the movement of water. Student groups will devise and test a flood prevention system to stop water from reaching a castle, using 3D printed models.

https://ssec.si.edu/channel-challenge

Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how water can rapidly change the environment. They will observe how engineers reduce the impact of flooding events with materials that can absorb and channel water. At the end of this challenge students will be able to assess the ability of classroom materials to stop the movement of water. Student groups will devise and test a flood prevention system to stop water from reaching a castle, using 3D printed models.

https://ssec.si.edu/wilderness-watch

Student teams will be introduced to a method of capturing and interpreting data about local wildlife. Students will observe their surroundings and make connections between resources and animal populations. At the end of this lesson students will be able to make conclusions about their local environment using data gathered from a 3D printed camera trap and a smartphone.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/anemometer-energy

Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how communities use wind energy to generate electricity. They will assess their local area for good sites to place a wind turbine. Using an anemometer, they will count the number of rotations in their chosen location. At the end of this challenge students will be able to determine strategies for optimal wind energy using 3D printed models and classroom materials.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Earth & Space Science, Engineering, General Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

https://ssec.si.edu/filter-fun

Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how communities can use materials to filter out pollution in water. They will observe how filtration is a common process that happens in laboratories and in nature. At the end of this challenge students will be able to assess materials for their ability to filter out debris. Students will also devise and test a filter system based on an iterative design process, using 3D printed models and classroom materials.

  • Pre-K/Elementary

  • Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: ScienceEducation@si.edu

Society for Neuroscience

https://www.brainfacts.org/brain-anatomy-and-function/cells-and-circuits/2019/build-a-neuron-011819

This is an interactive web page to teach students about how neurons are constructed.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Life Science

  • Lynnie Fein-Schaffer: lfein-schaffer@sfn.org

https://www.brainfacts.org/for-educators/for-the-classroom/2019/diy-neuroscience-carnival-022819

This resource includes 6 low cost ways to explore the world of neuroscience with basic everyday items one might have at home.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Life Science

  • Lynnie Fein-Schaffer: lfein-schaffer@sfn.org

Soil Science Society of America

https://www.soils4teachers.org/

We offer many free K-12 resources including webinars, lesson plans and activities, state soil booklets, and a unit overview with general soils information. There are lessons and activities applicable to all grade levels K-12 and we're always adding new material.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Susan Chapman: membership@sciencesocieties.org

Southern Science Supply

http://www.brodbagert.com/science-book-giveaway/

Brod Bagert Heart of Science Poetry Books

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Astronomy, Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Carol Espensen: carol@southernsciencesupply.com

Speak Agent, Inc

https://www.speakagent.com/coronavirus

We have developed an in-depth Speak Agent digital lesson, along with a brief letter to families, to help students in grades 3-8 understand key concepts related to the coronavirus. One of the key concepts is that the human body is built to withstand all sorts of infections. The lesson explores defense against the coronavirus using the metaphor of a castle. In addition to exploring key virology concepts in an accessible way, the lesson also suggests practical steps that are within a child's power to carry out. These are relevant not only for COVID-19, but for most types of viruses.

STEM101

https://stem101.org/distance-learning/

Free Distance Learning Libraries

  • Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Biology, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Tom DiCamillo: info@stem101.org

TCI

https://www.teachtci.com/

With growing concerns over COVID-19 and the recent school closures, TCI wants to make sure teachers have everything they need to keep learning going. We are committed to supporting teachers with the technological resources they will need to implement virtual teaching and learning. TCI's online platform is now available to all qualified schools or districts whether or not you are a current customer. Fill out this form with a valid school or district email to get free access: https://go.teachtci.com/we-are-here-to-help

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science

  • info@teachtci.com

TeachKind

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/lesson-plans-activities/amazing-arctic-animals-printable-mini-book-and-activity/

Use this engaging lesson plan in your Arctic animals unit this year and see how eager to help your students will be!

