Hot Links

Welcome to our collection of "Hot", K-12 online educational resources. This page was developed to assist teachers in locating internet resource materials for their use directly in lesson plans (LP), or for student enrichment in the form of activities/active-learning (A), tutorials (T), and virtual tours (VT); some links also contain additional resource links (RL) and National Standards (NS). At the end of the table is a list that contains short descriptions of most sites. Click on the 'D' to go directly to the description, or scroll down to see the entire list.

The listings are given in table form, organized alphabetically according to subject area. Links that provide resources to multiple disciplines can be found in the General Science section.

Now for the Good Stuff !!!

Astronomical Resource list LP A VT RL 6-12
Earth and Sky  D LP     RL   6-12
Nat. Optical Astronomy Observatories D LP A VT RL   K-12
Biology Hypertextbook Chapters (MIT) D A RL 9-12
Biology Resources from USGS D LP A VT RL NS K-12
Human Anatomy and Biology D   A VT RL   9-12
Chem 4Kids D   A   RL   6-12
The ChemTeam D T A   RL   9-12
USGS Learning Web D LP A VT RL NS K-12
Wright State U. K-12 Outreach  D LP A VT RL NS K-12
Oceans and Atmosphere
EarthSea Investigators Network D LP A VT RL   4-12
Wind and Sea (NOAA) D LP A VT RL NS 6-12
General Science Sites
 Armadillo's Educational Resource Site D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Cornell U. Math and Science Gateway D LP A VT RL NS 9-12
 Exploratorium D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Franklin Institute of Science Museum D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Galileo (list of Lesson Plans)   LP A K-12
 Math and Science Resource (SC SII) D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 NASA's Education Program D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 National Science Teachers Association D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Science Ed. GATE-WAY (SEGway) D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Science and Math Ed. Resources (SciEd) D LP A VT RL NS K-12
 Science Fair Project Guide D A RL K-12
 Wisc. DPI Educational Resource List RL NS K-12

Selected Descriptions

Earth and Sky is a collection of sites that deal with astronomy and other topics including a series of related radio programs. Be sure to visit the teacher's lounge to access resources.

National Optical Astronomy Observatories support numerous public and educational programs that have links from this site.

The Biology Hypertextbook Chapters website from MIT is an in-depth treatment of several fundamental topics of biology, beginning with a review of chemistry, that serves as an introduction to ten other areas.

The USGS Biology Resources site is an excellent place to learn about the environment, the consequences of human actions, and their relationships with all living things.

Human Anatomy and Biology links from the Genetech "Access Excellence" website. Although fairly advanced, this is a great place to investigate, find resources, and explore careers.

Chem 4 Kids is a great site that resembles a tutorial trip through the world of chemistry. You can test your knowledge with a quiz and find out why matter matters. Subjects include matter, elements, atoms, math, reactions, and key topics.

ChemTeam's goal is to provide study resources in a tutorial format for high school and advanced placement chemistry students.

USGS Learning Web provides access to the "Big Picture" and contains an index of excellent lessons and activities that span the spectrum of earth science topics for students and teachers.

The Wright State U. K-12 outreach page is a collection of geology activities, a teachers guide, and a link to volcano world, among other things. Be sure to enter the teacher's room; it's full of great fun topics and even a link to Barfweb.

EarthSea Investigators is a really fun page filled with the wonders of the ocean and the earth. You can even pilot a submersible to a mid-ocean spreading ridge if you are able to correctly interpret the topographic maps of the sea floor.

Wind and Sea is an oceanic and atmospheric sciences internet resources locator, with over 800 links. Provided by the NOAA Central Library, the site also contains The Teacher's Corner, a must for professional educators.

Armadillo's K-12 directory of educational resources has been developed to enable teachers and students to quickly access online materials. This site includes many links to biology, other sciences, and beyond.

The Cornell Math and Science Gateway is maintained by the Cornell Department of Education. This Gateway provides links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12. Subjects include physics, agriculture, meteorology, and health and medicine.

The Exploratorium is an on-line resource that links to additional sites nation-wide. The site boasts the best in science, art, inactive, and educational links on the net.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum is a "Virtual Science Museum" that offers visitors a host of resources for science education as well as general information about the museum and programs. Tours, exhibits, and activities range from "Earthforce", where volcanoes erupt, the crust quakes, and rivers rage, to "The Heart".

Math and Science resources (SC SII) is a collection of internet sites divided into 18 categories. Developed by the South Carolina Statewide Systematic Initiative, this site provides links to lots of great sites with lesson plans.

NASA's Education Program web site contains great resources for use here on earth and provides access to mission data and surplus equipment. Could I interest you in a low mileage, one-owner lunar rover?

National Science Teachers Association provides an excellent collection of quality online resources for use by educators; a must use site.

The SEGway Science Education Gate-way provides links to a number of fabulous sites including Exploratorium, NASA, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

SciEd is a collection of science and math educational resources compiled by the University of Washington. This is a wonderful site that provides links to the entire spectrum of online educational tools for all ages.

Science Fair Project Guide is the answer to the prayers of nonscientifically inclined parents who are faced with the need to help a young student create an infamous and often-feared science project. This site supplies you with the big picture information and the step-by-step instructions to keep you on par with the other parents, even if they work for NASA.

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 Online May 1998