Free Content & Resources for Science Educators
- Inquiry Is Tough, but So Are You Guided inquiry is an effective technique, but some students find it frustrating. Chemistry teacher Marc Seigel shares strategies for tackling student complaints. View »
- How Do We Grow? Light vs. Dark Reinforce your K–5 instruction on structure, function, matter, and energy flow in plants with an easy 5-day lesson that uses Wisconsin Fast Plants® seed disks, which require no soil or special lights. View »
- End the Year with an Outdoor Classroom Everything’s better in the great outdoors. Celebrate the warmer weather and engage your students during the final stretch of the school year with these fun activities. View »
- Make the Invisible Visible: Detecting IR Light with a Smart Phone When it comes to light, there’s more than meets the eye. But with a smartphone camera and a remote control, you can make the invisible visible and show your students infrared light. View »
- Make an Environmental Connection Through Water Quality Monitoring You've probably seen it on a bumper sticker, "Think Globally, Act Locally." Have you ever thought about how it might relate to the way we teach our students? Learn how to develop a water quality monitoring program. View »
- Teaching with Ecosystem Aquariums By creating and maintaining an aquarium ecosystem in the classroom, students can understand the web of relationships that link organisms to one another, and they can develop a growing sensitivity to living things and what they need to survive. View »
- Infographic: Ecosystem Services Clean water, pollination, and flood control are several of the free services that ecosystems provide to human kind. This infographic shows how ecosystem service provide huge economic and health benefits to humans. View »
- Environmental Health Concerns: Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous throughout US waterways, and not all are benign. Introduce your students to environmental and human health concerns caused by cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins. View »
- Experiencing Air Pollution Through Inquiry Inquiring minds want to know: how does air pollution effect plants? With this activity your students can learn about the acute effects caused by common urban pollutants. View »
- Urban Ecology Just because your school is in the middle of a city does not mean you cannot explore ecology! Learn about the differences between urban and non-urban ecology and some ways to incorporate this new knowledge into your classroom. View »
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