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/lesson-plans-activities/helping-a-local-school/

These resources help to add an element of compassion to a unit for second graders on the white-tailed deer.

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/lesson-plans-activities/humane-stem-activities/

Nine STEM Activities That Encourage Compassion

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/lesson-plans-activities/meat-environment-debate-kit/

Debate Kit: Is Animal Agriculture Harmful to the Environment?

https://headlines.peta.org/teachkind-share-the-world/

The Share the World kit is perfect for teaching elementary school students the Golden Rule and the importance of compassion and empathy. This all-inclusive pack has everything that a teacher needs to implement lessons on empathy, kindness, and compassion in an accessible and fun way and can be used to meet Common Core standards.

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/lesson-plans-activities/comparative-anatomy-lesson/

Comparative Anatomy: Use this lesson on skeletons to show students that scientific evidence exists to prove that human and nonhuman animals are alike in all the ways that matter most.

TERC

https://www.terc.edu/free-educational-resources/

A collection of free TERC resources to help educators, parents, students, and others.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Life Science, Physics, STEM

  • Communications team: contactus@terc.edu

Texas Instruments

https://education.ti.com/en/resources/online-learning-program

As many transition to remote learning, we are pleased to offer free, 6-month licenses of TI software to all teachers and students. In addition, we have made both the TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS apps for iPad free for download through April 2020. After downloading the software, you can take advantage of hundreds of free science lessons, simulations, and STEM projects available at ScienceNspired.com.

  • Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • TI Cares Customer Support: ti-cares@ti.com

Thames & Kosmos

http://thamesandkosmos.com/images/tip_sheets/Dimension_Teacher_Tip_Sheet.pdf

Teacher tip sheet for Dimension. Dimension teaches players how to analyze patterns and use critical thinking skills in line with Common Core standards.

http://thamesandkosmos.com/images/tip_sheets/Ubongo_Teacher_Tip_Sheet.pdf

Teacher tip sheet for Ubongo. In Ubongo, players solve puzzles using shapes by experimenting with the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations in line with Common Core standards.

https://happyatoms.com/assets/lessons/HappyAtomsExampleLessons.pdf

Happy Atoms sample lesson plans. Happy Atoms is a revolutionary way of teaching and learning chemistry. This physical and digital system lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, STEM

  • Customer Service: Support@thamesandkosmos.com

https://thamesandkosmos.com/downloads/Kids-First-Coding-&-Robotics-CTSA-Curriculum-Correlation.pdf

Curriculum correlation for Kids First Coding & Robotics. The 30 lessons in Kids First Coding & Robotics are aligned with standards for computer science education developed by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Guidelines from the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) and courses from Code.org were also referenced in the creation of these lessons.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Computer Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: Support@thamesandkosmos.com

https://thamesandkosmos.com/downloads/NGSS-Correlations-by-Product.pdf

Next Generation Science Standards Correlation to Thames & Kosmos products.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, College

  • Aerospace, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, STEM, Technology

  • Customer Service: Support@thamesandkosmos.com

https://thamesandkosmos.com/manuals/full/700100_CP_Forces_and_Interactions_Manual.pdf

NGSS aligned lesson plans and assembly instructions for Forces & Interaction Middle School Classroom Kit. The Forces & Interaction kit comes with 10 physics and engineering design activities. Online videos of models are also available and a link is provided in the manual.

The STEM Education Center at WPI

https://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem-education-center/teacher-resources

We are currently offering a LIVE, interactive, virtual STEM Meet-up where we will share online tools and STEM activity resources each Thursday from 3-4 pm. We also offer a list of high quality STEM/PBL resources including three STEM Challenges developed by the STEM Education Center for PK-12 educators.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Engineering, General Science, STEM, Technology

  • Donna Taylor: dltaylor@wpi.edu

TheBeamer LLC

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlviXsDAYXu1cM4MRmMEfIQe9GFAL6ifW

The Stardust Mystery animated science videos on YouTube tell the story of Stardust: "we are made of Stardust that was once in the body of Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex." The story is about atoms. What are atoms? Where, when, and how were atoms created? How big are atoms, and how many do I have in my body? How did atoms get from Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex to you and me?

