(also see JUST STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and JUST ELEMENTARY (AND JR SCHOOL) TEACHERS)

General Science Resources

ODE Science Standards


Infohio provides us with SCIENCE ONLINE and SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER- free databases for Ohio Students, Teachers and parents.

Science Online—Virtual Experiments, eLearning Modules

In addition to colorful diagrams that illustrate and explain complicated science and math concepts, Science Online now includes interactive virtual experiments. Teachers and students will also find:
  • eLearning Modules that include lesson plans.
  • Videos that can be streamed or embedded in classroom web pages or learning management systems.
  • Topic Centers (research starters) that include background articles, videos, diagrams, experiments, and timelines.
  • Folders to save articles and searches.

See the Getting Started Guide or the video below for more information

Science Reference Center (EBSCO) provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content appropriate for middle and high school students.

Science Reference Center includes :
  • 625 full-text science reference books.
  • 23 full-text science encyclopedias.
  • More than 800 full-text science essays.
  • More than 1,200 science fair projects, experiments and activities.
  • Almost 3,800 full-text, full length biographies of scientists.
  • More than 500 science videos and 18,000+ science images documents.


  • The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation.
  • BioInteractive has science experiments, animations, virtual laboratories, and exhibits.
  • BioED Online: Offering resources in biology, chemistry and earth sciences, the site offers access to streaming video presentations and a slide library that features, among other things, exciting lesson plans and activities.
  • With Dive and Discover, an interactive distance learning Web site, your students can join scientists - geologists, chemists and biologists - who are exploring the seafloor and making amazing new deep-sea discoveries. Daily updates, photos, videos and email correspondence with scientists from these research vessels allow your students to follow the progress of the scientific missions and find out about life on the floating laboratories at sea.
  • Digital Notebooks - This blog is intended as a resource for teachers who are interested in going paperless in their classroom and using digital notebooks.

  • EdHeads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. Teacher guides are provided to go along with a list of possible activities dealing with either a science or health related issues--such as Crash Scenes or Hip Replacements or even weather.
  • Headline Discoveries is a free digital magazine produced by Fisher Science Education. This publication brings real-world science into classrooms through informative articles on current events in science.
  • I’m a Scientist USA online American Idol style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. Students read the scientists’ profiles, ask them questions and have live online text chats with them. Students then vote for their favorite scientist. Ages 9-18
  • Learning Science- real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, micro-worlds, and imaging. You can use timers, print a ruler or graph paper, access Google Maps and other data sources. Click on categories including Science Inquiry, Life Science, Earth and Space, The History and Nature of Science, Tools to do Science and more.
  • NOVA - In addition to its weekly television broadcast, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms, producing an extensive list of resources and original content—including short-form videos, science and education blogs. These include:
    • NOVA Next, award-winning digital publication featuring in-depth articles and commentaries from some of the most respected journalists, scientists, and engineers; and
    • NOVA Labs, a digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use during real-world investigations.
    • Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers - use videos and blog posts to reveal a personal side of science that many students can relate to.
  • NSTA (National Science Teacher's Association) -
  • Q?rius - From the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Webcasts, teaching resources, create a digital field book and more!
  • Science Education Hall of Fame is a starting point for any teacher who wants to get started on any science project. It links you to government organizations, colleges, museums and more.
  • Science Museum- if you look nowhere else, check out this site with information grouped by subject, corresponding games, science news, and museum objects. This is very cool!
  • Find a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, and standards-based Internet experiences for students at Science Net Links.
  • Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to children ages 9-14, their parents, and their teachers. It offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources.
  • Science Pioneers - a “one stop” resource for science teaching needs. Features include lesson plans, links to vetted websites and much more.
  • Skype a Scientist (K-12) matches over 1900 scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist.
  • Try Science: A science education resource for students, parents and educators, featuring information on science, science museums, science fair project ideas, lesson plans, tutorials and more. (grades 5-12)
  • Understanding Science a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.
  • USDA Forest Service - science journals - You can view online, download or order hard copies for free!
  • USGS Science Resources - U.S. Geological Survey - resources that will teach students about Biology, Geography, Geology, Water, and more. The site is divided into a K-6 section and a grades 7-12 section.


