MIMS (Midlands Improving
Math and Science) Hub
The MIMS Hub web site is an excellent resource for science teachers using the Web. Its database of over 500 annotated science and math web resources can be accessed by a keyword search or by searching within one of twenty categories. The web resource annotations are written by classroom teachers. Each entry links to the web site it describes. The MIMS Hub also contains science lesson plans accessible on the Web. In addition, the MIMS Hub includes a variety of different telecommunications opportunities for science teachers and their students, including lists of science and math listservs with direct links and instructions on how to subscribe to them, "keypal" opportunities to connect a classroom to other classrooms around the world, announcements of current telecommunications "happenings" involving science, and math on the Internet and problem solving puzzles.
Quest: NASA K-12 Internet
This web site contains information on NASA's K-12 fantastic interactive projects on the internet. Great links for educators who are looking for grant funds and who are looking to bring the internet into their classroom.
The Why Files web site focuses on the theme of "science behind the news." Every two weeks, a new Why File is posted that deals with a current events issue in the news involving science. Topics vary across all the science disciplines. Examples include cigarette smoking, airplane safety, viral outbreaks, and biological processes relating to fear. Each Why File contains graphics, audio, and links to related resource sites on the Web. This web site presents science curricular topics relevant to current events. All past Why Files are archived and can be accessed with a user-friendly search engine. This web site also contains areas on sports science and "cool science images."
If you are looking for a science fair project, this is a great site to check out. Project ideas are for K-12 students. This site has a direct link to Canada's Science Fair Homepage.
The Eisenhower national Clearinghouse (ENC) is a great information source for K-12 math and science teachers. ENC contains a resource finder where you can search for all kinds of classroom and teaching materials. This site claims to have "Virtually everything!" ENC has a goldmine of electronic resources, including online documents in an electronic format, regarding curriculum issues in math and science education. ENC Services help you connect with ENC and the latest answers in math and science education. ENC has lots of lessons and activities in math and science; many are multidisciplinary.
Cornell Theory Center
Math and Science Gateway
The Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway provides a wide range of educational services on their web page. This Gateway provides links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12.
Here is a web site that deals with ethics in science. Lots of interesting essays and discussions on a variety of topics ranging from the atomic bomb to genetic engineering.
The Explorer Home Page contains a collection of educational resources including instructional software, lab activities, and lesson plans for K-12 science and mathematics education.
Live from Antartica is a wonderful classroom unit that can be incorporated in all grade levels. Teachers' resource guides, lesson plans, field journals, on-line photographics, and corresponding to scientists on the internet are all part of this experience to learn about Antartica from this interactive web page.
National Space Science
This NASA site has lots of great information that incorporates biological content into the space sciences. NSSDC provides discipline-specific pages which summarize available resources at NSSDC for each discipline it supports. Diciplines currently supported include Space Physics, Solar Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and Earth Science.
M.A.S.H. - Math and Science Hands-On Kit contains a good selection of downloadable lesson plans that deal with a variety of topics in math and science for grades K-9. The key elements of the MASH Kit Program are scope and sequence, science process skills, integration of language arts, cooperative learning, mathematics problem solving, and alternatives in assessment.
NSTA's Scope, Sequence &
This web site is a lesson plan goldmine!! NSTA has put together "MicroUnits" for their SSC curriculum for all science disciplines for grades 9-12. A great place to download a new science lesson.
This site provides many different types of resources. The main features of their magazine are on line. The site also offers activities geared to younger children as well as information about the National Geographic Society. The Resources section will be useful for both students and teachers. Students can research topics such as environmental issues, careers and famous biologists. Teachers can find lesson plans for environmental issues. (You must use the "Go" pull-down menu to return to Science Junction.)
Education at the University of Illinois
The Office for Math, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) at the University of Illinois has compiled a comprehensive list of math and science resources for educators. Links to many good web sites for K-12 science and math classes.
SAMI - Science and Math
SAMI - Science and Math Initiatives - is a good curriculum resource for both math and science teachers. Contains lesson plans and projects, information on grant money, and "freebies" for educators.
The Science Learning
A fantastic K-8 science resource including lesson plans and resources. Waterworks is a great introduction to the physics of water and the mechanics of moving liquids. Investigate fountains and create your own. "Air Travelers" explores the science of balloons and lighter-than-air-flight. Exploration of the electron microscope and more.
A good collection of resources for teachers including lesson plans, seasonal curriculum activities, curriculum libraries, integrating technology into the classroom, and other information. A large lesson plan storehouse is at this web site.
Los Alamos National Laboratory provides a variety of science education resources.
This site includes complete lesson plans and instructions for several interesting labs suitable for grade 10 - 12 science classes. Some of these labs are applicable to various science courses including chemistry, physics, physical science, biology, and earth science. The labs are well written, very complete, and will capture the interest of students. Additional annotated web resources are also listed.
This site has lots of great information and links to many sites. Some of particular interest are Kids' Science Projects Elsewhere and Physics Demo Page. Physics Demo Page includes details of experiments and links to other good sites for related information and research.
EnviroNet at Simmons
College - Boston
Consortium for Mathematics
and Science Education at SERVE
UMDL Teaching and
and Antartic Research in New Zealand)
Geophysical Data Center
The MAD Scientist
The KIE Internet
CIESE Online Curriculum
On-Line Exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History
Fair Project Resource Guide