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Earth & Space Science, Evolution, Physical Science, STEM

  • Support: info@TheBeamer.com

https://thestardustmystery.com/missionkt-4-player-pack/

During school closings, TheBeamer will make its 3-D Video Computer Learning Game, MissionKT, available for free for teachers and students. The game for Windows or Mac was developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). MissionKT for ages 8 to 13 tells the story of Stardust: "we are made of Stardust that was once in the body of Albert Einstein and the Last T-Rex." The story is about atoms, their creation, size, number and how they are shared. Up to 4 internet-connected players explore the world of dinosaurs for fun, adventure and learning. They discover how they inherited Stardust from the Last T-Rex. Download the game at https://thestardustmystery.com/missionkt-4-player-pack/. Request your free Product Key at info@TheBeamer.com. Put PRODUCT KEY in the Subject line.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Astronomy, Earth & Space Science, Evolution, Physical Science, STEM

  • Support: Info@TheBeamer.com

https://bot.thebeamer.com/bots/1

The Albert Einstein Expert Avatar is a free prototype computer application that allows users to ask spoken or text questions of his Avatar. Users can ask about Einstein's life, work and opinions, and his Avatar will respond verbally based on a library of anticipate questions and curated responses. The technology is also being developed to allow users to create their own Expert Avatars with automated suggestions for questions and answers obtained from search engines. We would love your feedback.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • General Science, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Support: support@TheBeamer.com

https://thestardustmystery.com/building-the-universe/

During school closings, TheBeamer will make its 3-D Video Computer Game, Building the Universe: Part 1, available for free for fun, adventure and learning. The game for Windows PCs was developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Building the Universe for ages 11 to 18 is a game in which the player, starting at the Big Bang with quarks, assembles protons and neutrons, then adds electrons to assemble the first atoms, then assembles atoms to create stars and galaxies, and eventually finishes 13.8 billion years later with the Solar System and a habitable planet Earth. Part 1 creates the first atoms. You can download the game from our web site https://thestardustmystery.com/building-the-universe/ Request your free Product Key at Support@TheBeamer.com. Put PRODUCT KEY in the email Subject line. Also see the animated Science Videos on the Stardust Mystery YouTube Channel

  • Middle School, High School

  • Earth & Space Science, Physical Science, Physics

  • Support: support@TheBeamer.com

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach

https://www.facebook.com/tuftsceeo

Free activities and resources for teachers and parents to bring engineering into their home.

Twig Education

http://twigeducation.com/covid19

Free K–12 STEM resources, including Grade-specific independent distance learning packets featuring multimodal lessons to engage students and develop critical thinking skills; Twig Science Tools in English or Spanish, featuring 3,000+ science and engineering videos, games, lessons, activities, and quizzes for Grades K–5; Twig Secondary's award-winning library of 3,000+ videos and digital resources for Grades 6–12; Weekly topical science news from Twig Science Reporter; Twig Science magazine-style leveled readers to combine ELA and science learning

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM

  • Customer Support: support@twigeducation.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Radiation Protection Division

http://www.epa.gov/radtown

RadTown is EPA's radiation education platform for middle school and high school learners. Use the factsheets to learn more about sources of radiation in our daily lives and explore resources from across the federal government. Educational activities complement physics, chemistry, earth science and biology lessons, and are student-centered

  • Middle School, High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics

  • Lauren Matakas: matakas.lauren@epa.gov

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Air Quality Flag Program Lesson Plans

https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=flag_program.educational

A variety of hands-on lesson plans relating to air quality.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical Science, STEM

  • Melissa Payne: payne.melissa@epa.gov

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Research and Development

https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/building-greenway-case-study

"Building a Greenway: Case Study" activity from US EPA's EnviroAtlas
This free interdisciplinary learning module promotes student discovery using available online maps and data, engaging students to be collaborative decision-makers. This interactive case study is intended for secondary education, undergraduate, and community education/engagement programs (9th grade +).
Recommendation for this activity during self-isolation: students could debate/make their case using a video and then asynchronously debate virtually.

