|PBS Science Line: This site will lead you to monthly discussions on a variety of science related topics, guest essays, and trivia items. Click on the icon to your right to visit a list of sites that include ERIC (see next site) and the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association).|
|ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is a federally funded national information system that provides a variety of services via 16 subject-specific clearinghouses. There are a variety of services and products available that span a broad range of education related issues. Many ideas for science lessons can be found at this site.|
|Interested in "problem based learning?" Want to have your students work on BIOLOGY and EARTH SCIENCE related issues that require extended investigations and enable you to use "cooperative learning" and technology with your students? Then you need to visit the CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE website! This NASA sponsored program enables students to engage in investigative projects that involve critical analysis of relevant issues. Access to raw data, graphs, and charts enable students to develop hypotheses and formulate solutions to the problem with which they are presented.|
|The EXPLORATORIUM (of San Francisco fame) has a site offering details on the preparation of science exhibits. Information at this site includes instructions and explanations of the scientific principles involved. Lots of science fair project ideas!|
|One of the major problems cited by science teachers is their sense of isolation due to the lack of a professional network of colleagues. Building a Presence for Science is creating a national network of advocates for science by identifying an individual in every public and private K-12 school in the United States who will serve as a conduit for bringing resources and professional development opportunities to science-teaching colleagues.
NSTA, in partnership with state-based education organizations, identifies a cadre of educators to serve as Key Leaders for each state. Each Key Leader selects, with input and approval from principals, one person from each of the 25-30 schools assigned to him/her to serve as a Point of Contact. Points of Contact andKey Leaders receive the National Science Education Standards and other resource materials to take back to their schools and share with their colleagues.
|Visit the NEW JERSEY NETWORKING INFRASTRUCTURE IN EDUCATION (NJNIE) site to discover what science related projects are available for all students from grades K-12. Projects that involve the use of real time data, and student collaboration can be accessed via links from this site. The projects are organized by age group.|