Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Check out the below resource list for classroom activities, science experiments, fun facts, and educational articles! Follow us on — Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram — for more each week!

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Citizen Science Programs

  • We need you to be our legs, hands, and eyes. If you can look for ladybugs and send us pictures of them with our Upload Photos Submission Form we can start to gather the information we need. http://www.lostladybug.org
  • In citizen science, the public participates voluntarily in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems! Anyone can participate on any level and for any length of time!https://www.citizenscience.gov/#
  • Help NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on www.zooniverse.org by counting and identifying fish from real scientific data!
  • Project Noah “A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife” https://www.projectnoah.org

Great Live Animal Cams

Science Lesson Plans

Science Videos and TV Shows

Educational Game Sites

Science Experiment Resources & Ideas

STEM Grants

Art Museums – Virtual Tours

STEMgrants.com provides a free guide to 100+ STEM grants, a listing of available grants, and courses to help your organization write winning grant proposals! http://stemgrants.com

Have a favorite resource you don’t see listed? Email us! information@seedstosteam.org

“Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.”- https://www.starfall.com/h/

“This website is an effort to provide concept-based education to school-going kids. We have tried to convert all school topics into short cartoon movies as kids love to watch cartoons. We have also tried our best to use day-to-day examples in all our videos so that kids can approach learning in a logical way.”- http://makemegenius.com

Love math? Hate math? Need homework help? This site’s for you! https://coolmath.com

Articles, Podcasts, Social Media & More! https://www.howstuffworks.com

Located in San Francisco, California, the Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.@Exploratorium and exploratorium.edu

Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. https://www.funbrain.com

NASA STEM @ Home For Students Grades K-4 www.nasa.gov

Great online bank of activities, ideas, and printables. highlightskids.com
STEAMsational offers STEM and science lesson plans and teaching resources to provide a firm STEM foundation for children in the classroom or home. steamsational.com

Quality science resources for busy upper elementary teachers so you can teach engaging lessons. thesciencepenguin.com

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes grants to organizations working in support of our missions in Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity – as well as giving directed to our local community. chanzuckerberg.com

To empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe. www.livescience.com

Free stories and cool activities to explore. almanac.com/kids

Games, stories, activities & more for ages 3+ – bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Help NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on www.zooniverse.org by counting and identifying fish from real scientific data!

This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon’s national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon’s editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer. The goal isn’t to teach a child how to name and identify bird species, but rather to give them space to explore and feel connected to the natural world. If you’re a parent or caretaker, that means you don’t need to worry about your own knowledge of birds or plants. All you need to be is a companion to your child’s curiosity. https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/activities/audubon-for-kids

Ridge to Reef – A Virtual Field Trip to Hong Kong! Nature Lab has a great youth curriculum section online at www.Nature.org

Real projects your class can help with! zooniverse.org

Lost Ladybug Project! We need you to be our legs, hands, and eyes. If you can look for ladybugs and send us pictures of them with our Upload Photos Submission Form we can start to gather the information we need.

In citizen science, the public participates voluntarily in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems! Anyone can participate on any level and for any length of time! https://www.citizenscience.gov/#

WeAreTeachers is an online media brand for educators committed to one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs out there.
Our mission is to inspire teachers and help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas,the best freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor. www.weareteachers.com

Hands-on Science Resources for Home and School – www.sciencebuddies.org

Aquarium Online Academy
Enjoy live and on-demand virtual offerings as well as fun and educational activities for all ages. We also have a wide range of virtual field trip options for group bookings. www.aquariumofpacific.org

Museum of Science, BostonTo inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone. www.mos.org

Steve Spangler is a world-class teacher who inspires and teaches highly effective engagement strategies to educators and organizations who want to help kids explore future careers in STEM. https://stevespangler.com

Games, videos, animal facts, and more! kids.nationalgeographic.com

EasyScienceForKids.com is the choice free online resource for tutors, teachers, parents and educators and where young kids enjoyably learn all about science through our extensive articles, free science worksheets and downloadable science activity sheets, fun FREE and educational interactive science quizzes, coloring in activities, science experiment tips and ideas, our large collection of the best science videos and much more.
Our Easy Science for Kids website is also ideal for private after-school enrichment programs and as extra-curricular fun science facts and activities for young kids.

