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Links to Resources for Your Science Classroom

  • Next Generation Storylines

    Quote from Next Generation Storylines website: "the Next Generation Storylines project is dedicated to providing tools that support teachers in developing, adapting, and teaching with strongly aligned NGSS materials in classrooms around the country."

    https://www.nextgenstorylines.org/

  • Washington Green Schools

    Washington Green Schools provides a system of support for school communities to set and achieve sustainability goals.

    https://www.wagreenschools.org/

  • Natural Inquirer

    This site is supported by the U.S. Forest Service and managed by the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association.  You can download posters, readers, and student acitivites for K-12!  Connect your students to STEM careers with the free "Scientist" cards and posters!

    http://www.naturalinquirer.org/

  • PhET - Interactive Simulatons for Math and Science

    Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.  You will need to register to access the resources.

    https://phet.colorado.edu/

Other Places to Get NGSS Resources for Your Classroom

  • OpenSciEd

    Free NGSS-aligned instructional materials for Grades 6-8.

    https://www.openscied.org/

  • Ambitious Science Teaching

    Discourse tools, lesson plans, and videos of classrooms in our state implementing NGSS innovations.

    http://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/

  • Using NGSS Phenomena to Engage Students

    This is a blog from the curator of Phenomena Fo NGSS, TJ McKenna.  There are links to related resources and a webinar by the author focusing on the use of phenomena and connections to the NGSS.

    https://www.rubicon.com/ngss-using-phenomena-engage-students/

  • Phenomena for NGSS

    This web site archives and curates ideas that could be anchor phenomena for a unit or phenomena that could support a specific lesson

    https://www.ngssphenomena.com/about/

  • STEM Teaching Tools

    This site has tools that can help you teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice.

    http://stemteachingtools.org/