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Science involves exploring the world around us from the smallest microscopic organisms to the far off reaches of space. Many online resources are available online. Explore these using the following materials:

Coming Soon: Learn how University of Toledo faculty and teacher education students are using technology in science.

Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
Empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all
  • Standards - Use link to PDF file at bottom of Professional Information page
  • Elementary School - news, resources, journals, article, links, issues, discussions
  • Middle School - news, resources, journals, article, links, issues, discussions
  • High School - news, resources, journals, article, links, issues, discussions
  • College - news, resources, journals, article, links, issues, discussions

Science NetLinks from the Marcopolo Project
From the AAAS, explore standards-based science lessons and web resources for educators

General Science

Starting Points

42explore Projects
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Short animation movies on health, science, technology and other topics

Dirtmeister's Science Reporters from Scholastic
Resources and activities for children and teachers

Frank Potter’s Science Gems
Great science starting points

Magic School Bus from Scholastic
Resources and activities for children and teachers based on the program topics and characters

Science from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Science from the Multnomah County Library
Information by category

Science and Nature from Yahooligans
Links to science resources for children

Science Stuff from the KidsHub
Links to quality resources, reference materials, and learning activities including elementary and middle school life and physical sciences

SciMan Says from Scholastic
Resources and activities for young adults and teachers on chemistry, phsycis, earth science, plants, animals, human system, space science, and technology

Resources for Teachers

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Explore exhibits, lessons, activities, and games

Exploratorium from the San Francisco Exploratorium
On online museum of science, art, and human perception

Franklin Institute Science Museum
Lots of exhibits and resources for teachers and students

Jason Project
Follow projects live or view past expeditions to places around the world

Science from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

The Science Club
Information on science projects and science fair ideas

Science and Technology from PBS' TeacherSource
Lessons for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Basic information about science fair projects

USGS Learning Web
Resources for teaching geology, biology, geography, and hydrology

Resources for Young Adults

American Museum of Natural History
Information for adults, young adults, and children

Did You Ever Wonder? from the Berkeley Lab
Explore a wide range of questions related to science

Great nature database, information, and postcards

Many good geology resources including virtual field trips and news


Lots of science resources and the opportunity to participate with children around the world

Internet History of Science Sourcebook
Information about the history of science

Passport to Knowledge
Series of interactive learning adventures on Life, Earth, Space, and Physical sciences

Science Daily
Links to the latest research news to connect with world events

The Why Files: Science Behind the News
Great connections between science and real-world events

Resources for Children

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Interesting activities and resources for kids

Inquiry-based learning activities in science

EcoLinks from the Miami Museum of Science

Explore the areas of atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, geosphere.

Ology from the American Museum of Natural History
Information on genetics, biodiversity, paleontology, and astonomy.

Leonardo's Workshop
Lots of activities based on the life and activities of Leonardo simple machines

National Geographic Kids
Explore a wide range of science and social studies topics for kids

Science Games for K-8 from FunBrain
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

Science 4 Kids from USDA
Lots of fun information, activities, and projects in all areas of science

Try Science
Experiments, activities, adventures, and virtual field trips to various science topics

Zoom School: Science
Great science resources for young children



Atmosphere, Earth, and Environmental Science

Starting Points

World Watch from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Resources for Teachers

Cloud Forest Alive
Lessons, photos, and information about cloud forests of Central America

Explorers from FSU
Resources for children and teachers on weather and geography including lessons

Resources for Young Adults

Air Quality Index from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Information about air quality, air pollution and health

EarthTrends from the World Resources Institute
A comprehensive online database focusing on environmental, social, and economic trends that shape th world

EPA Student Center
Resources on the environment for middle and high school students on all aspects of the environment

Global Topics from the World Resources Institute
Explores issues of environment and economics

How Earth Science Stuff Works
Great resources and animation showing how science works

Mineral Gallery
Explore a database of minerals by name, class, or grouping

Virtual EarthQuake
Explore a web-based simulation of an earthquake

Scientific American
Resources supporting and expanding the popular science magazine

Resources for Children

Earthquakes for Kids from USGS
Information and project ideas related to earthquakes

FEMA for Kids
Information about disaster preparation

Hurricane Hunters
Information and resources about hurricanes

Hurricane: Storm Center
Information about the environmental and social aspects of hurricanes

Owlie Skywarn
Information and resources about weather hazards and preparation

Rainforest Action Network

Explore ways that students can have an impact on the environment

Research Starters: Ocean Life from Scholastic
Glossary, articles, and links

Rock Hound
Rocks and minerals for young children

Volcanoes of the World
Provides information about volcanoes from around the globe

Water Science for Schools from USGS
Information and activities related to water

Life Science

Starting Points

Animals from the Multnomah Country Library
Organized, annotated links

Animals from Yahooligans
Links to animal resources for children and young adults

Biology from the Multnomah Country Library
Organized, annotated links

Resources for Teachers

Dinosaurs from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Go Bug-gy from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Endanged Ecosystems from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Ocean Life from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Resources for Young Adults

Animal Diversity Web
Database of animals

The Biology Project
Information and activities on cell biology

Cells Alive
Lots of photographs, animations, and resources

Dinosauria Online
Information and resources on dinosaurs

Great online tutorial and frog dissection site

Gray’s Anatomy
Great labelled drawings of the human body

How Life Science Stuff Works
Great resources and animation showing how science works

Human Anatomy Online
Information and activities on the human body

Insects on the Web
Lots of resources on insects

DNA from the Beginning
An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity

Garden Web
Background information about plants and gardening

Nature Net
Learn about wildlife, plants, and geology of US parks.