(Scroll down this page for more subject specific APPS)
  • Apps just for the Science Classroom - a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and more!
  • Science Journal - Try experimenting in the world around you with Science Journal. Using the sensors in any phone you can measure sound, light, and more. Record real data and note your observations.


  • Aecern - A FREE learning platform that combines a customizable mobile app for data capture and a website to review, organize, share, and learn from your data.

  • Ant Colonies - Join a citizen science project to investigate how ants work together to explore new areas.
  • BirdSleuth K-12 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, innovative resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen science projects.
  • CitizenScience.gov - Search over 300 federally supported projects by topic, agency or age (K-12). A toolkit is available to help you get started.
  • FieldScope - interactive mapping platform from National Geograpic, lets citizen scientists view and analyze data geographically.
  • FIREFLY WATCH - A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT - Students can share observations of fireflies to help scientists with their research.
  • The GLOBE Program enables teachers and their classes to engage in a scientific exploration of the Earth as a system, collaborating with other teachers and students from around the world. Whether it is participating in a measurement campaign, working on a learning activity, collecting data, entering data, or sharing a student research project, there are many ways to "Do GLOBE!"
  • Journey North provides an easy entry point to citizen science, with simple protocols, strong online support, and immediate results. Reported sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take pictures, and leave comments.
  • Project Noah - students in grades 4-12 can participate in citizen science and share their observations and experiences with wildlife in a meaningful way. The Project Noah Missions section includes dozens of challenging and meaningful investigations that touch on nearly every key concept in the life sciences, from adaptation and natural selection to conservation and biodiversity.
  • SciStarter Project Finder - There are countless citizen science projects happening every day. Find a project that interests you and get involved.


  1. Draw.io
  2. Hohli - A very user-friendly site. Users can create a variety of charts, such as pie, scatter plots, and radar, then embed them into a site.
  3. Lucid Chart - A nice site for creating a variety of different charts and diagrams. Also, it is a very easy site to use with a drag-n-drop interface. Best of all, Lucid Chart has an educational portal which allows chart creation free for education.
  4. Onlinecharttool.com - design and share your own charts online and for free. Supports a number of different chart types like: bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.
  5. ChartGo - a neat site for creating charts that's very easy to use. All a user has to do is fill out the pre-determined sets of data and select the type of chart they want to create. No need to log in. Print or download PDF.
  6. Cacoo - A great site for creating online charts and diagrams. A great feature is the ability to collaborate with others in real-time while creating a chart via a chat.


  • Science Snacks - from Exploratorium - searchable database of activities that are hands on, teacher tested, and use cheap, available materials.
  • Sciphile.org hosts a library of science demonstrations, experiments, activities and lessons.


  • Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine.


  • From project ideas to tips on how to create a winning display, Science Fair Central is the one-stop portal that houses FREE resources for teachers, students, parents and science fair directors.
  • The IPL’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.
  • The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.
  • Super Science Fair Projects


