Elementary Science

Science Websites

As a future educator of elementary science, what are some valuable and engaging websites you have stumbled upon that perform well in your classrooms and link to state standards? These may be websites, online tools, or links that you have found interesting and are currently using for your classes. Thanks in advance!

Taylor Bain
Taylor Bain
695 Activity Points

Taylor, here are some links to websites that NSTA just shared with me yesterday. You may find them useful. There are some really cool lesson topics discussed, as well as, opportunites for free webinars. These were created in response to the transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(1) NSTA Daily Do (https://www.nsta.org/dailydo/):
Each weekday, NSTA will share a sensemaking task teachers and families can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning. There are currently five Daily Do available as of today, and more in the queue. You can use them to teach, as part of your course, and/or to share with your students so they use them to teach, similar to how you share a lesson plan.


(2) NSTA Web Seminars (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/webseminars/):
There are several web seminars open for registration.  Three different types: Teacher Tip Tuesday (March 31), Transforming Science Learning (April 1, 8, and 15), and Science Updates (April 29, May 13).  These are all free experiences and participants receive a certificate of attendance that your Pre-service Teachers can use as evidence of their participation for course grade.


(3) #LearningTogether (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/science60/science60-learning-together.aspx)
Share your ideas, links, and strategies for teaching students online.  Support the teachers of science community!

Stephanie Wendt
Stephanie Wendt
3060 Activity Points

www.wonderville.org

www.thewalkingclassroom.org

www.howstuffworks.com

-Brielle Davis

Brielle Davis
Brielle Davis
410 Activity Points

Love these! 

Amanda Robin
amanda robin
1395 Activity Points

I really love brainpop.com they have so many videos about a variety of science topics as well as other subjects. This website also includes worksheets, games and even coding activities!

April Romero
April Romero
370 Activity Points

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

This is a useful webiste because it provides hands-on science expereinces that teach students scientific concepts. 

Shelby Myers
Shelby Myers
500 Activity Points

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

This is a useful webiste because it provides hands-on science expereinces that teach students scientific concepts. 

Shelby Myers
Shelby Myers
500 Activity Points

I am a pre-service teacher in a Science Methods course. One science resource that I have found to be really helpful is https://www.nextgenscience.org/. They have all the Next Generation Science Standards laid out by grade level along with cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices to go with each one. The website also has some high quality science units and assessment resources that you can use in your classroom. I have used their website to help create science lessons, and I plan to use it in my own classroom someday as well!

Autumn Trexel
Autumn Trexel
2300 Activity Points

thank you for sharing websites that we can use to make science fun.

 

do you know of websites that are available in spanish for bilingual stutudents? 

Diana Hernandez
diana hernandez
270 Activity Points

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