Online Texts, Lessons and Activities Specific to Science
The following sites provide resources specific to science knowledge and skill development.
ABC Science -- News, video clips, games, and lots of activities for the science classroom from the American Broadcasting Company.
Annenberg: The Habitable Planet -- The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.
Annenberg Science in Focus: Force and Motion -- Explore science concepts in force and motion and come away with a deeper understanding that will help you engage your students in their own explorations. With science and education experts as your guides, learn more about gravity, friction, air resistance, magnetism, and tension through activities, discussions, and demonstrations.
BBC Science -- From space to the human body to, this interactive site allows learners to discover many different facets of science.
Discovery Channel -- The website has lots more information than even the channel. Lots of interactivity with excellent videos, interactivity, and high-level games.
Edheads -- An organization that provides engaging web simulations and activities. Current activities focus on simulated surgical procedures, cell phone design (with market research), simple and compound machines, and weather prediction.
Exploratorium Online -- Since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site contains over 15,000 articles and displays including interactivity regarding science.
How Stuff Works -- Ever wondered why a cd works? How about the ten myths about the brain? How about what would happen if you put sugar in your gas tank? An interesting science site filled with real-world information.
Interactive Websites for Teaching Science -- Just click on one of the topics and explore the myriad of resources on the World Wide Web.
Live Science -- Articles from the headlines in all of the various areas of science. Great non-fiction materials.
National Science Teachers Association -- Don’t forget the professional organization for science teachers. This site has lots of ideas, lessons, and scientific updates.
Newton’s Apple -- NEWTON'S APPLE is a production of Twin Cities Public Television from a grant from the 3M Foundation. The site is filled with free videos for use in many different areas.
Science News -- News articles on science with a section for educators. Brings real-world science to the classroom.
Steve Spangler -- This site has lots of free experiments and videos for use in the classroom.
Teachers Try Science -- This site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
TED-Ed -- provides numerous videos that have been developed by instructors. You can build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video.
The Physics -- An online, free to use physics website developed primarily for beginning physics students and their teachers.
Understanding Science -- The Understanding Science website is a fun, free resource that aims to accurately communicate what science is and how it really works. It provides “an inside look at the general principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science.”