Web Resources for Educators
Resources for Various Content Areas
Resources for Science and Engineering

Note:  Some links my no longer be valid. The site needs to be updated.  I apologize for any broken links.  If you find a broken link please email me  the link name and subject area at linda_ullah@me.com.  Please use Web Resourse List as your subject heading so I'll be sure to read your email. Meanwhile I hope the resources here are useful to you. 


Khan Acadamy Biology Videos

A variety of videos that cover topics taught in a first year college or high school biology course.

11 Science Resources to Try in 2011
From the Free Technology for Teachers blog


Sumanas has a library of animated tutorials of science concepts for

General Biology Molecular Biology
Microbiology General Biotechnology
Biopsychology/Neuroscience Ecology
Astronomy Statistics
Chemistry Environmental Science


It also allows you to create your own animated tutorials in a variety of formats for many scientific disciplines

Digital Library for Earth System Education
“DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE’s development was funded by the National Science Foundation and continues to be built by a distributed community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels.”

National Science Digital Library
Searchable online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

Education World’s Science Resources
Links to resources on zoos, chemistry, plants, space, animals, the human eye, hurricanes, meteor showers, oceans, bugs and insects, seasons, technology and science, Earth Day, gardens and the human heart.

FreeTech4Teachrs Science Resources
Links to a lot of science resources

Sites for Teachers Science Resources
Links to lesson plans & activities, instructional materials, other resources, space science resources, museums & exhibits, and organizations

Khan Academy
Click on Science link for videos for each science content area.

Teachers Domain
Right now this is a library of teacher resources for:
Earth and Space Science
* Earth in the Universe
* Earth System, Structure, and Processes
* Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate
* Engineering Design
* Materials and Tools
* Systems and Technologies
Life Science
* Ecology
* Evolution and Diversity
* Genetics and Heredity
* Organisms and Their Environments
* Regulation and Behavior
* Structure and Function
Physical Science
But they are planning to soon add other content areas (English, SS, Math etc).

KQED Science Media Connection
A variety of science lesson plans and videos produced by KQED in San Francisco.

The GLOBE Project
“A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales. The GLOBE Project’s Mission is:“To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.”

Howard Hughes Medical Center Bio-Interactive Site
A variety of videos, animations, virtual labs, lectures on biology (medical science) topics.

The Biology Corner
“The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans section contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, feel free to change any of these to suit your own classroom needs. The WebQuest section contains inquiry based projects that utilize the internet. Internet lessons (also called miniquests) are smaller activities that use one or two science related web sites for the students to explore and answer questions about.”

Mr. Fizzix
“Mr. Fizzix Physics is based on Project or Inquiry Based Learning. This methodology offers the student an opportunity to apply the theory and concepts learned throughout the course to hands-on applications.”

“The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from the Beckman Institute’s Imaging Technology Group at the University of Illinois supports K-16 classrooms worldwide.”

Cells Alive
Cellular biology facts, animations interactive demonstrations, etc.

Insulting Stupid Movie Physics
This site challenges the incorrect (bad) physics in movies. It might be the inspiration for a great physics project.

Molecular Expressions%u2014Exploring the World of Optics and Microscopy
Interactive Java tutorials, photo galleries and videos on a wide range of science topics

World Climate
“WorldClimate.com contains over 85,000 records of world climate data (historical weather averages) from a wide range of sources.”

Sky View Café
“Sky View Café is a Java applet that lets you use your web browser to see many types of astronomical information, in both graphical and numerical form. You can see which stars and planets will be out tonight in the sky above your home town, see how the next solar or lunar eclipse will look from Los Angeles, or find out when the Moon rose over Sydney on your birthday ten years ago. Sky View Café includes star charts, a 3-D orrery, displays of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, an astronomical event calendar, an ephemeris generator, and many other features.”

Modeling Instruction in High School Physics, Chemistry, and Physical Science
“The Modeling Method of High School Physics Instruction has been under development at Arizona State University for since 1990 under the leadership of David Hestenes, Professor of Physics. The program cultivates physics teachers as school experts on effective use of guided inquiry in science teaching, thereby providing schools and school districts with a valuable resource for broader reform. Program goals are fully aligned with National Science Education Standards. The Modeling Method corrects many weaknesses of the traditional lecture-demonstration method, including fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Unlike the traditional approach, in which students wade through an endless stream of seemingly unrelated topics, the Modeling Method organizes the course around a small number of scientific models, thus making the course coherent. In 2000 the program was extended to physical science, in 2005 to chemistry, and in 2008 to 11th grade biology, by demand of committed teachers.”

Volcano World
Lessons, pictures, games, and information about Volcanoes, plus a database driven blog site that houses our current eruptions reports, faq’s, art, and volcano pages.

The Dynamic Earth%u2014Story of Plate Tectonics
USGS’s brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics

The Tech Museum of Innovation’s information on earthquakes, plate tectonics, seismology, etc.

Geology Research and Information
USGS site that “address(es) major societal issues that involve geologic hazards and disasters, climate variability and change, energy and mineral resources, ecosystem and human health, and ground-water availability.”

Ask and Earth Scientist
Students can ask an earth science question using a submission form from one of the subject pages. If the question is accepted for response, a reply will be sent within a couple of weeks

Understanding Earthquakes
Animations, earthquake accounts by Mark Twain, Jack London, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, history of seismology, etc.

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Created by Fermi Labs, this site haso ver 500 of landform in 3-D, black and white, color relief, historical, horizon, planetary, and oceanic categories that are searchable by state.

Interactive volcano information with video clips and information about melting rocks, the dynamic earth, types of lava, etc.

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Musuem has a variety of science resources that include webcasts, blogs, online activities, online exhibitions, hands-on activities, science news, and cool science resources.

The Futures Channel
The Futures Channel has science and math resources. It offers videos and small lessons that connect math and science to occupations (so this could go in both the math and science sections) The lesson plans are often rather unsophisticated, but the videos offer fertile ground for growing project ideas.

Science Class--High School Edition
"Project-Based Science"-- TST CoverProjects play an important role in the science classroom—they allow students to really "do science" and take responsibility for their own learning. Find new ideas and strategies for project-based science (PBS) in this issue of Science Class—an online companion to The Science Teacher (TST), NSTA’s journal for high school teachers."

Instructify: Nasa Earth Observatory
What’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach.

Cascades Volcano Observatory
Information on volcanoes. Includes photo archives, projects and research, real time monitoring, maps and graphics, and “living with volcanoes.”

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science
“CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. We focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet’s potential to reach peers and experts around the world. …(The site has a) catalog of projects that are currently being or have been sponsored by CIESE . Each project has a brief description and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports.”

Teacher Domain’s Engineering Design Resources
* Applying the Design Process (82 resources)
* History and Impact of Technology (49)
* Innovation and Invention (27)
* The Design Process (22)
* What Is Engineering? (8)