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Most of the sites below are faculty resources but I've listed some sites that are designed to help students. If you are a student, I urge you to look through the entire page for sites that might be useful to you.


The federal Department of Education has some wonderful free resources for teachers. The main site is at Lots of resources can be found by going directly to The resources are updated weekly.

US Department of Education News

No Child Left Behind: Toolkit for Teachers

Grants and Contracts: US DOE Funding Opportunities

2022-2023 FAFSA Guide: Questions, Tips and Resources

Digest of Education Statistics

Reference Desk Information site

Educators Reference Desk is a repository of askeric.orgs's 2000 lesson plans, 3000 value-added pointers to education information and organizations and 200 question archives.

State-by-State Teacher Salary Survey

Guide to Teaching Degrees in Texas / Financial Aid & Scholarships Guide

Teacher Certification Requirements (includes links to all 50 states)

ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education

Teaching and Teacher Education

Finding an Online Higher Education PhD Program

Careers in Education and Teaching

Forever Curious' Teacher Recruitment and Success Toolkit:

How to Become a Teacher

13 Tips for Prepping for Your Next Test

Resources for Special Needs Teachers

450 Free Teacher Certification Practice Tests for Any State

How to Pass the Teacher Interview

Survival Guide for New Teachers

All Talk, No Action: Putting an End to Out-of-Field Teaching

Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers (and Not-So-New Teachers Too)

What to Expect Your First Year of TeachingThey may not rememberwhat you said...

Professional Development

Training New Mentors

Supporting Mentors

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors

Teaching Tips

Tips for Teachers

Open Colleges Teacher Resources

Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence

Find teacher-reviewed lesson plans and worksheets quickly and easily with Lesson Planet.

Teaching Toolkit

Teaching Methods Resources

School Psychology Resources

FAQs About Online Counseling Degree Programs

Rubric Builder


Kennedy Center Teaching Materials: Curriculum, lessons and activities

Find Libraries: Local public or state libraries, federal libraries and archives, grants for libraries or ask a librarian for help

National Public Radio

Teaching Through Invention

Spark Notes: A new type of Cliff notes extremely comprehensive math, science and programming video courses

Grade Saver: Students love it for homework.

Education category on Minecraft Marketplace

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

The 5 Best Free Tools for Making Slick Infographics and 10 Awesome Free Tools to Make Infographics link to free software for designing infographics and include specific instructions.


Online PuzzleMaker

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies

5 Reasons Your Traditional Paper Call Log Needs an Update

The Course Workload Estimator from Rice University. Fill in some blanks on your course’s reading and writing assignments and exams, and the tool will provide an estimate of the hours you’re asking students to put in per week.

Online Lesson Planner

Kids Almanac

Book Lender: large selection of paperback, children's and audio books for rent

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of the Young Child

Early Childhood Learning

9.85 Infant and Early Childhood Cognition

KinderStart Resource Directory for Ages 0-7

Education News


Web Quest

Zunal WebQuest Maker

Scholastic Web Quests

Teacher Tap: Web Quests - eduScapes

9 surprising ways to use WebQuests in your classroom

Web Quest Discoveries Archive

Web Quests - Teachnology

Free Webquests | Teachers Pay Teachers


Virtual Field Trips

A Teacher's Ultimate Destination for Virtual Field Trips

Scholastic's Virtual Field Trips

Google's Virtual Field Trips

Internet4Classroom's Virtual Field Trips

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

The Teacher's Guide

Get Outta Class with Virtual Field Trips

Thinkport's VFTs

Virtual Field Trips on Pinterest

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips

Blackwell's VFTs

Virtual Travel: Online Field Trips for Students

Teach 1-2-3

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Middle School.Net's Field Trips and Exhibits

Virtual Travel: Online Field Trips for Students

Livewire’s 10 Best Free Virtual Field Trips of 2020

Playgrounds at Home: Virtual Field Trips: agriculture, zoos and aquariums, animals in the wild, museums, American history and culture, out of this world, around the world and natural wonders (from Erin and Trey)

Virtual Field Trips in the USA (It has some geography games at the bottom, too.)

