Teaching Resource Collections

The following are links out to outside resources that we have found helpful.

General Resources:

  • 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).

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.

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).