The following are links out to outside resources that we have found helpful.
- Smithsonian X3D: Explore items from the Smithsonian in 3D, for free. Includes resources beyond STEM, such as a mask of Abraham Lincoln. Files available for download include files that can be used with a 3D printer.
- National Science Digital Library: Despite the name, this resource covers STEM and English Language Arts. Search by subject, grade level (preK through graduate-level, including adult education), or standard (Common Core, NGSS).
- The Brain Scoop: YouTube channel that has videos featuring museum collections (especially the Field Museum) and a wide range of educational topics. Content is largely based around natural history, but there are also videos about history, social studies, physics, and anthropology.
General Resources for Science Education:
- SERC K12 Science: A portal for K-12 science education, run by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. Includes resources on pedagogy, how students learn, and a searchable database by grade level and topic.
- National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: A database of case studies supported by NSF. For middle and high school classrooms, as well as undergraduate and graduate studies.
- USGS Resources for Teachers: A database of K-12 and undergraduate teaching resources maintained by the US Geological Survey. This resource covers more than geology/earth sciences.
- NSF: The National Science Foundation maintains a database of teaching resources in a large number of STEM disciplines, including specific items on People & Society (how science intersects with people & society).
Earth & Planetary Science:
- Teach the Earth: A portal for earth science education, run by SERC
- NASA Space Place: Teaching activities on earth and planetary science from NASA. Activities align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Paleontology Education: Database of resources related to teaching paleontology.
- SICB Research and Education Resources (RER): Database aimed at undergraduate education, but activities could be modified for high school or middle school. Maintained by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.
- SSE Resources for Teachers and Students: Clearinghouse of resources for teaching evolution, maintained by the Society for the Study of Evolution
- CourseSource: Open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for undergraduate biological sciences. Some of these activities can be adapted for grades 9-12.
- Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC): Database of science teaching resources and activities for K-12 and undergraduates. Activities come from a consortium of life science organizations.
- BioEd Online: Resources for K-12 put together by the Baylor College of Medicine
- oVert: Free 3D models, including STL files for 3D printing, of various vertebrates
- HHMI: Free teaching resources from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Covers physiology, evolution, genetics, anatomy, and general biology.
- American Chemical Society: Resources for all grade levels for both educators and students.
- Royal Society of Chemistry: Resources for K-12 and undergraduate classrooms.
- American Association of Physics Teachers: Covers both K-12 and undergraduate physics education.
- Institute of Physics: Classroom resources for K-12, as well as resources for students considering a career in physics.