STEM RESOURCES

LabXchange

LabXchange is a resource created by Harvard University that provides science materials, community forums, and course options for teachers and students. To access the online course and community forum features users must create a free account. Science materials accessible without an account include activities, videos, simulations, assignments, and more. Subjects covered in the materials include biology, chemistry, health sciences, scientific method, and global health. In addition, the site has information on science-based undergraduate and graduate programs as well as science careers. Materials are filterable by type, by subject, and by the organization that created the resource.

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Learn & Teach

The American Museum of Natural History provides programs, resources and more for K-12 educators and learners. The site lists student programs, workshops, seminars, and curriculum collections. Curriculum collections are a collection of activities, articles, videos, and more, for educators, families, and students on topics ranging from biodiversity to dinosaurs.

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Learning and Teaching about the Environment

This website provides K-12 students and educators with access to homework resources, lesson plans, project ideas, videos, games, and more for learning and teaching about the environment. Materials address subjects including air, climate change, ecosystems, energy, health, waste, recycling, and water. The site is navigated by the resource type, and content is organized by grade level.

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Learning Zone

This is a section of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Center for Science Education’s website. The Learning Zone provides information on weather, atmosphere, and climate for K-12 students and educators. It also includes activities and games on these topics.

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Life Sciences Outreach Program

The Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard University is committed to enhancing high school biology education in New England through professional development programs for teachers and hands-on laboratory experiences for students. Teachers engage with faculty and graduate students and learn about current research in the Fall Faculty Speaker Series. Each spring, over 30 teachers bring their classes to campus for 3-hour laboratories as part of the Spring Laboratory Program for High School Students. As the main Amgen Biotechnology Experience site in Massachusetts, Life Sciences Outreach has introduced over 100 teachers and thousands of students to this exciting biotechnology program.

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Lifeboat to Mars

The Lifeboat to Mars site includes two online games that demonstrate ecology, microbiology, physiology, and ecosystem concepts to students as they work on a spaceship transporting ecosystems to Mars. The site also includes instructions and free access for teachers to create and insert customizable levels into the games. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Flash player to access the games. An account is not required, but users can create a free account to save their progress.

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Little Bins for Little Hands

Little Bins for Little Hands hosts a variety of materials including printable worksheets, experiments, and more for teachers and parents looking to engage pre-kindergarten to elementary school students. Activities and worksheets cover content including STEM, physics, chemistry, art, weather, space, the outdoors, and more. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. To access free materials users must provide an e-mail address. 

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