Teacher Resources

Online resources
From organizations to classroom activities, the internet is teaming with information on the STEM fields. Below is a list of some of our favorites.

Understanding Science: How Science Really Works- http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

Newton's Law of Motion: Learn about Auto Physics! - http://www.autoinsurancecenter.com/newtons-laws-of-motion-learn-about-auto-physics.htm

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
American Society for Engineering Education - http://www.asee.org/index.cfm
National Earth Science Teachers Association - http://www.nestanet.org/cms/
American Association of Physics Teachers - http://www.aapt.org
National Association of Biology Teachers - http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=1
American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education - http://www.divched.org/index.php?
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - http://www.nctm.org/
National Science Foundation - http://www.nsf.gov/

Learning Standards
Illinois State Learning Standards - http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/
National Science Standards - http://www.education-world.com/standards/national/science/index.shtml
National Mathematics Standards - http://www.nctm.org/standards/
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards - http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS

Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy education - http://www.compadre.org/
Physics Central: Physics information and Activities from APS - http://www.physicscentral.com/
Physics.org: A guide to Physics on the web from IOP - http://www.physics.org/
Engineering Pathways: STEM resources for both K-12 and higher education  - http://www.engineeringpathway.com/ep/index.jhtml;jsessionid=LDB1Z5IQ11MRDABAVRSSFEQ
American Chemical Society: Education Resources and Professional Development - http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=855&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=7ebcc718-a6b1-4cdf-be49-7c7899e48547
National Science Foundation: A list of subject specific resources from NSF http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/index.jsp
Society of Women Engineers: Lesson plans for Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, General, and Aerospace Engineering - http://www.swe.org/iac/lp/index.html
Teach Engineering: Resources for teaching Engineering in K_12 classrooms - http://www.teachengineering.org/
American Society for Engineering Education:  ASEE’s K-12 resource page- http://www.asee.org/k12/

Useful Sites
How Everything Works - http://www.howeverythingworks.org/
National Science Digital Library - http://nsdl.org/
Science News Daily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/
Science News Magizine - http://www.sciencenews.org/

Specific Articles of Interest
Why should you be scientifically literate? Robert M. Hazen - http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/hazen.html
Ten Reasons Why No Student Should Go Through High School Without Taking Physics-Tom Rogers

Shambles.net – This site is a HUGE list of resources on the web. Type your search term in their search box and find lots of links to information and resources.