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Awesome Library

Enter an Archive of 7,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized & Free to Read Online

Education by Design: Interactive, educational activities for children from age 5 to 16

Small GSN LogoThe Global School Net

Clip Art Universe

Copyright-Friendly Images for Education

TeachNet provides more than 270 hands-on, innovative lesson plans searchable by grade level and subject area.

Small Planet teacher resources

Discovery Education Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Hub: a free, Common Core-aligned lesson plan for a math, science and language arts classes

InformED: Teacher Resource Library

Library of Congress: Materials and professional development for teachers

The Educators Publishing Service is offering free online teaching materials to complement their products. Download worksheets on a variety of subjects.

Teaching Heart is a teacher-created site featuring a collection of free back-to-school ideas. Lots of ideas and printable material.

Internet Resources for Study Abroad recently launched hundreds of free educational and fun online games which can quickly be played from the browser. They try to publish at least a couple of additional games every day. Recently they have added a number of new math games.

Kid Wizard: Educational Games for Kids

Game Theory Education Resources

Game Theory Resources for Educators and Students

Video Games Studies

Kid's Domain Free Software

Teaching with Digital Content

Vicki Blackwell's Internet Guide for Educators

Resources for Integrating Technology into the Classroom

25 Internet Integration Ideas

Classroom/Discipline Management Plans

Educational Management

School Readiness Resources

School Readiness

September 11 Digital Archive

FEMA's New Online Course Helps Schools Develop Effective Emergency Operations Plans

Preparing Schools for Terrorism, Violence and Natural Disasters

Recommended Emergency Supplies for Schools

Making Sense of Test-Based Accountability in Education

Educational Tests Information

Developing Educational Standards

How to Find Standards

Educational Testing Service Test Collection

Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics

The Condition of Education 2014 examines 42 indicators related to quality of education, including time spent on homework, dropout rates, international comparisons of attainment and achievement and parents’ perception of college costs.

Quick Guide to Education Data Resources

105 Indispensable Resources for Online Academic Research

Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide


Teachly allows professors to track and analyze students’ participation in class.

How to Give Your Students Better Feedback with Technology

Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. Links to articles, publications and other resources on literacy issues.

Online Advancement of Student Information Skills (OASIS) is a set of online lessons designed to help undergraduate students improve skills at finding, using and evaluating information of all kinds.

Information and Technology

Ask a Scientist: Computer Science Topics

Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Los Primeros Pasos a Internet: La Telarana Mundial: Classroom guide to Spanish-language Internet training

Computer Education, Training and Tutorial Resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Online publication

Classroom Technology Guide

Legal Underpinnings for Creating Campus Computer Policy

Computer Policy Collection

Molding Effective Internet Policies

Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services (US)

Collaborative Tools for Online Education: Software evaluation site

Becoming WebWise is a free, self-paced online course that includes topics such as getting connected, e-mail, searching, bookmarking, creating address books and the basics of building a Web page. Users will learn about digital TV, legal online rights, the history of the Net and other ways to access the Web.

Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net

comprehensive online help pages for Black Board Learning users

Designing More Usable Web Sites

How to Design a Virtual Classroom: 10 Easy Steps to Follow

How to Create a Virtual Classroom

Distance Learning in Postsecondary Education: Learning Whenever, Wherever

What Makes a Good Online Course?

Designing Instruction for Web-Based Distance Learning

Web sites dealing with National Community College Organizations:

The American Association of Community College

Council for the Study of Community Colleges

The League for Innovation in the Community College

National Community College Chair Academy

Access in Distance Education is designed to help faculty develop accessible online learning materials for people with disabilities.

