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K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking skills and helps students make informed and responsible decisions. Games Air Quality Index Grades: K-5 What….
GAMES & QUIZZES Have some fun while learning about BLS information and statistics. STUDENT RESOURCES Find careers that relate to your interests and learn fun facts about the economy and jobs. TEACHER’S DESK Bring BLS into your classroom with these resources for teachers. FUN WITH STATS K-12 : Games & Quizzes : U.S. Bureau of Labor….
EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All….
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages. PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in….
BioDigital Human moves learning beyond textbook diagrams and the life-sized skeleton in the corner of the science classroom! This tool is an interactive 3D environment providing a stunningly realistic way to examine the human body. Students can explore and manipulate the 3D images as they zoom in and out of the various layers of anatomical….
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such….
WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past. The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space – a virtual time machine of….
Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy. Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) at the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS). We address America’s pressing need for effective STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education through three platforms: Curriculum development and dissemination Professional….
HSTRY is a digital learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to create and explore interactive timelines. Using a platform designed to mimic social media, HSTRY presents content in a format that is easily understood, engaging, and familiar to the 21st century student. With HSTRY, teachers facilitate discovery as students explore primary sources, create….
Molecular Workbench provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Create Your Own Simulations MW is not just a collection of simulations—do not be deceived by first glance. While it presents many existing simulations that are ready to use in the classroom, it is, however, also a modeling tool for teachers and students….
Gooru provides millions of free educational K-12 resources. Teachers can access and organize collections, build quizzes, and assign to students. Gooru is a non-profit organization. A Learning Navigator for Every Student We’ve built a learning navigator to provide students with immediate insight into their strengths and gaps in learning, information on what has worked for….
The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Media Sharing Standards for the 21st-Century Learner 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge….
Since they first stepped out of the proverbial cave, humans have always been intrigued by the beauty and wonder of the night sky and the almost infinite possibilities of space. Indeed, astronomy is both the closest and the most distant science from common experience. Every curious person who gazes at the night sky becomes an astronomer, and yet….
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) uses all the Smithsonian offers to empower learners to explore their own interests and collaborate with others to bring ideas to life. We create models and methods that make the Smithsonian a learning laboratory for everyone. We provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections, programs, and….
For the projects listed below, click “Find out more” for further details and contact information. A Aeronautics Academy [Students Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] This U.S. college student opportunity offers intense training in aeronautics that includes research, leadership development, and broad exposure to the nation’s aeronautics enterprise. Find out More Airborne Research Experiences for Educators….
Advancing Excellent Teaching in American Schools Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation….