Science Junction

The Science Junction is an interactive web site that promotes inquiry and provides resources to promote teaching in the context of the National Science Education Standards. This Web site serves as a center for teaching, learning, and integrating science into our daily lives. Activities and resources include: network science projects in which students collect data to help answer science questions; a "Game Room" of science-based active games, a clearinghouse of online science education web resources and lesson plans; an interactive discovery area of science ideas for kids to try; an online meeting place for novice and veteran science teachers to share ideas; a "Collaborative Connections" database designed to help teachers find collaborators for classroom projects; a place to get information about research projects and research groups at NC State University; and a variety of other teacher resources which focus on professional development and technology skills.

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 Initiatives

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

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."

Science Fair Homepage

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.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

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.

The 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.

Ethics in Science

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.

Live from Antarctica

Live from Antarctica is a wonderful classroom unit that can be incorporated in all grade levels. Teachers' resource guides, lesson plans, field journals, on-line photographs, and corresponding to scientists on the Internet are all part of this experience to learn about Antarctica from this interactive web page.

National Space Science Data Center

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. Disciplines currently supported include Space Physics, Solar Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and Earth Science.

M.A.S.H. Kits

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 & Coordination Project

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.

National Geographic Online

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.

The Science Learning Network

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.

Scholastic Place

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.

Amateur Scientists

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.

Roadkill 2004

Dr.Splatt began the idea of monitoring dead animals along the roadway as he traveled back and forth from his school. He thought it would make a good project for students to not only learn the different kinds of animals that are found along the roadways but also to keep in touch with each other via the Internet.
Interested participants can register to become part of the project. In addition, activities and lessons are posted to assist teachers with tying the project into the curriculum.

The Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics
and Science Education at SERVE

A great resource for educators. Includes links to lesson plan websites, science and math sites, professional development organizations sites, curriculum sites, and much more. Also contains a list of Informal Science Links some of which include Project WET, Project WILD, The Smithsonian Institute, etc.

Explore Science

Experience math and science with gizmos. These gizmos are actually interactive simulations that make key concepts easier to understand and fun to learn. These simulations target higher-order thinking skills, correlate to state and national standards, and work easily with all major textbooks. Includes assessment and real-time reporting. Easy to use - requires no special training.

The Science House

The Science House is a learning outreach project of NC State University. The site mission is to work in partnership with K-12 teachers to increase the use and impact of hands-on learning technologies in mathematics and science. Visit the site to view the activity of the week. Visit the teacher section to find out about teacher programs, access online resources, and view outreach programs. Visit the student section to find out about middle school, high school, and undergraduate programs. Also, access different learning activities.

LEARNZ Programme (Linking Education and Antartic Research in New Zealand)

Bring your students on virtual field trips!
Recent 2004 field trips include coal mining excursions and trips to learn about thermal power generation.

S.C.O.R.E. Science

Schools of California Online Resources for Education Web site offers science activities for grades K-12. There are also special links for students (Kids Corner), teachers (Teacher’s Place), and specific science related links- Science Search, Ask a Scientist, and Science Networks. Other perks include a Discussion Page and a great resource for the California State Board of Education Standards.

National Geophysical Data Center

The National Geophysical Data Center provides a variety of geophysical data, aerial maps, and information on a variety of topics. Land, marine, satellite, snow and ice, and solar-terrestial are just a few of the types of geophysical data available on this site. The site also contains links to other educational resources as well as downloadable materials for use in the classroom. There is also a news and features page providing the geophysical news of the month. A great resource for obtaining real-time data

The MAD Scientist Network

Mad Scientist Network represents a collection of scientists helping students find answers to science questions. The site contains a MAD Labs link which is a collection of both edible and non-edible demonstrations and experiments. In additon, a MAD Science Library is available to help students search for other web resources.

The KIE Internet Education Project

Knowledge Integration Enviornment is a learning environment that uses the Internet to help middle and high school students develop an integrated understanding of science and a critical eye toward the complex resources found on the Web. The KIE curriculum involves students in projects in which they work with scientific evidence. KIE currently supports debate, critique, and design projects. KIE can be used by science classes or for personal projects. When used in a classroom, KIE can complement other curricula such as laboratories.

Science Education Gateway

Science Education Gateway develops educational resources through several NASA-supported projects. These resources range from web-based lessons to hands-on, inquiry based-lessons for grades K-12. All resources are developed to align with the National Science Education Standards.

CIESE Online Curriculum Projects

CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum by using the Internet. The site focuses on projects that utilize realtime data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. Each project offered also contains links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports.

Math/Science Nucleus

Math/Science Nucleus is a non-profit, educational and research organization composed of scientists, educators and community members. This Web site serves as a science resource center to assist school districts, teachers, and administrators. Links within the site allow teachers to access interdisciplinary curriculum relating math, science, and technology, teacher workshops, watershed studies, and other interesting science and technology projects.


SciCentral is a gateway to the best scientific research news sources. Resource links appearing on the site include New Scientist, Science Daily, BBC News, Bright Surf, and Nature.

On-Line Exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History

This Web site allows teachers and students to view museum exhibits right from their computer. Some of the online-exhibits include Sue, The Best Preserved T-Rex, Man Eaters at the Field Museum, Underground Adventure, The Anthropology Collections of the Field Museum, and Butterflies at the Field Museum.

IPL Science Fair Project Resource Guide

Looking for some help with a science fair project? If so, then the IPL Science Fair Project Resource Guide Web site is the answer. This site will guide you to a variety of Web site resources leading you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.

Profiles in Science

This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. This site contains collections of biographies on prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise for use by students and teachers