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Secondary Science

A guide for students in any secondary science teacher education program with information on using library materials and science education resources in both class and practical applications.

Websites for Teachers

These websites were identified for having classroom materials that could be used to inform your practice as an educator or could be used directly with students in the classroom. An emphasis was placed on websites with lesson plans, activity ideas, and simulations/interactive materials.

This box includes websites with lesson planning ideas and inspiration that cover multiple scientific disciplines. For something that is specific to a discipline (such as physics, chemistry, etc.), explore the dropdown boxes below. 

"These classroom resources, including lesson plans, book chapters, videos, simulations, and more—are compiled by NSTA curators. While these resources are not yet considered to be “fully aligned” to the NGSS, the curators provide guidance on how to adapt them" [from source].

Classroom resources such as activities, animations, demonstrations, labs, lesson plans, projects, simulations, and videos organized and searchable by grade level, resource type, and topic.

Resources for teaching chemistry organized both by topic and type.

"This collection includes all the major map based concepts found in a typical middle or high school earth science course– topography, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, and climate."

Resources made to support physics instruction and comprehension, including curriculum guides, review materials, worksheets, interactives, videos, and more.

A resource recommended by AAPT for being, "the best of the best, vetted resources from around the web. Sign in to the system to create your own collections of lesson plans, websites, and multimedia for K-12 physics."