Learning and Course Management Systems

Reviews of Online Educational Delivery Applications

Campus Communications and the Wisdom of Blogging

Institutional Policies and Practices: Results from the 1999 national study of postsecondary faculty, institution survey

Higher Education Jobs

The Tides in Early Texas History collaborative digital project -- found at [link down] -- creates a platform in which cultural heritage institutions and educators can work together to enrich learning experiences for students, bridge gaps between disciplines and increase access to unique cultural collections. The gathering of all forms of cultural history around a topic offers a more complete story of the past than any one piece could do alone. The result is a unique tool for educators to teach early Texas history and information literacy. The Texas Tides project addresses the needs of educators, researchers and students for readily accessible primary and secondary cultural resource materials. The Tides web site documents early Texas history (prehistory until AD 1900) with an east Texas slant. In addition, The Texas Tides project meets the needs of Texas history teachers for curriculum material that will not only meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines, but also help prepare their students for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Test (TAKS).

East Texas Digital Archives and Collections

Portal to Texas History

SFA’s Public History Resources

Eyewitness to History

Teaching History Resource Center

History Resources: Founding the American Colonies

American History: From Revolution to Reconstruction

Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History (63 minutes, Real Player)

Secrets of Great History Teachers

For history lessons that will intrigue students and generate classroom discussion, visit the Newseum's interactive online news museum. The site features numerous interactive exhibits that combine video, images and voice to analyze the news media's coverage of history's most significant events.

Center for History and New Media History: Resources from George Mason University

History Buffs

History News Service: Articles and resources on topics in global history from professional historians

Guide to History Sites on the Web

Today in History

Teaching American History Resource Center: Provides links to and information about publications, resources, and activities for teachers of history.

American History: Our Documents Teacher Sourcebook

Resources in American History

Making of America

18th Century History Resources

Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West

Lewis and Clark Teaching Resources

Colonial America Resources

Benjamin Franklin History Resources

Benjamin Franklin Resources

American Indian Library Association

Abolitionism in America: A well-organized, content-rich site with a wide range of authoritative information. Includes profiles of prominent abolitionists, slave narratives, background on the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, critical resources on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and much more. From Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Women’s History Sourcebook

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe

Telling Their Stories: Oral History of the Holocaust: High school students from the Urban School of San Francisco have conducted interviews with six Holocaust survivors, transcribed the interviews and created audio and video files for this Web site. The subjects include camp survivors, a woman who was rescued as a child and a German refugee who returned to fight the Nazis as an American soldier. Includes links to related sites.

HistoryWired: A Few of Our Favorite Things is a virtual tour of selected objects from the collections of the National Museum of American History.

History Channel's Famous Speeches

African American Cemeteries Online

Ancient Olympics Guide

Medieval Resources

Mostly Medieval: Here you will find information on heraldry, myths and legends, religion, medicine and other aspects of life in Britain during the Middle Ages. The site includes a calendar of holy days and festivals, ballads with synopses and clip art. The majority of the information is the result of research undertaken prior to and continued during the writing of a novel set in 13th century Scotland.

Medieval Resources

The National Archives Learning Curve is an online historical teaching resource from Great Britain's Public Record Office. It includes historical documents, photographs, film and sound recordings on Victorian Britain, WWI and WWII, the Cold War and 20th Century heroes and villains.

The National Archives Education

Teaching History With Real Artifacts

3 ways to use artifacts in the social studies classroom

Historical Reenacting

Teaching with Historic Places

A Student’s Guide to the Study of History

Library and Archival Web Exhibitions

Historic Traveler

Repositories of Primary Sources

Archeology Channel

Archeology on the Net

Government Online Learning Center

Creating Effective Citizens

The Bill of Rights Institute is a site designed to teach high school students about the Bill of Rights. It includes lesson plans and programs.

Lesson Plans for Teaching the First Amendment

Money Smart curriculum: The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI): This website presents the computer-based Money Smart curriculum -- a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream develop financial skills and positive banking relationships. The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum

Comprehensive, Easy-to-Read Guide on Financial Literacy

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain for Teachers


Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition

Understanding Taxes



H.I.P. Pocket Change (HPC): This site is a fun, educational tool that generates interest in coins, the Mint and US history. (H.I.P. stands for "History In Your Pocket.") Find games, cartoons and other activities for students. The teachers section provides ideas, projects and lesson plans for using coins in social studies, math, language arts and science classes. Includes a special set of lesson plans for use with the 50 State Quarters Program. From the United States Mint.

