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Here are links and other resources to enhance your classroom curriculum, including the departments of education in Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Also featured are sites that offer lesson plans and experiments, educational and career opportunities, and educational grants.
The links are routinely updated. If you find one that is no longer in operation, please contact us.
In addition to the links below, be sure to visit our STEM Classroom Grant page for information about our educational grants.
- TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology. www.tryscience.org.
- At www.blackholegang.com, intermediate and middle school kids learn about subjects from space exploration to plant biology.
- Middle school teachers share their most successful lesson plans at www.middleweb.com, including science and math-related topics.
- The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation offers examples of play that can lead to invention invention.si.edu/tags/invention-play.
- The American Museum of Natural History has a website just for kids at www.ology.amnh.org. The site leads visitors on appealing trips through various fields of science (the "ologies").
- The National Science Resources Center Seeks to improve the teaching of science in the nation's schools.
- An array of classroom-ready activities related to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory is available at http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/edu/. Designed primarily for high school-level and middle-school students.
- Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, provides science enrichment as a partner for educators, schools, parents and the community with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and excitement. http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/
- The Ohio Energy Project* works with teachers and school districts across Ohio on energy education.
- The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory* supplies free and low-cost instructional materials. A complete list of available material can be viewed here.*
- The Nuclear Energy Institute's website* offers information about nuclear energy, how electricity is produced from nuclear fuel, and how waste is disposed of safely.
- For information about educational topics, teacher workshops, brochures, and more, visit the American Nuclear Society (ANS) public information website.* ANS also offers a newsletter* for teachers.
- Downloadable curriculum material on hydropower is available at the Foundation for Water and Energy Education.*
- A Hoover Dam Learning Packet* is provided by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.
- Middle school students will enjoy exploring how a wind turbine works with the help of cartoon character, "Miller."* This website includes ideas for wind generation educational activities and a teacher's guide.
- Pennsylvania Resources Council's mission is to promote conservation of our natural resources and protection of scenic beauty. Information about their education programs can be found at www.prc.org.*
- Envirothon is an annual outdoor program involving teams of high school students in local, regional and national competitions relating to knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and environmental issues. www.envirothon.org/.
- The Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) provides leadership and resources for environmental education throughout the state of Ohio. Information is available at www.eeco-online.org.
- The Green Schools program helps schools use energy efficiently. The program encourages students, teachers, custodians, administrators and community partners to work together toward a common goal - saving energy and money. www.ase.org/greenschools.
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- A financial planning program for high school students is available to teachers and youth leaders from the National Endowment for Financial Planning (NEFE). www.nefe.org*
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