  • Biochemical interactive animations - Wiley - includes animations on the citric acid cycle, glycolysis, and more.
  • Molecular Workbench - award-winning software that provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Many simulations are ready for use in the classroom, but teachers can also create simulations based on specific curricular needs. Requires free download. Grades: 9-12.
    • Also, now available - thanks to Google's generosity and the power of HTML5 - Molecular Workbench - Next Generation runs on your browser with no downloads required. Adding MW interactives to any web page or learning management system is amazingly easy. Simply click an interactive's "Share" link to get the embed code. See the example below:
  • PhET From the University of Colorado at Bolder, some fantastic java-based interactive simulations. From Glaciers, to Natural Selection, to Circuit Construction; these simulations really show students how things work.
  • NBC Learn - has several video series including: science in sports, science behind the news, chemistry, climate change and others.
  • National Science Digital Library contains learning objects such as videos, simulations, documents, audio files and other media.
  • The Science 360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math.
  • Videos (visualizations) Online can be found at Wired Science
  • YOUTUBE CHANNELS (Scroll down this page for more subject specific YouTube Channels)
    • American Museum of Natural History: This channel features the excellent “Known Universe” video, which gives you a six-minute journey from Mt. Everest to the farthest reaches of the observable universe.
    • Mr. Parr - Science Song Remixes - Words set to the tune of popular songs to help students learn physical, life, earth science and more!
    • Sick Science: Videos and cool science experiments from Steve Spangler
    • SpaceLab Can plants survive beyond Earth? Can proteins observed in space reveal the mysteries of life? These questions and more get answered by SpaceLab.



See the Just STEM page


  • CSI: Web Adventures: Based on the T.V. series, this immersive adventure allows you to solve your own forensics case. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
  • Physics labs and activities with tie-ins to forensic science.
  • Science Online - from INFOhio (contact Pam Hopkins if you need a username and password) - Includes videos, animations, experiments and key table and data.
  • Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body (Grades 6 - 12+) Collection of images, videos and stories about the history and the development of forensics. Includes lesson plans and activities.


(Also see Anatomy and Physiology below under Life Sciences)
  • NIH Science: The National Institutes of Health provides a collection of educational resources for teachers and students.
  • Radcademy - website and videos provide students with an in-depth look at the radiologic sciences and the science behind the technology.


See the Just STEM page


  • Biomes of the North - Schedule a videoconference with a NPS ranger and learn about the diversity of Alaska's habitats. Call 907-459-3747 or write faplic_education@nps.gov for more information and to schedule a program. Grades 5-12
  • Geology.com - Earth Science Teaching Plans and Classroom Activities
  • GeoInquiries for Earth Science are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.


  • Climate at a Glance - from the NOAA - allows real time analysis of monthly temperature and precipitation data nationwide. Check out the online activity (grades 6-12) that will teach students how to use this resource.
  • The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) provides K-12 educational resources and teacher professional development. Find multimedia web content, videos, games, interactives/simulations, and lesson plans on weather, climate and other atmospheric phenomena.
Climate Change:
  • Climate Time Machine - from NASA - This series of visualizations shows how some of Earth's key climate indicators are changing over time.
  • Getting The Picture offers a modern, interdisciplinary approach to teaching climate science. Especially useful for middle and high school levels, this educational content extends far beyond Earth science and biology and incorporates history, economics, geography, art science and social studies.
  • Global Climate Change Explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains.
  • Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet - from NASA - provides accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations
  • What's Up With The Weather? Explores not only the research around global warming, but also the highly charged debate within the scientific community.

Climate Maps:
  • Monsoon - See how long it takes a monsoon to move across India in the rainy season.
  • Scijinks - A website from NASA explaining the many facets of weather. Includes sections on tides and oceans, the atmosphere, seasons and satellites. Also includes a teacher section, downloadable posters and videos. This website is geared for upper elementary/middle school, but could be adapted for older students.
  • TORNADOES - Great site to see different kinds of tornadoes- Chase Day Tornadoes
  • WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth.

ECOLOGY/Environment -

  • Data in the Classroom - From NOAA - Students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues, and develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists. Access online and classroom-ready curriculum activities with a scaled approach to learning and easy-to-use data exploration tools. Modules include El Nino, Coral Bleaching and Sea Level.
  • Environmental Education Week - EE Week's goal is to connect educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment. EE Week offers hundreds of resources for educators -- lesson plans, videos, professional development opportunities and information on grants and awards -- on a variety of topics.
    • Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans. Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas.
    • Learn About Acid Rain - While this document from the EPA is intended for teachers, there are excellent resources in here for student research. Includes two pages with ideas on how YOU can work to stop acid rain and several experiments.
    • MyEnvironment -allows searching for environmental data and other environmental information by location. This also has a wealth of information for anyone researching environmental topics.
  • Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Nature Conservancy scientists—interactive games, and interactive lesson plans that align to standards and can be customized for each classroom. Resources can be filtered by type, theme or grade level.
  • Nature Sound Map - enjoyable and interactive way to explore the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds.
  • Tox Town is an interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, your health, and the environment.