Online Economics Textbooks

Economic Education Web, K-12 and College

Economics Boot Camp

o   Scarcity and Opportunity CostsPowerpoint

o   Economic SystemsPowerpoint

o   Circular FlowPowerpoint

o   Supply and DemandPowerpoint

o   Market StructuresPowerpoint

o   International Trade: Comparative Advantage and Trade BarriersPowerpoint

o   Exchange RatesPowerpoint

o   GDP and GrowthPowerpoint

o   Economic InstabilityPowerpoint

o   Fiscal PolicyPowerpoint

o   Money and Financial MarketsPowerpoint

Economic Lowdown Podcast Series

Economic Lowdown Podcast Series

Internet Resources for Geographers

Internet Resources for Geographers

World Atlas

United States Printable Maps

The National Map



Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Mapping the Polar Regions

27 Ideas for Teaching with Topographic Maps

Travel Games and Geography Activities: Learn About the World With Technology (Thanks, Lacey!)

GIS and Geospatial Resources

Global Positioning System Primer

Global Resources Center Database Guide

World Language and Culture Pages

Culture Resources

Intercultural Development Research Association

Demography / Population Resources

Population Index on the Web: Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers and other materials on population topics. Provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000. Includes a user's guide and list of sources. From the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

Civics for a Global Era

Model Diplomacy


World Newspapers, Magazines and News Sites in English

A+ Country Reports is a visually appealing trove of information for students, teachers and tourists on the countries of the world. It includes information on population, geography, the economy, history and politics.

Atlas of Cyberspaces: Local and international maps and graphical representations of the geographies of the internet, cable and satellite networks, wireless systems, Internet traffic flows and other emerging cyberspaces.

North, Middle and South America Resources

Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa & Southwest Asia Resources

Europe Resources

The Russian Domain Resources

Central, East, South and Southeast Asia Resources

Australia and New Zealand Resources

Oceania Resources

Antarctica Resources

Antarctic Education Resources

Internet Resources for Latin American Studies

Digital South Asia Library and Southeast Asia Digital Library are catalogs of web sites pertaining to Asia including business, economics, education, sociology, environment, gender, health, politics and international relations.

Slavic and Eurasian Studies: A Research Guide

Russian Newspapers, Magazines and News Sites in English

Russian News Resources Collection: Resources on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Middle East Virtual Library

History in the News: Middle East History, Society and Culture Resources: From the Department of History, State University of New York at Albany.

Guide to Internet Resources for the Study of Ancient Near East

Ancient World Mapping Center

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

If you're interested in sustainability-based education programs try any of the following sites.THE BEST TEACHERS ARE THOSE WHO SHOW YOU WHERE TO LOOK BUT DON'T TELL YOU WHAT TO SEE.

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

The Cloud Institute

The Concord Consortium

Cyber School Bus

Creative Change

Ecological Footprint

Sustainability Resources

A Guide to Becoming a Tree Hugger

Non-Toxic Home Cleaning

Turn Your House Into a “Green” Energy Machine

Energy Saver Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home

Harness the Power of the Sun: The Complete Guide to Using Solar Energy

Composting 101

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Sustainable Living

The Best Protein Choices and Worst for Your Health and the Environment

Home Energy Conservation for Kids

What and How to Recycle (for Taylor and her tutor Ivy)

Interactive: Trash or Recycling? Why Plastic Keeps Us Guessing.

What Can I Recycle?

Public Health Corps



Learn About Food Sustainability (from Kaleigh)

Physical Geography and/or Climate Resources

General Anthropology Links

Anthropology Resources on the Net

Anthropology Tutorials

Philosophy Pages

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Worldwide Philosophy Resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Bites podcasts of top philosophers

Field Guide to the Nomenclature of Philosophy

Philosophy and Comparative Religion Resources

The Ethics Connection offers articles, cases, briefings and dialogue in applied ethics.

