Resources

Every resource has been carefully vetted; however, teachers are encouraged to review each one before introducing it to the classroom. Teachers should use their good judgement as to whether or not the resource aligns with the Adventist worldview and the expectations of the community.

General

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    Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications.

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    This is a student engagement app that allows you to easily assess student learning and engagement with quizzes, polls, exit tickets etc.

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    Understanding Science is a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works — and that helps teachers reinforce the nature and process of science throughout their science teaching. They provide a variety of resources at different levels for students, teachers, and the general public.

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    The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries. Grades 2-12

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    Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games. Students can create flashcards and engage in various games and test to aid in studying.

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    Classroom Resources–a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students and students’ families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.

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    Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)- is a student-centered inquiry-based instructional approach in which activities are designed to develop content mastery through student construction of their own understanding. POGIL activities for High School Biology and High School Chemistry are available for purchase online.

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    Free online courses, lessons and practice.

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    Freebies for Science Teachers-A wide array of free resources for teachers and classrooms. Clicking on the titles take you to the resource described.

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    Contains online simulation of physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math concepts.

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    From mobile apps to classroom activities, their teaching tools support educators and provide hundreds of ways to play and learn. For all ages, in both formal and informal learning settings, these essential tools spark curiosity, exploration, and understanding. There are activities, photos, videos, apps, websites, and lessons available to teachers.

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    The contents include teaching materials and projects in science education, up-to-date information on cutting-edge science, interviews with inspiring scientists and teachers, reviews of books and other resources, and many other useful resources for science teachers.

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    ThinkTV and PBS have compiled standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, activities, and videos.

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s education website for teachers. Chemistry, geography, earth science, life science, and math lesson plans and activities are available.

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    Lesson plans and labs for K-12 science classes. The database is searchable by grade, theme, and content.

STEM

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    Defined stem is a service that provides a huge collection of pre-created problems and project-based learning resources for core science subjects.

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    TeachEngineering Hands-on STEM curriculum, activities, lessons, and maker challenges for K-12 students.

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    Interactive STEM activities, free for your classroom. Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities.

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    A site with a wide variety for STEM based projects for grades k-12. This could be a valuable resource for project based learning.

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    A STEM resource with well organized content for grades k-12.

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    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: STEM activities and resources

Sample Lessons

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    Sample biology lesson plan. Grade 10 // 90 minutes

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    Sample zoology lesson plan. Grades 11-12 // 70 minutes

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    Sample chemistry lesson plan. Grade 11-12 // 90 minutes

Anatomy & Physiology

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    The most comprehensive, interactive anatomy resource for teaching and student practice is now available via online subscriptions in two different editions.

Biology I

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    A recent scientific publication said our online repository is the best and most detailed in the world. Not only can students and teachers view 3D and virtual reality images of our bones, they can also print their own bones if they have a 3D printer. You can also view detailed quarry maps that show the location of most of our fossils.

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    Our mission is to encourage thoughtful investigation of living systems. We prepare students to serve in the fields of health care, research, conservation, and education.

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    Virtual Cell Animation Collection (North Dakota State University, NSF, U.S.Dept. of Education) A collection of animations relating to cellular activities including mitosis, meiosis, DNA function, cellular respiration, etc.

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    A site with a variety of multimedia that brings scientific concepts to life.

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    A site with a variety of resources related to genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, and ecology.

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    Interactive cell models, cell puzzles and games, animations, presentations, worksheets all on the cell.

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    Many useful resources for teaching microbiology. Resources include safety information, activities, instructions for the preparation of media and cultures, information on how to observe different types of microbes, microbial recipes, and others.

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    Anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and science methods resources include worksheets, diagrams, photos, and activities.

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    Search over 3,500 of the very best science and math activities on the web. Find handpicked activities from your favorite science museums, public television stations, universities, and other educational organizations. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge. Start searching now and filter by age, material costs, and learning time to find exactly what you need for your class, educational program, or family.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, and how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, and how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities, and how environmental conditions affect the soil conditions in an area.

Biology II

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    Virtual Cell Animation Collection (North Dakota State University, NSF, U.S.Dept. of Education) A collection of animations relating to cellular activities including mitosis, meiosis, DNA function, cellular respiration, etc.

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    A site with a variety of multimedia that brings scientific concepts to life.

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    A site with a variety of resources related to genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, and ecology.

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    Interactive cell models, cell puzzles and games, animations, presentations, worksheets all on the cell.

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    Many useful resources for teaching microbiology. Resources include safety information, activities, instructions for the preparation of media and cultures, information on how to observe different types of microbes, microbial recipes, and others.

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    Anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and science methods resources include worksheets, diagrams, photos, and activities.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, and how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, and how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities.

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    Students need to understand under what conditions native animals survive and/or thrive, how animal populations are inseparably connected to plant communities, and how environmental conditions affect the soil conditions in an area.

Chemistry

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    Clicking on an element’s box on the periodic table brings up a wealth of information about the element.

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    ACS provides resources for teaching chemistry for teachers, and fun authentic hands-on opportunities to explore chemistry beyond the classroom for students.

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    An interactive periodic table with links to Wikipedia articles for each element, group and period.

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    These are short videos on every element on the periodic table plus other cool experiments and chemistry materials.

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    Online safety training course for lab safety.

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    Lesson plans, safety guidelines, and other resources for high school chemistry.

Earth Science

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    A recent scientific publication said our online repository is the best and most detailed in the world. Not only can students and teachers view 3D and virtual reality images of our bones, they can also print their own bones if they have a 3D printer. You can also view detailed quarry maps that show the location of most of our fossils.

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    Our mission is to encourage thoughtful investigation of living systems. We prepare students to serve in the fields of health care, research, conservation, and education.

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    This is an iOS (only) app that helps teach students to identify cloud types. A student uploads a photo of a cloud and cloud experts confirm or deny their spotting.

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    Developed by teams of scientists and educators, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is a collection of online Earth system science activities that introduces one or more scientific data sets and analysis tools that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.

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    Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close with sharks, even visit outer space!

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    Lesson plans, videos, classroom activities. Use keywords or browse by grade level, type of material or subject.

Ecology and Environmental Science

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    A site with a variety of resources related to genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, and ecology.

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    A global citizen science platform to discover, share and identify wildlife.

Physical Science

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    Lesson plans to help teach engineering to high school students.

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    The American Society for Engineering Education’s website for teachers. There are lesson plans, activities, outreach programs, and other web resources for K-12 engineering classes.

Physics

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    Many interactive simulations for concepts in physics.

Uncategorized

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    A site that connects students and teachers to climate data as reported by NASA scientists.