MrNussbaum.com was developed with the idea that crucial concepts, themes, ideas, and fact sets taught in the classroom can be enhanced over the internet through interactivity. Furthermore, for teachers to have a reliable k -8 internet site to use in the computer lab or in the classroom, that likely covers one or many themes currently being taught. MrNussbaum.com offers dozens of interactive games specifically designed to pinpoint one or several essential concepts taught in elementary years, and dozens of research themes designed to make the process of gathering information interactive and enjoyable. MrNussbaum.com, however, does not just present information, but in addition, provides numerous interactive activities to complement the presentation of interactive information. mrnussbaum.com

Brainchild makes science fun, cool, and accessible to everyone!  Each episode tackles a topic that’s important to kids (and adults!) with comedy, experiments, and interactive games. www.brainchildshow.com

“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is a science teacher, author, maker, and presenter that knows how to share the world of science like never before. He is a regular guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live With Kelly and Ryan, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn. His television appearances also include The Today Show, Hack My Life, Good Morning America, Home & Family, and others. https://sciencebob.com

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. https://www.nsf.gov

30,000+ digital and printable resources, kids can learn about any topic they’re curious about. https://www.education.com

Lots of stuff happening on this site- links, experiments, and great videos: https://www.sciencefun.org

Great website with lots of activities and ideas! https://sciencing.com

Weird But True on NatGeo Kids!

Fun facts about anything and everything, perfect to share with classrooms! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/weird-but-true

Great article: Ten Websites for Science Teachers


From www.roberson.org: “Let’s learn through play! Enjoy these step-by-step videos and written tutorials filled with hands-on activities by Roberson that you can do with materials from around your house.”

Virtual tours and art classes over Zoom. Click here |  Planetarium from Home | #MuseumFromHome Tours on our YouTube Channel.

This channel is dedicated to educators who use or are interested in using STEM Challenges in their classrooms. General how-to posts, tips & tricks, and challenge walk-throughs will form the bulk of what you will find here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbsgNcsX9Vv16LzP4ZRk0g

Get your kids psyched about STEM and STEAM with interactive activities they can do at home. They’ll be amazed to use science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a setting that feels nothing like school. https://www.parents.com/kids/education/math-and-science/5-fun-stem-crafts-for-kids/

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Engaging K-12 Students in Integrated STEM via 3D Digitization, Printing and Paleontology. Downloadable 3D models https://sketchfab.com/paleoteach

The Paleobiology Database is a public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists. Filter fossil occurrences by time, space, and taxonomy, and display their modern and paleogeographic locations. https://paleobiodb.org/#/

Free VR content on human experience and multiple scientific topics:

Idaho Virtual Museum
Full open-access to 3D models and images of fossils, bones and cultural artifacts from the museum and other institutions across North America. https://virtual.imnh.iri.isu.edu

Archive of Summer STEM art & science projects – www.licm.org!

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to deliver the best in social and emotional learning (SEL), health, and confidence-building resources for educators teaching grades 4-5.

Explore #MuseumOfTheWorld by @britishmuseum and @GoogleUK. See how our history is connected https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

Students of all backgrounds deserve a chance to learn and love STEM. The Kid Spark STEM Equity Grant Program makes this possible by providing Title 1 schools everything they need to encourage STEM learning in the classroom, free of charge. Learn how these awards can nurture a love of STEM in your school.

K-12 Dive provides in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news and trends shaping K-12 education. The newsletters and website cover topics such as leadership, school models, technology, curriculum, professional development and more.

Ways to use the games in teacher-led, whole-class activities, and for independent learning.

Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all understood with elements of Math

The Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc. provides a series of immersive learning programs on STEAM topics in cooperation with local schools, businesses and non-profit organizations. @ProjectFibonacci http://projectfibonacci.org/wp/

MorphoSource is a digital repository where researchers, museum curators, and the general public can find, download, and upload 3D media representing physical objects, most commonly biological specimens. 

PBLWorks offers a variety of online PBL workshops, courses and services for educators – whether you’re just getting started or advancing your practice, in the classroom or teaching remotely. https://www.pblworks.org

  The Paleobiology Database is a public resource for the global scientific community designed to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age. https://paleobiodb.org

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
 Check out the virtual collection! These models have been developed into topically-arranged Virtual Collections, which may be accessed below. Learn more about the Virtual Collection project here. All of the models have Creative Commons 0 (CC0) licensing and may be freely viewed, downloaded, 3D printed, and otherwise used as you wish.

MorphoMuseuM, also referred to as M3, is a peer reviewed, online journal that publishes 3D models of vertebrates, including models of type specimens, anatomy atlases, reconstruction of deformed or damaged specimens, and 3D datasets.

This site provides 3D scans – CT and surface – of biological and palaeontological specimens for free download by the academic and educational community.

Enjoy fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. There’s a range of free online activities to try with something for everyone whether you’re interested in animals, plants, chemistry, biology, physics, space, magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, or other science-related topics.