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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: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Subject: Remotely sensed dataset
 
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Created in response to widespread interest in inquiry-based science instruction, the Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry provides workshops, programs, on-line support, and an intellectual community for inquiry learning. This website includes many resources for teachers interested in inquiry-based teaching. There is a linked list of articles, a bibliography of resources, example classroom exercises ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Index / Bibliography, Book - text, Journal article, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom. Much of the information currently on the site reflects discussions at the recent NSDL (National Science Digital Library) sponsored workshop on using data in the classroom. This website contains discussions of pedagogic ... Full description.
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Resource type: Computer activity, Clearinghouse, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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