Applied Ethics Resources on the Worldwide Web

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTGlossary of Musical Terms

Musical Instruments Reference Guides

Music Theory Lessons

Glossary of Musical Instruments

Hear The Music Play

Museums of the World

Exploring Themes in American Art

American Artists Database

Researching Your Art Object

Art Site allows teachers and students to publish their art portfolios on the Internet or on their school's intranet.

How to Carve Marble, Limestone, Soapstone and Alabaster Sculptures

Art Teacher on the Net

Art Historian’s Guide to the Movies

1/2/3/4 for the Show: Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays by Lewis W. Heniford (vol 1 – 1995, vol 2 – 1999): This excellent resource is no longer available online. You might be able to find a hard copy.

10 Minute Plays

McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies

Kids 4 Broadway

Play Scripts for Children

Tips for new directors

11 Small Cast One Act Plays

One Act Plays

Free Small Cast Play Scripts

One-Act Plays

A Glossary of Film

Theatrical Genres

Theatrical Genres

Theatrical Genres (PPT)

Winged Sandals, designed for children age 6 to 12, provides animated stories and games about the characters of classical [Greek] mythology [who] occupy three realms: the gods live on Olympus, the mortals (and monsters) occupy the Earthly Realm and the dead live in the Underworld. Also includes craft instructions, searchable and browsable information about characters in the myths, brief essays on ancient Greece and an interactive Delphic Oracle feature.

Myths and Legends

Encyclopedia Mythica

Aesop's Fables Online Collection

Romantic Circles is dedicated to the humanities, particularly the study of 19th century British Literature and culture

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Literary Encyclopedia

Wright American Fiction (1851-1875): A collection of 1,752 online texts by 845 authors

Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries

100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900

Children’s Literature Resources

Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature

Children’s Picture Book Database

Collections of Literary Award Information

Resource Center for Book Groups

A new service at provides educators with a free database of authors eager to do book signings and presentations. The site includes a database of authors and illustrators, as well as tips on setting up events.

15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature: Awesome visual on the origins of 15 commonly used words

Common Errors in English

Writing Resources a superb online grammar site

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Written by an English professor with more than thirty years of teaching experience, this award-winning site is an interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook designed to be useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced. The site focuses on essay writing topics such as choosing a subject, organizing, revising, editing (including basic grammar and punctuation) and documenting sources. Includes a discussion forum, recommended books and a section on writing poetry. Searchable.

Style Sheet Reference Guide

Write Better Blog Posts

Government Documents Tutorial

Discover US Government Information: click HELP at the top and then use the links on the left - Finding Information, What's Available, Tutorials and Handouts, Other Resources

govinfo Tutorials

Seven Steps of the Research Process

A guide for effective academic research on the internet

Online Tutorials

How to Find Anything Online: Become an Internet Research Expert

Research and Documenting Sources

Handouts and Online Resources on Writing

Perrla: Citation formatting software

The Literature Review: A Few Tips on Conducting It

Omniglot: Guide to Writing SystemsChinese character for "character, word or letter"

Read, Write, Think: Lessons, standards and resources for reading and language arts instruction

Reading, English and Communication

ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication

Storytelling Resources

Reading Group Guides

Reading A-Z: A Complete Online Reading Program includes more than 100 online guided reading books, lesson plans, worksheets and flashcards to help teach alphabetic principles, phonemic awareness and sound/symbol relationships.

Read Me a Book

Critical Reading

Book Talks Quick and Simple

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples

American Rhetoric Online

How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

10 Challenges and 10 Benefits of Taking Your High School Paper Online

High School Journalism Resources from the American Society of Newspaper Editors

Internet Journalism Resources

High School Journalism Resources

Punctuation: Everything You Need to Know

Languages and Linguistics

ERIC Clearinghouse on Language and Linguistics

American Language and Usage Study

Guide to Languages on the Web

Learn a Language

BBC Languages

Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium

Foreign Language Fonts

Language Learning and the Web

German Language Teaching Resources

English-Russian Translation

Activities for ESL Students

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students

Online ESL Links

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

If you work with non-English speaking students, try the following sites.

