Activity Ideas & Lesson Plans

Educational Science Games
A collection of science games for students of all ages suggested by our friends in the Fullers Library STEM Club! 

Science Professional Learning Modules
Professional learning modules are available to aid educators in successfully implementing the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.

Project 2061
A long-term AAAS initiative to advance literacy in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Middle School Science
Lesson plans and other resources for all areas of middle school science

Green Teacher
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, promote environmental awareness among young people aged 6-19.

NOAA Weather Education
Information, teaching materials and activities from NOAA.

GCSE Forces and Motion
Interactive site with lots of great physics lessons

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

Next Generation Science Standards
Next Generation Science Standards website

Middle School Chemistry
You can view and download fully developed lesson plans that you can use to teach an entire middle school chemistry unit.

PBS Learning Media - Science
Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.

Hands-on Science Resources for Home and School. Good site for help with science fair projects.

KidWings Virtual Owl Pellet
This site was designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds. The most exciting part of the site is the Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection

Energy Kids
Info kids can use to do research on all kinds of energy including alternative energy sources.

If you are looking for basic chemistry information, stay on this site. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone. We have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

KET Education

Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair
The site for the regional and state fairs affiliated with ISEF

The Futures Channel
Videos show how math, science relate to real-world applications and careers. As the subjects of these video clips discuss why math and science are so important in their respective fields, they help answer the common question: "Why do I need to learn this?"

Online Learning Fun with Physics
Physics explains how things move and how different kinds of energy can affect these things. Once someone understands the rules of physics, it’s possible to understand how the whole universe works!
The mission of the National Energy Education Development Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Lunar Eclipses for Beginners
What is an eclipse of the Moon? What causes eclipses and why? How often do eclipses happen and when is the next eclipse of the Moon? You'll learn the answers to these questions and more in MrEclipse's primer on lunar eclipses.

The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

An Introduction to Chemistry
An online chemistry course that you can afford.

Science Class
A tremendous source for all kinds of teaching aids, mostly middle school.

NOVA Science from PBS
Videos and other resources for teaching all areas of science.

Inquiry in Action
With Inquiry in Action, you can teach physical science and chemistry concepts using an inquiry-based approach that supports national content standards.

Lots of information about raptors especially owls, and a virtual owl pellet dissection activity
You can help scientists answer the question, "What birds live in your city?" A survey project for counting and learning about birds in your city

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