Science Resources

National Science Digital Library
NSDL is the nation's online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the classroom
Sponsored by the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, this resource provides free educational resources to help you learn or teach about the science of car crashes. Videos, demonstrations and teacher-developed, classroom-tested activities aligned to the latest standards bring crash safety STEM applications to grade 5-12 classrooms.

YouTube: The Virtual School
This site, The Virtual School, provides short animated lessons on valuable chemistry topics. Over the coming months, the site will expand to include videos on other science topics, as well as math topics.

Understanding Science
The mission of this site, Understanding Science, is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource for teachers that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.

American Association of Chemistry Teachers
The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is a professional community by and for K–12 teachers of chemistry.  Take advantage of AACT's benefits to connect with peers, discover quality classroom resources, and achieve your professional goals. Membership is open to educators and anyone with an interest in K–12 chemistry education.

The Concord Consortium
This site is sponsored by the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts that strives to bring the promise of technology into a reality for education in science, math and engineering.

Providing laboratory techniques, science videos and current protocols, BenchFly is the everyday guide to a career as a scientist.

PBS LearningMedia™
PBS LearningMedia™ provides educators with strategies, tools, and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning. It offers schools, districts, and states a cost-effective solution for seamless media integration and customization, including: State standards alignment, Robust user management, Comprehensive analytics, and Content management system.

Cornell University: Science & Arts Gateway for Education
This site is Cornell University’s award-winning K-12 Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE). Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.

WISE: Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment
Created by educators at the University of Berkely in California, WISE (Web-based Inquiry Science Environment) free curriculum projects are designed to complement a teacher’s current science curriculum, and provide an exciting and engaging experience for students in grades 5-12. A web browser is all students need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments… they can even work from home! The WISE Teacher Area lets teachers explore new projects and grade students’ work on the Web.

The Franklin Institute
Franklin Institute Educational Hotlists link to online resources that science educators and enthusiasts may find useful. The resources have been screened to ensure they stimulate creative science and learning.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
Frank Potter’s Science Gems are for students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians and provide more than 14,000 Science Resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level.
This site, sponsored by, provides lessons by science teachers who are committed to encouraging conceptual understanding and lifelong learning. These lessons are organized by grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.

Temple University KIDSNET
Developed by the National Public Radio's show, Science Friday, this resource is designed for a younger audience, grades 6-8, and relates the resources to educational benchmarks for that age group. However, many of the resources may be applicable to older students.

Science Friday
The website of the National Public Radio show, Science Friday - Making Science User Friendly. This is a fantastic resource, particularly for contemporary developments in science.

New York Times: The Learning Network
This site provides lesson plans that are related to New York Times stories. A new lesson plan is posted each week.

Space Foundation Discovery Center
This Bank of Standards Based Lessons is designed to help PreK - 12 educators increase student learning specifically in science. It has the capability of preparing students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills both on standardized testing and in daily learning.

Science is Fun
This website, "Science Is Fun," is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chemistry Professor, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, the master of chemical demonstrations and science policy advocate.

How Solar Panels Work
This site, sponsored by Save on Energy, explains the physics and chemistry behind how solar panels worrk.