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The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
The mission of the Young Scientist Lab is to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. Inspire your K-8 learners with these resources designed to help you entertain and engage.
Posted: April 2, 2019, 1:12 pm
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 28, 2019, 10:39 am
Teaching philosophy can be a tall order requiring some big ideas, and that's where this trove of resources got its name. "Big Ideas" offers literature and arts-based tools to help you help K-12 learners wrestle with ... big ideas!
Posted: March 28, 2019, 10:32 am
Here's a prolific curriculum package with resources and supporting materials for grades 5-12 that examine agriculture in America's history from 1600 to the present. Lessons are aligned with U.S. History Standards.
Posted: March 26, 2019, 4:17 pm
Here's a growing collection of short video modules in science, math, and language arts where you can quickly locate 1-5 minute videos to enhance classroom or professional learning. Certain topics are useful in STEM and Common Core curriculae.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:42 pm
This comprehensive, award-winning curriculum teaches students about the importance of a clean, healthy environment and about what they can do to: conserve natural resources; reduce waste; and minimize pollution.
Posted: March 15, 2019, 3:07 pm
July 16, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11: the NASA mission that landed the first two people on the Moon. We've gathered these resources to help you teach and celebrate one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific and technological feats.
Posted: March 7, 2019, 1:14 pm
Teaching astronomy requires accurate, up-to-date resources. Here's a repository of a wide range of astronomy learning activities that are hands-on and promote inquiry-based learning.
Posted: February 26, 2019, 8:07 pm
Space exploration for K-12 learners comes to the classroom with this prolific set of resources covering the origin of the universe and life, oceans, exoplanets, Mars, and more.
Posted: February 22, 2019, 8:43 pm
Whether you're a kid, student, or teacher, you'll find a rich set of dinosaur names, pictures, and facts here: the internet's largest dinosaur database! Assembled by paleontologists, this site can supplement K-5 units on dinosaurs.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:04 pm
Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.
Posted: January 25, 2019, 1:13 pm
Bring the Cleveland Museum of Art to your classroom! Create transformative experiences through art with these cross-curricular resources for K-12 students. Lessons list Common Core and National Standards.
Posted: January 18, 2019, 7:08 pm
Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked on the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip? Make food - and history - fun with these K-12 resources that supplement social studies, health and language arts classes!
Posted: January 15, 2019, 8:30 pm
Here's a webiste offering resources and inspiration for K-12 learners to do more to sustain the environment in which they live and broaden their horizons about the importance of water to all of us. Organized by grade level.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:26 pm
MediaSmarts is a not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their visions is that K-12 students have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 4:40 pm
Here's a website chock full of ways you can use recyclable containers to learn and teach about science and the environment. Promote science as a tool to explore the world while Integrating with history, art, music and other creative K-6 curriculae.
Posted: December 20, 2018, 12:18 pm
John Muir was an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the US. His preservation efforts inspire environmental support to this day. Here's a collection of resources on Muir and environmental education for K-12 students and teachers.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 4:09 pm
From Socrates to Trayvon Martin: here is a supplemental source for high school history and law students and teachers that provides essays, trial transcripts, exhibits, maps, images, and other resources connected to many important trials in world history.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:43 pm
Here you'll find K-12 classroom-ready primary documents and activities to engage students with deep historical questions designed to support learning. Teach about America's past, and the working, ordinary people who stuggled to shape it.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 5:43 pm
Here you will find experiments and lessons for K-12 learners designed to help students understand plants and their physiology.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 6:31 pm
Take your K-12 science learners inside the November 2018 InSight mission to Mars! As the first mission dedicated to the studying the Martian interior, InSight offers several unique opportunities to engage and educate.
Posted: November 27, 2018, 6:04 pm
Gapminder is project that puts world trends into perspective. Use these resources to teach students how to interpret and present infromation based in fact, as opposed to the dramatic bents that media and social media tend to place on events.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:32 am
Newspapers and print journalism in the digital age have changed dramatically from their roots. This website analyses trends, affects of the internet, declining quality of intormation, economic impact, and more, for 9-12 learners.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 7:37 pm
In advertising, politics, journalism, and daily life, language is used and misused. In these challenging times of "fake news" and deceptive social media, we've gathered these excellent resources to support K-12 media literacy education.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:32 pm
Northeast Fisheries Science Center's goal is to bring new and exciting K-8 lessons to classrooms that students may not otherwise be exposed to (such as a sperm whale rib). Students examine marine food webs, threats to marine life, and more.
Posted: October 31, 2018, 8:04 pm
Students who experience emotional or behavioral challenges often struggle to be successful in school. This hands-on visual arts and theatre integrated curriculum allows teachers to explore various techniques for developing social skills through the arts.
Posted: October 30, 2018, 3:10 pm
The Kellogg Biological Station is a world–class research institute dedicated to solving real-world environmental problems via hands-on experience. Here is their collection of K-12 educational science resources to support that goal.
Posted: October 23, 2018, 3:45 pm
Here's a collection of 12 cross-curricular lessons centered on Japanese art that include Ohio state art standards, vocabulary, background information, material lists, handouts and illustrations, assessments, and additional print and internet resources.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
Celebrate Science! On this site you will find hundreds of lessons, activities, lab investigations, and field trip ideas on a wide range of topics to use in class with guidance on effective teaching for K-12 science learners.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 1:57 pm
Documented Rights helps you teach about out national struggles to overcome unfair discrimination and unjust persecution to create a better society. Incorporate these lessons and resources into your middle and high school curriculum.
Posted: October 2, 2018, 1:19 pm
Introduce your preK-2 learners to the universe, solar system, constellations, land, sea, human body, diversity, animals, time, and ecology with this picture book. Themes are presented with humor and in terms that foster curiosity and learning.
Posted: September 26, 2018, 2:32 pm
Here's an online resource that features lessons, articles, videos, glossary, and more in business and personal finance for grade 9-12 students and teachers. Lessons are aligned to National Standards for Business Education standards.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:12 pm
Use this digital calendar to save the date and plan ahead for special celebrations and observances throughout the school year. Each month, we offer suggested books, activities, and resources to engage and motivate your students!
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:15 pm
To help you plan and make the most out of each of the featured books in our 2018-19 calendar, we’ve put together monthly resources for the entire school year.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:08 pm
Thrilling themes like ghosts and time travel help you teach about anachronisms and history in this novel. Recommended for grades 4-8, but we'll let you be the judge.
Posted: September 12, 2018, 7:03 pm