Babel Fish

What Is Babel Fish? Learn About the Pioneer of Online Language Translation

Promt Online


Web Translation

World Lingo Translator


Travlang's Translating Dictionaries: dozens to choose from

Foreign Language Dictionaries: the Internet Dictionary Project

Foreign dictionaries and translation tools

Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language

Deaf Resource Library

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

Life Skills for Vocational Success for People with Disabilities

Educating Children with Autism: Early diagnosis is important because prompt educational intervention is the key to greater progress in children’s mastery of fundamental communication, social, and cognitive skills.

Special Education Resources

Individualized Education Plans

Botany for Kids

Ask a Scientist: Botany Topics

US Plants Database

Classroom Agriculture Resources

Teaching Youth about Trees

My Tiny Garden: a photographic tribute to the snails, honeybees, wasps, butterflies and other bugs that fly, walk or crawl in gardens

Virtual Labs Biology Collection

Best Virtual Lab Activities for the Classroom

BioSciEdNet Digital Library: for teaching and learning in the biological sciences

DNA Structure: An Interactive Animated Nonlinear Tutorial:  for high school and undergraduate students

As humans change natural environments, frogs around the world are disappearing. This American Museum of Natural History site provides information on frog life cycles and reproduction, environmental concerns, details on various species (including poisonous ones), photographs and audio files of individual species and of a frog chorus.

Best Animal Sites

The Chemistry of Life

Open Heart -- found at  [link down] -- Through hands-on activities, you'll learn how the heart works, how the heart gets into trouble, what can be done to rescue it and what you can do to keep your heart healthy. Topics covered include anatomy, diseases and diagnostic tools, hospital procedures and careers, and disease prevention. Activities let you assemble the heart, do mock diagnosis and treatment, or observe a virtual surgery. Includes a glossary. From the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.

The Bio-Web

Biology Resources Online

A list of freely available Online Biology Lab Resources, including microscopy, genetics and life science

Human Genome Education Resources


Whole Frog Anatomy Project and Introductory Talk

Anatomy Labs: includes physiology and dissection

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Bugscope provides a resource to classrooms that enables students to remotely operate a scanning electron microscope to image “bugs” at high magnification.

Birding Tours and Resources

Ask a Scientist: Zoology Topics

Ask a Scientist: Molecular Biology Topics

Animal Testing Alternatives: Online Resources

Access Excellence: learner resources for health and bioscience teachers

Paleontological and Related Web Sites

Understanding Evolution is designed for teachers of evolutionary theory. It includes illustrated essays on the nature of science, basics of the theory, evidence, relevance, misconceptions and the history of evolutionary thought. Also includes links to teaching resources and a glossary. Searchable. From the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.

Counterbalance Interactive Library: a non-profit educational organization working to promote the public understanding of science, and how the sciences relate to the wider society

Microbiology Information Portal

Resources for Earth Science Education

Earth Science and Geography Resources

Ask a Scientist: Environmental and Earth Science Topics

Ask USGS: Earth Science Info

Wind and Sea Teachers' and Students' Educational Corner

Ocean Sciences Teacher Resource Center

Oceans and Coasts: Educational Resources

NOAA Education Outreach Center

NOAA's Satellites and Information Service Education page

Ask Dr Dewpoint about the Weather

Reading Weather Maps

Ask a Scientist: Weather Topics

Weather Resources

US Geological Survey Learning Web

Geology: Internet Resources

Geology Internet Resources

Geology Labs: includes geosciences and earth science

Materials Science and Metallurgy Resources

NASA Earth Observatory focuses on climate and environmental change.

Earth and Moon Viewer

Lunar Eclipses for Beginners

NASA Lunar Eclipse Page

Planetary Fact Sheets for Astronomy Students

Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Planetary Science Research Discoveries

Exploring Planets in the Classroom

Mars Resources for Educators

Space Biology Educator's Resource

Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Asteroid

Monthly Sky Maps

New Spanish Language Astronomy Resources

Astronomy and Astrobiology Lessons

Astronomy Labs: includes space science

Ask the Space Scientist

Ask a Scientist: Astronomy Topics

NASA Quest is NASA's educational site, which incorporates activities of K-12 students and resources for teachers. Spanish Language NASA Sites is NASA's online Spanish-language resource for students in K-5. NASA's Kids Science News Network is also available.

