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The Student Data Mapper is part of the KanGIS project, which provides technical and pedagogical support for teachers and schools interested in using geotechnologies such as GIS, GPS, and remotely sensed data. The Student Data Mapper is a collaborative online GIS tool that allows users to create new projects, contribute data to projects currently underway, and make or view spreadsheets and maps - all ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Software
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This site houses a compilation of curricular materials. Dozens of courses are listed, representing a broad spectrum of topics in the sciences and humanities. Most of the material was written for middle school and high school, but could be adapted to a wider audience. There are several courses in the earth sciences, including geology, global change, and environmental science. Each course includes self-contained ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Course, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, History and philosophy of science, Physics
 
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This website features NASA and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program, which offers students the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research. Students and teachers are able to perform an in-depth analysis of a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera onboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The website features everything that is necessary for teams of students in grades ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Project, Photograph, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Space science
 
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This site features a Flash animation that illustrates the concept of scale by portraying one location from a series of distances from the land surface. This animation can be paused and rewound to stress important points and is suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography
 
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Nature Net encompasses five web sites that cover air quality, biology, geology, social science and water resources within the National Park Service. Each category includes general information, descriptions of programs and policies, scientific information, publications, educational resources and photographs. This site is a good starting point for research or information about the natural resources ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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The goal of the Nebraska Earth Science Education Network is to improve linkages between K-12 educators and earth science resources. This website contains many useful features for students and educators alike. A large array of teaching material can be found under the lessons link. Lesson plans, activities, projects and instructor guides are organized by subject matter and grade level. There are also ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Project, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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The Inquiry Page is a dynamic virtual community where inquiry-based education can be discussed, resources and experiences shared, and innovative approaches explored in a collaborative environment. The site features a growing database of inquiry units, and you can also build your own inquiry units. The database of exisiting units covers a range of topics from the sciences as well as the humanities. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Project, Report, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. NBII contains databases, teacher resources, references, information on current issues and geographically specific information pertaining to the biological sciences. Searchable databases include information on botany, fisheries, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Policy issues
 
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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations Web site is designed to illuminate the new vision for school mathematics as presented in NCTM 's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The site provides resources that will help improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students, from pre-school through high school. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Mathematics
 
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Problem-based learning is an educational approach that organizes curriculum and instruction around carefully crafted "ill-structured" problems. Students gather and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines in their quest for solutions. Guided by teachers acting as cognitive coaches, they develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills as they identify problems, formulate hypotheses, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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