Earth Science Animations from IRIS contain text, graphics, animations, interactives and videos to help teach Earth Science fundamentals. Topics include hazards, plate tectonics, Earth structure, earthquakes and volcanoes.


    • USGS --info on current earthquakes around the world, animations, seismic maps and more can be found at this valuable site.
    • Another great worldwide Earthquake site is at the Global Seismic Hazard site
    • Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery describes over 600 mineral species (and varieties) and more than 5000 specimens together with several ways of accessing these descriptions.

    • Rock Cycle is an interactive Web site where students can learn all about rocks and geology, the science of rocks. They will learn how rocks can be identified, how they are formed, and how they change over time. (Upper Elementary-grade 8)
    • Thirstin's Water Cycle from the EPA takes students on an animated and narrated tour of the water cycle from water, to vapor, to clouds, to rain.
    • USGS Water Science School offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center. The Water Cycle interactive diagram allows you to "mouse around" the parts of the water cycle and view explanations, pictures, and more. Diagrams available for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
    • WikiWatershed, a web toolkit designed to help advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. Explore, analyze and model human impacts on your watershed. Analyze real geo-data, model storms, and compare potential impact of conservation and development scenarios in a watershed.


Dino Directory - Bone up on dinosaurs with this guide that provides facts, figures and images for over 300 dinosaurs.


  • Arkive - Explore the world's endangered species including animals, plants and fungi. FREE education resources for ages 5-18. Packed full of links to photos, videos and fact files. Each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
  • BiologyInMotion! Here you will find animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience.
  • Encyclopedia of Life - EOL is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more. Includes everything from mammals and insects to viruses and bacteria.
  • Exploring Ecosystems - Designed for AP Biology students - In addition to showcasing live footage from a unique ecosystem, each of the three videos in the Exploring Ecosystems series features an opportunity for students to actively participate in a problem-solving scenario based on an ongoing research project of an Academy scientist.
  • GeneEd - from NIH - genetics education resources organized by topics, labs, teacher resources, career information and news
  • Learn.Genetics provides educational materials on life science and health topics. Topics include cell biology, genetics, human health, evolution & ecology, and more.
  • Map of Life from Yale - unrivaled, integrated global database of everything from bumblebees to trees.
    • An app (Android and iOS) is also now available that tells users in an instant which species are likely to be found in their vicinity. Photos and text help users identify and learn more about what they see. Users can also create personal lists of observations.
  • Scitable is a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology.


  • APPS -
    • 3D Brain: Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when the brain is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research. Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures.
  • BioDigital Human - examine, in great detail, over 5,000 anatomical parts and animations from any angle. (grades 7-12)
  • Brain- This site describes every aspect of the brain and there is a special section on how it (the brain) is affected by Alzheimer's.
  • Build a Body is a site that is broken into different body systems- it is an interactive site.
  • Gray's Anatomy on-line.
  • Human Body Maps- an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human body.
  • Inner Body - interactive and educational views of the human body. This program contains over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links.


  • Cell Day 2016 - On November 3 from 10-3 EST, scientists will answer middle and high school students' questions on cell biology, biochemistry, research careers, and related topics.
  • CELLS Alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research - includes animated, interactive models of cells.
Sample from Micropolitan Museum

  • Micropolitan Museum Look at micro-organisms through a telescope and then view them online--as art! The pictures are grouped into four categories: Freshwater, Marine, Insects, and Botanical Gardens. This is cool!


