Science

Scientific American’s Science at Home –– Taking it home with Scientific American (Elementary, Middle, High)

Archimedes Notebook ––“Hands-on science exploration”—many resources and activities for science exploration (Elementary)

Biology Activities

SuperPowers –– BioEngineering with super heroes (Elementary, Middle, High)

Extracting DNA –– from bananas ( Middle, High)

Extracting DNA –– from strawberries ( Middle, High)

BirdSource –– great science out your window–be a part of the great bird count (Elementary, Middle, High)

The Molecularium –– science in miniature

Biology Teachers Resources –– resources for every section of biology from the National Association of Biology Teachers (Middle, High)

Sheep’s Eye Dissection –– We did it–you can too! You need releases from parents and a sense of adventure, but it is well worth the effort. (Middle, High)

Dissecting cows eyes

NOAA –– provides many wonderful resources to protect our oceans and atmosphere. (Elementary, Middle, High)

Nanooze –– free to teachers — a print and downloadable magazine about nanotechnology written for students (Elementary, Middle, High)

Become a plant doctor –- Lessons and labs in plant science (Elementary, Middle, High)

NSF Biology Classroom Resources for all levels and audiences (Elementary, Middle, High)

Chemistry Activities

Chromatography T-shirts –– one of our perennial
favorites (Elementary, Middle, High)

Iron-fortified Cereals –there really is iron in those flakes! (Elementary, Middle, High)

Break the tension — multiple experiments with surface tension (Elementary, Middle, High)

Play with your food (and learn about density and viscosity) ( Middle, High)

American Chemical Society’s great site — just a few linked here but many more on the site (Elementary, Middle, High)

Exploration Clean — soap and the chemistry behind it (Elementary)

Agriculture and Environment Education

Educator Resources from Future Farmers of America –– creating the next generation of agriculture (Elementary, Middle, High)

Agriculture in the Classroom ––Lessons and Make and Takes from Louisiana (Elementary, Middle, High)

Farm to School –– resources from Purdue University (Elementary, Middle, High)

Learn about Ag –– STEM resources for Food Science and Agriculture (Elementary, Middle, High)

Alternative Farming Resources from the USDA (Elementary, Middle, High)

Kids in the Woods –– Conservation Resources from the Forest Service (Elementary, Middle)

Commonsense’s Best Ecology and Environmental Sites (Elementary, Middle, High)

Resources for Teachers –– from Agronomy 4 Me (Elementary, Middle, High)

Solar School House –– An extensive collection of activities and resources to learn and experiment with solar energy (Elementary, Middle, High)

Discover, Explore and Learn –– about Kids Environment/Kids Health from NIH (Elementary, Middle, High)

Physics Activities

Physics Central–the best site ever for exploration and understanding (Elementary, Middle, High)

Roller Coaster Investigations — building and designing successful amusement parks (Middle, High)

Pinhole Cameras — how does light work? (Elementary, Middle)

PHET Simulations— see how things work with online explorations (Elementary, Middle, High)

Egg in the Bottle — understanding air pressure (Elementary, Middle)

Floating Money — potential and kinetic energy (Elementary, Middle)

Stop the Melting! from Zoom, home of many similar design briefs (Elementary)

It is Rocket Science! — building Alka-Seltzer rockets (Elementary, Middle)

The Egg Drop Design Brief — a classic STEM activity that never fails to engage the girls (Elementary, Middle, High)

Check out this amazing Physics game site!– so much to learn here (Elementary, Middle, High)

Make a MagLev Train — this is fun and eye-opening (Elementary, Middle, High)

Batteries from ice cube trays move the electrons! Steve Spangler has so many great experiments for clubs (Elementary, Middle)

Optics4Kids — the science of light (Elementary, Middle, High)

Physics for Kids from SPIE — resource bank for optics, physics, and engineering (Elementary, Middle, High)

Exploring chromatography

Do Real Science with Real Scientists

Participate in Citizen Science — volunteer to help in research right in your town or school. (Elementary, Middle, High)

Scistarter — science we can do together (Elementary, Middle, High)

Project Noah–networking organisms and habitats (Elementary, Middle, High)

T-shirt making