Access Excellence Activities Exchange
You can search this biology site by grade and subject. There is an archive collection of
lesson plans as well as a scientific mystery section.
This site allows you to choose a science subject, then a topic, all by grade level.
Cody's Science Education Zone
Good quotes for your bulletin boards, white boards, chalk boards, website, and/or
Check out the section on designing a space station, very interactive and fun!
K12 easy to navigate detailed lesson plans with worksheets. Quiz making abilities, lots
of links to very detailed information. Best for middle school teachers. Many science
fields are covered by both topic and grade level. Excellent Resource!
Frank Potter's Science Gems
Lesson plans are listed here by topic and "minimum grade levels" are suggested.
For all science topics. Connect to http://www.chem4kids.com/, which is a good
interactive site for basic chemistry, periodic table, matter, also has on line quizzes
but no lesson plans.
Not lesson plans but chock-full of great information in an easy to read style. Great
resource for student research projects.
The K-12 Teaching and Learning Center
Lots of good lesson plans based on subject and grade levels. Be sure to click onto K-12
TLC Guide to Problem Solving. It's a great resource for start-up activities.
Lesson plans Page
Science lesson plans are listed by grade and topic on this web site.
At this site using both grade level and topic you can search subject matter.
Middle School Science Resources
Be sure to click on the Whelmers link they have some neat hands-on activities.
Middle School Science
Practical lesson plans. Be sure to check out Mr. Bruckner's Science help site, he has
lots of good tips for new teachers!
NASA Solar System Exploration Forum
NASA approved lesson plans categorized by subject and grade level.
The Nine Planets
Detailed information on our solar system, good for research projects and/or Internet
scavenger hunts! No lesson plans here.
Easy to read lesson plans, great Expert Section (grades 6-12) which lets students use
recently acquired knowledge to make real life decisions. Cadet Section is for students
grade 2-8. As a teacher you would need a password to get to assignments and grading.
You pick the subject, then topic, but no grade levels. Leads to many activities.
Science Lesson Plans and Resources Cloud Net
This site provides a listing of links by topic. Both general science and specific topics
are covered. Great list of sites with links to everything you need for your lesson
This site contains many of the science subjects and lists them in a user-friendly manner.
You pick the topic and grade level and you get a list of lesson plans.
Earth and physical science lesson plans listed by topic, but not grade level.
Science Mini-lessons K-5
Over 100 lesson plans for elementary grades.
Explained and explored.
This astronomy site provides a listing of lesson plans and activities.
The Science Spot
Great place to go to for daily trivia challenge questions. Has links to factoids and
cool facts of the day.
Check out AskERIC, Big Chalk. Blue Web'n Earth Science, and Exploring Planets in the
Classroom. There are a number of old and disconnected links at this site unfortunately.
It's not a site for quick to get to lesson plans but it is a good overall resource guide.
Resources, handouts, lesson plans, and web-based activities. Great resource for an
Internet scavenger hunt.
Great source of lesson plans and good links to lists of other sources.
Great section in teacher resources, the nuts and bolts of how to set up and run your
Lessons are listed alphabetically. They come from a wide range of sources: Smithsonian,
NASA, ERIC and different universities.
Hands on lesson plans are listed by grade and topic on this site. WebsWireWaves has a
great section on individual women scientists!
Input from veteran teachers, lots of ideas for bulletin boards. Geared more towards K-4
lessons than secondary just click on the subject you are searching in the left-hand
column on the home page and you've got lesson plans. Be sure to check out
Technology Enhanced Learning for Teaching in Science
Good resource for research projects, however, this site is very light on lesson plans.
It could be added to your Internet scavenger hunt.
Web 66: A K12 World Wide Web Project
Great hands-on activities that are updated frequently.
World School Science Lesson Plans
Lesson plans listed by grade.
Other Resource Sites with lots of links:
Earth Science/Geography Educational Listings
Easy to use as the information is listed by subject and/or age/school group.
You need to become a member (no charge) to have access to the lesson plans. Don't worry
about it, the games/jokes/quizzes and links will keep you going for a long time.
Lesson plans and activities
Lots of links and lesson plans. Some links are not working like Education Station.
Great source for test/quiz reviews using either the games or the online quizzes.
Smithsonian Center for Education
Pick a topic and a grade level, the site gives you a series of lesson plans for one unit
of study. It's as easy as that!
New Teacher Information:
Click on "for educators" and check out links for new teacher tips, this site gives you
some very handy nuts and bolts on how to start the school year and your teaching career.
About Elementary Educators
This site is listed for elementary teachers but the daily how-to's apply to all grade
Access Excellence Mentor Net
Pick a topic that you have an interest or question in and get connect to local mentor
teachers via email who will help you out.
Classroom set up, list of things to do before school starts, classroom management
practices, etc… Be sure to check out the "Beginners Guide to Figuring Your Grades" some
things you don't learn in grad school!
Connected Mathematics Project- Management and Grading Ideas
Designed for math teachers but some sections such as "when students are absent" apply to
Check out the "Best of "series in the Reference Center. Everything from classroom
management to what it's like to teach abroad can be found with just one click on this
Middle Web's The First Days of Middle School
Lots of information and practical advice. Look through the Icebreakers 2000 section
for some neat
do with your students on those first few days of school or when you all need a little
Riddles and More Riddles
Mind your p's and queues this is an Australian site with lots o witty, brain starting
The Science Spot - The Idea Factory
This site contains a lot of information about the nuts and bolts of being a teacher. It
contains suggestions from veteran teachers about what works in their classrooms and why.
TEAMS Distance Learning - Professional Development
By learning what not to do we have a better chance of getting it right don't you think?
Read some of "Avoid the Pitfalls of Mediocre Lesson Plans" and see what you think.
Fun Things to Do:
Quick and Easy Activities
Pick a grade level and this site will list science activities alphabetically.
The Science House
Great hands-on activities to help reinforce class lessons.
Created September 2000
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