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These resources provide a cross-section of information available on the Internet and is not intended to be comprehensive. The appearance of a resource here does not constitute endorsement by the Science Posse, nor can the Science Posse attest to the accuracy of content provided at these links.

 

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Ask a Scientist (Argonne National Laboratory)
Everyone
Visit this site to ask a question of an expert scientist, or review past questions (20,000+ questions have been asked and are archived).

Ask Dr. Math (The Math Forum at Drexel University)
Everyone
Visit this site to ask a question of an expert mathematician, or review past questioning the FAQ archive.

Teacher’s Domain
Teacher Resource, All Areas and Levels
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. You can search for materials in all areas and at all grade levels, and all are tied to national standards.

Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Teacher Resource, All Areas and Levels
Excellent database of online teaching and learning resources from Federal agencies. Teachers can select the curriculum area and search animations, primary documents, photos, and videos.  

Science and Technology (U.S. Department of Energy)
Everyone
This section of the Department of Energy's website highlights recent developments at the DOE's 17 national laboratories in the areas of biological science, chemical science, computing, environmental science, materials science and physics.

National Energy Foundation
Teacher Resource, All STEM Areas and Levels
The National Energy Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing supplementary educational materials and programs related to energy and natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment.

Fermilab
Teacher Resource, All STEM Areas and Levels
The Resource Center includes K-12 instructional materials in science, mathematics and technology. Approximately 10,000 resources are available through the Online Catalogue, including curriculum materials, educational software, and journal articles.

National Science Digital Library
Everyone
NSDL provides a significant on-line educational tool for science, math, engineering and technology. It enables students, educators, and life-long learners to search, browse, and collaborate in developing its content--images, data sets, learning objects, virtual libraries and other educational resources.

GLOBE – Student Climate Change Campaign (SCRC)
Citizen Science for Students
SCRC will begin in 2011, engaging students from around the world in the process of investigating and researching their local climate and sharing their findings globally. SCRC is comprised of learning activities, events, and research investigations.
All participants will gain a fundamental understanding of climate and the climate system through inquiry-based, hands-on activities and international collaboration before exploring climate through research.

Learner.org
Everyone
Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. Annenberg Learner's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.
The “interactives” provide interactive lessons/activities for students of all ages (although they are heavy on high school level activities) in the subjects of science and math, along with language, history, and art.  Activities (which are completed online) include “Amusement Park Physics” where students examine how the laws of physics impact ride design as they build their own roller coaster; “Dynamic Earth” where students explore the different layers of the earth; “Statistics” where students follow a fictitious political campaign and examine the math behind polling, and much more!

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
Teachers
Hubbard Brook’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) uses the research activities and findings of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study to support the teaching of science inquiry skills to middle and high school students. Our goal is to provide teachers with resources to utilize data generated by Hubbard Brook scientists in the classroom.
The Science Links program was developed by the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation to help bridge the gap between science and public policy.The series has three volumes on atmospheric pollutants (acid rain, mercury and nitrogen) and one on carbon and communities.
Access to Classroom Resources requires teachers to register with their email address. Once this is done, they have access to  an Acid Rain Curriculum Guide, math and science lessons based on migratory birds, an online population ecology module and data inquiry activities related to plant survival and climate change.

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