NASA Wavelength: formerly the Space Science Education Resource Directory

Web Sites for College Astronomy Instructors

College-Level Astronomy Courses

Virtual Chemistry Labs

University of Oxford


Virt Lab

a list of freely available Online Chemistry Lab Resources, including general chemistry and organic chemistry simulations

Ask a Scientist: Chemistry Topics

Chemistry Resources for the Secondary Education Teacher

Chemistry Animations and Movies on the Web

Chemistry Links

An Alternative Approach to General Chemistry: Addressing the Needs of At-Risk Students with Cooperative Learning Strategies

Chemical Industry Internet Navigator

Internet Teaching Resources in Chemical Research Ethics

Physics. Explained. Finally.

The Physics Classroom is a collection of online tutorials, concept builders, and interactive lessons for students.

Ask a Scientist: Physics Topics

A list of freely available Online Physics Lab Resources: including condensed matter, atomic/molecular and particle physics

ABC’s of Nuclear Science

Australopithecus afarensis

Science Timelines

Marks in the Evolution of Western Thinking about Nature

 Who • What • Where • When • and Index

The Scientific Revolution


Prehistoric Time Line

Hyper History

DNA Timeline

Beautiful Science

Greek Science Timeline

Religion and Science: A Timeline

Timeline of the Nuclear Age

Time Line for the History of Science and Social Science

The Progress of Science

BBC's Earth Timeline

Islamic Era Science

The Super Science Fair Projects Web Site

Science NetLinks

The Science Spot

The Particle Adventure

NEWTON Teachers helps teachers develop exciting science curricula. Includes videos, projects, field trips, games, lesson plans and much more.

Science Friday Kids' Connection provides teaching materials to accompany the National Public Radio (NPR) show Science Friday. It includes program summaries and audio, classroom activities, discussion items, academic content standards and related resources. Covers topics from all fields of science. Browsable and searchable.

Best Science Education Resources

Ask a Scientist: General Science Topics

MadSci Network

Polymer Science Learning Center

Science Education Resources from the National Institutes of Health

Freebies for Science Teachers

NSTA Learning Center

PhET Simulations support math and science learning.

California Science Teachers Association Resources is a collection of resources for educators curated by CSTA.

NASA Education Resources (searchable by topic) provides informative educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Edutopia: Ten Websites for Science Teachers offers summaries and links to ten websites covering topics such as the process of science, field research journals, evolution, PhET simulations, Earth exploration, EdHead interactives, plants, chemistry, scientists, and more.

California Academy of Sciences Educator Resources provides lesson plans, science videos, and distance learning programs.

Bill Nye The Science Guy offers a collection of episode guides and videos as well as directions for home demos that can be found under the “Learn” section and cover topics such as life science, physical science, and planetary science.

Carolina Biological science resources

Science Curriculum Materials Library

Web-based Science Teaching - SciLinks

Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends ... and Pseudoscience Begins

Case Studies in Science: designed for undergraduates

New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering

Visit The Smithsonian Institution site. Maybe you’ll discover the dawn of the aerial age at the National Air and Space Museum, or explore how transportation has changed America at the National Museum of American History. Wherever you click, you’ll find countless opportunities to learn with links to 16 core museums, special exhibitions and the National Zoo. Try also the Smithsonian Institution Collections Portal: Search over 6.4 million database records with 536,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives and libraries.

On the Move: This site from The Smithsonian Institution uses three interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives, landscapes, culture and communities. Features an illustrated and annotated timeline, an online transportation collection [that] includes more than a thousand artifacts and photographs (browsable by categories, eras and regions), and a thematic tour of the collection. Also includes games and materials for classroom use.