All of the EnviroAtlas educational materials are free - all of the time! Please find other activities on ecosystems, the environment, human health, and city and regional planning on the EnviroAtlas Educational materials page here: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-educational-materials.

Additionally, there is a free National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) hosted webinar featuring EPA's experts: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology. The webinar was recorded on November 13, 2014 and is for educators. Note: the EPA EnviroAtlas team went on to develop several additional educational resources after this webinar was recorded: https://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/web_seminar_archive_sponsor.aspx?page=EPA.

Another resource, while not specifically for educators, is an on-demand webinar about EnviroAtlas recorded on January 15, 2020: https://www.epa.gov/research/enviroatlas-update-webinar-archive.

https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/connecting-ecosystems-and-human-health?

  • High School, College

  • Computer Science, Environmental Science, General Science, STEM, Technology

  • Jessica Daniel: daniel.jessica@epa.gov

https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/connecting-ecosystems-and-human-health?

"Connecting Ecosystems & Human Health" lesson plans from US EPA's EnviroAtlas
This engaging free lesson plan module for grades 4-12+ introduces students to the connections between ecosystems and human health by using an interactive web-based tool and a hands-on activity. The “Student Instruction Sheet” can be used exclusively online.

Recommendation for this activity during self-isolation: Use the page titled “Student Instruction Sheet.”

All of the EnviroAtlas educational materials are free - all of the time! Please find other activities on ecosystems, the environment, human health, and city and regional planning on the EnviroAtlas Educational materials page here: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-educational-materials

Additionally, there is a free National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) hosted webinar featuring EPA's experts: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology. The webinar was recorded on November 13, 2014 and is for educators. Note: the EPA EnviroAtlas team went on to develop several additional educational resources after this webinar was recorded: https://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/web_seminar_archive_sponsor.aspx?page=EPA

Another resource, while not specifically for educators, is a on demand webinar about EnviroAtlas recorded on January 15, 2020: https://www.epa.gov/research/enviroatlas-update-webinar-archive

https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/introduction-ecosystem-services?

"Introduction to Ecosystem Services" lesson plans from US EPA's EnviroAtlas
This suite of six free mini-lessons (designed for grades 4-6, but adaptable to multiple grades) introduces the concept of ecosystem services. The suite of all six lessons together uses a blended learning format to do three things (1) get kids outside, (2) engage students with an interactive, online, cutting-edge technology tool from the US EPA, and (3) have students participate in hands-on activities. One activity can be done exclusively online (Activity #3: Webquest), but additional student handouts are printable and ready-to-go. Teacher handouts contain teacher instructions and science standards.
Recommendation for this activity during self-isolation: “Activity #3: Webquest” can be done entirely online.

All of the EnviroAtlas educational materials are free - all of the time! Please find other activities on ecosystems, the environment, human health, and city and regional planning on the EnviroAtlas Educational materials page here: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-educational-materials

Additionally, there is a free National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) hosted webinar featuring EPA's experts: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology. The webinar was recorded on November 13, 2014 and is for educators. Note: the EPA EnviroAtlas team went on to develop several additional educational resources after this webinar was recorded: https://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/web_seminar_archive_sponsor.aspx?page=EPA

Another resource, while not specifically for educators, is a on demand webinar about EnviroAtlas recorded on January 15, 2020: https://www.epa.gov/research/enviroatlas-update-webinar-archive

https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/exploring-your-watershed?