Nature Watch
Information and activities related to wildlife, plants, and fish

Net Frog
Interactive Frog Dissection tutorials

Odyssey of Life from PBS NOVA
Information about life

PLANTS: National Resources Conservation Service
A database of plants

Tree of Life Project
A collaborative Internet project connecting information about phylogeny and biodiversity

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Resources on birds, fire, fish, habitat, and history
Endangered Species
Kids and Educators

Walking with Dinosaurs from BBC
Information, timelines, games, and quizzes about dinosaurs

World Wildlife Federation: The Conservation Organization
Resources on wildlife protection


Resources for Children

Adventures of Human the Worm by UICU

Learn about worms from Herman

Aggie Horticulture Just for Kids
Sections on junior gardening, nutrition in the garden, human issues in gardening, and composting for kids.

Animal Nation
A weekly magazine and web resource

Animals from Enchanted Learning
Animal printouts to color

Animals of the Rainforest

Explore many different types of creatures found in the rainforest - for kids

Chickens, Eggs, and Incubators by UICU

Learn about eggs and chickens through a series of fun activities

Desert Animals and Wildlife from Desert USA
Lots of animals from the deserts

Great Plant Escape by UICU

Learn about plants through a series of fun activities

Journey North from
A gloabl student of wildlife migration, hosts the popular Monarch butterfly project

Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)
Activities and resources to learn about entomology

Missouri Botanical Gardens for Kids
Lots of great resources on botany, biomes of the world, freshwater ecosystems, and marin ecosystems

Natural History Notebooks
Information on many types of animals

Neuroscience for Kids
Learn about the nervous system and explore experiments and activities

Kratt's Creatures
Creature information and activities based on the TV show

Lots of information about animals, nature, and zoos


Resources for Young Adults

Chemical Elements
Explore ideas for chemistry

Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry
Information by chemistry topics

How Stuff Works: Electronics
Learn about how electronics work

How Physcial Science Stuff Works
Great resources and animation showing how science works

Information about the periodic table

Resources for Children

Atom's Family from the Miami Museum of Science
Information and activities about energy and safety

Information about reactions, elements, atoms, matter, and biochemistry.

Energy Information Administration Kids Page
Explore facts, online resources, glossary, and a quiz related to energy from the US Department of Energy
Information, a dictionary, contests, games, quizzes, and science fair projects

pHFactor from the Miami Museum of Science

Learn about about pHFactor and conduct experiments


Space Science

Starting Points

Astronomy & Space from the Multnomah Country Library
Organized, annotated links

Space Frontier from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers

Resources for Young Adults

Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
Information by astronomy topics

How Space Science Stuff Works
Great resources and animation showing how science works

Hunt for Alien Worlds from PBS
This NOVA program focuses on theories about life beyond earth

Life Beyond Earth from PBS
Based on PBS program

NASA Home Page
Main website for all of NASA resources

NASA Human Space Flight
Information on all aspect of human space flight

Planetary Sciences
Resources from the National Science Data Center
Lots of information and resources

Resources for Children

Amazing Space
Lots of news, information, and activities

Artsy the Part-time Astronaut
Fun Flash-based online story and information

Astronomy for Kids
Lots of resources on planets, sky, and stars with postcards and puzzles

Exploring the Planets from the National Air and Space Museum
Information on planets, comets, and exploration

Nine Planets
A multimedia tour of the solar system

Research Starters: Space from Scholastic
Glossary, articles, and links

Windows to the Universe
Information about earth and space science at different reading levels

Related Resources and Materials

EnviroLink Network
non-profit organization...a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
Mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning.
Collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student created materials ...) for K-12 mathematics and science education.
Get Tech
GetTech helps students, teachers and parents plan for exciting careers in technology, engineering, manufacturing and science. Getsmarter lets students test math and science skills against students around the world. Now they are together.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is an independent agency of the U.S. Government whose mission is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
Site represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure they provide a variety of oddities and other ends as well.
Similar Site: Science Network News
Science Hobbyist by B. Beaty
Must see for science educators - - contains amatuer science, physics demonstrations, a homeschooling page and more.
Science Museum of Minnesota
Start by exploring the science activities, the online collections, and more.

Science Societies



Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigator
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/13.