Science Web Resources

Portland Public Schools Science Expo

The 2nd Annual PPSSE will be held on March 4, 2010 at Benson HS.  This is for high school students only.  If you would like to bring a class or come by yourself to celebrate the students science research a schedule is available at nwse.org

Astronomy

Welcome to HHMI's Bioactive (Howard Hughes Medical Institution)
http://www.biointeractive.org/
Virtual labs, animations, software & freebies

General Interest

Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/
An online graphing generator

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
This site has lots of printable resources, mainly for an elementary classroom.

NASA Spacelink - An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/.index.html
Mega-site for space info - focused for teachers

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org
Topics, events & opportunities for science teachers

Newton's Apple
http://www.ktca.org/newtons/index.html
Activities, TV clips, resources on topic activities

Science Explorer
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/index.html
Home-based hands-on activities from the Exploratorium

Science Olympiad
http://www.scioly.org/
Interscholastic competitions in fun and challenging events-Good inquiry.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/faces.html
Hundreds of biographies, sorted by discipline

The Why Files - Science behind the News
http://whyfiles.org/
150+ topics explained in depth and understandably-new stories weekly & archive

Earth Science

Ask a Geologist
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/ask-a-ge.html

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
http://dlese.org/dds/index.jsp
This site is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. Funding for DLESE comes in part from the National Science Foundation.

Earth Science Activities/Lesson Plans
http://ucaswww.mcm.uc.edu/geology/crest/lesplans/NESEN_April96/active.html
Teacher's favorites in astronomy, geology, mapping, soils, water & weather.

Life Science

The MicrobeWorld Portal Page (American Society for Microbiology)
http://www.microbeworld.org/
Lesson plans, resources, kids page

Oceanography

Oceanography an ONR Science & Technology Focus Site
http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/
Activities, information, links

Physical Science

NETL's Cool Science (National Energy Technology Laboratory)
http://www.fetc.doe.gov/coolscience/index.html
Activities, information, links

Physics

The Brockport High School Science Department
http://www.frontiernet.net/~jlkeefer/science.htm
Lots of labs, problems, & references

Science Education, Policy and Research

Access Excellence: Classrooms of the 21st Century
http://www.gene.com/ae/21st/
Papers on Teaching & Learning, Technology in Edcuation & Science Ed. Reform

American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://www.aaas.org
Advocates for research and public policy

National Science Foundation (NSF)
http://www.nsf.gov
Funding for research and education through major grants and programs

Weather

UM Weather (by the Weather Underground)
http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/
Great Organization - easy to find exactly what you need

The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/homepage.html

Miscellaneous

Carolina Biological Supply Company - Teacher Resources
http://www.carolina.com/teacher.htm

Interactive Physics and Math with Java
http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/index.html
Animation with variables

K-12 Outreach Program
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/mainpage.html
Straight-forward science lesson plans

Microbes.info
http://www.microbes.info/
This site is designed to bring useful and interesting microbiology informational resources to you and attempts to reduced the clutter and the size of the haystack in an effort to help you filter through the information in an organized manner.

Minnetonka Science Center - Ooey Gooey Recipes
http://www.minnetonka.k12.mn.us/science/tools/ooey.html

Online Onion Root Tips
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/activities/cell_cycle/cell_cycle.html
Cell division phase activity online

Welcome to Simply Science
http://www.simplyscience.com/
Many useful links

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/faces.html