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The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.
Posted: March 13, 2020, 1:00 pm
Find lesson plans, book chapters, videos, and simulations in physical science, life science, and earth & space science for K-12 students with recommendations for adapting them to NGSS. Search or browse NSTA vetted and shared community resources
Posted: March 11, 2020, 5:23 pm
Here's a great way to introduce students to coding, gaming, and animation design. Ained at younger learners, teens, and even adults, this offers tutorials as well as quizzes to track progess.
Posted: February 14, 2020, 7:05 pm
These award-winning exhibits will inspire curiosity and critical thinking in your K-8 science learners. In addition to the hands-on exhibits, videos, and learning games for students, there are FREE professional development courses for you!
Posted: January 30, 2020, 5:55 pm
Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 3:32 pm
Here are free Korean War lesson plans for teachers of elementary, middle grades, and high school students. Resources include inquiries, map activities, and other teaching modules to help students better understand the Korean War and its legacy.
Posted: January 16, 2020, 3:18 pm
Your time is valuable, so find lessons fast with SuperSTAAR, Baylor College of Medicine’s collection of K-5 STEM lessons and resources.
Posted: January 2, 2020, 9:40 pm
From the National Wildlife Federation: here's a prolific collection of more than 1,000 lesson plans in life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification, and observation. All are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.
Posted: January 2, 2020, 12:54 pm
This website provides K-12 students and educators with resources to learn about Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate, and the technology and societal applications of studying them.
Posted: December 17, 2019, 9:33 pm
Earth's critical zone is its near-surface environment that sustains human, animal and plant life. These activities, trainings, and resources cover critical zone study, research, background, and preservation.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 4:43 pm
Here, from the California Academy of Sciences, you'll find short, lively activities to focus your class trip, or full-period lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum. Dive in!
Posted: December 9, 2019, 11:52 am
Bring the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art into your classroom with these K-12 cross-curricular lessons covering the arts, science, and social studies.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 9:41 am
Learn and teach important stories of United States history through the lens of the White House using these classroom resouces from the White House Historical Association. There's also an impressive professional development package offered.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:48 pm
CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, lessons, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. Lesson plans are aligned to Florida Standards
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:07 pm
OpenSciEd offers resources so that any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download freely available, high quality, locally adaptable full-course materials.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 9:20 pm
Give your civics students the knowledge and skills to understand the rights and obligations behind "of the people, for the people, by the people" with these lessons, videos, websites, and more.
Posted: September 30, 2019, 1:21 pm
Engage K-12 students directly with nature, encourage a scientific mindset, ignite wonder and curiosity, and help them “fall in love” with nature.
Posted: September 24, 2019, 5:23 pm
Find resources that help you bring meaningful K-12 STEM education into your classrooms. Learn about STEM Professional Development opportunities, access STEM curriculum and materials, and share STEM success stories.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 3:30 pm
Here's an online tool for teaching history and social studies with documents from the National Archives! Involve students in the process of historical inquiry with thousands of documents, videos, maps and more!
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:54 pm
The Wadswoth Atheneum Museum offers a full roster of K-12 educational programming to enrich, entertain, and promote learning. These lessons and resources connect the museum’s collection to different subjects and grade levels to support your teaching.
Posted: September 9, 2019, 6:44 pm
These engaging, activities create opportunities for K-12 students to explore astronomy, physics and chemistry in the classroom. Activites are presented in PDF format and aligned with Texas (TEKS-TAKS) standards.
Posted: August 26, 2019, 3:58 pm
Emerging America builds teachers’ capacity to access and use primary sources to engage students of all abilities. You'l find stimulating and useful professional development, exemplary projects and materials, technical assistance, and much more!
Posted: August 26, 2019, 3:33 pm
Here's an engaging trove of lessons for grades preK-8 that combine art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities with fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices that most affect health.
Posted: August 26, 2019, 1:55 pm
Whether you're a student, teacher, or just plain curious: these demos, videos, and activities will answer your questions about all things electric and magnetic!
Posted: August 1, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bring the only black bear and wildlife learning facility into your classroom! Dedicated to replacing fears with facts, K-12 students learn from the bears themselves about behavior, ecology, and relations with humans.
Posted: July 29, 2019, 3:23 pm
SF Environment embraces and imparts to K-12 learners the concept of environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people—regardless of race, ethnicity, income or education level—in environmental decision-making.
Posted: July 25, 2019, 7:30 pm
Crossing on Time can support units on transportation and innovation, steam engines and turbines, transportation, shipbuilding, shipping, and post World War II Europe and European immigration to the U.S.
Posted: July 10, 2019, 6:54 pm
This prolific and FREE resource explores in detail the complex ecosystem of the rocky shore, its diverse inhabitants and the importance of marine conservation. Perfect for Earth Day and environmental curricula for your grades 3-5 learners.
Posted: July 3, 2019, 3:43 pm
Here's a new and interesting way to teach Life Science and Investigation in the K-12 classroom. This activity library offers versatile craft ideas and inquiry-based, standards-aligned lesson plan modules highlighting ocean ecosystems and research.
Posted: June 27, 2019, 7:49 pm
Mount Vernon is dedicated to teaching people around the world about the life and legacies of George Washington. These resources are designed to support further K-12 exploration into George Washington’s world both in and out of the classroom.
Posted: June 25, 2019, 4:19 pm
Creating a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy can start with your students. From the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, here are some resources to get them started!
Posted: June 20, 2019, 9:24 pm
These STEM-focused resources encourage middle school students to "solve with science" – inspiring them to think like scientists, learn about and explain real-world phenomena, and analyze and extend results.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:00 pm
Here's a resource for K-12 art and design students. The website provides an overview of design in general and closer looks at specific areas: fashion, graphic, interior, book, product, film+theater, architecture, animation, and environmental.
Posted: June 12, 2019, 10:27 pm
Here's agreat resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Posted: May 28, 2019, 6:54 pm
Find more than 1,000 lessons and activities in this public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve your curriculum.
Posted: May 28, 2019, 2:09 pm