  • Arbor Day Foundation - What tree is that? Our illustrated, step-by-step process makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. Begin identifying your tree by choosing the appropriate region below.
  • The USDA PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. The PLANTS Gallery emphasizes photos and line drawings of U.S. plants but also contains many cultivated or foreign taxa.
  • What Tree is it? - This website will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. You will work your way through these choices by selecting images that more closely resemble your sample. To be certain of your identification of an unknown tree, however, you must use as much of the tree as possible.


Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology.


  • Discovering the Genome is a web-based curriculum to introduce genomics to students. Modules include videos, activities, discussion questions and other tools.
  • DNA Learning Center - mission is to prepare students to thrive in the gene age. Includes:
  • Genome.gov - Educational materials about genetics and genomics
  • Protein Data Bank - PDB-101 is an online portal for teachers and students to promote exploration in the world of proteins and nucleic acids.


  • APPS
    • Kea - This iOS app helps students learn to recognize birds and their calls through games. Includes a database of photographs and sound recordings (grades K-12)
  • From the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, the Animal Diversity Web is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology. Students can browse the information on individual creatures from the Kingdom Animalia and find 1000s of pictures on specific animals.
  • Animal Facts from National Geographic - This is an easy to use database for students researching a particular animal. Includes basic facts, maps and a short article for each animal.
  • Insects.org
  • Internet Bird Collection - videos, photographs and sound recordings of all the birds of the world.
  • March Mammal Madness - from Arizona State University - Inspired by (but in no way affiliated with or representing) the NCAA College Basketball March Madness Championship Tournament, March Mammal Madness is an annual tournament of (simulated) combat competition among mammals. Participants can research the animals and fill out brackets to predict the winners. Through the scientific information embedded in the bout descriptions, participants are educated about inter-species interactions, the importance of ecological context, how natural selection has shaped adaptations, and conservation management of endangered species.

  • The Reptile Database is a taxonomic database that provides basic information about all living reptile species, such as turtles, snakes, lizards, and crocodiles, as well as tuataras and amphisbaenians, but does not include dinosaurs.
  • UStream: Learn about endangered species with UStream - You can observe animals catch prey, mate, reproduce, and much more live through webcams. Start on the general Animals and Wildlife page .



  • 100,000 Stars: An interactive visualization of more than 100,000 stars. Created by Google using data from NASA and the European Space Agency.
  • Atlas of the Universe: Contains maps of the universe zooming out from the nearest stars to the entire visible universe.
  • Digital Universe Atlas: Developed by the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, this digital atlas makes available the most complete and accurate 3D atlas of the Universe from the local solar neighborhood out to the edge of the observable Universe.Download it for free!
  • Google
    • Be sure to check out Google Moon.
    • Google Sky provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations in the sky and even watch the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute resources include activities, images, recommended books and videos and Web sites.
  • Mr. Eclipse - Lots of info on solar and lunar eclipses
    • Eyes on the Solar System: A 3-D environment lets you explore the cosmos from your computer, hop on an asteroid, fly with NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, see the entire solar system moving in real time.
    • Imagine the Universe - presents a dynamic picture of the universe through news stories, news stories, links and lesson plans (middle-high school).
    • NASA Television: NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. This YouTube channel helps explore fundamental questions about our place in the universe.
    • Solar System Exploration - Includes a nice section on the planets, a page for educators and more.
  • Solar System Atlas - Starting with our sun, take a journey to the outward reaches of our solar system and examine some of the most detailed maps available for planets, moons, asteroids, and comets in our solar system.
  • Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
  • WorldWide Telescope is a free download from Microsoft that allows users to pan and zoom, switch from visible-wavelength view to x-ray mode, and has other cool features. There is a collection of intergalactic tours guided by professional astronomers. There is even a tour for educators on how to use this great tool.
    • Bad Astronomer: This YouTube channel is all about astronomy, space, and science. The videos are created by Phil Plait, an astronomer, writer, and sometimes TV-science-show host.