The Principles of Flight

Ask a Scientist: Engineering Topics

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Virtual Library

The Engineering Toolbox

K-12 Engineering Resource Center

Virtual Engineering Center

Design Labs: includes 3D modeling and 2D graphics

Ask a Scientist: Materials Science Topics

Howtoons are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids "How To" build things. Choose the comic of choice to find a graphical way to build such things as a marshmallow shooter, an ice board and a duct tape body double. The site creators (MIT graduates) hope that these "Tools of Mass Construction" promote a brighter more creative future for children. Also includes videos and science project links. Searchable.

Had2Know: calculators for math, statistics, finance, home and garden remodeling, science, technology, health and much more

Kids STEM Guide – Encouraging STEM Activities for K-12 and Beyond

STEM resources for grades K-12, including a specific list of references for girls interested in the STEM fields

STEM Resources for Kids with Special Needs

Math Forum Library

Math Forum: Lesson Plans and Activities

Math Forum Student Center: for students from elementary to graduate level  a very simple game but kids will find it a really fun way to learn their times tables

Math in Daily Life: how numbers affect everyday decisions

Pigly: a free (and ad free) guide which helps teach kids about math and finance

Math on the Web

Prodigy Math

Online Math Help for High School and College

Mathematics Archives

Math Labs: includes data analysis and graphing

Ask a Scientist: Mathematics Topics

Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics

Chronological List of Mathematicians

Math Help: Provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles. Specifically addresses the needs of the community college adult learner.

Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics

Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in US High Schools

ENC provides resources and support for math and science educators.

AOL@SCHOOL has added to its free online learning service, incorporating special content from Discovery School and Virtual Job Shadow. Users have access to more than 500 puzzles and worksheets in the areas of math, science and language arts, in addition to hundreds of other resources.

The Smithsonian Education Portal has content from 16 Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian's research centers.

MIT OpenCourseWare features educational materials for 500 courses in 33 academic disciplines (FREE!).

Digital Librarian

The Wise Guide: The Library of Congress introduces the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library and one of the most popular Web sites of the federal government. The Wise Guide will be refreshed monthly, much like a magazine, offering links to the best of the Library's online materials. Each of these articles is based on items contained in a collection, database, reading room or other area of the site. Includes an archive. Access to LOC's Archived Collections

Tips for Effective Study

Study Stack: This site was designed to help people memorize information about various subjects by displaying a stack of virtual cards which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace discarding the cards you've learned and keeping the ones you still need to review. Searchable or browsable by subject (such as geography or history). Users may also create their own card stacks (free registration required).

Academic & Study Skills

Study Tips and Strategies

Making the A: How to Study for Tests

Improving Your Test-Taking Skills

Study Skills Self-Help Information

Attention Deficit Disorder Handbook

Digital Resources for Students with Autism

How to Calm a Child with Autism

Sensory Processing Treatments

Classroom Accommodations for Kids with Sensory Issues

Strategies for Deterring Plagiarism

7 Resources for Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism

Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism

From Texting to Plagiarism, How to Stop High-Tech Cheating

Internet Plagiarism: An Agenda for Staff Inservice and Student Awareness

Plagiarism: IT-Enabled Tools for Deceit?

Pastimes and Paradigms: The Games We Play

Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention

Call to Action: Reconnecting College Sports and Higher Education (Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics)

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Preventions is designed to help college and community leaders develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student problems related to alcohol and drugs and interpersonal violence.

NASPA Knowledge Community (on alcohol and other drugs)

My College Options

Free Scholarship Searches

Community Resource Scholarship Guide: breaks down the best scholarship platforms and instructs users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible

Free Test Prep for the SAT and GRE

Virtual College Tours

Resource on Financial Aid for Students With Disabilities

LINCS is the literacy community’s gateway to the world of adult education and literacy resources on the Internet.

Harnessing Technology to Serve Adult Literacy

Second-Chance Strategies for Women Who Drop Out of School

Official Site of the GED Testing Service

Making Sound Career Decisions

70+ Career Sites

Party Games




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