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Websites for planning secondary science lessons

Here are some websites focused on specific content areas within science that may help you as you plan lessons:

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  1. Biology Corner at http://www.biologycorner.com/
    This site is an excellent resource for biology and science teachers. It contains lessons, web lessons, web quests, images and quizzes.

  2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute at http://www.hhmi.org/
    This is an informative site that gives up-to-date research on a variety of life science topics. It also has information on grants and enables teachers to order useful videos and informational literature at no charge.

  3. Access Excellence at http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/_
    This site is filled with excellent activities. There is a Mystery Spot section that is interactive, a Classic and Fellows collection of activities and an Activities to Go Section. This is an excellent resource for beginning teachers who may be looking for meaningful activities to add to their classroom collections.


  1. Chemistry Education at http://bubl.ac.uk/link/c/chemistryeducation.htm.
    This site is a catalogue of Internet resources that will assist any new teacher with finding answers to chemistry questions.

  2. Chem4Kids at http://www.chem4kids.com/.
    This is a wonderful site for beginning Chemistry teachers. Do not let the site name fool you. This site is filled with basic information to renew the confidence of new or veteran teachers.

  3. Interactive Periodic Table at http://www.chemicalelements.com/index.html.
    This site is one of the many interactive periodic table sites on the Internet.

Earth Science

  1. N.A.S.A. at http://www.nasa.gov/home/. This is a great home site with ideas for educators. The link for educators is on the left side of the page. Then you can click on the appropriate grade level.

  2. E. P. A. at http://www.epa.gov/. The Environmental Protection Agency is a good source for environmental topics that span the globe.


  1. Fear of Physics at http://www.fearofphysics.com/.
    This site is a friendly, non-technical way to take the fear out of physics. It allows students to see the laws of physics in small video clips.

  2. Kinetic Books at http://www.kineticbooks.com/products/labs/labs_sum.html.
    With a little bit of downloading to your computer, you can supplement in-class labs with some virtual investigations on this site.

  3. The Physics Classroom at http://www2.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/phys.html.
    The table of contents addresses a beginning physics classroom. Sections on curricular help, projects and teaching will be of great benefit to a beginning teacher.