Many students require a spark of curiosity of interest in a subject for them to discover an entire new field to learn about. It is often the teacher’s dream to be the cause of that new-found fascination with learning. Below is a series of resources to help teachers make their lesson plans and curriculum captivating. Many of the science related resources are more focused on one particular discipline, while the math resources often contain a variety of information on many different mathematics, including K-8, algebra, geometry, and multiplication/division. Many of the links in the following collection of resources contain advice and samples for how to efficiently design lesson plans around topics to generate the most interest.
A Catalog of Mathematics Resources on the Internet – An incredible collection of math sites online, including college department pages, teaching math, math journals and publications, and mathematical art.
Multiplication & Division — Building Conceptual Understanding – This extensive article covers some of the best tools and strategies for teaching students about multiplication and division. Includes different techniques and images.
Helpful Mathematics Resources for Teachers – This site lists several great links for math teachers, including building your own math worksheet, activities/lesson plans, fractions, algebra and many, many more.
Mathematic Resources – From Florida Institute of Technology, a great collection of resources related to all levels of math in school, lesson plans, games, activities, and a couple great math jokes.
Teacher Resources for Math – Although mostly focused on 8th grade math, this site has a great list of activities, worksheets, and a section on math for grades K-8.
Math Archives – This series of K through 12 teaching material has archived lesson plans, software, topics, and an extensive collection of further resources around the web.
S.O.S. Math – For the high school or college student, this site is a free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.
Amazing Space – This site uses the Hubble Space Telescope’s to inspire and educate students about the wonders of the universe. Includes teaching tools, astronomy basics, and advice on developing your own lesson plan.
Cool Cosmos – From NASA and the California Institute of Technology comes a great way for students to discover the world of infrared astronomy. It offers plenty of images for students and resources for teachers.
Physics Teaching Resources – This page contains a collection of interesting websites, demonstrations, activities, near-free materials for the classroom, sample high school physics course syllabus, and amusement park physics.
Resources for Teaching Chemistry – This site features chemistry demonstrations, reference data, further resources for chemistry teachers, lab safety, curriculum planning help, and fun science games.
Resources for Teaching the Geosciences – From Geology to Astronomy, Meteorology to Oceanography, this site presents a collection of teacher resources, laboratory advice, and curriculum planning.
Resources for Teaching Biology – This webpage highlights the many different fields within biology with biology laboratory information, teacher resources, curriculum planning, and more.
Centre of the Cell – After registration, students complete the quizzes and you’ll soon get to grips with the concepts, issues and ethics surrounding the science that is helping to investigate health problems. There is also an excellent “All About Cells” page that is free to any user.
BioEd Online- The Biology teacher resources from Baylor college of medicine includes slide sets, teacher resources, presentations, classroom lessons, and a “Hot Topics” section to relate science to students’ everyday experiences.
Science and Technology Program Sample Lesson Guides – From the Smithsonian Institute, this website features multiple different sample lesson plans and units for grades one through eight.
Mysterious, Kinetic, Noisy, Do-It-Yourself Science Projects that Entice Scientific Investigation – This teacher-made site presents variety of projects for teachers and students to spark curiosity in science.
Teaching the Nature of Science using Pseudoscience – This semester-long curriculum is an easy addition to any science course designed to help students think more critically of scientific studies and findings.
Resources for Science Education – From the National Center for Teachers, Counselors, and School Leaders, another collection of science resources for educators.