“Exploring Your Watershed” lesson plans from US EPA’s EnviroAtlas. This free interactive lesson-plan module for grades K-6 encourages students to explore their local watershed through a hands-on lab, an outdoor exploratory session with maps, and an EnviroAtlas web-mapping session that can be completed with or without internet. This lesson plan is also available in Spanish!

Recommendation for this activity during self-isolation: “Wax Paper watershed” can be done at home with minimal materials (wax paper, washable markers, water).

All of the EnviroAtlas educational materials are free - all of the time! Please find other activities on ecosystems, the environment, human health, and city and regional planning on the EnviroAtlas Educational materials page here: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-educational-materials

Additionally, there is a free National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) hosted webinar featuring EPA's experts: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology. The webinar was recorded on November 13, 2014 and is for educators. Note: the EPA EnviroAtlas team went on to develop several additional educational resources after this webinar was recorded: https://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/web_seminar_archive_sponsor.aspx?page=EPA

Another resource, while not specifically for educators, is a on demand webinar about EnviroAtlas recorded on January 15, 2020: https://www.epa.gov/research/enviroatlas-update-webinar-archive

https://www.epa.gov/air-research/air-quality-and-energy-choice-stem-activities-educators

Particle pollution, known as particulate matter (PM), is one of the major air pollutants regulated by EPA to protect public health and the environment. A PM air sensor kit has been developed by EPA researchers as an educational tool to teach children about air quality and air science.

A guide has been developed that includes the following information:

  • Instructions for buying the parts and building your own particle sensor

  • A 10-minute activity that includes information on air pollution and explanation of how the PM air sensor works

  • Discussion questions to ask students after the lesson

  • Handout

Note this activity requires specific components that may not be readily available to students self-isolating including (Arduino Uno R3; breadboard; breadboarding wiring bundle; a PM sensor, LEDs; 9 volt battery, Ohm resistor; and USB cable to program the Arduino)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/edu/

Soil Education webpage featuring lesson plans and other resources for students and teachers for K-12, College and Professionals.

U.S. Geological Survey

https://www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/yes/resources-teachers/national-science-teaching-association-national

This page is where the USGS will link to resources that would normally be available at the NSTA National Conference, including classroom activities, information on obtaining online and paper maps from USGS, water data, earthquake and hazard resources, and other products and educational resources.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, STEM

  • Laura Corey: lcorey@usgs.gov

Vaccine Makers Project, Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

http://vaccinemakers.org

The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) is committed to public education about vaccine science via scientifically supported, historically accurate, and emotionally compelling content.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, General Science, Life Science, STEM, Technology

  • Aiice Gonglewski, VMP Outreach Coordinator: vacinfo@email.chop.edu

Vernier Software & Technology

https://www.vernier.com/remote-learning/

Vernier Software & Technology is providing free remote learning solutions to keep students engaged in STEM during school closures. These online resources include free trials to Vernier Video Analysis™ and Pivot Interactives, as well as more than 80 free experiments with sample data covering a large range of subjects. With these tools, teachers can help students form a deep understanding of key scientific concepts outside the classroom and laboratory.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Jake Hopkins: support@vernier.com

WGBH/PBS LearningMedia

https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/

PBS LearningMedia has thousands of FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more resources for educators. This platform contains science content aligned to NGSS state standards and optimized for digital use in and outside the classroom.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Aerospace, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, STEM, Technology

  • Mitul Daiyan : mitul_daiyan@wgbh.org

World Wildlife Fund

http://www.wildclassroom.org/

From creative writing to crafts and science activities to games, Wild Classroom has a variety of materials for parents and teachers to use to help kids explore and understand the world around them. Use common household items to teach the importance of tigers, create an origami milkweed planter, watch WWF experts answer questions from students, and much more. These free resources are perfect for school, home, or any learning environment and will leave kids with an understanding of how their actions help shape the future of nature.

  • Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, High School

  • Climate Change, Environmental Science, General Science, STEM

  • Kate Walker: kate.walker@wwfus.org

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