  • APPS
    • Chem Pro - App for iOS or Android - teaches chemistry with over 80 video lessons, flashcards, an interactive periodic table and other tools.
    • Elements 4D Interact with 36 elements and learn their names, what they look like, and their atomic weights. Combine two elements together and see how they react, including the catalyst, resulting compound and chemical equation
    • Periodic Table of Elements in HD: Created by Merck, this chemistry app has received lots of praise
  • AACT Chemistry Resources - K-12 teachers can access a library of lessons, labs, and demonstrations organized by grade band, as well as a collection of multimedia resources including videos, animations and simulations.
  • Build an Atom_This webpage allows students to view the structure of atoms from simple hydrogen and Helium all the way up to the complex
  • The Cavalcade o’ Chemistry” is a free website for students that offers tutorials on numerous chemistry topics.
  • The Cavalcade o' Teaching - Chemistry teachers can access worksheets, labs, lecture notes, quizzes, practice problems and more!
  • ChemCollective (Carnegie Mellon) a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use content for pre-labs, alternatives to textbook homework, and in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials.
  • ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 30 million structures, properties and associated information.
  • The ChemTeam provides study resources in all standard topics for students in high school and Advanced Placement chemistry.
  • Chemistry Now online video series is an NBC Learn Special Collection that reveals how chemistry contributes to everyday life, with lesson plans from the National Science Teachers Association.
  • Dynamic Periodic Table Wonderful interactive periodic table. This tables displays all the elements and links them to Wikipedia, which makes it handy for studying.
  • Inquiry in Action - teach physical science and chemistry concepts using an inquiry-based approach that supports national content standards.
  • Learn Chemistry - searchable database of resources including videos, simulations, interactive games and more.



  • APPS
  • 2010 Olympics- Check out this site for a video series from NBC Learn about the science behind the Olympic sports.
  • Algodoo gives you the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics. Changing the density of an object, its mass, or the material from which it's made can greatly impact how it works, and students get to see these changes in action -- effectively learning through experimentation. Attraction (magnetism), gravity, and light can also be tweaked. (Grades 4-12)
  • Amusement Park Physics and Roller Coaster Physics can be found here.
  • APlusPhysics is a free online resource that covers key topics for physics students through tutorials and videos. Also includes a variety of teacher resources including worksheets and ideas for student projects.
  • Direct Measurement Videos - discovering physics...one frame at a time - short, high-quality videos of real events that allow students to easily explore physical phenomena. Many of the videos are paired with classroom-ready activities that integrate videos into the introductory mechanics curriculum.
  • The Smithsonion's interactive website How Things Fly presents hands-on experiences exploring the science of flight. Geared for middle grade students.
  • Flash animations for Physics - 99 Flash animations organized into more than a dozen physics categories from Chaos to Waves.
  • Launchball--the newest tool for learning the concepts of motion, electricity, forces , magnetism, light and more!
  • The People's Physics book is a text that can be viewed online or downloaded. Another ideal tool for Physics teachers.
  • Physics 24/7 - get help with physics homework, labs, papers, and preparing for exams.
  • Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers - This blog has lessons, activities, ideas and insight for the physics classroom.
  • Physics of Baseball is a great site for applying Physics to real life.
  • The Physics Classroom - for beginning physics students and their teachers.
  • Physics to Go: A collection of websites where you can learn physics on your own, through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Features a collection of more than 950 websites with physics images, activities, and info. Produced by the American Physical Society.
  • Physics Simulations from CK-12.
  • PrettyGoodPhysics - Are you are looking around for some good labs to use or to tweek? Items have been put here for physics teachers, by physics teachers, and range from first-year high school physics to AP material. The emphasis is on labs, but explanatory material is also available.
  • Science Behind NHL Hockey
    • Minute Physics: Cool science videos that are all about getting people into learning physics.
    • What the Physics? - from NOVA - Each episode explores something surprising or really interesting related to physics.